Tuesday, June 15, 2010

~ Playing with Plates ~




Playing around with my vintage plates this morning. I am trying to get a colour theme going for a little dinner party I am having soon. I love mixing vintage mismatched china with a hint of modern [like this oilcloth used as a tablecloth ].

53 comments:

  1. oooh beautiful pictures, and beautiful plates!
    I love the last one with the pretty roses, so sweet!

    xoxo
    Olivia

    p.s. your blog is gorgeous!

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  2. How could you choose? All three combos are gorgeous!

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  3. Great combos. Love the way the white spotted orange plate just pops on that cloth.
    Alison

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  4. I love the first and second plate :)

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  5. fun! I like all plates with the tablecloths...I am a bit partial to the first one though...the pink is so cheery and pretty!

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  6. I like the first one. But I'm partial to pink and dots.

    Have a great day.

    Melinda

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  7. Love 'em all, but the top pic is my favorite!
    However...if my daughter and son-in-law were coming for dinner they would LOVE the orange polka.dot plates. I would choose the red and white stripes for Independence Day! So FUN! I LOVE plates and place settings and table- scapes! I would love to have a storage room for dinnerware and accessories! Looking forward to seeing what you decide! :)
    Blessings!

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  8. oh! the three of them are lovely!!
    I think I should pick the last one, I find it more elegant for a night party
    but I would be happy with any of them :)

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  9. Hi, Simone! The three of them are lovely but I would set my dinner table with the third option and I would include checkered napkins in black and white. Kisses, Bela.

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  10. Simone I thought I was looking at a Cath Kidston catalogue this morning - you remind me of her (not personally) her decor of course. Sandy x

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  11. Oh My Gosh. You have made my day pink/white and red/white polka dot oilcloth. I have been out bid everytime Ive tried to get oilcloth and have had to settle for plastic. Very happy girl here. Thankyou. I love the colour combos btw. xx

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Next pay day I'll be popping into your shop for a spree. Love that you have oilcloth - one of my favourite things. Loving the ribbons too.
    Have a great week.
    Carmel

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  13. Everytime I see one of your gorgeous vintage plates I want to go to the antique store and pick some up, I love them.

    thanks so much for the heads up about Notebook, I didn't realise...:o
    xoxo DJ

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  14. Mix matched plates are the best!!!
    I use all vintage ones all of the time.
    Love these three looks!
    Number one is my fave!
    Blessings~

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  15. Love this mismatched look Simone... they all look fabulous!! I particularly like the brown roses plate.. how sweet and looks great against the red backdrop

    Thanks so much for your well wishes!!! brightened my day!!! xxx Julie

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  16. Oh I adore the first one....I have covered my chairs with oilcloth.. I adore the look. Hugs to you.xoxox

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  17. All look great, but I am going pretty in pink today! Hope your dinner guests enjoy it.

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  18. I have to agree...I love the top one too! Beautiful plates and tablecloths!

    Rondell

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  19. Hi Simone, love your new store. Everything looks fab....don't forget the beach vintage beach towels and bags for your summer range.....yes my mind is on overdrive with beach vintage ideas....cheers katherine

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  20. I love to mix and match too! Hey, I tried to visit your new shop and it said the site was down for maintenance. I will try again soon...hoping it's a quick fix. xox

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  21. Love all these combos! You are so creative!

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  22. they're all so cute! love the top one best. : )

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  23. dear simonne...first of all l want to congrats for your shop!!!!!!!is moooore than beautifull your beach vintage home shop!!!lovely!!every body is going to be in love with all that beautifull things you have!! l wish you all the best luck with all the best energy!!is lovely when you have dreams...and if that dreams comes true...is more beautfull!!!
    ...l love all this plates l choose the 3!!!!
    big kisses,besos enormes para vos simonne!!!

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  24. Congrats with your shop, lovely items.
    Beautiful plates and tablecloths.

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  25. Lovely, lovely, lovely Simone!
    COngratulations with your shop! I'm so happy for you and wishing you all the best!
    Cheers,
    Li :-)

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  26. Simone do you have the Romantic Homes with your blog feature? Sandy x

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  27. Love your vintage plates and gorgeous fabric tablecloths!! Beautiful!! ~ xx

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  28. Gorgeous plates..good luck with your party!!

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  29. oh yes me too but I have seriously culled my plate collection, I had waaaay too many!
    alicia

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  30. Hello Simone, I love all the plates although I will always lean towards florals. Mixing them up is perfect. xx

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  31. I love your plates and tablecloths, can't wait to see pics of your dinner party, how fun!!

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  32. Great mix and matches Simone! They are all gorgeous but I love the orange polka dot one. Have fun at your dinner party. And congrats on your lovely shop too :)

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  33. Simone I love the polka dot plate on that pretty flower oil cloth. I had a little look at your shop and you have some beautiful things in there.:)

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  34. Oh, I never would have thought to combine those colors; they are wonderful, just love them. I'm thinking in a whole new light about fabric and plates. Thanks so much.

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  35. oh i love especially the first picture! SOOO lovely! i'l be back soon to your shop!
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  36. Oh! That red polka dot guy is perfect!

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  37. I love the last plate and I know my mother would adore the first one. I'm having some friends over tomorrow - you've given me some ideas!

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  38. wow...you could just print those out and frame them and they would make awesome art. love all combos.....the roses with the stripes is eye popping. thanks for sharing.
    sue

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  39. i love the middle one! love love reds and cheerful blues together!

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  40. Very pretty and cheerful! I need to get some oilcloth for my studio... the pink dot one is to die for!

    Hugs,
    Sheila

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  41. Simone--I continue to find your blog inspiring on so many levels. And it takes me away--which is another happy thing! I am leaning with the polka dot one...but the stripe is coming on fast...:))
    You have a great eye and it is fun to see what you combine!

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  42. beautiful plates and table cloths looks soo nice lovely things

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  43. Beautiful Plates...
    Nice Idea!!
    Best Wishes!!

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  44. just love vintage plates... i have a sickness... i always have to buy the strays (ok, and pairs.. and stacks) i just adore them all...your mix of them here are wonderful...xx

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  45. they all look great-my fave is the third one :)
    just discovered your blog and i'm absolutely loving it! new follower :)

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  46. Great job on getting your shop going. Good luck Simone. These plates all look pretty. You'll have to show us pictures of your dinner party so we can see which one you decided on :-)
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  47. Hi Simone,
    Congrats on your new online store and I hope it is really successful. You were in two conversations I had today. First I was telling Amy that I think I am going to take up your idea of having different plates (yours look beautiful and
    so many of mine have disappeared, lol) and then Bruce's sister told me about the article in the magazine. Go girl! Good on you. A second lot of congratulations here. The jewellery is beautiful. Lots of love
    Dee

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  48. The rose patterned plate on a polka dot background! takes my breath away... thanks for this beautiful picture.

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  49. just love it!
    viele grüsse, kristina

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  50. I keep coming back to look at the 2nd shot - the orange and blue. Just perfect.

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