I started out trying to come up with some ideas for displaying my monogrammed silverware and came up with this idea for mirrored plates too! Mainly I needed three new things to hang in my dining room to replace the three old things I was taking down. Plus I didn't want to make new holes in the wall so whatever I made had to fit where the old nails were! How's that for a challenge!
Isn't that cool!! I found this thin round mirror in the candle making section at Michael's. I think they're made to put your candles on. 99 cents for a small one people!! $1.99 for a larger one that would fit a dinner plate!
All I did was put a dab of hot glue on the back of the mirror and positioned it in the center of the plate. They had various sizes and shapes of these mirrors. Any plate that would have a nice border on the outside once you put the mirror in the middle would work!
One of the things I came up with to display my monogrammed silverware is this:
I very rarely find any monogrammed silverware and the only reason that I have such a nice collection is because of my dear friend Linda of Blue Gate Blog (the one that makes those pretty fork chandeliers). She is so good to me! Whenever she gets a batch of silverware to make her chandies she always looks for an "M" or "W" and sends those to me (usually wrapped up in some toile)! So if it wasn't for her I'd have about 4 pieces! *Edited: Sorry her link doesn't work anymore. She closed her blog but I thought she was leaving it up, looks like she deleted it.
Everybody does this with silverware - frame it or put it in a shadow box and that looks cute too!
I made all three of these things. The top picture is a piece of framed toile wallpaper.
I'm not sure I'm keeping all three here or even in this order. I think the plate with the fork needs a bow on top or something? What do you think? Anyway, I just wanted to get them up on the wall so I could show you guys cause I was so excited!
I didn't get around to photographing my other idea for displaying my silverware so I'll do that sometime next week.
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