These platters were an Aberfoyle flea market find, along with some matching smaller plates and a bowl, for $20 for the whole box. They are old and boy that box was heavy! There is a reason folks bring bundle buggies to flea markets.
At first I had the pieces displayed in this pie safe in a corner of our dining room, with scrabble words and carved wood animal ornaments.
Our front living room is a casual rustic space and I wanted to find a way to display some of the pieces in here. I tried adding the plates to the agricultural themed gallery wall above the sofa and asked for readers' advice. They looked okay there, well except for the flimsy wire plate hangers that could barely hold these heavy suckers up.
I ended up taking the platters down for fear of the wire hangers giving out and having my vintage beauties come crashing down. After checking ebay I ended up ordering DISC hangers and now feel very confident in hanging them. A bonus is that the DISC hangers allow the plates to lay really flat against the wall so there is not an awkward side view of the wire contraption.
I decided to not hang the plates in the gallery wall above the couch (I bought some new frames to add.) Instead I decided to try the platters on a small wall between the living room double doorway and wall opening. They aren't centred because the wall bends but I really like seeing them here. I love the aged colours of the platters against my white walls. Now to decide if I should add the plate and two side plates below. What do you think?
I'm linking up to the following parties...
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Be Inspired at Common Ground
Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours
Decorating With Plates Linkup at Funky Junk Interiors and Party Junk at FJI