Isn’t this pic just yummy??
This pic from Southern Living (June 09) makes me want to go out and immediately start a collection of THIS color plate and recreate this! I love this pic. It’s funny how colors just go around and around in a circle and come back into vogue again, since this color was very hot in the 1950’s and now has made a resurgence once again. I used seafoam green back in the 80’s, but this is way better. And I love the subtle differences in color with each of these. I just might have to look for some this color. Anyway, I digress. Today, we’re talking about how to hang plates.
I forget that some of you don’t know anything about hanging plates and how to do it, since I’ve been asked a lot about hanging plates. I take it for granted, since I’ve been doing it in my house for a long time. So, this is Hanging Plates: 101, for those who are new to decorating and don’t know all the tricks.
My dining room wall with all my collected and thrifted creamware. I have always used those wire plate hangers that you can get at any of the craft/hobby stores like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. And they work beautifully and are almost invisible.
You can buy several sizes, to accommodate a regular dinner plate up to platter size, so be sure and get the right size so it will stretch, but not be too tight on there. The nicer ones have plastic things on the ends that wrap around the plate to keep from scratching. You just bend out one of those little V’s on one side and hang it from a long enough nail. Easy! Doesn’t take much of a nail to hang these plates, since they are not too heavy.
And this is what it looks like from the front side.
I have a few really small pieces that the stretchy plate hanger don’t work so well on, so….
I tried out these little discs (from Hobby Lobby) on this one and even had to cut part of it off to keep it from showing. You wet the back and it has glue that holds it in place. Let it dry well and hang it from the ring on a little nail. This one really is invisible.
I’ve even been known to spray paint the tips to blend them in better, as with this black tole tray.
And that’s how to hang plates, in case you didn’t know these tips! Plates have always been in my arsenal of decorating goodies and I enjoy hanging them everywhere, even in my guest bathrooms.
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