Tuesday, February 8, 2011

French Chateau

I bought some wonderful Limoges plates a year or so ago, with the intention of using them for a mosaic mirror.

They have beautiful scenes on them of a French Chateau in the countryside.  In fact the pattern is called French Chateau.
As you can see, they didn't end up on a mosaic mirror. I thought they were the perfect plates to decorate my green toile guest bedroom.

Here are the scenes on the plates...each one is different.



I have been trying to add a little red color in the green toile room and these have some red in the design.
I still want to change out the lampshades and do something different with the bedding.  You can't see in this picture but there is a green toile bed skirt on the bed that matches the curtains.  I am looking for a quilt/comforter that has red, green and gold in it.  It seems like I am always fluffing the nest.
Welcome Home,
Penny

37 comments:

Martina said...

Such pretty plates Penny and that was a perfect spot to display them. Your home is so inspirational. Martina

At The Picket Fence said...

Those plates are just perfect there Penny! And that toile fabric is gorgeous. I'm such a sucker for toile! What a lovely room! :-)
Vanessa

Donnie said...

Your nest is beautifully fluffed. Love those plates. I need 2 plates for the two tiered cake stand I got from Donnie2's Willow House Party. I'd love to find something really unusual so I'm on the hunt. I'd like mine to have touches of blue in them. Loved the red in yours.

Terri said...

Yes, perfect. I love the unusual pattern.

Vee said...

Omigosh! I just picked up tea cups with those little scenes inside at the flea market. They were selling for $2. I decided against them because the sweet scene was inside and the outside was the pattern you see around the edges of your pretty plates. If you'd like a tea cup, I know where to get one. :D

Blondie's Journal said...

The plates are beautiful and look beautiful on the wall. I have often wanted to do that, just have to find the right plates.

Your guest room looks very relaxed and cozy. I hope you share it again with us once you have changed it up a bit!

XO,
Jane

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The plates are perfect there Penny. I love using plates on the walls instead of just artwork.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, I'm so glad you didn't bust up these beautiful plates! They look perfect on your wall. Those drapes are gorgeous too! You do everything just so wonderfully! Hope you're continuing to heal and no pain.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

*Ulrike* said...

I love those plates Penny. I am such a nut with plates anyway. I've read before I think Kitty Barthelemew(?) said to use plates as decorations. Needless to say you have some pretty ones for that room!
Take Care,
Ulrike

Brenda Kula said...

Why not fluff the nest? We love our nests! Those plates are so beautiful. I can see why you kept them as is.
Brenda

Dawna said...

Love the plates where you put them! Looks great!

Sarah said...

Penny, the plates look great hanging on the wall. How nice that each has a different design. Fluffing the nest is my favorite activity. ;-)
Enjoy! ~ Sarah

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love that each of the plates has a different yet related design. You have found the perfect place for them. The room looks lovely. Fluffing the nest is always a fun and rewarding activity.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, those plates are beautiful. I am glad you are using them there.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Penny, I don't think that we who love decorating EVER get through FLUFFING! It must drive our husbands crazy! I am also looking for fabrics in reds, greens, yellows - it's hard to find in these days of browns...your home is lovely and I sure like to visit and see what is new! Have a great week, and keep up the fluff!
xoxo
Marilyn

Angie said...

Beautiful plates, and I am soooo glad you did not break them to make into a mosaic :D They look beautiful in the room.

Angie @ Linen + Verbena

Sue said...

Hi Penny,
Those plates are beautiful, they look wonderful in your guest room.

Sue

Kathleen Grace said...

The plates look great with the green toile. I think we all love a change up now and then just to keep things fresh:>)

Pamela said...

Beautiful plates Penny! I am a self confessed chinaholic!! I also love your drapes in the bedroom!!
Pamela :)

Pondside said...

How pretty! I'm familiar with those plates - and they are perfect for the room.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful plates Penny and they look wonderful in your guest room..Love the toile drapes girl..but anything toile I just love it..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sherri said...

What beautiful plates Penny! I love them in that room!

Beverly said...

Penny, you're absolutely right. The plates are a perfect addition. I like the feel of this room. It looks so serene and welcoming.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful room. I love the plates, they are lovely. I think that you made the right choice in not using them for mosaics.
Karen

see you there! said...

I like your phrase "fluffing the nest". Made me smile. The plates are great and if and when you tire of them they can always go to your workshop.

Darla

LW said...

"Good Save", the look is very pretty.
I think plates are wonderful to use
for a touch of color....

Louise

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

You're guest bedroom looks so peaceful and welcoming. Just beautiful, Penny.

Donna said...

Penny, I love those plates, and your guest room is beautiful! I see my lavender painting!

Hugs,
Donna

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Penny, I LOVE plates on walls. Always have! Love that room. So...when I am I coming for a visit? :):)
Hugs!
Mona

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Those are so cute hanging there...we'd have a really hard time breaking up a plate - ha! We even have trouble getting rid of broken plates at times :)

Adrienne said...

What sweet plates! Perfect in your room. So glad you didn't break them up for mosaics.
~Adrienne~

Sue said...

Keep fluffing....your so good at it!!

Catherine Holman said...

What a lovely bedroom and the plates are perfect there! I bought some plates a year ago to use for a mosaic too and I love them too much to break now.
Hugs,
Cathie

Mary said...

The plates are exquisite, glad they are still intact!
Lovely room - warm and welcoming. The lampshade color is lovely in there - why not just add some new trim to the edge, or hang a lovely tassel from the finial!

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

I want those dishes, but I'm glad they're getting good love! They look great, Penny. I often wonder if I could live in a modern house, but I think I 'd be over it before I could ever be at peace with it, much as I love looking at it and decorating for others in that style! Nice post :)

Bliss said...

Hello Penny. I am stopping in to gaze upon your beautiful mosaics. Do you have a gallery page on one of your blogs of all your beautiful work?
Bliss