Sunday, February 21, 2016

Plate Love

I don't know when it happened.  What I really mean is I don't know why it took so long to happen.  I was in a store with a lot of vintage things.  You know the type, a lot of old junk with a few treasures mixed in.  While I was content in finding not one thing I wanted, that's what I do a lot, I go in a shop and usually leave empty handed.  I know a lot of you are saying what is fun about that?   It actually has made me grateful!  If you have to hunt for something pretty to bring home it makes you very thankful that you were shopping when there was a lot more pretty to buy!  Well, I look for something I am totally in love with and it has to sing and dance for me to bring it home.  It has to make me want to break out in full operatic song.  Yes, it has to be that good!   So I am aiming toward the exit door and I see that first green plate with the leaves on it.  You know this one I am always showing you.

Does this look familiar?

Well, I was addicted immediately.  The only problem is I can't find it in the same colors. It seems it comes in different colors and they aren't what I am looking for.  Now I find myself running from color to color and plate to plate trying to find that one plate design that is "The One"!  It isn't easy being on this quest.

I have been busy trying different plates on the wall as you all know and haven't found the 'just right' fit yet.  I have been looking at majolica plates but they are usually a darker green which doesn't always show well on my green walls.   It can also be pricey.  It would be smart to just start collecting one at a time until I have a decent collection to display if I could find the colors I want.

Many love to do tablescapes with their pretty plates and that is nice and can be beautiful with the right flowers.  But I like vignettes and wallscapes the most.  So we will take the plates off  the wall to eat, what's wrong with that?!
Let's admire!

Who needs wallpaper?!

Beautiful Interiors ~ Lisa Luby Ryan seen here.

I love this look with plates used in the 'dead space' above the windows.

plates above curtains
Cote de Texas here.

Green and white majolica!  What a striking display!

One King's Lane

Yes, yes, yes!

Seen on Tory Burch here.

HGTV ~ Green plates against those sunny yellow walls and art in the mix as well.

There's lots of yellow in this wallscape.

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I love how these next rooms were not done in a masculine vibe as a lot of new decorating does.  A very dramatic wall behind the sofa.  Large center mirror with green majolica plates surrounding in groups of three.  The green is used throughout the room in the chairs and the live plants.

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The other side of this room is wonderful.  There are no plates on the mantel but you can see how they are brought into the dining area just beyond.  You have to go visit this talented lady!

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Another vignette with green and yellow against those sunny yellow walls.

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A more modern approach to the plates on the wall.  Should I try to go a little more modern?

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A more formal setting with the highly collectible plates adorning the dining room walls.


Blue and white plates over a tub, love this!

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Miguel Flores Vianna/Penny Morrison seen on Instagram here.

A Touch of Style by Carlos Mota here.

Neil Hill's at Christmas.  The plates look so pretty here.

Plates on the counter, maybe they are actually hung very low touching the counter not just sitting on the counter.

One King's Lane

A lot of majolica lives on shelves instead of the wall.

Beautiful Interiors Lisa Luby Ryan here.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Traditional Home

Then I ran across these babies.  They sang, they danced and I let out an operatic song that made the neighbors think I was in pain.  They called to check on me!

There they were!

My cabbage plates!




  1. Jan,
    I absolutely love the Cabbage Plates you found(SCORED), dear friend!
    I have several Majolica Bordallo Pinheiro plates, but I've not seen the Cabbage Plates with a Rose hued center!
    Loved all the inspirational photos with your post!

  2. Your cabbage plates are wonderful. Your mantel vignette is very striking.

  3. Oh my gosh Jan, they are PERFECT!! You sound like me when I go antiquing. :)

  4. When you become famous, can I be your accompanist???
    Those plates are beautiful!!!! You did GREAT!