Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bye, Bye Baskets

First let me say that I absolutely love my round baskets. I found them years ago at a Target Global Bazaar and they were just the thing I had envisioned for the space. There were three along the wall to the right of the table.

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But now with the new darker color, I just don't think they'll have the same "pop."

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So of course, they have been taken down and I'm now in the process of planning/collecting plates for a fun little display wall.

Here are a few that I have picked up just in the last couple of days. I don't have a set # in mind nor do I have a set design in mind. I pick what I like and make it work.

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1. Target
2. Target
3. Antique Mall
4. Antique Mall
5. Salvation Army Thrift Store
6. Antique Mall
7. Online @ French Paper
8. Target

All of my plate purchases have been less than $10 a pop and a couple came in at under a $1. I'm loving this cheap "art." My favorite one so far is this one you see below. You can see in the closeup pic that it is reminiscent of a cross stitch design and I love that vibe. : )

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xoxo

20 comments:

Natalie said...

I love the plates on the wall, but have no idea where I could do it in my own house. Mabye in my kitchen behind the table?
Have you looked at the dollar store? Sometimes they have cute plates there too.. Or Old Time Pottery.

Tiffanie said...

Great idea! It will look fabulous.

heather s. said...

I was just planning the same thing this past weekend! I'm trying to lighten up the dining room a bit and thought milk glass plates would be perfect. I *love* the milk glass plate you bought - great find!

C @ Project Pretty said...

I definitely thing the plates will look better than the baskets with the new wall color. Good decision! Can't wait to see how your little collection progresses and makes its' way onto the wall!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love plate walls and those you selected would look terrific against the darker colored walls.

Laura said...

I love the plates. They will look great. I also love the baskets. You could spray paint them white?

One Love said...

Joi- I have always loved the idea of a plate "gallery" so to speak. Love your choices so far!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

One Love said...

Joi- I have always loved the idea of a plate "gallery" so to speak. Love your choices so far!!! Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Design Darling said...

what a fun idea! it must be so fun to shop for. i have to say though that i love the baskets on the wall — so innovative!

Becky said...

Very cute! Probably a stupid question, but what are you going to use to hang these?

Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

I just finished my plate wall!

It will look amazing in your space, especially against that dark color! Can't wait to see!

Granite City High School said...

Thanks ladies!

@Becky-I will use plate hangers from Michael's or plate discs that adhere to the back to hang them. : )

micah @ the yellow front door said...

LOVE this idea!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love it! Cannot wait to see it up.

mommara said...

I love them all. The only color feel I am missing is a grass green or vintage clear glass plates. Stick with an odd total number so 9 or 11 but, I LOVE this. Can't wait to see it up.

S said...

PLEASE PAINT THOSE BASKETS TURQUOISE.

They are really cool. They just need to be different color.

S said...

Or paint them a Pink (to pick up the pink in the curtains).

Suzie said...

joi, joi! Can't wait! I'm still dreaming about your wall color.

Freckles Chick said...

Can't wait can't wait can't wait!! This is going to be FABULOUS, I can already tell. They'll really pop against that scrumptious new wall color.

My fave's the white ruffled one! Surprised? =]

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the curtains with the red flowers from? Thanks

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