I’m popping in to show you how to use a plate collection in your home decor and the easiest way I found to hang a plate collection.
With many of our friends and family located out of town, having welcoming room for our house guests is a happy necessity. But I’m a wee bit embarrassed to admit that our guest room has been somewhat neglected for the past year.
Last summer I repainted the room and updated the bedding, but never got around to decorating it as had planned. The bed skirt is a red toile and I had it in my mind that a red transferware plate wall would be pretty cool.
Both the toile and the transferware are fairly traditional decorating styles, but I’m rather an un-traditional decorating style gal, so I wanted to ‘un-traditionalize’ the room as I continued to decorate it. One way I hoped to tone down the traditional was by making my plate wall asymmetrical and wandering.
I started gathering red transferware from a variety of local antique stores and from ebay. I wasn’t concerned that my plates were in pristine collection; in fact, a few nicks here and there would add to the character of the wall.
I accumulated 14 plates of different shapes and they’ve been sitting in a stack in the guest room for the last 6 months. One of the perks of blogging is that I’m motivated to get my projects done, and my recently completed plate collection wall is one of the ‘to-do’s’ that has finally been moved to ‘done’.
But here’s the rub. Are you familiar with the children’s book, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?” It was one of my kids all-time favorite books when they were younger.
The gist is this: if you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll surely want a glass of milk. Once you give him the milk, he’ll need a straw, then a napkin, then a nap, and so on and so on.
So this is now my “if you hang a plate wall, then you’ll need to fix up the lamp” room. Once you fix up the lamp, you’ll need to get some pretty pillows for the bed. Once you get the pretty pillows, you ought to get one of those bedside carafes with a tumbler on top. You can see where this is going, right?
Well, Kate’s off to school, so I’ll have all this time on my hands…right? In any event, my project queue is growing, which is fine with me.
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