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.