I am SO excited for summer bonfires and days spent lounging by the lake. We’ve already been enjoying our DIY fire pit, but we’ll enjoy it a lot more when we don’t have to wear snowpants. Now that we have a new grill, we’re planning to do a lot more cooking outside so I bought the cutest set of modern enamel mugs and dishes. I used to just use an older vintage china set outside, because I didn’t care if it got damaged, but then it dawned on me that it’s not the dishes I should worry about, it’s the sharp shards that could scatter across the gravel and cut Szuka or Hynda’s feet. Their poor puppy paws! I feel terrible that I never even thought about the pups getting hurt if we drop a plate or glass outside.
I shopped around online, looking for cute enamelware that would be pretty and practical. Once I found the colorful the Bornn Bloom line, the search was over and I bought a mix and match set of four. Now we have a fun set of new enamel plates, bowls (ice cream!) and mugs that are 100% droppable. Normally I am all aqua, all the time, but I wanted to get the orange enamel for Hubby. In the spirit of fun, I ordered a mix of colors so everyone can choose their own combo.
I also ended up adding some Linden Sweden turquoise plastic tumblers to my cart. I had originally thought the set was a mix of colors (perfect with our mix and match enamelware, right?), but I wasn’t disappointed that I accidentally ordered all aqua. Unsurprisingly the blue and green are my favorites.
In case these gorgeous, summery colors don’t wow you, Bornn has another line of modern enamel mugs and dishes that is MARBLED! I was tempted – torn between my love of everything marbled and my undying affection for aqua…
In case you’re feeling tempted too, the colors available in the marbled design are a deep teal, an inky indigo blue, and a timeless black and white combo. There are even baking dishes made in this design. The extra pieces in this collection are really practical.
Because I did so much window shopping, let me just share a few other favorites because there are quite a few retro meets modern enamel mugs and dishes out there. Of course I am this all aqua set of enamel dishes caught my eye – and the price is SO good.
These Orla Keily mugs are the prettiest enamel mug ever – and they have that the convenience of everyone choosing a color, which is so necessary once these mugs get filled with coffee that’s really 95% Bailey’s. Here’s the orange flower, the blue flower, the green flower, and the yellow flower mug.
This blue set has classic, camping vibes. This “camping is in tents” enamel mug still has me giggling! This minty one has a faux antique vibe I’m on the fence about, but the color is lovely. I also can’t resist including these enamel mug pins. I am powerless to resist a good miniature. Click on any enamelware below to shop:
I was pleasantly surprised at how many great options there are for modern enamel mugs and dishes!
All I need now is a kettle for the fire pit…
I’ve been thinking about getting some cute enamel dishes for our travel trailer. I had no idea there were so many cute options out there!
Me neither! I am seriously impressed with what’s out there – but I did have to spend a while looking, so I wanted to share in case anyone else was in the market. I hope you find the perfect dishes for your travel trailer 🙂
The Bornn Bloom line is especially nice. I like how you mixed and matched. But I’m confused about their pricing. The ombre mugs are $10.99 but the ombre tumbler is $24.99? That makes no sense. As an aside, I love the photography on this site, whoever does it, they have skill, everything is so clear and nicely styled.
I don’t understand that pricing either. I do know that they’re making the Bloom line slightly different this year (whiter enamel, is what I was told) so perhaps one is from the new line and one is old? Or one is in high demands the other is not, so production cost was higher because they made fewer?
Thanks for your kind comments! Most of the photos are mine. The Bornn Bloom photos I took. But the other items I linked to for fun weren’t photographed by me. I have really be working on my photography but I have no formal training so it’s a constant struggle to produce photos I’m proud of. It’s nice to hear that people like them, so thanks for leaving this lovely comment 🙂
Hey, is everything okay? You haven’t posted anything for a few weeks now. Hope you are well.
Thanks for the concern 🙂 I wasn’t feeling well for a bit and that coincided with a big deadline, but I’m on the mend and I have a few fun posts to share soon.
Love love your pictures of Bornn Bloom enamelware. you have a great eye!
curious…two years later are you still loving this enamelware??
Would you buy it again or what tickles your fancy now??!!
Thank you for your advice, Tamara
Hi Tamara, yes I do still love it and it’s what we always use outside, although I made a stupid mistake and took one of the mugs boating and dropped it far and hard on a rock which chipped some of the enamel. I ordered a replacement and it’s whiter now, as opposed to cream, so I have an odd mug out. I was disappointed it chipped, I remember enamel mugs being hardier before, but admittedly it was a bit of a rugged use for it. And I was bummed the new one doesn’t match, they must have switched manufacturers. So that’s my update, otherwise I still love them and use them for all of my outdoor dining. Guests always love them too. I get a lot of compliments 🙂 If you’re ordering, just note they’re whiter now.