Friday, March 12, 2010

Colorful Wall Plates

Hello Everyone!
Thank you very much for all of your kind words
of support on my previous post. I do appreciate it.
I hope to post some new photos of myself soon!
I have been planning to add some plates to this
wall of our kitchen dinette and finally did last night.
I like the cheerful result. So many of you have them
hung like this and I was inspired. I'm officially hooked.
Take a look and see what you think.
The buffet and lamps are from Kirklands.
I removed the sconces and added the plates.
I love balance!
In fact I get a little too obsessed with it.
The red flower plates are from Pier 1 and
the green cabbage plates are from Ross.
Or are they lettuce? Does anyone know?
Red, green and gold colors are my favorites.
Here's a closer view.
I used what they had at Pier 1 to hang them.
It's a plate hook of some sort. They show a
little bit so I just ordered the invisible disks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

67 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Love the new look. I thought those plate were just adorable at pier one too!!
~blessings for a wonderful weekend~

A Hint of Home said...

You're so creative, Melissa. I love those cabbage/lettuce plates. I have always admired them in the store.
Your house always looks great!
Enjoy your date night!

Lee Laurie said...

Very pretty. It all looks nice together. I love how you decorate.

Debbie said...

Oh Melissa you are so spot on with these!!~ I LOVE Them! I just did a post on color, and these plates will make you smile everyday you look at them! Have a great weekend.

Kathysue said...

Hi Melissa, those look great I can see that they really add a nice deminsion to your vignette. In fact it is hard to imagine it without your new plates. That is a good test to know it is Perfection!! Kathysue

Melanie said...

I love plates. I have a bunch hung above the bed in the guest room. Green is my favorite color so you know I love the green plates:)

Enjoy your movie and have a great weekend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Melissa! It's nice to change things up every once in awhile for a different look.

Jenglamgirl said...

I am with you on the balance thing. I so want to hang some plates around a pic. or mirror or a shelf... something.. ONE DAY SOON. I just love it! I mean of course I do... you did it, I love your classy taste. Hope you are doing well and are having a great evening. HUGS HUGS, JGG ;) P.S. come see my spring wreath I made for my younger sister.

Kristens Creations said...

Ooooohhhh...Melissa, I love your new plates!!They look so pretty and colorful on your wall! I have always loved plates on the wall. I have several in my house and you might remember the black bird ones I have in my niche. I might have to make a trip to Pier 1 for those red flower ones. I see another tablescape in the making!!

Everything looks great! You have done a beautiful job with the kitchen area...it's just stunning! Looking forward to seeing your pics... Kristen

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I love the balance too and your plates are so pretty. I love the way you put it all together, but that's no surprise. Have a great weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the plates, Melissa. They add a lot of color to the wall and your cabinet. Can you tell me the name of the disks that you are ordering. I want to hang some plates as well and don't even know where to begin to look for what I need.

I was SO excited to tell you that I finally found a Kirkland's in my area and went the other day. I was in heaven and I kept thinking of you because I know you so like this store. In fact, I could swear that I felt I was IN your home!! ;-). I bought a few things that I am happy with and I want to bring my husband back to look at the huge mirrors. I want one for the staircase at the lake.

I just read your last post and I want to say that I am number 1 in your fan club. What you did took hard work and discipline and you pulled it off. Shopping for new clothes is the best part!!

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Janie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Melissa, I love your plates. They look wonderful hanging on the wall. I like the red ones as well as the cabbage ones. Both are so pretty and go so well with your decor. I also just read your previous post. I am so proud of you. You have really accomplished so much and I know you look absolutely fabulous. Congratulations. Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

looks good Melissa, notice the christmas photo of you, you look great!

call me crazy said...

Oh I love, love, love the red plates! I like the green too~ I've always heard them called cabbage leaf plates... ~?~ Have a great weekend!

SILVIA said...

it looks lovely melissa,i love the colors.
have a great weekend and enjoy the movie.

Crystal said...

Melissa, your new look is absolutely gorgeous. I know, I always seem to need balance too. It gets frustrating to me sometimes. I am working on trying just not be so structured, it is hard for me.

Congrats, on such a great accomplishment. Now is the best part shopping :)

Have a wonderful weekend.

Patricia said...

Melissa it is beautiful!
I always admire the green plate and the pop of red is just fabulous!!
I really want you to design my home!

Many Blessings
Patricia

PAT said...

I love the plates and arrangement, Melissa.

Congratulations on meeting and surpassing your goals!:-)

Vanessa said...

I just love them! You have a wonderful taste for decorating Melissa. Have a nice weekend!! Vanessa

Lynette said...

Love the new plates - the colors are so you!

Congrats on the healthy new you - keep up the good work - both of you! I know y'all are so very excited and proud of your new life style!

GWENDOLYN said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and new healthy living. I myself need to loose a good amount.. your success is encouraging. Thank you for your kind words on my post. Your new plates are very pretty.
Blessings!
Gwen

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful! Love plates. I've been working on a wall of plates for our new "guest" room. Previously inhibited by daughter, now out of college and moved into her own place.

My favorite colors are red, green and gold also.

Kimberly said...

Love the plates! great job once again!

Amy Kinser said...

Your plates look great. Your home always looks like a magazine.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, I love this look! The lamps are so pretty and you know how I love plates! You always make wonderful pretty!
I'm so proud of you and your healthy living! I wish I could be as disciplined.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

fiberdoodles said...

They look lovely! I just adore plates ;)

Angie said...

Love the plates hung on the sides of the picture! Adds some great color. You know I love the cabbage plates since I have some too and I may have to stop by Pier One on Sat. I always love to go in there and look at their plates. You and I love the same colors!

jenjen said...

So pretty Melissa! I love the colors too! I bought some plates tonight -- I am planning on doing a wall in my bedroom with black and white plates. I think plates are so fun to decorate with!

Looks wonderful my friend!

XOXO
Jen

Angela said...

I love the new plates there so pretty.

What is the color name of your wall paint? I love it. I was thinking of painting the guest bedroom while I'm still unemployed and have time.

Have a great weekend!

Screaming Meme said...

You did great, honey! :) I love your home...It is so cozy and warm....Meme

Ann said...

It looks great!

kim said...

Melissa, I love your arrangement over the hutch. You know those are my favorite colors, too. Love those plates. I still need to find two more of the cabbage plates to go with four I found at Home Goods.

Denise said...

They look like Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage plates :) I want to start collecting some of those, they look great with your flower plates. Have a blessed weekend Melissa.
Hugs Denise

Texas Preacher Woman said...

Looks fabulous! (As does everything at Melissa's place!) Makes me smile and want to go plate shopping!

Grins!
Pamm

Cindy said...

I too like the balance. If I had to decorate a wall..I don't know that I could not balance everything. Yet I love to see the decorations of others..not balanced. Must be the different areas of our brains that we use.

Hugs..Cindy from Tx

Tam said...

It looks great! Enjoy the movie!

Teri said...

Hi Melissa! Well, as usual everything is gorgeous AND you've encouraged me to go shopping! =) I love visiting your home.
Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!
Teri

Stacey said...

Melissa, I love the color that adds to the wall! Now you can be like the rest of us and hang plates everywhere! My husband thinks it's very strange.

Andrea said...

I love the plates on the wall. They look really pretty!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! Have a great weekend!

Becca said...

Sooooo pretty, Melissa !! Love the new additions !! The plates are perfect for the space and I love how the tie in w/ the colors in your print. Beautiful. Hope you're having a great weekend. Take care, Becca

Manuela@TPOH said...

So cute Melissa! I love the red flower plates. They're so bright and cheerful. It really looks so pretty altogether! I like things symmetrical too.

Manuela

Down Bedding said...

I really like the plates - they add a nice pop of color to the wall :)

Sonia said...

Melissa,

Your style is so pretty! I love those cabbage/lettuce plates! I have 4 of them too and I love them. Your wall vignette is beautiful. Congrats on your awesome weight loss...I've loss 10 since starting in Jan. I am wanting to lose 25 more! I am determined...thanks for the inspiration.

Kim said...

I have those cabbage plates, too, they look so pretty!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Such pretty plates, I really like the lettuce/cabbage ones especially!! Looks great in that vignette!
Blessings,
Stacey

Lisa said...

Very nice! Wonder who decided to hag plates! I think it is wonderful! I have them all over!
Hugs, Lisa

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Would you believe the Hurt Locker is next for me...
You have been such an inspriration to me...I laughed at this post as we have the same big picture...another similarity in our taste in decorating. You are really the that has inpsired me to get healthy....and I walked 3 miles Thurs and Fri and my walking buddy and I are on for tomorrow...Do you mind if I email you a few foods and ask if they were on your list to eat...Next week I am going to start writing down everything...Thanks for all your inspiring posts...

Connie said...

Very nice! Love the wall plates! You are such an inspiration to me -the way you've taken charge of your health! What a blessing it will be for the rest of your life!

Nancy said...

Love your blog, very inspirating. I love plates too and love the way you display them!

Liz said...

Hi Melissa!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I must admit, I love your new plates so much that I am dying to run out and get them. I love the way you have everything so tastefully balanced. I also think everything looks very bright and cheerful. I am a plate addict. You would die if you saw my collection of plates. Plates are the one item that you can change out not only for the seasons, but also according to your mood. LOL! I change my plates frequently and the people at HomeGoods know my by name, because I am in there so often purchasing plates. LOL! Anyway, well done, Melissa! As always, your posts make me smile. =)

Hugs,
Liz

Liz said...

Hi Again!

Melissa, thank you so much for making me your Blog of The Week. What a sweet surprise and I am honored! *smile*

Have a great week, sweetie! ~Liz

Nancy said...

I love the plates! Gorgeous! As always!
~~Many blessing for a wonderful week. Nancy from OHIO

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun girl...I think there cabbaage but could pass as lettuce ha ha!! love the new look you did...I love plates on a wall and always have...I use to buy them years ago from the dime store and hang them with ribbons that was when my kids were little and I had no money for house decorating...Hope you enjoyed your movie my friend...Have a GREAT day darlin...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Ashley said...

Lady, I love how we think alike on our decorating styles! It's perfect! The red on the top plate pulls perfectly with the shades & makes the other plate pop! LOVE IT!!!!! I think I need to add some plates! ;)

Welcome said...

Hi Melissa, I love your choice of plates. The red is so nice and cheerful and look good with the others.
you are so clever !
I have missed your cheery posts ! Pleae keep them coming.

Crystal said...

You are so sweet. Thanks for visiting and leaving all of your encouraging comments.

Have a wonderful day.

Richella said...

Melissa, I love your plates! Very pretty. I love reds, golds, and greens too.

I was out of town last week and missed your last post, so I've just read it. I am so proud and happy for you. What a wonderful change you've made! I'm so glad you're feeling good--and that new BP number is amazing! Good for you!!

Lynette said...

Mom and I were in Pier 1 this weekend and I've been after her to get something for one wall in her kitchen and we found some perfect plates to use - thanks for the inspiration - now we just have to get them hung up!

Happy Monday -

Jenglamgirl said...

Hey Melissa! I just wanted you to know that I am adding your button to my blog right now... because I heart you, thats all! JGG

Sherri Blum, CID said...

Oh how I want a whole set of those flower plates! Wishing I could bring myself to throw away the 20 year old boring dishes I got with the first wedding and start over with a fun new set like this for the new marriage! They're still in perfect condition, so I won't be wasteful, but it's fun to dream. You are very creative! Thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

I like the red ones!

Joy said...

beautiful plates, love how you have them displayed. Have a great week!

Dan said...

Hi Melissa! Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed my visit to yours and I am now one of your followers. I will be back! I hope you have a great evening! ~Dan~

xinex said...

I like it, Melissa. I like the bright colors. I think the Bordallo Pinheiro plates are cabbage. I can't wait to see your picture....Christine

早餐 said...

無一事而不學,無一時而不學,無一處而不學。........................................

Reynie said...

Thank goodness that I am not the only obsessed-plate-decorating person in the world! Seriously, I love them! Yours look great, too, as all of your decorating does!

And I'm late adding but I have to say, congrats on the healthy lifestyle! Way to go girl!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Just stopping by to say hello and see what you're up to today! I hope that my note finds you well! I'm stuck at home in the snowdrifts, Melissa! Ohh my goodness, will Spring ever come my way? Hehe! Guess that Russell and I will just stick close to the fire this weekend. Do ya'll have plans?

It is such a pleasure seeing your beautiful bath cabinet again...it really is gorgeous and sooo perfect! Thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Spring Green table, sweet girl...I love your visits!!!

Have a fabulous weekend, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

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