I am excited to be participating in Susan's at Between Naps on the Porch weekly event...Table
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One would assume that plates are for tablescaping, but I, for one believe there is so much more to do with beautiful plates, than to set a pretty table.
I have always been a big fan of using plates as art. Recently, I have starting "collecting" photos from goggle of plates that I love and arrangements that are pleasing as well as interesting.
What a wonderful arrangement this makes over the bed. My only fear is ....well....one of those gorgeous plates landing on my head in the middle of the night!
Don't these plates look amazing on this pink wall? They are actually clear glass plates, backed with fabric.
This is the most creative arrangement , which I first site, I didn't love, but after looking at it, I really like, because it has such a feeling of movement and just something fresh and unexpected.
Now we come to my personal favorite, the traditional and always in vogue: blue and white.
You can't go wrong with this winning combo, in my book.
Below is a photo of my dining room in S.C. I know you can't tell by the picture, but there was a pattern involved in the arrangement. I loved my blue dining room!
Here we are at Christmas...
My present dining room is painted a paprika red and really show off the blue and white.
Funny thing about this photo below, when I posted it on Rate My Space, I got many nice comments, except for one. She said, I think you could have come up with a more pleasant arrangent. It looks like somebody was just juggling the plates in the air. You know what's funny?!? That was exactly the look I was going for. I wanted them to look like they were almost in motion.
Hey, you can't just stick to plates, how about a teapot and cup and saucer?
These are a couple of colorful Italian plates I have collected for my kitchen.
Here are some in one of my guest rooms....