Saturday, 14 February 2009

I have a thing for plates on walls...doesn't everyone?? Ok maybe not but anyway I decided to browse through google images and came across some of these beautiful images of plate art.


Canadian House & Home

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And have a look at this...amazing. This is located Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA using Spode.

Images 1,4&5 from cottagenest.blogspot.com
And some of my own plates. The best idea I came across sometime ago with hanging these plates is to lay out a huge piece of paper on the floor or table and lay the plates in the pattern you wish, you can then rearrange till you get the right look, then draw around each plate and make a small mark where the hanger is positioned.

Then sticky tape/blue tac the paper to the wall, making sure it is centered and level. I then got the nail part of the hanger and hammered each nail where I had previously marked. Remove the paper from the wall and you are left with a nail in each place you need to put the hangers. Then simply hang your plates in their spots. It was so simple and the plates are in the perfect spot without the need for multiple holes in the walls!
And just because I haven't posted a photo of Ryan for awhile, here is my favourite current photo.

10 comments:

alice said...

Beautiful! And Ryan is a doll!

Willow Decor: said...

I love all these plates ! They look like wonderful art on the wall!

Julie said...

What great pictures! It gave me some great ideas! I have quite a few plates on the wall! I love the way they look!!! Love your Blog!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Boy now thats some plates! I love them!!! I have some over my bed and they just make me smile~

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

Hi

I too love plates on the wall! and I also had the blue and white theme in a dinning room... my fav

Your home is beautiful!

xoxo,
Cathleen

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Daniella, The pictures you have shown are wonderful examples how great they look group together. Mirrors and dishes - makes up for most of my decorations.

That little guy Ryan is absolutely adorable. Give him a big hug, from me.

Thanks for stopping by too! Enjoy your day..

Mrs. Limestone said...

Very pretty! Although Im afraid of them falling on my head :)

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Hi Danielle. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your blue and white plates and your tips for securing them. How gorgeous is your little boy?!!

shabbydreaming said...

WOW!! all the snaps look lovely!! I adore yours youve done them just perfectly!
mandii

The Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Danielle thanks for stopping by my blog.
I hand paint all my pieces.
Very time consuming but in this lovely Qld weather i can usually get them done quick enough.
Sandy x