decorating with dishes

it seems this past year i have been seeing more and more decorating ideas around dishes. and it just became more apparent while reading the january issue of country living magazine.

while i don't subscribe to the complete country idea, i was drawn to the flea market mixing ideas on the front cover along with the beautiful spongeware and transferware photo gracing the page. and as i leafed through more, the dishes photos kept popping out at me. above photo: team time clock, u+ design collection from umbra; (image from countryliving mag) right photo: - piles of ironstone line their barnwood wall. by layering smaller pieces over larger platters with jute string they have created an interesting way to show off other items like cups and creamers as well.

a mix of old and new spongeware and transferware from the home of curious sofa owner, debbie dusenberry (image from countryliving mag, photo by miki duisterhof).

a collection of green dishes stacked on shelves from the home of amy butler and her husband, david butler (image from countryliving mag and photo by david butler).

blonde redhead's kitchen shelves w/dishes from domino mag, (photo by coliena rentmeester)

plates on bedroom wall from romantic home

Jan Halvarson


Denise Kiggan said...

I love the green dishes. I have quite a collection of quirky vases and dishes myself. I just cant resist interesting finds!

Michelle said...

Oh I love this post, as if I need another reason to covet dishes!

Meg said...

i absolutely love this look. i have beautiful platters i would love to display - how did you hang them from the wall?

Jan Halvarson said...

meg - none of these are mine, unfortunately, if you link to the flickr one, you may be able to ask there.

lisa solomon said...

drool. love it.