It's a little early for Thanksgiving Greetings, but I thought the leaves on this old Thanksgiving postcard went nicely with my vintage Melmac dishes that also have an autumn leaves pattern. The photo of my dishes shows what is left of my garden in the background. My marigolds froze, but most of my other flowers survived the snow and frost we had last week.
These dishes are what remain from a large set of Mallory Plastics dinnerware that I bought new at a bargain store in 1968. I still have 2 serving bowls, 6 dinner plates, 6 small plates, and 7 fruit dishes. The set also included cups and saucers, tumblers, and some accessories that I got rid of because I never used them. This set has survived a lot of careless handling. I recently discovered that it is easy to remove stains and dirt embedded in scratches and markings with baking soda and a soft toothbrush.
The images below show the markings on the backs. This set is probably an unusual combination of pieces. The large green serving bowl is marked P. R. Mallory Plastics Inc. Chicago 41, Ill. the other green and yellow dishes just are marked by Mallory. The green dishes are marked Mallo-Ware; the yellow dishes are marked Mallo-Belle. The dinner plate is not marked with a company or trade name.
According to a Mallo-Ware Website, the marking on the large green serving bowl is an older marking than the others. The colors are identified there as Ice Green and Buttercup Yellow. I couldn't identify the pattern on the dinner plates. I did see many other patterns of autumn leaves on Melmac dinnerware when I searched eBay. In researching vintage Melmac, I also found a blog that shows a lot of vintage magazine ads for Melmac by various makers: Retroamerica.