Saturday, January 7, 2012

Wandering Plates

At Interiors Etc. we have always loved plates. We usually place them symmetrically ---- either in a grouping by themselves or on either side of a picture or mirror--- and all matching or of the same type. The latest trend, however, is to mix several different types of unrelated plates, and let them "wander". How fun!

Here are some great pictures of this new look:

Plaid plates, floral, transferware, plain, and majolica all work together to make this interesting grouping.

Here the plates are all solid white, with interest being added by using several different sizes and shapes including square plates, round plates, oval platters, and tiny butter pats, with some overlapping.

A great idea for a narrow space, these groupings can be customized to any size or shape!

Another great mix of colorful plates that fits the space remaining beside a lamp and chest.

This grouping is unified by a common color scheme of pink, white and black.

All floral plates make this grouping a feminine and pretty contrast to the industrial looking desk and chair.

If you feel really brave, you can even take the grouping around a corner or two!

And if you're feeling artistic, add a trunk and branches for them to "grow" from!

We have recently re-arranged the shop, and have a few "wandering plates groupings" of our own. We hope you'll stop in to see them soon.

We will continue to have the Christmas sale until Wednesday. And starting Monday for ONE week only, all jewelry and watches will be 50% off. I plan to bring lots of great jewelry back from the Atlanta show, and we need to make room for all the new pieces.

The City of Mishawaka will be doing some street/sewer work in front of our shop for the next two weeks, and Lincolnway will be closed for our block only. You will not be able to enter our parking lot from Lincolnway, but you can park on Race Street, or enter the parking lot from Race Street and park in the back of the building. You can also park in the Library parking lot. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but grateful to the City for postponing the necessary work until after Christmas.


  1. I love this post. Of course I'm drawn to the floral plates with the little industrial desk and chair!!!

  2. I love plate displays, and tend to gravitate to the ones that are more symmetrical, but these are wonderful images...playful and fun!! Thrilled to find and follow your blog ~