Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hand-painted rose plates - Show and Tell Friday

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Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!  I lived with the mirror in my dining room for a week and I just felt it needed something. I'm just not a simple girl...I need stuff!  I added some hand-painted rose plates last weekend and now I like it better!
 

 
I've had these plates awhile and they are some of my favorites! I actually bought the four small plates together and then found the larger one on eBay much later.  That was luck!


 
These photos don't even do them justice...they are absolutely gorgeous!


I'm usually really good at laying out the plates and hanging them but I think these look a little too bunched up to me. I think I need to spread them out a little more.  Luckily the guy in the leasing office said they have touch-up paint if I need it. ....I think I may need it!

I think I just need to have plates on the wall to make it feel like my home!  Mirrors and plates...that's just my style!
 
 
Thanks to all of you that join in on Show and Tell Friday every week and thanks to all of you who leave such nice comments! 

 

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32 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Those plates are just gorgeous - but I agree they need to be spaced a little :)
Thanks so much for the party - have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs from Montreal
Suzan

Jennifer Grenko said...

Those are lovely. I am so excited to see you decorating again!

Crochet Hooks said...

Beautiful plates :) Lovely party too!

AshTreeCottage said...

Much better Cindy. Love those plates!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Cindy, your plates area gorgeous!! And what a lucky find to discover the tray too!! Everything is coming together so nicely in your new apartment.

Hope your weekend is filled with extraordinary moments!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Pretty plates! Thanks for the party, Cindy :) Autumn hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! What beautiful plates. Could you raise the little platter a tiny bit higher and just hang two plates on each side of it? Just a thought - I know nothing! ;) Thank you for always hosting your party and I'm loving seeing what you're doing in your new place.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! What beautiful plates. Could you raise the little platter a tiny bit higher and just hang two plates on each side of it? Just a thought - I know nothing! ;) Thank you for always hosting your party and I'm loving seeing what you're doing in your new place.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Cindy, that looks so pretty. Beautiful rose paintings on the plates..Happy Thursday and thanks for hosting..Judy

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love plates on my wall too. My grandmother had a plate for each of the 50 states on her kitchen walls, and I think I got the whole plate on a wall thing from her. I love to switch them up too. Your plates are beautiful, the colors are so soft and romantic. thanks for hosting!

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Love the plates; it really adds flair!

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Love the plates; it really adds flair!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The Wall plates are simply gorgeous, I love, love them!!!
Thank you so much for hosting Cindy!
FABBY

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Cindy,
The plates are gorgeous and thanks for your fun party. Your new place is coming together nicely.
Kris

Sarah said...

Beautiful plates. You'll get it all perfect just the way you like. Thanks for hosting.

WoodsofBellTrees said...

Very pretty plates! Thank you for hosting!

Michael Reilly said...

Friday is fun because of your party, Cindy! Thank you for hosting!
Blessed be,
Michael
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Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Cindy,your plates are gorgeous and look lovely over the mirror.I agree maybe should be a little more spread out though.But I might add,I didn't think of that until you suggested it.
jeanette

Jeannie and Linda said...

Hi Cindy, your place is looking fabulously romantic, and your rose plates are gorgeous. Thank you so much for hosting another great party. Have a great weekend.
Jeannie

Katherines Corner said...

lovely!!! thank you for hosting xo

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful plates. Your home is looking lovely. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

gentlejoy said...

What beautiful dishes.......and I especially like the color of your dining room and chairs....it all works together so wonderfully. Thank you for sharing. Gentle Joy

Nonni said...

Hi, Cindy: The plates really bring a romantic feeling to the dining area. For what's it worth, I would leave the plates just like they are and add a larger set of (2) plates-larger, one on each end, extending out a couple inches past the mirror frame. This would give you the opportunity of bringing in perhaps several more soft colors and, givie more siginifance to the entire wall display. Romantic sconces either side would also bring weight and attention to the area...great opportunity to use candles or tealight. Placed in the middle between the ceiling line and top of mirror frame, you could add small tidbit size plates top and bottom of sconces ouside the ends of the mirror, but over the top of the mirror frame to again give more weight and significance to wall. The view from the kitchen is wonderful...large leafed potted plants on the balcony would certainly make you feel like you were living in Hawaii..I'm jealous! I'm afraid I'd have to put up sheers for nighttimeTV watching... I HAVE to be in my jammies accompanied by a glass of Merlot...lol. You made a great choice with this place! Congrats! Note: Go to Betsy Spreet's Blog...WOW She is interior designer (retired) extroidaire! You might grab some great ideas for your new place. You can spend hours on her blog...take care. Nonni

Nonni said...

Hi, Cindy: The plates really bring a romantic feeling to the dining area. For what's it worth, I would leave the plates just like they are and add a larger set of (2) plates-larger, one on each end, extending out a couple inches past the mirror frame. This would give you the opportunity of bringing in perhaps several more soft colors and, givie more siginifance to the entire wall display. Romantic sconces either side would also bring weight and attention to the area...great opportunity to use candles or tealight. Placed in the middle between the ceiling line and top of mirror frame, you could add small tidbit size plates top and bottom of sconces ouside the ends of the mirror, but over the top of the mirror frame to again give more weight and significance to wall. The view from the kitchen is wonderful...large leafed potted plants on the balcony would certainly make you feel like you were living in Hawaii..I'm jealous! I'm afraid I'd have to put up sheers for nighttimeTV watching... I HAVE to be in my jammies accompanied by a glass of Merlot...lol. You made a great choice with this place! Congrats! Note: Go to Betsy Spreet's Blog...WOW She is interior designer (retired) extroidaire! You might grab some great ideas for your new place. You can spend hours on her blog...take care. Nonni

Nonni said...

Hi, Cindy: The plates really bring a romantic feeling to the dining area. For what's it worth, I would leave the plates just like they are and add a larger set of (2) plates-larger, one on each end, extending out a couple inches past the mirror frame. This would give you the opportunity of bringing in perhaps several more soft colors and, givie more siginifance to the entire wall display. Romantic sconces either side would also bring weight and attention to the area...great opportunity to use candles or tealight. Placed in the middle between the ceiling line and top of mirror frame, you could add small tidbit size plates top and bottom of sconces ouside the ends of the mirror, but over the top of the mirror frame to again give more weight and significance to wall. The view from the kitchen is wonderful...large leafed potted plants on the balcony would certainly make you feel like you were living in Hawaii..I'm jealous! I'm afraid I'd have to put up sheers for nighttimeTV watching... I HAVE to be in my jammies accompanied by a glass of Merlot...lol. You made a great choice with this place! Congrats! Note: Go to Betsy Spreet's Blog...WOW She is interior designer (retired) extroidaire! You might grab some great ideas for your new place. You can spend hours on her blog...take care. Nonni

Sara Chapman said...

Don't forget about earthquakes. They have special hooks in the hardware store so a mild tremblor won't knock them off the wall. You'll be glad you did, and you sure don't want plates or a mirror flying at your head. So pretty!

Poppy said...

Pretty plates! Thanks for hosting, Cindy! Have a lovely weekend!

Poppy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

The pink plates are so pretty, thanks for hosting!

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful, Cindy!! You are definitely putting your design style in your new place. It's really looking good!!

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