All the time I have people ask me what I do with all of my plates and dishes. Well, the obvious answer would be I use them, enjoy them, and entertain with them. I have such a fondness and a rather large quantity of vintage dishes, that it seems they have spilled out from my cupboards.....literally.....
.....and into my yard......as an edging for a flower bed in the corner of my backyard. Now, this was a very easy project, with the exception of deciding which plates were moving from the inside of the house to the outdoors. I used the ones that had nicks around the rim of the plates, just buried that part under the soil. My inspiration came from a Spring magazine I looked at a few weeks ago. I saw this in a home and garden magazine and knew I was going to be doing this in my own yard.
A mismatched group of dinner plates and saucers make a rather charming border in my opinion. Granted, not everyone in my house shares this sentiment, my son especially......but it is my yard, my flowerbeds, and I like it.....my husband just shakes his head and leaves it at that. I really think he is just happy SOME of the plates are out of the cabinets. When I explained that this was in a brand new home and garden magazine....he stated......the magazine surely had fallen on desperate times for sure. Men....what do they know?
By adding a couple of very vintage chairs I had on my patio, they are serving as a planter holder for some of my pots. I then added a few of the chippy iron pieces, and a few statues from various other places in my yard.
This part of the yard gets a lot of shade, my hosta plants are coming up nicely, so I just added some inpatients flowers to the bed and pots. I may add a few more plants in a couple of weeks, but for now, this is all I have planted.
There you have it, my vintage little corner of the yard. Protested by various members of my family.....with the exception of the dogs...they were looking and sniffing the plates wondering where the food was.....after all, it is not everyday they freely see plates sitting on the ground at their eye level....they were just confused that there was not a single morsel of food on any of them.
I guess it is good to keep them guessing, and let them wonder....what will be next?
.....the family and the dogs.