Friday, June 3, 2011

Kitchen Cabinet Plate Gallery

 Today, we are joining Diann at The Thrifty Groove for "Thrifty Things Friday." Also joining Cindy's Friday "Show and Tell" at My Romantic Home.

Since painting the kitchen walls in pale yellow, called "Morning Sunshine,"  a liking for blue and white patterned plates, sometimes with a touch of yellow,  has grown to large proportions.

Some of the found plates, such as the one above, are from Poland and have rather zany designs.  Other plates have floral motifs. 

A problem with the plates occurred. There was no more room in the pantry to store them. Shelves  and cabinets reached full capacity. A solution had to be found.

One day, while glancing up at the new kitchen cabinets, a thought came to mind.
      "Why not make the tops of the cabinets into a little art gallery?"

Each plate was placed on holders, purchased at the Christmas Tree Shops, and carefully arranged on top of the cabinets. Do you think they look pretty good?

This sweet little number from bright yellow lemons against a dark blue border.

Here's a very pretty thrifted soup server.

The one glass paned cabinet started to look messy with its assortment of spices and so forth. So a lacy table runner got taped inside the door and it lends a nice look to the glass panes.



T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Susan, my kitchen is blue and white and yellow too so I love your plates. I decorate every room, every nook and cranny. The Arabs are not known for that, so when some people come to my place, they can't even believe that I decorate the bathroom. Ha! And one Palestinian friend wanted to know where my fridge was in the kitchen. It is covered in magnets so one might just think it is a display piece rather than a working kitchen appliance. ha-ha! Hope you have a happy day. Tammy

Linda O'Connell said...

You have a knack adn maybe should consider interior design. These plates are gorgeous.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love plates displayed in a kitchen. I wish I had an above the cabinets display area in my home. I think they look awesome. I have to settle for hanging them on the wall in my breakfast nook and dining room. hugs, Linda

LDH said...

Not just functional but very decorative too! I think the blue and yellow is so pretty!

Diann said...

They all look wonderful Susan! I love the idea of displaying tings you use. that is what I do. I don't have open soffets but, I do use plate racks for the walls and display dishes that I use that way. Thank you for joining TTF. Have a grea weekend!

diane stetson said...

Hey, good idea Susan...go into interior design...what a great career that would be for you. I can't display anything because of frequent earthquakes...small ones ..but some day a big one is supposed to occur..yikes! Your kitchen is bright and cheery.

the cape on the corner said...

i LOVE the way you displayed those plates. the similar colors make it work, and it isn't too much. sometimes tops of cabinets tend to get a bit...much. yours look great!

Karen Lange said...

I love the pictures and the colors and arrangements. Just lovely! It looks like such a warm and inviting place to visit. :)

Happy weekend,

Chatty Crone said...

What a wonderful and bright kitchen. When I ever get to repaint mine - I want that pale yellow too. And how nice it goes with the dark blue. And the who thing comes together so nicely!

Love the lace idea behind the glass.

Yes I do display art work - but it is done by a ten year old! lol

Susan said...

Love your kitchen and how you used your plates to decorate! Very pretty!

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