Saturday, June 19, 2010

Story of the plates and my plate wall project

First the history of each plate.  After seeing several wall arrangement in pictures, I started to collect some of my own.  First came up with off-white/ivory color scheme.  My first purchase was the plate with the word EAT on it.  I knew this would be going in my kitchen and I liked the simple look. $10.00 at a friends boutique while on a Baton Rouge trip. MyLouise is an adorable shop.

Then the next two were found on seperate visits to GW.  Roses in center with gold trim, $1.00 and the other with faded flower design in center, .75 cents. 

The final two, which have a bit of color, the mossy green, but match my paint wall color totally perfectly, were a Tuesday Morning purchase, 1/2 off 1/2, $2.00 each.  Total all five plates $15.75. 

Plate holders from Hobby Lobby for $1.99 each.  Here is how they work.

Wet the glue with your fingers on the back of the disc and let sit for 3-4 minutes, attach by pressing the disc to the plate ( I sharpied my plates with a mark to show the top) let them dry overnight and hang!  The disc things have been around for 30 years, so the ad says.  They are supposed to come off in warm water.  I thought they would work well and the traditional metal plate prong holders wouldn't show around the edges.

Only downside if you want to swap plates out you can't.  So at Christmas time, I may need to purchase a few of the wire plate hangers.  Hobby Lobby had both kinds.

Arrange and hang on your wall.  Done!

total project - $25.00, I heart my plate wall!

Go visit other great finds...
Weekend Wrap Up
Between Naps on the Porch
Southern Hospitality
Keeping it Simple
It is so very Cheri
Coastal Charm
White Wednesday
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. I love a grouping of plates on a wall. You were right, those with more color look great with your wall color. I'm usually partial to plain solid colors but those two are really pretty mixed in with the others. I haven't tried those plate hangers. I wondered if they really work. I guess I can give them a try now.

  2. Your plate arrangement looks so pretty and my favorite plate is the one that says EAT. I never saw plate holders like that, there so much nicer then the wire ones.I think I'm going to make "ANOTHER"(LOL) trip to Hobby Lobby to get them! Have a great weekend!

  3. Lori love your story, and I have to say I never have seen those little plate arranged them so well, and they do look perfect over the door. I love the unique Eat one! Thanks for sharing!~ Enjoy the weekend and thanks for joining in.

  4. What a charming display, Lori. I've always used the wire hangers, gonna have to check out the other ones. Have you been to that chic shop in Perkins Rowe that has plates hanging all around the walls up high? It's a dress shop, can't think of the name of it at the moment but the plates are hung in a huge swirl pattern around all four walls. It's gorgeous.

  5. I really like how your plates look and the Eat one is so cute!! Good job and I'll be interested to hear if you like the plate hangers. I change things so often I'm not sure I would like them.

  6. Lovin the plates...
    especially the EaT plate...
    Would love a set of those!
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  7. Lori, I love your plates and arrangement. I did not know they sold those disc things at Hob Lob. I will have to check that out. I keep seeing them in people's side bars as sponsors. Glad to know I can go to the store and buy them and not have to order them.

  8. I'm in love with those last 2 plates, they're gorgeous! Your other finds are lovely too! I've never seen those plate hangers, we don't have Hobby Lobby here but maybe I can track them down somewhere...they look much better than the wire hangers!

    Have a lovely weekend:)

  9. that is a lovely plate wall and the price was totally great ... i will have to look for those plate hangers, they seem like a great idea!

  10. Love the plate holders. I have the old brass ones with the springs! These seem to work better! They look beautiful displayed there on the wall!

  11. I haven't seen the disc plate holders. Never thought to look in Hobby Lobby! Thanks for the tip.. I love how your plate look on the wall.

  12. Love your plate display Lori, especially the EAT cute! Thanks for the tip about the Ikea bistro chairs, I am hoping to get there soon! Deb

  13. I love plates on the wall. I have them all over my house. Your arrangement looks fabulous. Great combination. Love what you did!

  14. Beautiful plates and displays!

  15. Ooh, love the plates. Be blessed. Cindy

  16. I had no idea you could buy the plate hangers at Hobby Lobby. Thanks for the tip.

  17. Your plates are so pretty. I have a huge collection of plates. Maybe I will take a picture of them all and post about them the next time I post.

  18. This turned out so pretty. I love how they're all different but they go together so well. I am hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

    Laura @ along for the ride

  19. oh wow, those plates are great!

  20. OK, where have I been?! I didn't even know these plate hangers existed. Am I the only one who didn't know about these hangers?

    This post would be a great one to link to my Tips & Tricks Tuesday linky party, starting back up tonight.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week:


    You can get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Hi Lori,

    Yes, they really do look wonderful displayed together! Thanks for the tip on those plate hangers - I'd never seen them before.


  22. Your plates look great! I really like how you displayed them above the door opening. I've seen those plate hangers at Hobby Lobby but I have never used them. I was glad to read they worked so well.

  23. Your plates are wonderfully displayed. I need to check out those hangers at Hobby Lobby! Happy WW! Hope your day is a lovely one!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  24. What beautiful plates, they all look so pretty above your doorway.


  25. Love Your Plate Wall ~ I was thinking you could make some other plates using the rub on Letters ~ You gave me some great Ideas for My Kitchen.... Thanks for Sharing, Glad we have a Hobby Lobby here in Michigan Now!

  26. Great display. I don't have a Hobby Lobby around my area, but was able to find these adhesive plate hangers online.


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