Decorating with Mismatched China: How to Create a Plate Wall

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.

Plate collections are so versatile and can complement your style of home decor whether contemporary, mid century, rustic or traditional. Choose your plates according to color, shape, or style. Arrange them in a random pattern, a flowing free form or linear arrangement.

Ready for some inspiration?

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Once you find your unique selection of plates and plan the design, there are various methods to hang your plates:

There’s no short of creative variations when it comes to decorating with mismatched china.  Now that you have some inspiration and the tools you can create your very own plate wall with your unique style.

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Written by: Rush Creek Mosaics
Mary Lou is the owner of Rush Creek Vintage, which began as an outlet to sell the overflow of vintage ‘ingredients’ collected for her mosaic art. A career in nutrition and senior healthcare marketing keeps her busy, but she finds time to enjoy regular walking, gardening, vegetarian cooking and most of all ~ her two year old grandson, Jude.
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Mary Lou is the owner of Rush Creek Vintage, which began as an outlet to sell the overflow of vintage ‘ingredients’ collected for her mosaic art. A career in nutrition and senior healthcare marketing keeps her busy, but she finds time to enjoy regular walking, gardening, vegetarian cooking and most of all ~ her two year old grandson, Jude.

20 Replies to “Decorating with Mismatched China: How to Create a Plate Wall”

  1. This is a great post! It’s sure to inspire people who are lucky enough to read it. There are so many “orphan” plates out there; this demonstrates that there are great ways to use them!

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