During 31 Days to Love your Home, I mentioned my gallery plate wall. I started to put it up, and I realized I didn't like the way it looked.
For a few months, the wall stayed this way while I decided what I wanted. As much as I thought about it, the answer to what the wall needed was simple. I'm a southern woman, and for a southern woman there is always one answer to, "What does this need?"
Reese Witherspoon said it best when she said, "My rule is, if it's not moving, monogram it!" I really don't know what it is, but I just think they are beautiful.
Now, that wall looks like this.
It's perfect! I painted the sign using a stencil I made with my silhouette cutter. Now, I get a monogram and my lace edge plates all in one wall! I found all the plates at different yard sales and thrift stores. The one up top came from a friend that saw that I collected lace edge plates. I needed two more plates, and I found the top right and bottom left plates at an antique store in Georgia.
Here is how the wall looked during my favorite things party.
Eventually, I want a longer buffet to go where the dresser is, and I want lamps on either side of the gallery wall....eventually.
I love how very "southern" this wall looks to me with the dainty plates and monogram. It's nice to have a taste of the south up here in Maryland. I do believe Scarlet herself would be proud.