Decorating with plates and another wonderful giveaway!!

Hi there. First things first....happy to announce the lucky winner of the Safavieh shoe ottoman! Here's the lucky person....

Result: 19

Susan Snavely Kohr Came over to this site from Tina at The Enchanted Home... Beautiful giveaway!

Congrats Susan!  Contact me here with your shipping details.

The giveaways are not over, another amazing one from Nancy's daily dish  (aka queen of transferware) at the end of this post so stay tuned!  I loved putting this post together.......I have always loved the look of a plate or porcelain platter collection on a wall. It is at once, charming, beautiful and warm. It exudes elegance while really lending a certain warmth and charm to a space. Do you agree?  Ironically, this look is applicable towards virtually any style room, not just traditional as you will see. Though I have always admired the look, I have admittedly not actually used a plate collection on my own walls, it does not mean I won't. In fact I am really hoping to sooner than later.

For such a large home, we have few blank walls....but I am determined to find a little nook to try my hand at this and in the meantime, have so enjoyed my "research"  which serves as further confirmation why I love the look so much. And if that's not enough, super talented Nancy of Nancy's daily dish fame...has so generously offered a giveaway AND a discount code to anything on her site!! Does it get better? All details to follow on the bottom.....

Peggy Stone nailed this fabulous setting with all that gorgeous blue and white!! Love it......

Just adore the colors in this room, its inviting and rich and elegant......and got a great idea of adding plates to  a small interior wall (yes even atop wood)!

 Wow....the impact of the gorgeous blue and white and dried hydrangea is spellbinding!

 This gorgeous collection of plates looks right at home in this elegant hutch

I like the rustic country feel of the plates and antlers in this charming home..........
Love how Nancy used plates alongside art and beautiful! Nancy's daily dish

Blue and white.....always works!

 Nancy's stunning wall, love how the blue and white pops!! Such a wow factor here.....

Cathy Kincaid completed this incredible room (one of my all time faves) with a collection of plates and porcelains to adorn the wall....who needs wallpaper when you have this!
 Wow! Talk about adding a serious dose of drama ( wouldn't want to be there during an earthquake) Alberto Pinto
 Andrea O'Meara knocked it out of the park with this simple but elegant vignette using plates

Love the idea of a monochromatic look as shown here, Shelterness
 Gorgeous brown transferware looks fabulous here, Jennifer Jordan

Beautiful plates adorn this gorgeous pantry's walls, Traditional Homes

 The warmth of the rich woods is the perfect backdrop to this exquisite collection,  Nancy's daily dish

 They add a lot of cheeriness to this pretty eating nook, Country Living

 Think this is such a great idea! Using a collection in a space that you see all the time, above a hall console table.....stunning!
 Two really unique ideas here....framed plates and plates on brackets, love it! Anita Meek
 Love the idea of using the same pattern but different sizes and grouping them around a mirror!

Think this setting done entirely in black and white is spectacular, Camille Styles

 I also think the idea of adding assorted plate sizes and shapes all in the same color is particularly great for a more transitional space, House Beautiful

Love the gorgeous collection of blue and white plates in this wonderful nook of shelves, Trad Home
 Looove this stunning! French Country Home
 Even sometimes a strategically placed platter or platter is all that is needed!

 This space is so beautiful....its monochromatic and the plates just warm up the space so well!
Positive proof that this look works for any top of space beautifully including this eclectic one, Daydecor
 Isnt' this pop of color and texture fabulous! Love it! Camelot Art
 Gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors, wish I could remember where I got this......anyone?

Stunner of a room with this giant hutch filled with creamy colored plates! Southern Accents

Does this have you wanting to try your hand at decorating with plates? My mind is working a mile a minute as we speak! Love the way it warms up a wall and a room....have you used plates to decorate a space? Tell me all about it!

Now for the giveaway......lovely Nancy has offered a winner a $50.00 gift certificate towards anything in her online shop which is brimming with all kinds of gorgeous plates and dishes. Take a look at some of the beautiful tables capes Nancy has created and a few current pieces on her online store..........

And some of the stunning pieces currently for sale.......

  If you are not familiar with Nancy you are missing out big time.  Click here to visit her positively gorgeous blog that is  always brimming with inspiration. Her personal collection and collection for sale is just beyond breathtaking! ! She is definitely the queen of transferware in my book!

To enter, just visit her online store, click here  come back here and tell us your favorite item.

To boot Nancy has been so kind and generous to offer all my readers a special discount off of anything in her online shop! It is for a limited time and all you need to do is use the code "Enchanted Home" when checking out to get your extra 15%. Fantastic!

Want a second chance? Then visit her on Facebook and like her or leave a comment. Click here to go to her Facebook page.  I will announce a winner on Friday morning!! Thank you Nancy and to Safavieh for their generous giveaways  and to everyone else for stopping in.  Wishing you a wonderful day.


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