Mid-Century Modern Butter Dish


We switched back to real butter in our house, for a variety of reasons I won't bore you with. The end result being, now that our spread didn't come in a tub, we needed a butter dish. I'm of the belief that no detail is too small in our atomic ranch, so I went on a search for the right mid-century modern butter dish.

I put a spending limit of $10 on myself, because, it's a butter dish, not something that I'm going to proudly display on my mantel. That's when I found out that butter dishes fall into three categories: white, clear and expensive. I was going to just get a standard white butter dish and forget all the silliness but then West Elm put their owl butter dish on sale. So I got the yellow one.


I think it'll make a nice addition to the kitchen and fit the mid-century modern look we're going for.

There were a few other butter dish contenders:
The Buddah butter dish

The Le Creuset butter dish in cherry


I think any of these butter dishes could fit nicely into a mid-century modern kitchen.

10 comments:

  1. I recently bought a butter dish by Zak! designs made of recycled plastic. It has a retro feel and reminded me of those plastic mixing bowls the ladies used to make their ambrosia salad in. :) Here it is on Amazon, though I only paid $9 for mine. It looks cooler in person.

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    1. I do like that dish, and I love the recycled aspect of it. That'd be perfect for anyone with a recycled glass countertop.

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  2. Now that's one cute butter dish! I think I'm going to be butter dishless for a while longer, because the ones that go with my Russel Wright Iroquois Casual are selling in the $200-300 range, landing them squarely in the expensive category. To be perfectly honest, I may never have one of those...because, like you said, it's a butter dish. $300? Really?

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    1. Wow, I didn't even think butter dishes got to that level. When I said "expensive," I was thinking $50 or so. Although, looking at photos, those are nice butter dishes. But (at least for me), not 300 dollars nice.

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  3. Love the owl butter dish! I've never seen one like it. I recently made the switch to butter dish as well and went on a very similar quest. I initially wanted to find a fire king jadeite dish with the clear top but the prices on those are outrageous and I couldn't imagine using it with the potential of it getting broken. So, I settled on a pyrex butterprint butter dish - seemed appropriate. It's cute, functional and very budget friendly.

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    1. Oooo, those Fire King Jadite butter dishes are pretty. But, like you said, I need a dish to be inexpensive enough that I don't feel bad if I drop it and/or break it while passing the butter.

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  4. You are right about the Le Creuset butter dish in cherry! It is in our MCM kitchen right now! We have had it for about 4 years and love it. We found it at our local Marshalls for about $10.

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    1. Boy, I wish our Marshalls had things like that. All they ever seem to have is ugly art and pants that are too small or too big for me. That's a great find.

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  5. I have had my eye on the owl butter dish for so long! There was NO WAY I was going to spend $16 though. I just went to the West Elm site and WOO-WHOO it's still on sale!!! Thank you so much : )

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    1. Glad I could help and glad it was still on sale.

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