I've been waiting for something to arrive in the mail. I'm still waiting and I'm beginning to think that Canada Post, Customs or the US Postal Service has let me down. So I went ahead and finished this simple redo.
I've had these three plates hanging on my dining room wall for a number of years now. Hanging with those wire plate hangars that you can pick up anywhere.
The square shaped one on top came from a local sale held each year for a local non profit. I literally got it for pennies. I think someone originally was using it for a plant "saucer" since it had a ring on it that, fortunately, I was able to remove. The larger, more of a platter, and the other small plate came from one of my online friends, Ebay. I stumbled across them and couldn't resist adding to my collection of one. But the three plates/platters have looked a bit skimpy and I've been wanting to change it up for awhile.
I've been wanting to turn my little three plate wall into more of a large scale plate wall like I've seen on other blogs and Pinterest. These additional green plates are the same size and even the Art Deco shape is the same... I knew I had something now to create my little plate wall... but I was still missing something.
Have you ever seen or used these? They are made for attaching to plates, platters even bowls! They come in different sizes for different weights. I couldn't find them locally so I went to my bestest friend online... Amazon! I'm an Amazon Prime member so usually I can get free shipping AND best of all... they come in just 2 days! And if you're beginning to think that I'm on a first name basis with the UPS man... well you'd be right... I believe he stops by Red Gate Farm a minimum of twice a week!
But back to these discs... the beauty of them is that they are easy to apply and are totally removable! I went a little overboard on the sizes so that I would be sure they would old the weight of my vintage plates and platters. For the plates I attached them so the little ring of the disc was above the ring of the plate... but for the platters I actually attached the whole thing inside the ring so that if I want to use them as a platter they will still sit flat on the table.
Oops.. I forgot to tell you that the three flowered plates/platters were made by this company... Leigh Potters.
So... ta da! This is the little arrangement I came up with. I even have room to grow up and over the arched doorway if I find additional pieces.
And how the green plates look great with all the green happening in the kitchen... just through the arched door.
But perhaps you're still wondering what held the project up... it wasn't the two green plates or the discs, both ordered online...
Obviously I went ahead with this project while I'm waiting.
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