Decorating with Plates

1 Jul

I’m baaaaack! After taking the month of June away from blogging, I am thrilled to be blogging again with refreshed passion and dedication. While there was radio silence here, much was astir in our home.

On top of decorating projects galore, Anthony and I spent two of of June’s four weekends with family in town, Anthony walked across the stage and got his CPA license, we purchased a “newsed” car, and checked a major financial goal off of our list: no more PMI! I can hardly wait to share the changes we have made inside our home and begin to blog about topics that delve a bit deeper than my most recent thrift-store-score.

While it was extremely tempting to write a lengthy post showcasing how our home has transformed over the past several weeks, I decided it best to break it down into bite-sized posts. Get ready for home-heavy posting in this month.

Speaking of thrift store scores… on a recent trip to my neighborhood Goodwill I picked up three black and white plates for the entryway for $0.99 each. The plates, marked Mikasa Reggae on the back, seemed Kelly Wearstler-esque to me.

Mikasa Reggae Plates

I quickly realized I have a thing for hanging plates on my walls. Maybe because they are (usually) inexpensive (in comparison to art). Or maybe because i love dishes but don’t have enough cabinet space (nor cash) for a full set of each dish I swoon over.

Remember when I posted about shops I visited in Paris? This ship plate I mentioned, pictured below will join (at least two of) the plates in the entry as soon as I find a sufficient hanger.

Astier de Villatte Ship Plate Black White

There are plates hanging in the upstairs bathroom. The Rae Dunn Knock on Wood plate was one of my first Etsy purchases, and the other is an Ellen Evans terracotta plate I purchased as a souvenir on one of my trips to visit my sister when she lived in NYC.

Rae Dunn Knock on Wood Plate

I currently have three plates hanging above the mint curio in the dining room, As mentioned in the Home Tour, the cameo plate is a majolica plate found at a Fort Worth antique mall, the green glass plate was a favor from a friend’s wedding, and the dipped plate is from Anthropologie.

Dining Room Plates copy

Below, the two green plates will eventually hang in the dining room once I collect a  few more that can be arranged at one time. The leftmost one is from Anthropologie and the dark green one is a $0.60 thrift store find marked “Aegitna Vallauris Made in France.” The Pp for Priceless plate is also from Anthropologie, and will probably end up next to the Rae Dunn and Ellen Evans plates upstairs.

Anthropologie Alphabet Plate

I ordered a set of Juliska plates featuring the three wise monkeys from One Kings Lane, which ended up above the living room window.

Juliska Wise Monkey Plates

My whimsical, decoupage Shadow Puppet plates have been a favorite since my sister got one of them signed to me by John Derian. They hang above the bar cart and are incredibly difficult to photograph.

John Derian Shadow Puppet Plates

I know it isn’t just me. I counted a dozen inspiration images on one of my Pinterest boards alone. In the comments, link me to some of your favorite plates-as-decor images.

Thanks for Reading,

♥ Dominique

4 Responses to “Decorating with Plates”

  1. Barbara Karpf 1 July 2014 at 9:39 AM #

    Love this idea! Especially love the mint green plates. Very chic!

  2. Maryn 1 July 2014 at 10:34 AM #

    I love your collection. You have such a great eye, we need to go thrifting one of these days!
    Here are a few pins I like…

  3. positivelyplaced 1 July 2014 at 7:14 PM #

    Love this entirely!
    Great idea and concept


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