Monday, January 30, 2012

The Great Wall Of China

The great wall of china surrounding the
Henredon cabinets in the dining room.
My blue and white plate collection
has a new addition.
 The small cobalt and gold plate on the right.
 This is the lower left side.
Here's the upper left side..
Across the top.
 This little plate was a gift from my tennis friend Carole.
 She knew it would fit right in.
It's Limoges. Welcome little French plate.
 I always add a little sticker to the back of all
wall plates telling me where they came from.
The tag on the back of this antique flow blue
 plate reminds me of the day I found it.
It was an antiques show at Navy Pier, 
in Chicago, March 1991. I paid $15.00.

"Never say Limoges at a flea market."
...Rosie O'Donnell



  1. I enjoy seeing how you decorate with Longaberger. I am an avid collector. I also collect blue staffordshire dishes and cobalt blue glass.

  2. You have a beautiful collection. Love the way it's displayed.

  3. Just love all your blue and white antique plates...You have it beautifully displayed.

  4. Your plates are so beautiful. That was so thoughtful of your friend. I love the new one she got you. Have a beautiful week. We leave for Fl. on Friday morning!!!! WHOO HOO!!!!! XO, Pinky

  5. I love plates, especially blue and white. Great display!

  6. Wow, that's an amazing collection! Your friend's new gift to you was perfect! I've been putting some labels on things lately. I'm terrible at remembering some of the specifics so it seems smart to make a note! Someday my kids may appreciate it!

  7. Very pretty and very eye catching.


  8. What a beautiful plate! I'm a huge fan of blue & white! Love the wall of plates too!

  9. You know I love your wall of blue and white china. Gorgeous!! I hope to have a wall of china one day myself.

    I like the idea of labeling the backs of the plates so you know their history. Going to steal that idea, too!

  10. Oh Rita I have always loved your blue/white plates and your newest cobalt blue looks great my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  11. I love your blue and white plates all along the wall -- how perfect!

  12. Love your plates! They look beautiful! Joann

  13. Beautiful blue and white collection and nice display!


  14. I love your great wall of china! It's very impressive, and now I am wondering where I could do this!

  15. I 'found' you ages ago blog-hopping one day, and the thing that made me want to take a look was your Great Wall of China! It's absolutely fabulous :o)

  16. I LOVE the great wall. You've done a masterful job of creating a gorgeous wallscape.

  17. I love plates and your collection is amazing! I love how you put little stickers on the back of your things so you won't forget~very neat idea.

  18. You Great Wall of China is lovely...I would never have had the courage to even try such an undertaking! What a sweet friend to give you such a special gift. Now every time I see blue and white I will think of you!

  19. This project is awesome! I love all of the blue and white china! It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  20. Oh, how I love that wall of blue! Did you catch any of my January month of blue?

    - The Tablescaper

  21. love your great wall of china!