Monday, March 3, 2014

Blue & White Plate Wall Planning


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I am delighted to be "partying" over at the Pink Pagoda again today. If you love blue & white, please swing by.  :)

My blue and white for March includes plans for a plate wall in our dining room.

Here is the wall. It is currently festooned with some extra-special kid art, which will find a new place for display. 

Inspired by Kris and Elizabeth, who have made stylish plates walls in their dining rooms, I eventually will arrange some of my plates and add them to this spot. 
Williams-Sonoma
While I would love to go out shopping to get some new plates in a blue and white pattern, for now I am going to use what I have.
 
The dinner plate on the right is a melamine pattern from Target that I bought years ago. The center of the hibiscus flower has some turquoise which (possibly) will tie in with the platter on the left (it has a seashore-theme and is also made of tough plastic). I'm thinking an arrangement of the four big blue dinner plates around the platter in the center with some turquoise salad plates will be modern and fun.

Trying the melamine plates first is a priority because I also have these antique dishes that were hand-painted by my great-great grandmother. If nothing gets knocked off the wall, then I might mix in these plates (taking out the platter and salad plates). I love the mix of the wild hibiscus-flowered cheap-o plates with the precious hydrangea-painted dessert plates.
No hurry, though, because once I do the plate wall, I'm going to want to change this rug and then maybe the seats on the chairs. All of which is perfectly fine right now... Ah, the decorating life. :)

8 comments:

  1. I love a plate wall. Can't wait to see what yours looks like once it's up.

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  2. You have such a lovely collection, and this is going to be gorgeous!! I cannot wait to see the final result!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  3. Love the patterns, can't wait to see it!

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  4. Fun idea! Looking forward to seeing it in action!

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    1. Thank you, Kristen! It will be fun to put together. :)

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  5. I want to see the wall when it's finished! How absolutely lovely that you have plates hand painted by your great grandmother! Thank you for linking up!!

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