Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Mismatched Plate Rack

picture by me

People are asking to see my kitchen, so over the next few weeks I will be posting snippets here and there. Here is my plate rack on the main wall. We use these plates daily and even when I have a dinner party all the plates are used from here. Whenever I see a cheap vintage plate for sale I grab it as sometimes we have breakages (which don't matter at all). The cups are from Robert Gordon. If there's one thing I love it's mismatching.

53 comments:

  1. thats simply so beautiful and colourful... Look perfectly matched to me!!! wow!!! Thats a real inspiration... I'd love to start my collection now!!

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  2. I love mismatching as well when it comes to vintage plates. I love your plate rack! So lovely. Don't forget your award! xx

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  3. Such a beautiful display and useful too.

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  4. Looks fab simone.....I must admit I just have PLAIN white...as with a family of MEN!!! floral plates is NOT quite their thing...GGGRRRR!!! OH WELL!!! never mind...

    I have pretty plates in my upstairs "EBAY" room!! as I call it..and look at them!!
    cannot wait for more piccies...xx andrea

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  5. Me too, who needs things to match when there are so many fabulous things out there!

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  6. Ooh Simon its a wash with colour gorgeous!!

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  7. Aah a girl after my own heart . All of my plates are from Vinnies , none match and all are beautiful as are yours . Your platerack is fantastic .

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  8. I love it! When i have my own place I may just have to steal your style - plus it is probably a cheaper way to go about it too!!! xxx

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  9. Hi Simone, it was really nice to meet you last night! I haven't had time for a good read of your blog yet - but I will. I'm following now so at least will get to see all the new stuff!!
    Cheers, Karen

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  10. Oh wow, I LOVE IT!!! I really love old plates and love mismatching them too. A friend has just opened a tearoom and bought her cups/saucers/plates at sales etc....none of them match...they are just lovely.

    PS I thought of you today.....I was buying a birthday cake and they had a notice up saying it is "National Cupcake Week" all next week!!! Since when.....surely they are not THAT important LOL :)

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  11. Love your gorgeous collection of plates - sure makes all my white plates look very dreary! Leigh

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  12. Oh Simone, they are just perfect! so, so pretty! A-M xx

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  13. Wow what a pretty collection. Love the red polka dotted one..lokking forward to seeing more pictures, your home is so tastefully decorated!

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  14. Woweee these are gorgeous Simone! What a lovely selection of mismatched plates!x

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  15. I like your mismatched plates
    I think it is either all white which a few colours to spice it up ... or all mismatched... your photo looks great! Julie

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  16. Oh i love this! Your cups are so sweet and i love that pink plate.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of your kitchen.

    Fee x

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  17. sooooo beautifull!!!!!!!!!!!l love that!!!!!!!! and l love that you use them for every day!!!!!!!!!!!besos!!!(kisses)

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  18. Oh, you are a girl after my own heart! I LOVE mismatched! It has set me free!
    I used to be such a perfectionist about matching, now I see mismatched as perfectly imperfect.
    I really do not like things too perfect anymore, there's something not real about it, something not comfortable.

    I would love to be seated at your table eating off a perfectly mismatched plate!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  19. I too love to use mismatched plates, cups etc. There is a cute little gift/coffee shop in Red Hill Victoria that I go to and you get your coffee/tea in gorgeous mismatched cups/saucers and also a beutiful old teapot. Such a fun atmosphere
    Alison

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  20. Hi there. I'm in the process of doing lots of new things to my house and I keep reminding myself that the days of everything having to match are long gone. Thanks for your lovely picture of the plates and I look forward to seeing lots more of your kitchen!! : )

    ~ Wendy
    http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love love love your plates...I have mismatched china I use as everyday ware as well..but I love how you have displayed them! So beautiful...please please I want to see more!

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  22. I LOVE the plate rack! I have never come across one, but would sure love one.

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  23. Very nice! And if I broke a plate or two, I wouldn't even mind so much. I'd just save the pieces for making mosaics! Can't wait to see more glimpses of your kitchen.

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  24. What a lovely mismatched collection! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog - Great stuff!

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  25. Hi Simone,
    I can't wait for the peek into your kitchen. Like you, I adore mismatched plates..and crystal and silver. One of my favorite restaurants sets each table with mismatched dishes, etc. It's the Chalet Suzanne in Lake Wales, a 70+ year old restaurant and inn. (http://www.chaletsuzanne.com). You might enjoy looking at the photos and reading their history.

    Smiles,
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  26. great idea, very romany style, I love your collection what fun.Sharon Uk xx http://www.mypassporttostyle.blogspot.com

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  27. I love mis matched crockery. I remember inviting my EX parents in laws for lunch several years ago. I laid the table with several different plates etc.. Word got to me that they hadn't appreciated it one bit, ...and she didn't even have matching crockery!
    It still makes me smile.
    Isabelle x

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  28. Matched sets are vastly over rated. I much prefer your patchwork approach.

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  29. I do the same, Simone, except I stay pretty much in my color palate. Looking at yours, I'm wondering if I should be a bit more adventurous ;-)

    Cheers,
    ~Julia

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  30. Very pretty...waiting for more.

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  31. Oh, I love it! Someday I hope to have my own collection of hand-picked vintage plates too.

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  32. How beautifully colorful!!! I can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen!

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  33. Hello
    What a gorgeous blog! Thank you for stopping by at my blog. Your blog is great. I will have to spend a long time here to read them all(smile)

    Julie xx

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  34. Very pretty! I do that with coffee mugs. Whenever I see a girly one I love I buy just one. Can't wait to see more kitchen pics! :)

    xoxo

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  35. your plates are so pretty. i agree, i love the mismatched look... makes everything look so colorful!! looking forward to more pretty snippets from your kitchen.
    ♥ Rebecca

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  36. I love it Simone and hope you will share more pictures with us. I love using vintage dishes!!

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  37. Great taste! Looking forward to more pictures.

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  38. The mismatched plates look gorgeous Simone, look forward to seeing more xxx

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  39. Hi - gorgeous! I also love having mis-matched dinnerware, its much more interesting!
    Jas
    Ireland

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  40. Oh yeah! Can't wait to see more! Love your mix matched plates!
    xx Trina

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  41. i love this! i want to collect vintage plates too! actually i want to collect everything... can't wait to see more pics!! have a lovely sunday!

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  42. fantastic - I love mismatched crockery

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  43. That's lovely. So much better than boring old white on boring old chrome.

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  44. Hi i'm new to your blog and i must say your collection of plates is amazing! Every piece looks exquisite :) n may i add that i LOVE Robert Gordon's china... i got this matching floral plate n cup frm RG too which i absolutely treasure :)

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  45. We loved this idea! They are SO pretty!

    I linked to you on a post on our blog: www.homeschoolblogger.com/sevensisters/738036/

    Jessica

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  46. Hello, I have just recently found you (within the last month). This is really the first blog I have ever perused. I have always heard of them but never took notice. Loving yours as it is a much needed beachy vacation from my dreary never-ending Midwest (US) winter! I have visited here often since discovering. I also found "Hooked on Houses" (possibly thru here!?) I am suddenly in love with this new world! Well, finally to my point, I also pick up pretty plates whenever I find them and would love to have a pretty plate rack just like yours, so they aren't hidden away when not in use. Could you possibly show more detailed pix of your plate rack? (possibly empty from top, back, and sides.) If it's not too much trouble!!!!!! I think my father may be able to fix one up for me. He is a handy woodworker by hobby. I have searched all over for one and haven't found one that I really like until I saw yours. I saw it and thought, 'That's It!'

    Well, I can't say Thank You enough for providing a little sanity to a complete stranger on the other side of the World!!

    Keep up the good work and I hope you have a fabulous Holiday!
    Laura

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  47. This is drop dead gorgeous!!!

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  48. They look great. For some reason I like my mugs and tea cups not matching - but my plates matching. But this looks great! So practical also!

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  49. adoooooooooooooro seu blog...
    é lindo demais

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