The Great Wall of China

I like plates. Like, a lot. Like more than the average broad. In fact, one of the only registry disputes I had with Mr. Broad was whether or not we really needed two sets of "everyday plates" (and we registered for formal China, so that's 3 sets for those of you keeping score). Of course the real answer is no, but I fought yes and won. I stand by my decision to this day.

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Plates don't get enough love. They get stuffed in a cabinet when not in use and then when they finally get their moment to shine, they get covered up with food. Poor plates. It's time to steal an idea from grandma's playbook and show those things off.

You can go all white, or colored. Traditional, or modern. Antiques from a favorite shop, souvenirs from travels, family heirlooms, or fresh off the store shelves. The best part is that you can choose any type of plate as well as any design style that fits your space. I especially love this idea for small spaces, such as my personal bungalow in which my dining room is really just a designated area in my long living room. By putting plates up on the wall above our dining table, it gives that area of the room distinction. It's where we eat. Because there are plates on the wall.  I don't know how anyone would figure it out otherwise.

So, it's time to feast your eyes on some fun ideas for decorating with plates.

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There is just something about all white. This looks clean instead of cluttered and gives the space dimension. 
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One could also try mixing white with some color. 

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Don't be afraid to create an asymmetrical design.
This scattered design makes the traditional blue china look like it's ready to party. 

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Flank a Mirror or other large piece with plates on each side. 
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Mix and match old and new as well as shapes.
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Platters work well, too. 
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Feeling crazy? Go for some dish print wallpaper

Have I got your wheels spinning now, too? You're welcome.

Until next time, my lovelies.

~TCB