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One of the “staples” in my home decor is the plate rack that hangs on the wall in the dining area. I bought it at Hobby Lobby years ago, and I have so much fun decorating it with my favorite plates!
I’ve purchased a few plates with the purpose of displaying them here, but I also love to use regular dinner plates already in my cupboard.
I love using melamine plates in this rack because they are inexpensive, lightweight and won’t break or chip! In the picture above, I layered mismatched white plates with $2 melamine luncheon plates from the grocery store!
Below I combined two turquoise melamine plates from Target with some antique plates from my collection.
This is a great way to display mismatched, random pieces you love but don’t use in every day table settings.
I’ve done several different looks here for Christmas – this is my Gramma’s Christmas china mixed with a thrifted Currier and Ives plate.
Last year I simply added a bundle of berries to the plates that are probably my all-time favorite to display here.
Small lunch plates look pretty in the rack, too!
Right now I’m displaying the bold blue and white plates I love. It’s such a classic, traditional look!
I can’t find my plate rack on Hobby Lobby’s site, but I found a nice, simple option under $25 from Walmart or Amazon. You might also be able to find a good deal on one in stores like HomeGoods (if yours is open!).
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Love this idea! Your Gramma’s Christmas china looks a lot like some that I have. Do you know the name of it? Mine is not expensive; I think it may be called Noel. The Currier & Ives plate (which I love) looks really nice with it.
You have such a gift for home decorating! Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Thanks! I can’t say for sure because the china is packed away right now, but mine isn’t expensive either. She probably got it in the mid 90’s, I’m guessing.
That pillow on your wingback chair is really pretty!
Thank you! It actually came with the duvet cover set that goes in our bedroom. I love using the same colors all over the house so I can switch things around like that. 🙂
This is adorable. I loved all the settings you placed to go along with the plate hanger. I have a window pane just like that used for a sign at our wedding.. I have yet to hang it up. Great post.
Thank you! We had someone professionally hang our window, because it’s so heavy. You’ll love being able to decorate yours for the seasons!
Enjoyed your post, Whitney! I like to change out my hanging plates too for each season or party themes. It’s fun! But I don’t have the plate hanger you have; it looks very useful. Love all the different looks you’ve shown here. And the window too! I have one in the hallway at my entrance and like to change out the wreath on it seasonally.
Thanks, Alinda! I’ve had that window since my days of single life in my ugly basement apartment – it helped create the illusion of extra windows! 🙂
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I bought mine from a flea market for my daughters bedroom when she was four (she’s 20 now). It’s seen so many different rooms and transformations over the years!