Monday, October 27, 2008

More Plates

One of our local stores, Trees N Trends is going out of business. (Is this a chain store?) Everything was 20% off including sale items. I was so happy to find these salad plates on sale for $6.00 for a set of four. I bought two boxes so I got eight plates for less than ten dollars. I didn't know what I was going to do with them, I just knew they were pretty and I usually regret not buying enough of something so that is why I bought eight.
When I got home I was thinking about what to do with them and remembered that the arrangement over the guest bed needed something else. I liked this arrangement but definitely thought it could use more.
So I added three of the plates to it and it makes much more of a statement now. I like this so much better. I'm not sure what I will do with the remaining five plates but I'm sure I'll think of something or I could actually use them for food!

86 comments:

Wendy said...

Very pretty. I love plates on a wall :)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Oh yes, The guest bedroom looks much better with more plates-They are very beautiful!
Have a great week,
Robin~♥

Kim @ My Journey said...

Love that! Your guest room is so inviting and warm.... love the colors and the plates are perfect!

ROXY said...

Good call!! The plates look perfect over the guest bed!!

Mrs. Priss said...

Very adorable! I love using plates around the house too, but my husband doesn't get it. He thinks everything has to be functional (umm, like that stack of xbox games on the coffee table? yeah, no). I really love those prints of the birds on the wall too! So cute!

belladella said...

Lovely! You can never get too many plates on the wall!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh this looks great Shannon...you really have a great eye for decorating. I wish I could find some cute dishes like that...I will though...thanks for sharing your ideas!

megan said...

I love plates on the walls. I always look for pretty plates when I am shopping now. Very pretty!

Brittany said...

That looks really cute! There is a store here called Linens n Things that is also going out of business. I wonder if they are the same store and if they would have those plates here? Hmmm... I might have to copy you (again:))! I love plates! Though, I don't have any on the walls, but I just thought of a place to put some!

Darlene said...

I haven't ever heard of that store, but too bad it is going under :( Those plates do look fabulous over the bed...perfect!!!

Kari Beth said...

I also live in the NWA area. I heard about trees 'n trends going out of business but haven't been by to check it out yet. I love the bird prints! Mind me asking where you got those?

julie & joe said...

I LOVE the plates! I also love a good sale. Your guest room looks beautiful. My guest room is on the re-do list for my Christmas break. Hopefully I'll get it done.

Erin said...

I love that arrangement! I love to hang plates too. It adds so much interest to a wall! Very cute!

EMILY said...

Thats just too cute! So creative!

coco said...

Looks great! Are all the trees and trends going out of business? I will have to check the one that is about 40 minutes from me.

Gigi said...

It does look so pretty! I actually think you could even add two MORE plates to the arrangement.

Heather said...

wow, i love everything about that set up!

Tami said...

Very Cute!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I really like this arrangement!! Very pretty plates, and such a good deal! :)

Betsy said...

Once again....a success! I love white plates. Lenox Butler's Pantry is my everday dishes. I love them because they go with EVERYTHING!

duchess said...

What a great find. They really help out that arrangement.

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Those are very pretty plates and what a deal you got on them! I'm on the hunt for some pretty pumpkin/thanksgiving dessert plates...so if you see any for a great deal, plaese let me know.

Alyce said...

I love it Shannon. I would use the other plates for some PIE! haha.. speaking of which...I just posted yet another pie recipe..I think I'll stop with that one ;-)
I have some plates waiting to go on the wall..I need to study your arrangments!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Terrific buy and they do look great in addition to the prints. They are very pretty. Have a few people over for dessert to use the others. Jacki

It's Always Something Around Here said...

Great deal and I love them up on the wall. How do you hang them??

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

The plates are really great and make a wonderful addition to your wall arrangement!

Sherri's Southern Style said...

You totally scored! Looks very pretty.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I LOVE those plates! So cute!

Sarah said...

The plates look so cute there and I LOVE your bedding!

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Very pretty, Shannon!

Holly said...

Definite improvement! And the rest would work great for, say, salad!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I agree, I love the way the new plates give it more height. So pretty!
Carrie

Angie said...

LOVE those plates and the detailing on them! You are right - makes more of a statement with the addition of more plates. I always find it hard to arrange things on the wall. I may have to copy your arrangement!

Melissa Wertz said...

Just lovely Shannon.

My Place of Peace said...

Shannon,
Any guest would feel much loved with all the attention you give to detail in your guest room! What a great gift!
Shilo
P.S. My sisters name is Shannon too! :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

I really like this look. Great job!!!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Love it! They look wonderful on the wall! xo Vanessa

Chris said...

You definitely did the right thing by buying all 8! You can never have too many dishes, and they look great over the guest bed!

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

The plates look beautiful! I went "thrifting" this weekend and found eight plates that I need to hang as well!

Very pretty room!

HeathahLee said...

Those plates are so pretty! I love them over the bed!

My home - My life said...

Looks great! I love deals like that.

Emily said...

I liked it before, but this looks even better.

Cari said...

It looks great! I wanted to hang some plates and as I am still new to decorating can your reccomend the most secure way to hang them? Thank you!

Nikki said...

Great deal on the plates, and they look wonderful in your guest room.

Susie Harris said...

Oh how I love white plates and what a deal! Is that store a Christmas store?...trees? Or is it a nursery?

Belinda said...

Shannon,

Yes Trees and trends is a chain we have one here in the St. Louis area.. Love there flower arrangements and they frequently go on sale which is nice.. I will have to check ours out they always have good christmas stuff! I wonder if ours is going out of business too.. I love what you did with the plates and what a great buy!
Belinda

Mandi said...

Love the plates! I use plates in my decor all the time. They look very pretty with the pictures too!

TCKK said...

Very nice!! I never would have thought of trying that.

Lana said...

These love great! I love the idea!

gail said...

It didn't even look like it needed an improvement- but it does look even better! pretty

~gail

Jennifer said...

I definitely like the plates on the wall. Also wondering what you will do with the rest - and who would have even thought of eating off them?? :)

Adam & Jessica said...

Very cute! You got such a great deal on those plates! They are gorgeous!

AJ said...

Love what you did with those plates! The wall looks great. And you are right, you COULD actually use those plates to eat off of:) Nah!
I have an award for you over at my blog!

Deb said...

Love the plates, and what a great deal. They look great on that wall. God I wish we had your great stores here.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a difference Shannon. I've seen such beautiful plate arrangements over the beds in blogland. Yours is so beautifully propotioned!!!
M.L.

Sue said...

The extra plates made such a difference. You can always use white plates!

ka1t_lyn said...

What a good deal and a creative use for them!

The Berry's Patch said...

The additional plates above the bed look awesome. What a great deal on them. :-)

Pink Slippers said...

It looks great the way you hung the plates.
Wendy

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

What a great find! I love those plates, and they look fabulous arranged like that over the bed! I love the bed set/pillow shams you put together; the colors are beautiful! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

very pretty Shannon and great score on the price as well. Thanks so much for understanding about the family art project. cherry

Angela said...

Loves IT!!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Looks marvelous!

Smiles,
Lea

DebW said...

The 3 new plates really did make a nice addition to your arrangement! I like it!! I have been having a problem with finding some in the right colors for placing around a picture in my guest room. I would like to find some vintage type with little red and blue flowers. I suppose I'll just hold off until I find what I'm looking for. I am sort of OCD when it comes to colors, lol.

Kitty Scraps said...

Oh Shannon,
Those three plates made a big impact, I thought your wall arrangement was lovely before but you're right, it needed a little something more and those three plates were it. Perfecto!

Marie said...

What pretty plates! I love the new arrangement. I've never heard of the store Trees N Trends...I may have to google it!

Leigh said...

pretty shannon. You always score some good deals. Trees n trends is a chain, but there is not one on my side of town....dang!

Amanda said...

Isay enjoy a beautiful salad from them!...Love them over the bed too...

Katie said...

That looks great! "...use them for food..." haha! When I am out and about, I'm always on the hunt for dishes to hang as opposed to put in the kitchen. We had a Trees N Trend back home. It's still there, I think. I wonder if they are all going out of business. I'll have to send my sister...

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your plates!! I love hanging plates on walls too. The white looks so wonderful. Well, your cute frame and magnet are on my blog. I thought you might want to check them out. :) Leslie

tidymom said...

Ooooh, I REALLY like that!!!

~Tidymom

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Beautiful plates! I would have bought them too. They definitely add the finishing touch to your guest room!

God's girl said...

Very cute idea!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Shannon,

Stop on by my blog...you have been boo-ed!! ~♥~

Liz said...

This look so so cute! Love it.

aswewalk.com said...

Oh, yes, it really added to that wall. You are so good at that!

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Shannon...what a great deal and they look so pretty!!!!!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Shannon, I have commented on this before, but I LOVE those pillow shams. So, what is the pattern and brand of the floral sham and the reddish/pink sham. LOVE THEM!!!

Cali Girl said...

it looks great!

Inspired Kara said...

We have trees n' trends too! I'm going back this Wednesday to see if anything i market down even more!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Looks great as always!

Sarah said...

Those plates are so pretty and you can do so much with them! I need to check out our Trees N Trends to see if they are going out of business!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh no! We have a TreesNTrends (it used to be Silk Tree Factory here). I haven't been in in a few months but I'll be sad if it's closing. I need to go shop if it is!!! The arrangement above the bed looks great, as always! ~ Les

Kim said...

I love the addition to the existing arrangement!

Judy said...

Nothing catches my eye faster then pretty plates. I am addicted to china and interesting plates. You have a beautiful website.

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