Love plates! Mostly plates that we can eat off of. But over the years, I have found just pretty plates for display. Most have found their way into our home by way of flea markets. I’m cheap! However, I do not mind paying a little bit more for something, let’s say prettier!
Take this two pieces of art. Both were purchased at flea markets for under 50 cents. The top one I actually bought all they had- 3. The flowers in the center are faded. To me, that make it even better. The bottom one is loud, bold, and gorgeous! Common themes- flowers and blues.
Again, common themes are displayed. Both of these plates were 25 cents each at a flea market. The top one is a little different. It has this remarkable bird front and center. It called my name. It is fancier than I usually go for. Combining it with the simple blue floral one fits somehow. It is like wearing pearls with a twin set of sweaters. Elegant and classic.
My plates are not just in the kitchen. I have them throughout the house.
We have a bay window in our tv room. In the windows, I have my treasured Villeroy and Boch four season plates. I found two of them at flea markets and had to buy the other two!!!
As I said, I do not mind paying some ‘real money’ for beautiful pieces. This masterpiece sits on our coffee table in the tv room. I bought it in Florence.
Yes, we can all sigh…. dazzling!
For some sophistication, even though I did not think so at the time, I found this one in Strasbourg, France. It was dignified. It was everything I visualize France to be…
On our travels or strolling the local flea markets, I am always on the hunt! Who knows what might show up next!