Sunday, January 15, 2012

~decorating with white dishes~

 After taking down my Christmas decor 
{finally}
I wanted to give my dining room shelving a fresh clean look.
So, I opted for white dishes and a bit of green and black to keep it from looking too stark.
 I added a simple photograph of a cow in a black frame with a white matte.
 The dishes are a mix of old and new.
 I have a lot of vintage white ironstone I have displayed, but it is also mixed in with dollar store plates and pottery barn white dishes.
 The apples seem to liven things up a bit, and you know I love the color green!
 If you are new to my blog, you might be interested to know that I made these shelves out of ripping an old door in half on a table saw. I simply attached them to brackets I bought at Home Depot, and painted them same color as the wall.
{Ralph Lauren Oatmeal}
 I mixed cream and white.
I really think it's OK to do this, it adds interest and everyone knows there are many shades of white.
 I still may hang a plate or two.
I have yet to find my plate hangers.....
 My favorite dishes are the ones with the scalloped or ruffly edges.
I think come Valentines day it would be fun to throw a few pink flowers in here.
 I hope you are having a great weekend!
xoxo

22 comments:

Mark Norkaitis said...

love the fresh clean white look.

Mark @ room363

Amy Kinser said...

Your shelves look beautiful lined with your dishes. I also love the mixed shades of white and old and new is good.

sissie said...

I'm starting to collect white stoneware and filling up my bookcases. I'm with you, I love mixing the white and creams together and the old and new.

Very pretty. Love those shelves you made also.

hugs
Sissie

Cath said...

White was the only color dishes we could afford when we were first married. Along the years I've stuck with white and added the "older white" (cream). I just think all foods look delicious on a white background.

thanks for sharing

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Love. :)

Maggie said...

Simple and beautiful!
I love pottery and china, especially white
Greetings from Poland
M.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Love the open shelving! Your white dishes just sparkle!! Love the mix of old and new!

Terry said...

who doesn't love white dishes and ironstone.

Jodi said...

I love all your white dishes! I have a few that were my Mom's, but I am always on the lookout for more, I love them stacked on the shelf.

Jodi

Fuller Flair said...

I love the way this looks! The combination of textures is just soothing and interesting at the same time! Love it!

Kathi said...

love this look! I too have a rather large eclectic collection of white dishes, with white ironstone being my very favorite. also love your great shelves, very cool

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love white dishes too. You were clever to have made the shelving for them.
When I saw your blog name, I had to visit. I was in Savannah last year for a few days and absolutely adored that beautiful city!

Sarah said...

gorgeous and simple, lovely! I was happy to pack up my xmas things too ;)

Between You and Me said...

love your white dishes....
I've done the same thing this winter...as soon as I took down Christmas, I kind of cleaned everything up....most of my spaces look a little bare.

well, bare for me...I'd hardly say it's minimal since I like "stuff."

Jeannie said...

Beautiful! I love your collection of white! I'm currently growing my collection. Such a classic look.

maxwellhouseinteriors.blogspot.com

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Love the white dishes! Beautiful!!

laxsupermom said...

Love your shelves! And I love the mix of cream & white! Thanks for sharing.

LizlovesVintage said...

Beautiful!! My lust for white ironstone continues... Thanks for sharing.
xxx Liz

burlap+blue said...

I just love how all things white always look beautiful together! Gorgeous! xo

Liesl Ayers-Southwell said...

You know what's so funny, just the other day I was looking through your back blogs, because I remembered those shelves you had in your kitchen, and Im thinking about doing something similar in my living room.... I had the computer screan almost up to my face.. and I thought to myself.... those shelves look like pieces of an old door. So funny you mentioned it in this blog.

{ Kristen } said...

So cute, as always!! You've inspired me to get out my white dishes :).
Kristen
Ellaclaireblog.blogspot.com

Courtney Hamby said...

Do you have a blog on the door shelves? Those are so cute and so thrifty!!

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