Monday, February 27, 2012

Changing Plates

I am still putting my dining room back together from Christmas.
Yes it is true, I have been lazy and busy with the water main break issues.
I had said previously that I want to "shop my home" this year, to change things around and make them feel new again.

As I was getting ready to change this out....back to the way I have had it for a very long time....

This is above my Grandmother's buffet.
Here is my Christmas plates I put out.

Now this is what I usually have up
Rose plates I had bought a store in my home town.
Pink rose plates...but maybe I am ready for a change?

Do you like this better?
I have beautiful vintage plates so I thought...why not use them?!

This is one of Grandma's plates
This plate is special to me.
My Mom always had it, and when I was little I thought how pretty it was.
I can remember that I always wanted to eat my lunch on it.
Mom let me ...and I remember eating tuna fish off of it.
Silly how are memories are, but it is one I cherish.

This a Limoges plate, my Mom got on one of our 
antique shopping trips and she had it hanging in her kitchen.
This plate was always in Grandma's hutch.
She belonged to the Eastern Star and on the back it says in her writing,
"Mrs Cather wedding presents. Neoga Chapter"
I assume Mrs. Cather gave it to my Grandma as a present.
Something so special as a wedding gift that she passed on to my Grandma.

I think I like the change. More subtle colors and each one
holds a special memory.
Change can be good. Now my tuna fish plate is not longer
put away on a shelf, but now I can look at it everyday and smile.


Michelle said...

I love that you hung plates with such special memories where you can enjoy them every day...very pretty ones too!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I love your new design...the vintage plates are beautiful and hold such sweet memories for you! Just perfect!!!

Olive said...

The plates are so pretty. Do you know I have never hung a plate on a wall before?

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage plates, Ann. Beautiful wall arrangement.

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore all of your plates...but I agree...your most recent really are gorgeous! I love all things vintage and your plates with their special meanings are exquisite! I think, on occasion, you should take the plate down and eat tuna fish from it, once again! Thank you for you sweet comment and visit today! I'm visiting you from Table Top Tuesday with Marty!

Anonymous said...

I love the change. Your antique plates are absolutely gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

With Spring so close comes fresh new idea's and we all get that little kick that say's we need to do something different. I love the new look. The original look was nice too, but I like the new..Happy spring..and glad the water break is fixed..

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely canvas your wall and mirror to arrange and create vignettes. Nice to be able to change on a whim, a season or an inspiration! Thanks for sharing some of your options!

Unknown said...

I love your plates! Thanks for sharing! They look wonderful! Come and follo me on my new blog

Tete said...

Love it- and that tuna fish plate is the best for sure. Mom was Eastern Star and I see why you love that one, too.
Come see me- I posted about you.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ann,
I love all your plates, I would use them all try putting them all around your beautiful mirror with your Grandma's special plate right where you can see it evey day.
I have some of my Grandma's dishes and bowls and I remember eating special foods from them too (sweet memories)
Have a sweet week and hugs, Elizabeth

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Evening Ann Sweetie...
Oh how beautiful are you new plates in their place of honor with the mirror. I love how it looks. Now when you look at the plates you will think of your Grandma and your Sweet Momma, and your heart will be "happy".

I love your mirror as well. Did you make the gorgeous swag that you have over your mirror? It is DDG. Love it.

Hope you had a great Monday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Rose H (UK) said...

Dear Ann
What a sweet, meaningful display to enjoy. Much better to have those delightful plates out to see and enjoy than tucked away in a cupboard...
Rose H

Lynn said...

Ann, I too love the special antique plates not only for their own beauty but for the added precious memories they bring back. You know when I had to clean out my parents home, there was one plate my younger daughter wanted more than anything. She told me she didn't care if she had anything else from Nannie and Papa if she could just have that plate, which I made sure she did receive. Later she told me that that plate was the one Nannie always gave her with her lunch on it and then Nannie would tell her about eating on herself as a little girl. Today that plate hangs in my daughter's kitchen, in a very prominent place, up high enough so it would not accidentally be broken. Kellie told me recently that every time she cooks something for her family, she feels her grandmother's love right there in the kitchen with her. So I am sure your lovely memories will wrap around your each time you look at your precious plates in their new location. Thank you for the kind words about my dad today. Blessings.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Well, I love the vintage plates. Love the mirror too. I also like seeing your yard everytime I come by. Hope you're good!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

I think both collections are lovely, but I think it's so fun to change things around every now and then. I am always moving things around. The vintage plates with special memories are so sweet.

Honey at 2805 said...

Ann, you have such a lovely collection of vintage plates. They are so pretty in your wall arrangement!

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the vintage plates and especially the pink and green one. Anything that reminds me of Mom is a good thing. looking forward to your visit tomorrow. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Anonymous said...

I love that you have so many beautiful plates. Switching them around is a great idea so you can enjoy all of them.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I like the variety with the new arrangement you have made. It's just a bit lighter looking, for spring time.

ann said...

Your plates are lovely. It is nice that you have a way of displaying them so that you can look at them every day and enjoy them.

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

Those plates are so gorgeous, I would display them too if they were mine.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Your plates are beautiful!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what wonderful treasures and they are all so beautiful. What a lovely change. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love your plates Ann

and i just read on My Old Historic House the home tour you took, wasn't that house fabulous?I took a tour last summer , it is a 2 hour drive from me. I don't know how things don't get broken on tours

You loooked cute by the cow creamers