Are you hiding beautiful dishes in your cupboards? Maybe you inherited family pieces and they are still in a box somewhere because you don’t know what to do with them.
You have a treasure trove of items to use in your home. Let me show you 12 Creative Ways to Display Dishes and see if you can’t start enjoying your own dishes more!
My family on both sides is known for their enormous collection of vintage dishes. Since I love to host holidays and change out my antique decor all year, I am the first person they think of when they want to pass it on.
If I hadn’t learned to only take pieces I truly loved, I would most certainly be sitting on approximately eight massive sets of fine china. But, it is a wonderful thing to be offered something both sentimental and beautiful when it does happen.
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There are really two main ways to use dishes besides their intended purpose:
With that in mind, let’s look at some different examples from my house to show you how to incorporate dishes into your own home.
12 Creative Ways to Display Dishes
Let’s start with the practical side of things. . .
Unsightly Kitchen Needs
(I keep my fresh garlic in this gravy boat!)
And now onto the more whimsical use of dishes. . .
** After trying several ways to hang plates, these adhesive plate hanger discs are my favorite. To layer your plates like this, use different length nails to hang.
**Group like colors or pieces, my favorites to group are cake stands, pitchers and soup tureens. Also, notice the silverware on display, if you love the handles display them in a pitcher.
**Display special momentos or seasonal decor.
Hopefully, now you have some new ideas and inspiration for ways to display your thrifted, gifted, vintage and antique dishes.
And don’t overlook those odd piece like butter dishes and gray boats, not if you really love them.
Using dishes can create much needed counter space, provide economical wall decor and save you money on groceries because you can buy in bulk!
P.S. For more interesting ways to display collections, check out this article from Country Living.
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