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Decorating with Vintage Plates
It seems the in thing is most definitely decorating with vintage plates. Why bother with wallpaper when you can have an interesting plate collection which can be moved about, added to and altered whenever you fancy - creating ever changing displays?
yay retro! have some great vintage plates in stock right now from the 1960s and 70s. Take for example our Washington Pottery 'Flower Power' plates, they look great alongside Midwinter's 'Stonehenge' design with it's huge yellow daisy pattern (top left). A display like this could be grown step by step, adding bold flowery plates as you go, or all at once by buying a set or several plates at once.
Plates can be hung on the wall with a traditional wire plate hanger which shows 4 little wire tabs at the front of the plate. However, if you want an invisible finish why not use a durable stick on disc?
Some people like to display plates by colour. This is ideal for a minimalist home, the idea would be to choose one glaze colourway such as Poole Pottery's Ice Green Twintone glaze, and then collect the different sizes and shapes available in that colour. Below is an example of a variety of shapes available in Ice Green from Poole. These would look fantastic adding a splash of colour to a calming lounge, hall or stylish kitchen.
Another fantastic idea would be to choose and display plates by colour, this allows for a variety of patterns to be shown side by side. Plates with floral patterns and even fish and bird designs could be collected and mounted on the wall. We love Figgjo Flint's blue Clupea / Herring design from the 1960s - a shoal of blue fish swim to one side and the plates can be hung with them going to the left or to the right. Mix this kind of design with bold daisy prints from makers such as Midwinter. We love Columbine by Jessie Tait. Another lovely design is Nocturne, a fantastic blue flowery pattern on fine bone china from Royal Tuscan.