Sep 9, 2013

~ wall of plates

I could hang plates in every room in my house. I just love plates, and I just love a collection of them hanging on the wall.

Here's a charming example of a hanging plate collection... Charles Faudree is the master, isn't he?

And a few other examples I found on Pinterest... 
The endless possibilities are definitely entertaining...










Never thought of mixing blue and white with majolica ~ Love it!


This lovely wall of blue and white belongs to my friend Nancy... She has the most beautiful collection of blue and white I've ever seen!

Really love the check ceiling in this kitchen. And the charming green island. And the pretty green plates.


The actual hanging of the plates seems a bit daunting. Laying them out on the dining room table in a lovely arrangement is the fun part, but transferring that design to the wall makes my head hurt a little. 

Drawing out the desired look is another good planning option... But still, the headache...

I want to do a plate collection in my dining room around a painting... Plates frame other objects fabulously...


The above image is from Mary Douglas Drysdale who I happened to be obsessed with. She is also responsible for the incredibly charming design in the kitchens below...

I am dying over the plates hung below the window at the sink... 

Endless possibilities I tell you...



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8 comments:

Just Spiff It said...

I couldn't agree with you more - I've always been a fan of hanging plates. I have the magazine page of the brown transferware plates and the check fabric - I think it must be at least 10-15 years ago. Remember when we tore pics from magazines? Way before Pinterest!
Great photos - thanks for sharing.

David & Dianne said...

Love seeing all these plate arrangements--gorgeous! I remember in STL when one of my very young grandsons stared at my plate wall and asked me was I going for a pyramid!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love this idea. It's a great way to show off a collection and not take up too much space in the cupboards!
xo Nancy

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Wow! Those are some fantastic inspiration pics. I have three plates on one little sliver of a wall. I really need to get more hung. Thank you for sharing. I would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-66.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Connie said...

Jan, I have finally taken the scary out of making too many nail holes in my walls when hanging anything. Make a template of the picture or plate by tracing around it onto a piece of butcher paper or old wallpaper..any paper you have on hand. Cut out the shape that you traced and place it on the backside of the plate. Mark where the nail should go by pressing the template to the plate and using a pencil to mark your place. Tape the template to your wall with low tac painter's tape which won't damage your paint.
Arrange the templates in a pattern that pleases you and judge the distance between them. It's easy to move a template if you need to and this helps you avoid a lot of measuring. When you are satisfied with your arrangement, drive a small nail through the spot you marked on the template. Tear the template away from the nail and the wall and hang your plate.

Decoratopia said...

Oh, I love them all, Jan! I have plates on the walls of five rooms in my house, so obviously I like that arrangement! Great pictures. Can't wait to see what you do.

Llyane Stanfield said...

Such an eye candy!
Lovely at the power of 10
Thank you so much,
Llyane

designchic said...

I just love the look but can't imagine actually hanging them. Mine would never be even!!