The homeowner loves her vintage platters so designers hung them on the wall to be enjoyed year round. They also had custom, scalloped window valances made to add texture, pattern and warmth to the design.
Create several gifts from one vintage license plate with cut metal keychains. Search antique stores for old steel plates ranging in different letters and numbers. Use metal snips to cut out the letters and numbers, then sandpaper the edges. Add a hole along the top with a drill and a 1/8-inch drill bit, then attach a metal key ring into the hole.
Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore is the perfect creamy white backdrop for the collection of vintage plates used in this little girl's bedroom. Designer Tip: Make a whole wall of art by using pictures, plates or anything else you collect to make a beautiful collage.
As a shop purveyor, Camille has an eye for detail. No space is complete without floral arrangements which she designs herself in the shop. A mix of pink and blue florals sits atop a silver vintage tray. The tray features a vignette of sweet pieces that can be found in Planning Pretty shop, from appetizer plates to a pale pink Laurel Glass candle.
The wallpaper in this cozy cottage dining room is called Deer Damask. This graphic paper adds texture to the space, while giving a nod to this Nashville musician's Southern roots. On top of the wallpaper, designers added vintage furniture pieces, such as the china cabinet at the rear of the space or the dining table. They then added white dishes and vintage silver plates and pitchers to fill out the china cabinet and vintage glassware to put the finishing touches on the table.
Like red plates, thanks to the proliferation of Christmas's traditional colors, vintage green dishware isn't difficult to find. Ditto for the glassware: the two patterns shown here are 'Moon and Stars' (bottom right) and 'Park Lane' by Colony Glass (upper left) and they're both available in a variety of other pretty hues, as well.
Stack plates with antique silver flatware passed down from Grandma, or pick up some budget-friendly serving pieces from a local flea market to add into your existing modern mix. Here, we used family heirlooms that stem back four generations.
This vintage hutch has been turned into unique kitchen storage, with a wicker basket on top. Three natural wood shelves store kitchen goods, including a butter plate, bowl, pair of pitchers, turkey plate and books.
A family gathering place was created by mixing collective antiques and vintage Chippendale side chairs. The ceiling and inset wainscoting were painted French Blue to complement the antique wall plates and bird prints.
This dining room, designed by John Derian, features a rustic wood table with colorful dishware, vintage green metal chairs, candle sticks and a white floral centerpiece. Mismatched plates make for fun conversation starters at a large dinner party.
To create this look, search your favorite vintage stores for glassware and dessert plates with pink or gold detailing. Use a basic white dinner plate on the bottom of every place setting. Top it with a geometric napkin (these are made from fabric purchased from Quadrille, Inc.) and the vintage plates. Repurpose the printable invitations as menu cards to top off each place setting.
When you swap out holiday plates for items you use in your home throughout the year, look for new ways to display old pieces. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina used vintage milk glass for this tablescape, including setting one bowl on top of a cake plate. The dishes already have a wintery white look. She filled them with paperwhite bulbs that complement the pinecones on the table, knowing they will bring even more warmth to the interiors when they bloom. “I love the texture of the bulb itself,” she adds.