pass the plates please.
by victoria comment

11/18/13

matt-armendariz

phootgrapherMatt Armendariz.

as i start to brainstorm about my thanksgiving table setting, i got to thinking about dishes and how decorative and pretty they can be. i have all white plates these days, or a collection of variations on white i should say — but i used to have a mismatched assortment of vintage plates i’d thrifted over the years. i loved the history behind them — the countless dinners sat down to feast from them and the stories told over those gatherings. plates are beautiful pieces of art, and not just for eating off of — they look great displayed in nooks or cabinets and hung as art upon a wall, composed in all kinds of clever and creative ways. have you thought about how you’re decorating your thanksgiving table yet? do tell.

william-brinson-plates

photographer william brinson.

jason-loucas

jason loucas photography.

frederikke-heiberg

frederikke heiberg photography.

anthropologie-plates

anthropologie’s NATURAL WORLD DESSERT PLATES.

plate-wallpaper

this is actually PORCELAIN PLATE WALLPAPER BY STUDIO DITTE.

william-brinson-red-plates

new york’s fishes eddy by house of brinson.

6 responses to “pass the plates please.”

  1. Hi Victoria,
    Love this collection of photos. What cool wallpaper! And you’ve also got two of my favorite resources together: House of Brinson and Fishes Eddie! I, too, have all white plates. I like them b/c they allow me to change my tablescape w/out purchasing new dishes. (And I’m changing my Thanksgiving and Christmas decor pretty much every year….I can’t help it). I also like the white plates b/c I think their simplicity makes the food on top look really good. BUT, seeing your post reminds me that I also love collections of mismatched vintage items and now I want to immediately find the nearest estate sale to find plates! Maybe I’ll just collect small plates to use w/ my vintage tea cups and keep the mismatched plate idea limited to tea time. What do you think? Our blog, Little Yellow Couch http://www.littleyellowcouch.com has posted a Thanksgiving table setting using terrariums. I hope you can check it out!

  2. I love plates that have a history + story behind them. I also love it when people display their most important plates on the walls or in cabinets, those things should be front and center in the home. This year I don’t have to host Thanksgiving at my house, so I haven’t really thought about place settings. However, I did buy all of shanna murrays collection at west elm because they were just too cute to pass up. Have you seen them? Adorable. I am hoping next year I will be able to break them out and put them to good use, but for now I just love looking at them :)

  3. wow…beautiful! there are so many beautiful plates and dishes, it makes hosting so fun! gorgeous photography. i love the white with all the pink (jason loucas). so pretty!

  4. Great post! I love old plates – especially transferware. Also, I was looking at the last photo thinking, “this looks like something House of Brinson would photograph” and voila! The credits proved me correct. I love that that happened. :-)

  5. Wow. I’m crazy about old tableware and those pics and plates in your post. I see also familiar plates that I already have, haha. Few years ago when we got married we bought a lot of old plates for our wedding. We mixed them with newer ones – I love the mix of old and new. Now we have those at home … so don’t have to buy new ones for awhile…Great post, Thank you!

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