How to Display Your Plate Collection

Several people collect plates and apply them as a decorative component in their homes. The custom of hanging ceramics arose in Europe. Plates of all kinds were used to dress walls, along a mantelpiece, around mirrors, and around the top of a wall under the crown molding. At least as far back as the Renaissance time, there were ceramic plates having holes in the backs for hanging. They were discovered in very ornate, formal homes as well as in simple country ones.
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Today decorators often hang plates as they would a grouping of paintings. Even so, unlike framed art, hanging plates produce dimension. They can supply pattern on a wall where none exists. And, unlike wallpaper, plates are easily removed when you require a change.

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