The two top plates feature Napoleon Bonaparte. The two bottom plates are black and white transferware.
Here is a close-up of one side...
Close-up of one Napoleon Plate...
...and the other plate. I love the "N's" and the details.
Now, let's head into my kitchen. I found these rooster plates a few years ago at Ross. I loved the fact that the hens and roosters are sitting on chairs, and also the harlequin pattern around the edge. I have "de-roosterfied" my kitchen somewhat, but I just couldn't part with these pretties.
There are a set of four...I will show you where the fourth is.
The fourth plate is used as part of a wreath which hangs above my copper farmhouse sink.
During the holidays, I have three, fresh balsam wreaths with these plates in the centers, hanging in my three-window breakfast area. A plate hanger and floral wire is all that's needed to attach them to any wreath.
*(note: this is so much prettier than this pic depicts.)
Now, let's head into my formal Dining Room...
The miniature, square plate above is officially my smallest plate. On one of our flea market trips in Tongeren, Belgium - my son and Mr Grits bought this for me while they were off exploring on their own. I love it!
That's the end of my plate tour...but there is one more thing I would like to share. It's not "on my wall"...but it's "in my home" and I love it. It arrived while we were in Colorado, and greeted me when I got home.
I ordered a "B" frame from Kristen at Kristen's Creation . She has a wonderful etsy shop. I know people generally collect the initial of their last name...but Mr Grits and I both have first names which start with "B", and for some reason - that is what I started collecting. I have a "B" hanging over each side of our bed. I tell people its to help us remember whose side of the bed belongs to who. :-D
I love the red croc background and all the luscious ribbon. Isn't the small gold charm in the center of the bow the perfect touch?
I hope you enjoy the second edition of What's On Your Wall Wednesday. I look forward to seeing everyone's posts.
May Your "Plates" Always be Full...Barb