Monday, April 18, 2011

Mirrors and Plates

I've been squeezing in a little decorating between Shoppe duties over the past few days and wanted to share a little something.

 There is this skinny little wall space between the window and the corner. 
It needed something.
I tried hanging ironstone plates to give some texture,
but they were so close to the wall color that they disappeared.
I told hubster, too bad there's not a mirror behind them.  He laughed and said, "If there was a mirror behind them you couldn't hang them."

Hmmm.....wanna bet?

All of the plates already had d-rings affixed to the back from a former project.  Take that and add some fishing line and a single screw and VOILA'!

I adore old crazed ironstone plates.
But, really dig being able to see the plate backs reflected in the mirror.

Can you imagine doing this with a large collection over a very large mirror?

Hmmm......



24 comments:

ShantyGirl said...

I love this project. Looks beautiful.
Sherry

slommler said...

Wow! I love it! It is perfect! Never though about doing a mirror behind some plates. So cool!!
Hmmmmm......
Hugs
SueAnn

Cozy Little House said...

I absolutely love it! Truly inspired thinking on your part.
Brenda

Stephanie said...

Ironstone and mirrors - two of my favorite things! I just did a post on mirrors too! This looks wonderful - great idea!

Jane said...

That's a fabulous idea! The plates look amazing on the mirror.
Jane

Tammy said...

Beautiful idea!
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

KarenSue said...

Hmmmm......

Picket said...

I love that idea but what are d-rings...I'd love to try that! Thanks for the inspiration...have a great week sweetie...Picket

Dee said...

I love it! Very smart and clever.

Dee

The Auction Queen said...

I LOVE the mirror behind the plates!!! I wish I had come up with that idea!! I am going to use that in a simular space in m home...Thanks for being so creative and sharing!!

Darla said...

What a wonderful idea !

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Picket, D-rings are hangers. You can see how to add the hangers here:

http://laurieannas.blogspot.com/2011/01/floating-plates-easy-diy-tutorial.html

Some of the craft stores also carry dischangers which I've been told work well too. Hope this helps!

Karen said...

Never would have thought of it. Great idea!!
Karen

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love stuff hung over mirrors. In my bath, I've hung mirrors on top of mirrors. And I'm always hanging something in front of my large mirror in the living room over the fireplace. I like the layering and then teh sparkle underneath that the mirror provides.

I had not thought about plates on top though. I've done paintings...but not plates.

Great idea!

Farica said...

Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for this great idea. I adore your blog!

Farica @ Southern Charm

sissie said...

Ooh, this looks great. Two of my favorite things, old plates and mirros.

hugs
Sissie

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow that is beautiful Laurie!!

Heaven's Walk said...

You're a clever girl! :) Good thing we think of these solutions when the guys can't....lol!

xoxo laurie

The Linen Closet said...

Love this idea!+

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

great idea, and they really look terrific!

Casa Bella said...

Looks fabulous!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

SO CREATIVE!!

Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly happy to discover this. cool job!

Debra Paessler said...

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