Saturday, February 18, 2012

Plates...Not Just for Dinner Anymore!

I love plates...old, new, chipped or crazed...they seem to speak to me.


I also love hunting for plates...like these which I recently found at Goodwill for $2.00 each. They're not particularly old but I love the red color...


and welcoming message on each one.


 I'm especially drawn to red and white transferware plates and... 


like many of you, enjoy hanging them on the wall. These are in the dining room.


Talk about frugal decorating...the plate hangers cost more than some of these flea market plates!


This is a little grouping over my daughter's bed...we bought these sweet little purple plates at a B & B in England...they bring back happy memories.


Last Saturday night I decided to arrange some plates over our bed. It's amazing how many ways you can drive yourself crazy trying to lay out just  six plates!


And here they are on the wall. (DH finally noticed when he slid into bed and asked sleepily, "Are those plates above my head?")


After DH  fell asleep under his plethora of plates, I headed to the computer to relax with my favorite blogs...only to find that sisters Erika and Miriam at Be Book Bound had just published this photo. I love  how these red and white plates look in their dining room.


So of course I had to click around see what other bloggers had done with plates. Aren't the colors in this arrangement wonderful? They make me long for spring! The photo was posted by Melaine at My Sweet Savannah.


Now that I have my plates arranged...at least for now...I want thank all of the bloggers who took the time to send me craft and fundraising ideas for our team to use to raise money for the American Cancer Society at this year's Relay for Life.

Aren't these ribbon pins adorable? This sweet idea was sent by Laura...


Who also sent this...Yum!


Thanks as well to bloggers Patty, Kathy and Vickie for sharing your ideas. It seems I may baking cookies for Relay this year...


At least I've got plenty of plates to put them on!


This post is happily linked to:
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Show Off Your Cottage Monday at House In the Roses

8 comments:

Susan said...

Your plate displays are very pretty! I especially love the ones over your bed.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your plates look great, love the rooster one.

The Glass Slipper said...

Love the plate idea! I think I will try this in my kitchen - thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Oh my hubby would really think it was a bit odd too. Looks great how you arranged them. I love red plates, so pretty.
Ann

Pamela Gordon said...

Love the plates over your bed. I thought of that idea once but figured my husband would think I'd really lost it. lol Maybe in the diningroom. Glad you got some fund raising ideas. Pamela

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a fabulous find. Love the roosters and all of your displays are wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the red and white plates above your bed. They look so nice with your flowered pillows. I've collected blue and white transferware for years, but after seeing all the red and white featured during the Christmas season, I want some of those, too! I would love a large serving platter like yours!

Those cookies are such a good idea!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love plates! Oh my they do call my name. The red transferware plates are lovely and hard to find around here it seems. The newer plates are so cheerful and happy! hugs, Linda