This is a lazy post. I picked up some more gainful employment, so I am super busy. As my mother told me, be careful what you wish for!
The cabinet fronts are covered with wallpaper
I thought it was funny since I'm the plate queen
and er, the ironstone addict too
Plates can be priceless antiques, or charming flea market finds. They are so easy to make a statement with.
So take a look, and see if you have a wall in your house that could use a little plate love.
•Keep the colors uniform. The pieces do not all have to be the same pattern or manufacturer, but they should all be in one shade. Adding a few solid pieces can help highlight certain items.
• Incorporate other objects for interest. Let the textures of your collections play off one another. Surround a painting with plates and platters. Carved or gold-leaf brackets add depth and contrast.
• Don't limit yourself to the dining room. Plates are always beautiful in the dining room, but they look unexpected and fresh in other rooms. Look for areas such as a hallway, bathroom, dressing area, or outdoor stucco wall.
• Think outside the box. Try unique shapes, such as a sunburst or undulating lines. Or use three or five related pieces to create an arc over a mirror. Vertical rows of graduated sizes flanking a canopy bed makes another impressive display.