Decorating with Mismatched China: How to Create a Plate Wall

Thrift Store Plate Wall Decor

Decorating with mismatched china is a perfect way to create you own style inexpensively. Flea markets, garage sales and thrift stores can be a treasure trove of low cost mismatched china, or shop the clearance corner at stores like Marshall’s or Home Goods. Display your china in stacks, in plate stands, in wooden cupboards… or create a stunning plate wall. Continue Reading →

The 1950s Housewife at the Office

1940s Dress Set

Vintage fashion is something of a trend right now, with victory rolls and hair scarves popping up at your local farmers market or concert venue, paired with fitted waists, flared skirts, and capped sleeves to make any 1950s housewife envious. While there are wonderful events where you can go full-on vintage (here in Boston we just held a 1920s lawn Continue Reading →

The Dish on Porcelain

The authors personal collection of porcelain. A weakness for porcelain has always been a bit suspect. Beginning in the late 1600’s certain collectors were labeled as having the maladie de porcelaine, or “porcelain sickness,” an overwhelming desire to acquire more and more pieces of the material being imported from China. In 1602 Daniel Defoe criticized Queen Mary of England for Continue Reading →