Thursday, September 11, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

Show and Tell


I'm sharing my motto plate collection this Friday. This plate is special because a friend gave me the plate above as a house warming present for the first house we owned and it started this small collection. It combines so many things I love, plates for one and words. I love things with words or monograms on them. It's such a lovely sentiment don't ya think?



How true is that?! This one I found at a thrift store but all the rest came from ebay. I've been searching and searching for others. But usually I find the same ones I have but only in different colors




I have them displayed along the side of my china cabinet in my living room. I may start hanging plates from the ceiling - I've kinda met my capacity for plates and storage (although there's still room on the side of this cabinet that needs filling)!


Have a wonderful weekend!

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32 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I dont think I have ever noticed many motto plates before. Yours are so pretty and I love the sentiments.

JanMary said...

What a lovely idea for a collection.

Happy hunting for more and thanks for sharing :)

Dawn said...

Love the motto plates!
I collect church plates. They are a border in my kitchen...and I have begun a second row underneath the top row.
I am going to notice the motto plates from now on.
Happy Friday!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Manuela

Had no idea you were back again! I've enjoyed catching up with you, this morning.

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

Hi Manueal, I just found your blog and am so glad that you are back in blogging land again. I really missed your blog.
Welcome back!

Angie said...

Those are really cool. I know the feeling of running out of space :) I have boxes in my garage of decor items that I rotate since there's not room for everything

Chez Nous said...

What a great idea to hang the plates on the side of your china cabinet! I have never seen that before.

Anne Fannie said...

I love all your beautiful plates! I have never thought about Motto plates! What a great idea!
Love, Ann

ROXY said...

HI Manuela! Great plates!! What a clever idea placing them on the side of the cabinet. Love it:)

salmagundi said...

In all of the years I have been antiquing, I don't think I have ever seen a motto plate. Love the way you have displayed them. Take care, Sally

A Hint of Home said...

I love the plates and the sayings are so special.

AJ said...

I love those plates and their sayings! I really like how you displayed them too! Creative!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

What a lovely collection of plates!

Dianne said...

I really love the first one's sentiment-so sweet. Where you displayed them is awesome!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Carla said...

I think the only thing prettier than printed plates is printed plates with pretty sayings! I love them along the side of your cabinet-smart use of space.

Reynie said...

I love plates! Those are very nice ones.

Mary said...

I have seen motto plates and remember one hanging on the wall in our middle room when I was a child. It was pretty and these are too. Such pretty pictures and wonderful words.

Blessings,
Mary

sheila from life @ #17 said...

hey...you've got an award over at my place :)

Deb said...

Hi, your plates are beautiful and the sayings are too. If ever I'm out and run across any I'll be sure to keep you in mind. Deb

Katie said...

Those are beautiful and timeless thanks for visiting my blog. I can't wait to read some of your new posts.
Katie

Kathy said...

Your motto plates are so pretty and unique! Nice post...Kathy

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lovely plate collection. Very unique.

Blessings,

Sher

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I just found your blog and am so glad that I did. I spent WAY too much time browsing your archives at midnight. We have lots in common...Dave Ramsey, Tightwad Gazette, couponing, thrift stores, manager of our homes etc etc. Excited to have found a fun new blog (or "old" for you...new to me. )

Mimi Sue said...

I don't think I've ever seen motto plates. What a great thing to collect. I'll have to keep a look out for them. Mimi

Joy said...

That's a great place to hang your plates.

I love the way you've decorated your screened in porch. I'm with your hubby in leaving the buffet the way it is. I like the softness that it brings to the room. I can see why you love that area of your house. It's lovely!

Janet said...

I have the top one on your cabinet ( not shown in your post). At least I think it is the same..."When this you see, think of me". My dear friend Jane gave it to me many years ago.

Janet

Carrie said...

Hello Manuela,
I enjoyed seeing your collection of motto plates. I have just one of those your have. See my post about my quotes on plaques:
http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2008/08/quotes-from-around-home.html
Carrie

ceekay said...

Unique plate collection. I love plates also but usually only find the floral ones.

Mrs. B said...

I love that collection! I've never seen plates like that before. Wonderful sentiments.

Mrs. B said...

I love that collection! I've never seen plates like that before. Wonderful sentiments.

Kelli said...

So lovely! The sentiments are wonderful and you have them displayed beautifully!
~Kelli

Rachel said...

Those plates are fabulous!