Sunday, May 20, 2012

Simple Things Sunday: Decorative Plates

Grandmas have always known about kitschy cool. Cluttered walls with a collage of frames and macrame crocheted hanging houseplants are just a few things that I find to be granny-chic. Don't get it twisted, my Grandma is seriously a cool lady. She's in two different Red Hat Societies and is just a million miles a minute at all times. Her house is packed to the brim with things that make her smile (that's how it should be, right?) She's got a collection of mini perfumes adorning the foyer, Magic Eye books on the coffee table, an Alf puppet on a bookshelf full of microwave cookbooks from the eighties, a curio of broaches and a footstool that actually has shoes on the bottom. My Grandpa has the best garden ever and makes wind chimes out of vintage silverware. I know, right? I don't think I could have come from better stock. While I'm not quite at the grandma level of fantastically displayed clutter (and I don't know that I ever will be), I can't help but agree that there are just some decorating traditions that will never and should never die. Ladies and gentlemen... the wall of decorative plates. I happened upon the majority of these beauties when I was cruising the good will and for less than $20, I had the perfect kitschy kitchen wall decor. If you decide to go on a plate wall journey, do keep in mind that the plate hanger brackets cost about $2-$3 a pop, so work that into your budget. I'm still trying to collect a few more that have personal significance to me (California, South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana and Rhode Island just to name a few) and I'll filter them in as I find them.

The glorious wall-o-plates
My favorite plate of the bunch, snagged it at the Goodwill for $3. 
My second favorite plate, admittedly due to my slight anglophilia. Snagged this one from a local estate sale for $4. 

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