Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Appeal of Mismatched

photo's by me

My pretty little vintage plates are too lovely to hide away today so I have put them on top of my trunk/coffee table. Not very practical I know but it makes me smile. Mismatched china is a lovely touch. Most of these plates cost no more than a few dollars each. Hunt them down at local thrift stores. Use them daily and admire their beauty.

42 comments:

  1. Love the plates. They are very happy looking.

    Enjoy!

    Melinda

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  2. i hung some of my mis-matches on the wall but i like the idea of putting them into daily use.

    xo

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  3. love the mismatch plates - they are gorgeous!

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  4. adoro tu colección de porcelana, soy ceramista asi que valoro mucho esteos detalles en los decorados, felicitaciones.

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  5. Love them all! All my china is mismatched and pretty. I treausre my Nanna's collection given to me over the years and would hate for tem to be broken but I still use them all the time. xx

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  6. i want my wedding reception to be a sea of mismatched plates & silverware. my family is already collecting! :)

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  7. I have always loved mismatched china and silverware for that matter. It is charming as well as affordable and if one dish happens to break, it's certainly not a tragedy because it doesn't ruin your set!

    Kelly
    Second Hand Chicks

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  8. Hi, I just found your blog. Looking forward to going back and ready more about your cool style :)

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  9. Oh yes I love mismatched china!

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  10. I made the big mistake of giving a whole bunch away..when I was in a " I only like white dinner sets" mood...these are lovely...great for High Tea ;)

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  11. So pretty my mismatched plates are overflowing out of my cupboards...in fact my husband opened up the cupboard today and said we need to get rid of some of these...they are stacked to the brim...Never in a million years would I.shhhhh don't tell him that.

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  12. You do know how to touch my vintage heart with your little collections!!
    I'd do the same with my plates but for the fact that two energetic young boys would not appreciate them the way I do!
    But I love them to bits anyway and put up with their Lego collections.....

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  13. I am slowly waiting for the critters to continue breaking our current china so that I can invest in individual pieces for everyday use.

    We still have a long way to go, but I think the husband would become suspicious if they all *happened* to break on the one day after surviving this long!

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  14. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, cant wait to catch up on your posts xx

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  15. Love these plates. They are so pretty. I love mismatched dishes - I pick them up everywhere. They're so much fun to use and put together.

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  16. What pretty plates!! Love the pink roses one in the first photo.

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  17. Just beautiful, love your collection.

    I collect little old teacups and saucers, they just have so much character.
    xxx

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  18. how lovely these plates are! i love vintage flower pottery!
    have a sweet day!
    justyna

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  19. Hi, I also use mis-matched floral crockery & coloured glasses, so individual, people relly appreciate afternoon tea in proper cups & saucers, I also use them for soup starters at dinner, with mis matched chinese soup spoons. Each piece is original & lovely, but hey if one gets broken I can replace with something else, beautiful things should be used & enjoyed!
    Tracey

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  20. Simone!
    So cute yours little plates.
    I have 3 little plattes too, from my father, when he was baby (77 years old) and I will show its in my blog, by our inpiration.
    Thanks for all the lovely things!
    Cybele

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  21. I definitely do! I love searching for plates, saucers, cups and my absolute favourite..cake platters.
    your plates made me smile aswell :)

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  22. I'm a sucker for pretty little plates, but you're right...they're always hidden away. I love Anna's idea of using them at a wedding reception. Brilliant!

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  23. I have teacups and saucers with a similar pattern. I have been trying to find a matching teapot. Cooking and dinner parties are my passion.

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  24. They are gorgeous! I have always wanted plates like those! Do you ever eat off them? And althought they don't match perfect they look like a set! xxx xxx

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  25. Love them. I think sometimes you have to chuck practicality out the window and go for what makes your heart happy.

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  26. Agreed darlin! Thanks for the lovely pictures.

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  27. I've noted before how well you do the mismatched look, and I'm gradually getting there too. The children are always willing to break a few plates for me.

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  28. To me they match! And they look very pretty against the rustic wood too.

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  29. mismatching is one of the best forms of matching! :o)

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  30. So feminine and romantic - love this look. Leigh

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  31. I love your plates and your rack from a previous post. I have collected many-they are hard to resist.

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  32. Hi Simone
    Your plates are darling and a perfect solution for someone like me who can never quite decide which I like best.. the 'Have it All' range! Love it...

    Have a great weekend xx Julie

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  33. They may be mis-matched, but they look perfect, Simone. Have a great weekend.

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  34. They are so pretty! We use vintage mismatched plates everyday. It makes a meal more special.
    ~Debra
    Blog: Capers of the Vintage Vixens

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  35. I love mis-matched plates.Mine are all mis-matched or I only have 2 of the same. Yours are beautiful!
    x

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  36. Love the mismatched china look. There is a coffee/gift shop in Red Hill(Victoria) called Miss Kitty's that uses mismatched china and teapots. Always feels so much fun having a coffee or tea there - they do have some great gifts too.
    Alison

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  37. Oh how lovely - I think I may have found a kindred spirit :) So nice to have found someone who wouldn't laugh at my own mismatched china - I ADORE it!!

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  38. Hi Simone - forgot to say in my previous comment, that if I happen to break one :( I use tile snips to cut them into small pieces and then glue them onto vintage or cheap photo frames and then grout them - very vintage sweet. I think they would look fabulous in your home :)-x

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  39. I love your mismatched plates and I was just saying so when I commented on another blog a few weeks ago that had done a tablescape with mismatched ware!

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  40. I adore mis-matched china ... in another life I had a cafe in BrisVegas and I very nearly called it the mis-matched patch ... but alas I was the only one who thought it had merit ... so it was named something else ... still I used all my beautiful china and smiled everyday - v much enjoying your blog - cheers le

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  41. I have recently fallen in love with mismatched china. There is something so charming about them, and they are so easy to collect!! You take lovely photos.

    Jessa

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