Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I can’t reach the dinner plates! Updated with HOW TO!

Well, we weren’t really going to eat out of them anyway.

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I thought they would look nice hanging in the foyer!

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Hubby did a little ‘honey do’ project for me over the weekend.

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He hung the ‘fish plates’ that I bought at the thrift store (a few ‘years’ ago) above the front door.

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Of course now I think I’ll change things up on this piece of furniture. I think the red candles need moved or grouped together…not sure what!

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I’m joining Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and Brenda at the Cozy Little House for Tweak it Tuesday.

One thing leads to another…doesn’t it?

Updated to add…

Here’s how they are attached on the back.

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He used a little wire wrap, tie thingy on the plate and a regular picture frame hook in the wall.

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My hubby has all kinds of wraps and wire ties, hooks and do dads in the garage!

Lucky me!

If you can guess what that blue book is, I’ll give you a Yankee dime! heehee!!!

40 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

The plates look wonderful there. I really like your house.

Crafty Gardener said...

very nice display

Anastasia Fedorova said...

I love the plates! They look great on the wall! :)

Vee said...

What kind of hooks did you use? No pun intended... Yes, one thing certainly does lead to another and on and on it goes.

Susan said...

Lovely plates, Diane. I have a set of roosters above my kitchen window that also is too pretty to eat off! XOXO

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love those plates!!

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh those plates are so pretty! I spy a couple of pretty dolls there in the foyer too!
(I loved Vee's comment, what kind of hooks did you use?)
Dorothy

cucki said...

very pretty display x

Ellie VanCaster said...

Your entrance vignette is so sweet and welcoming.

Susie said...

Those are perfect plates to hang. Your home is truly a Florida home..so seaside. Love it. xoxo,Susie

Sonia said...

Hi There,
It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful posts. Have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for sharing your talent! Take care.
Best Regards, Sonia !!!

Stacey said...

Love the fish plates up there. They are perfect for your beachy home.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Diane, The fish plates are lovely and you have found the perfect place for them...It is wonderful to have such handy hubby.. Hugs Judy

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Those plates were a great find! Love how they look above the door!!!

NanaDiana said...

GREAT looking plates and perfect spot for them. Love your new header. I am guessing the book is Johnahton Livingston Seagull?

Happy@Home said...

Your plates are so cute and perfect for your Florida home. I also like learning the secret to hanging them. Your hubby is a clever man.
I also think the book is Johnathon Livingston Seagull.

Barbara F. said...

These plates are so perfect for you and your home, Diane. I love them above the door and under the arch. xo

Elizabeth said...

Love your plates and the unique way to hang them!

maddyrose said...

It would appear you've found the perfect spot for your collection of fish plates. They wouldn't look nearly as nice anywhere else and the half circle window above the door is a great spot for even more treasures. Great look!

Vee said...

Ohhhh! That worked well. I don't think that I've ever seen plates made for hanging like that. Very cool!

Gail said...

Nice job on the plates and I really like your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Jane and Chris said...

I think purple, pink, or aqua candles would look lovely!
Jane x

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh your fish plates look so pretty!!

Cozy Little House said...

Were the holes already in the plates? How nifty.
Brenda

ImSoVintage said...

I love the plates. Perfect fore your wonderful Florida home.
Hugs,
Laura

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I've always loved plates on the wall and these ones look lovely above the door!

Maybe your book is "Birds of Florida"?
Shane ♥

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great spot for them. Better late than never on finding a good place to display them.

Lila Rostenberg said...

Jonathan Livingston Seagull...?

I'll take a hug rather than a Yankee dime! LOL!

I like those plate above the door!

ImagiMeri said...

I love to hang up plates, I just hope no one slams your front door or they'll all come down. The plates are beautiful and add all kinds of color to your decor.

Hugs,
Meri

Introverted Art said...

wow they look amazing in the foyer.

Introverted Art said...

wow they look amazing in the foyer.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the plates and I LOVE where you hung them!! They look great! and yes one change does lead to another! I think you need some 'chunky' candles on that side table! They will look great with your shells and starfish! Oh and I also think the book is Jonathan Livingston Seagull!
hugs,
Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Your plates look great above the door!!
hugs,
Cindy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love where you hung your pretty plates! You have a lovely home!

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a creative spot for your plates. Very pretty.

Trace4J said...

Just a perfect spot.
Love how they look.
Woolie hugs

Chenille Cottage said...

Wowwee....What a great arrangement, Diane! Your hubby did a wonderful job...I think you should keep him around!
Have a great day!
Smiles,
Carolynn xo

Robyn said...

The plates look really nice there.. You have such a beautiful home.. What a great book find!

Suzy said...

The plates look really nice above the front door. What a lovely house you have.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love the fish plates...perfect place for them.