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.
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. :)