Recently, we have noticed that readers (you) are searching HGTV.com for “Spanish-style” decor ideas. Is it because this is Hispanic Heritage Month, perhaps? Whatever the reason, what better time than now to highlight these stunning handmade plates from Spain?!
Made from enamels and 24k gold, these plates come in a variety of sizes from just over three inches to over 13 inches in diameter. Que bonita!
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Growing up, my mother, grandmother, aunt — everyone in the family had matching dinnerware in their kitchen cupboards. Everything was super matchy-matchy and super boring-boring.
I’ll admit — I’ve regrettably fallen into the same ho-hum pattern. Those all-in-one dinnerware boxes are so darn convenient! But, I’ve been on a mission to break my family’s tradition of boring. It’s time.
I’m determined to buy all sorts of vintage plates to add variety in the kitchen. The varying colors are stunning, the looks are so different from anything in today’s mass market and let’s face it — they’re just plain pretty. The juxtaposition of styles takes me to a happy place.
This display of plates found at houzz.com is the exact look I’m shooting for. Come on, even if you’re not an antique/vintage-style lover, you have to admit that there’s something appealing about this colorful presentation.
What’s your take? Do you prefer dinnerware that matches, or are you interested in going rogue like me?
Sometimes it’s nice when things have a little imperfection. A “flaw” can actually highlight how beautiful something is — like the gap between Lauren Hutton’s teeth, if you will. I think Jason Miller would agree with me, based on his Seconds Dinner Plates.
These plates seem cracked and glued together randomly, but isn’t the way the patterns play with each other great? I wish all “mistakes” looked this interesting, elegant, and effortlessly cool.
Preppy, pretty patterns from the Kate Spade Home collection are now available online!
I’ve never been much of an fancy shoes and purses girl, but fancy housewares? Count me in! The collection, which includes glassware, china, flatware and gifts, ranges from light-hearted polka dot designs to more formal platinum-accented pieces. I’m especially fond of the gardening-themed designs with dragonflies, beetles and gently curving greenery.
I’m obsessed with Target’s designer collaborations, from handbags to home goods. I spent an entire paycheck on their Liberty of London collection (yes, my watering can does match my blouse).
The retailer has upped the ante by announcing their new home goods collaboration with New York designer, John Derian.
You can purchase Derian’s vintage-style accessories and quirky art at Target stores and online starting September 5. If you can’t wait until then, check out the preview sale from Gilt Groupe this Friday at 9am.
In the spirit of all things “cute and unique,” we are giving you a chance to win four, fun side plates from Ink Dish. We hand-picked the “December” line for our readers after we fell in love with the quirky details and pops of color. For a chance to win, answer this week’s question before 12/11c, Monday, April 19. Be sure to provide a valid email address so we can contact you if you win.
Win 4 sideplates from Inkdish's "December" collection.
“December” is from the dinnerware collection designed by artist Alyson Fox for Ink Dish. The design features delicate birds and ladies in a fantastical finishing school carefully balancing books on their heads. The side plates are made from quality porcelain with an in-glaze decal and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
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Last year when I was pregnant with my second child Marlo and agonizing over the tiniest details of her nursery, I remember conducting random word searches on Flickr for inspiration and stumbling across this incredible arrangement of plates on a wall:
CC image courtesy of shareski on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/shareski/2098598077/
That sounds a little menacing, doesn’t it? PLATES ON A WALL. Like you show up late to a meeting, your skirt accidentally tucked into your pantyhose, and you’re all SORRY! PLATES ON A WALL AGAIN!