After all the Christmas decorations came down, I have left most of the home un-decorated and simple.

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But, slowly, I have been pulling together a corner at a time – and this week, I worked on a corner in our dining room by creating a vintage door plate wall.

I used French cleats to hang the door and an assortment of methods for hanging the plates. But honestly, the hardest part was picking the plates. I originally thought I was going to do a more formal display with transferware. As I started to pull it together, I found myself gravitating towards the more quirky options.

Hence, the odd little fish glue to the white plate…

It reminds me of a good friend, and makes me giggle – and isn’t that what we should do in our homes?

Oh, and there is a cow.

How now brown cow?

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And yes, there is a hand under the door knob.

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I kind of love the way the door creates more presence in this corner. The table was already there, but I painted it green. The space was too small for a hutch to fit and the heater sticks out so that nothing solid works there.

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The table was barely noticeable before, and now it is the perfect color to pull it together. Actually, when I posted the picture on Instagram before I painted it, my sister asked me where it was. I told her where it had been, for years, she had never noticed it.

It is painted with Vintage Market & Design furniture paint in Moss and topped with the brown ocher wax. I purchased it locally, but they can be found here.

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A little paint can make a big difference.

And it makes for the perfect little spot to pull together a vignette in the dining room.

A stack of brown transferware…

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A chicken wire cloche on a cake stand – with a plant and a shoe form.

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Its a bright little spot in our dining room…

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…and a little reminder that it’s okay.

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If you are wondering where I got the plates from – it is a mixture of Marshalls, Homegoods, TJ Maxx and ones I already had. The “It’s okay” is from Anthropologie. It is not available now, but they have some great options now.

Have you ever done a plate wall?

If you would like to see more decorating projects, you can see them here

Thanks so much for reading!

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