I know I've mentioned my love of lamps and pillows, but I've also got a love of white dishes. In fact, I don't think I can fit another one in the house! LOL!
They don't have to be made of ironstone and they don't have to be vintage. They don't have to be from another country either. I just like good ole fashioned plain white dishes. Simple enough huh?
They are very easy to find when you loosen the requirements for them too! I have found them EVERYWHERE. So lets take a little tour, shall we?
The most obvious place to start would be the kitchen.
These are our everyday dishes. I actually have more than this in some other cabinets, but the white ones go here. Looks like it's time to empty my dishwasher since this cabinet is not very full right now.
This is a display above the stove/oven combo. It's just a mixture of pitchers and tureens.
In the dining room...........
I have this pine hutch on the wall and I've filled it with plates, gravy boats, teapots and creamers.
I recently changed up the sideboard in my dining room too by adding this vignette of white dishes. See? I have plenty!
In the sitting room.........
I hung these plates with ribbon on each door panel of my secretary. I really love how this looks. I used to have little boxwood wreaths here, but I have moved them to other places.
On the wall, close-by, I hung some white platters. My old hay rake looks right at home keeping them company. These platters show up better in person, by the way.
And finally, the family room..........
This is my favorite collection. I love this glass armoire and so some of my favorite pieces went in it. I know you've seen it a dozen times!
The best part about decorating with white dishes (for me) is that they don't look cluttered when massed together. Some collections with a lot of color or pattern look too busy to me, but white dishes are soft and subtle. They are both functional and pretty to look at which is my favorite kind of decor.
Do you like white dishes too? Do they have to be old and considered a collectible for you to buy them?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~
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