Vintage plates are so cool. They served a single purpose when new, but can serve multiple purposes when loved the second time around. Let's look at three ways to use vintage plates.
- As their intended purpose -- use them as plates! This purpose is probably the most obvious one, but how about deviating a bit from just setting your own dining room table. What happens when a bride uses a vintage theme for her wedding?
Vintage Wedding Table Setting
2. As Wall Decor -- Two different ways to display vintage plates. Make a display wall of plates. For example, this can be done with the same color scheme such as all blue and white plates, all pastel colors, or all floral designs. Here is wall display with a more elegant look...
Elegant Vintage Plate Wall Decor
PHOTO: 2011 Princess Margaret Showhouse, via Canadian House & Home
...But you could also do this DIY project to hang your plate collection and create a more country or industrial look.
DIY Industrial Plate Rack for Vintage Plates
3. And finally...Aren't these the cutest things? Vintage Plate Hooks. Use a vintage plate or saucer that matches your specific decor preferences. Then, you would need to drill holes in them to attach the purse hooks or the hooks could be bonded to the plates with GE Silicone II Clear Caulk. Be sure to let the glue set securely before using. Can't you just see your favorite apron hanging from one of these vintage plate hooks? Or what about a gift for a friend?
DIY Vintage Wall Plate Hooks
PHOTO: Ms. Smartie Pants Blog