Friday, April 5, 2013

pretty plate display ... ♥

happy Friday!
some of you have wanted to know more about the plates hanging in the kitchen/office area
how i hung them & where to find them
so i thought i'd show you a few close-ups!

i stumbled across this on Pinterest 
Christina from the Frugal Homemaker uses some felt & hot glue to hang her plates!
that's it! no fancy gizmos!

plate hangar from paperclip

i have to be honest about this...
there was much discussion between the hubs & me about this method of 
hanging stuff over tile counters 
that he painstakingly installed not that long ago :)

but it really works! ... 
the hot glue really melts and welds the paper clip to the felt
 since it's so fiber-ish
(know that's not a word)
(but this is my blog ... m'kay?)

they've been hanging for a few months now ...
every so often i'll peek to see if the clips are sliding out from under the felt...
nope! they're cemented on!
we're good :)

i have to admit ...
i have a problem with plates
vintage plates to be specific
i love them, and have too many of them
(cept that mint one with the butterfly ... that's from TJ Maxx :)

i found most of these at yard/rummage sales, and the thrift stores
(some were given to me by family)

it's almost yard sale season around here ...
my favorite time of the year 

here's a few other displays i fell in love with from around the web ...

{Canadian House & Home}

cassandras dining room after 18
{Addicted 2 Decorating}

{Domestic Fashionista}

i hope this inspires you to find a blank wall in your home
bust out your glue gun & felt ... and hang some plates!
have a wonderful weekend!
much love ♥

linking up to some sweet parties...


  1. My best friend has always had plates on her walls and they were all from her grandmother's collections. I love the look-it makes me smile- xo Diana

  2. The plates are great! Who doesn't love pale roses on china hanging on the wall?
    And I love pianos! Never seen a turqoise one before... That was awesome :D! Thank you for sharing and have a marvelous weekend.

    1. thanks so much for the sweet words! have new week! ♥

  3. Your plates are beautiful! I have been wanting to do this for a while now, but didn't want to spend the money on those fancy plate hanging discs. Thanks so much for sharing this idea! Best part is I already have the felt, glue gun, and paperclips! Woo! Hoo! I feel a project coming on!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  4. Beautiful. I first saw the plate idea on another blog and loved it there, too. Maybe someday I'll come across some pretty plates and can do the same!

  5. Oh I love vintage plates too!! & TJ Maxx! lol! It's hard to pass a pretty plate up for a low cost! :) Happy Friday!! Hugs! xo Holly

  6. I like the blue piano! I know nothing to do with plates but I couldn't help myself :-) Happy weekend to you!

  7. They are so pretty!! Always loved pretty vintage plates displayed on the wall! Thanks for sharing and have a happy weekend! xo Heather

  8. Pretty!! I love plates on the wall in the kitchen/dining area. Yours are beautiful!! Not such a fan when people hang them in their bedroom though. lol.
    Happy weekend :)

  9. Adorable!!! I simply must do this :)

  10. This is so pretty! I love dishes displayed on the wall! Please share this on my linky party:

  11. Love your dish wall and your inspiration images. I have been saving my grandmother's vintage plates for just this purpose whenever I decide which wall I want to decorate!

  12. Hi, I saw your link at Tatertots & Jello. I love your plate display! I actually collect vintage plates, too. Isn't it addicting? :) I love walking through yard sales or antique stores and finding new ones I love. Here are mine:

    Have an awesome day!

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  14. I have been obsessing over plate displays lately! I am trying to convince my fiance to let me hang them over our bed. He believes there will be a death by plate situation in our future. Anywho! Love your blog and your girls! XOXO

  15. Pinterest is amazing, thanks for sharing the tip! I love the look of hanging plates but never saw a "clean" way to hang them- those metal spring- things they sell for this purpose absolutely kills the whole look. Your display is beautiful, by the way. Thanks again, Jaime!

  16. How did I not know about the paperclip trick! love it! and Hurrah for garage sale season!!! I can't wait! especially now that I have a whole new house to furnish!!! ;)
    Marion :)

  17. I'm here from Andrea's to see your plate hanging trick! I tried hot gluing before and it didn't work! It must be the felt in your tip that does the trick! ♥


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