If you are like most women, you might have a love of shoes. I am not one of them. I know...hard to believe. I wish I could be in love with shoes. I just wasn't one of the lucky one's born with those oh-so-pretty, tiny Cinderella feet. No, I was passed down the genes of the not-so-pretty,evil step-sister feet. Not a subject I love sharing, but have accepted. Always has been a struggle for me to go shoe shopping. I would love to drool over all those really cute shoes out there, but what good is it going to do? I don't get to wear them...I just get to look and wish. My daughter however did get lucky and ended up with the oh-so-pretty Cinderella feet, so... I vicariously live through her.
It would be nice for Mr. Wonderful to have this same perspective too. He tries to tell me we are running out of room and we can't possibly have a place for One-More-Plate. I disagree. I can always find a place for 1, 3or 6 more. There is always a place...somewhere. Now, I am not talking about just any kind of plates, but plates that call out to you. They are detailed, beautiful and good enough to...put on your walls! You know, not just the plates to eat on, but the kind you want to look at too, because they are that...Beautiful. Like these that I posted about here...
My house has lots of arches above the doorways, so what better way to define the arch than with beautiful plates. Here is just a sample of my collection. Again, proud to be a plate addict.
Loved the intricate design on these cream plates. I buy most of my plates on sale. I very rarely will pay full price for anything, just as I talked about in my post on "Decorating on a Budget". Ross is one of my favorite stores for buying plates. I can get them for only a couple of dollars each or sometimes even $.25 or $.50!
Two great finds from Lenox!
I fell in love with this plate for the fun colors,
whimsy picture and what it says.
These are from Nikko Woodbury collection and
I bought each of them for $.99!
A pretty cream plate with a fruit design.
I bought these lovely blue plates, came in a set of four
at Ross for only $2.50!
Here is also my beautiful chandelier I posted on.
Love these together!
These are from Onieda, The "Rose Impression" collection.
Again, found them at Ross.
"Return with Honor" is a motto for
our family to live by.
Love both of these!
The lemon plate is from "Bella Casa" collection
by Ganzand designed by Valerio.
This plate belongs to a set of 4 and would cost about $30 to replace one.
I only paid $3.50!
waiting for it's debut on one of my walls.
I love how these look together!
Love this pattern and the cobalt blue color!
These were so cute and called my name too!
They are "Bordello" in a cabbage pattern.
Of course...bought them at Ross.
I had to have these pretty plates and the rack.
Still one of my favorite sets!
Thank you all for visiting with me and letting me share with you a little of my collection. It makes me want to go out and buy some more! As I always say, "You can never have too many plates!"
Is that Ross calling my name?
Off to do some shopping! ;)