Friday, 20 August 2010

All Mixed Up

For a while now I've wanted to collect mixed plates and teacups. It's only taken me forever to get started! I'm not sure why. I see pretty plates and teacups at thrift stores and flea markets all the time. But these two above did the trick. One vendor had both of them, and they just looked so pretty together. I'd like to collect mixed plates just to use everyday but also to hang a collection on the wall. My colors are yellow, green, red, and blue, so I'm looking out for any plates that have those colors or combinations of colors. I also bought these teacup trios below.
More on teacups later, though, back to plates for now. I've seen lots of inspiring plate collections, and here are just a few. The last example from Patchwork and Harmony is my favorite, and she also has a good post on how to hang them using invisible plate hangers
From top to bottom, I found these here: one, two, three, four, five

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Love this look but everytime I attempt it, looks like an old lady house rather than awesome. That second inspiration pic is to die for.

Elizabeth @rosalilium said...

Thank you for the plate arrangement inspiration, I have been hoping to do something similar myself.

Heidi said...

agree the second image is my favourite too. i also want to do something like this in my kitchen but like you my collection is growing very very slowly.

sunday collector said...

I've been collecting plates for a few years now for this concept. Thanks, beautiful inspiration.

Kim said...

Miss your blogging.. Hurry back xxoo

Leigh said...

Kim, so sorry! I just wrote a post :)

Kim said...

Yay! Leigh...so glad you're back.. I know how that blog lag can be! Never thought it would hit me but it did! Even your post that you don't think is interesting is beautiful!

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