When looking for inspiration for this week's Whimsical Wednesday, I came across this beautiful China plate-turned-mirror on Etsy:
and it made me think....hmmm, I wonder what other things have been made and repurposed using plates....
...chalkboards, of course.
But, I hadn't thought of jewelry like this pendant made from recycled china or
a pretty silver ring.
I love this little table made from a chunky candlestick and wooden plate.
What a beautiful way to display a favorite quote...this one is in a potting shed.
Or, forget the words, and choose a vibrant color palate to create a plate art gallery. I love the asymmetrical look of this one.
Simple, white, and symmetrical - this look also makes a statement.
Or, how about giving your plate gallery a little functionality by adding some hooks?
Kitchen Clock by Capricci
During my search, I came across several clocks, but this one was my favorite.
What about using it to display your house numbers? I hadn't thought of that before.
Apparently, garden art made from stacked plates is pretty popular right now - or at least they are on Etsy.
But, I've never thought to use it as a garden border.
Using different patterns would be a beautiful and whimsical way to spotlight your landscaping. (Unless, like ours, your "landscaping" consists mainly of weeds...at least the plates would be pretty.)
But, the final idea I came across is not only lovely, but it can serve as a life-saving device in an emergency...
China Knuckles by ibreakplates.com
I mean, if you're going to pack a weapon, might as well be fashionable about it.