Thursday, July 14, 2011

Plate Wall

I have been collecting vintage plates and dishes since I was about 17 years old(9 years...eeek!).  I have quite the collection going on around my house.  A few here, a few there; I pick them up from antique stores and flea markets when I stumble across them at a good price. But for the past year I have been collecting for a purpose.  I have been obsessed with a plate wall.  Well, not really obsessed...but have been keeping the idea in the back of my mind on my antique outtings. 

Wednesday I spent the day at my cousin's house helping her decorate her house for her daughter's upcoming birthday party.  She and I are the same age, only 4 months apart, so we spent alot of time growing up together.  We used alot of what she had in her house already and she has a large collection of plates as well so I put my plate wall to the test!  We were both so thrilled with the way it came out and of course I forgot to bring my camera with me so I don't have any photos to show!  I am going back there on Sunday for the birthday party so hopefully I can get a few shots in there!  It was good practice and now I feel more than ever that I am definitely moving forward with my plate wall.

While I don't have any of my photos to share, I searched google images and came across some gorgeous pics so you can see what the heck I'm talking about!


My own wall might take a little longer because I want to make sure I have enough plates to make a real statement before I go forward with it.  I'll keep you posted!


  1. That is a really cool idea! I have one vintage-looking plate I got on our honeymoon, but I never really figured out what to do with it.... now I just need a whole bunch more!

  2. I've seen this idea popping up more and more recently! It's such a creative way to showcase your collection! What do you use to hold up the plates?


  3. such a fun idea, can't wait to see how yours turns out!

  4. Put up pics from what you did for Amanda's wall.