Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trying something new

I recently ordered these Disc plate hangers , I thought they were such a great idea , however patience is required, they are easy to use , just wet the back and use your fingers to mix the glue a little wait 5 minutes for the glue to get tacky , apply and wait over night for the glue to set. You can find Disc hangers at I like them because you don't have all those little hanger clips and sometimes just putting a plate in one of those spring loaded hangers can be dangerous , do you use plates to decorate ?, I have been using them for as long as I have been decorating .
I have been moving things around , I get bored you know ... what I would really love in here
is a lantern , I want to tone down the feminine look a little , I think it is getting s little too girly... and its bothering me .
I have moved some corbels and shelf into the dining room for now, I added some more plates for a new look .

I think I am bored and ready to change the wall color in here ...more on that later.

I think I am tiring of looking at a lot of the same things for too long ...time for change , maybe its just this time of year, too much time stuck inside.
I am really longing for spring , how about you , are you in a deep freeze too ? , I know I'm not alone.


Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

I think it is the time of year. I can barely sit still at night ... I think I should be doing something. But I don't know what project to tackle. I really want to panel the family room ... but the thought of all the work is making me hesitate. Knowing me, I decide to go ahead a midnight one night!!!

High Street Cottage said...

My goodness I love your rooms! First off thanks for the tip on the plate discs, I do use plates for decorating everywhere in my home. I collect china and seem to display them everywhere, I'm planning a plate post soon. I'm in love with your chair slips, how amazing are those? Did you make them? They're perfectly perfect, you're an awesome designer, xoxo tami said...

Thank you for letting us know about those hangers. I just ordered 20 of them. I love your rooms. They'r just beautiful! We just got another foot of snow last night again. I am longing for the Spring too. It really is pretty and I am trying to get things done inside that I won't want to do in the Spring:) Thanks again:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Beth said...

I used to decorate with plates, but haven't done so since re-doing from Victorian to Beachy. Your rooms are totally gorgeous and I wouldn't change a thing. I do know what you mean about the winter blahs, though. I'm wanting to re-do stuff, too. Here's to an early spring!!

Lisa said...

I ordered those disc hangers last yr and I love them....I think I might of got the idea from you!

Ann said...

Hi Chris! I love your home. Such cool, soothing colors. I got to your blog through Two Story Cottage. I have a new blog at I'd love for you to take a look. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I think I need to put stripes on one of my walls!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love your house, but I understand the need for change! I know whatever you do will look great, good luck!

Kellie Collis said...

You already have a very lovely home! I can't wait for the change you are going to do! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

Sharon said...

I know what you mean about needing a change! We're in a deep freeze here in Michigan too.. and I am SOOO ready for spring!!!! I've got a ton of projects I want to get started on but I'm stuck in a rut and can't seem to get motivated. Need to just start one of my big projects!

Starwood Country Creations said...

Hi Christie, I love the plates and shelf in the dining room. I had seen these discs before but wondered if they were good. I have never really used plates in my decor but it is something I would like to start using.
We are just about finished our "move in" redecorate of the living room and kitchen and I'm ready to change it already, how pathetic is that!


pk @ Room Remix said...

I'm longing for spring right now too! Your room is so pretty (loved the striped walls), and I think replacing the chandy with a lantern is a good idea.

Tracey said...

Love is like a ripple effect...once I cange one keeps going! LOVE your blog and home!

Sherry from Alabama said...

What neat hangers! I hate the old springy kind and my plates never lay flat against the wall when using them. I think your room is just beautiful the way it is. But I understand wanting the change. I went to Home Depot last night and came home with a purse full of paint chips. I want to brighten everything up! Now!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Oonafey said...

Ugh, we are definitely ready for the yucky weather to subside. I was to throw open the windows!

I love how everything in your home is just the perfect shade, everything coordinates...

Vickie said...

Hi Chris,
I love the feature about your home in Women's Day. I just had to check out your blog. Your home is lovely. I love your colors.
I do use plates in and around my home for decorating. I put sticky backed felt on small plates and use them for coasters here and there. I also use plates in my yard. I hang them from the fence and tuck them into flowerbeds and flower pots. I think I need to get some of those plate hanging discs.
p.s. a link to see the plates in my yard:


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