Friday, April 15, 2011

Durawear Melmac from Santa, Paula, California

Durawear, (not to be confused with Duraware) seems to be hard to find, but I often wonder if that's because I'm on the East Coast and this lovely line was made in Santa Paula, California.  I hardly ever see it, and when I do, it may be a stack of orange cups here, or brown leafy plates there, never a complete set.  Update: As of 1959 I found where Durawear was being made, read the post here. Up until 1959 however, remains a mystery to me. Even stranger to find sugar bowls with patterns , both lovely and rare, are few and far between. This pretty item is on sale currently in UpCountryVintage's shop , but normally retails for a real bargain price of only $8. 

I often love thinking of how far an item traveled before it gets to you. The future new owner will be happy to know it was made in California, but now resides in Hawaii, and will have most likely traveled thousands of miles before it gets to you. Sweet!


  1. Thank you so much for this post - I am also having a spring sale so it's an extra 20% off you order when you enter "SPRINGSALE" coupon code through April 30th! Lovely info you included here, great blog :)

    Jess @ Upcountry Vintage

  2. Not sure if I am in the right place. I need help in finding out how much a melmac pattern set of plates and platter I have are worth? On the bottom it says Melmac "Beverly"

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