Sometimes plates are just too pretty to keep hidden away in a cupboard; too beautiful to dare eat off. This selection of decorative wall plates deserves to be shown off!
They’re works of art that deserve to be treated as such; mount them on a plain wall or lean them on special little stands to display them to full effect.
- Ceramic fish shaped decorative hanging plates: £4.28 to £64.76, Etsy
- VILLEROY & BOCH Anmut Flowers bread and butter plate – 16cm: £21.90, Selfridges
- London Calling plates – set of 4 by Royal Doulton: £40, Amara
We’ve chosen vintage cups for this week’s Creative Collections post.
We often come across odd cups or part sets when we’re out & about. There’s certainly no need to leave them behind because it’s not a complete service. A cupboard full of mismatched crockery for day to day use looks great – or can form a fabulous shelf or wall display.
The amazing range of designs & colours makes cups the perfect choice for collection. You could concentrate on a particular subject – say flowers. Or a similar colour way. Or certain date era. Or a mad mix!
We have the perfect display piece for our little cup collection in the form of this rustic 19th century kitchen rack. It’s got unusual diagonal slats, studded with little iron hooks – and a shelf for overspill! We just love the patina & crackle of the old paint.
You’ll never run out of collecting material – the number of eye-catching cups is almost limitless – and they’re usually very affordable. Some collecting is about obtaining every single one of something that’s ever been made. That’s not the case here – pick up what you like the look of. There’s no rush – just enjoy the hunt. You could even enter into the dark, murky, mysterious world of mugs!