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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Les Plaques Blanches

For Christmas, I received a gift card from ELC to one of my most favourite stores: Anthropologie. It had been sitting on my dresser in my closet, and I was itching to use it. I frequently browsed online but knew a trip to the ol' brick and mortar was in order.

On Wednesday, ELC graciously offered to watch Little Leighton while I treated myself to some much needed retail therapy. It was on my 5th-ish trip around Anthropologie (I wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking anything) that I discovered just what I wanted to spend part of my gift card on: one white "Grace" dinner plate and one white "Grace" salad plate.

You see, I have three floating shelves on a wall in my kitchen. They came with the house when we bought it. Though I've loved the "idea" of them, I've never been completely satisfied with my arrangement of random tchotchkes. During Christmas, I had placed a metal "Noel" sign I purchased in Canton several years ago on the bottom shelf. I decided then I liked the size of that sign and knew when I packed away the Christmas decor (which always makes me so melancholy) I wanted to replace it with something similar (and obviously less Christmas-y). Then it hit me. I had a white platter (also purchased in Canton) sitting in my buffet table that would fit the bill! I immediately grabbed it and instantly fell in love. It was then I realized I wanted to fill all three shelves with white platters of varying size and shape. I had two others I knew I could use but I still needed two more to fill in the gaps. Enter the Anthro plates! (Of course I didn't think to take a "before" until after I was finished. The two Grace plates are on the middle shelf, the first and second one.)

I'm pleased as punch at how it's all come together. Thank you, ELC, for the gift card and the inspiration!


Unknown said...

Very creative. Some of the plates I have seen have pictures or portraits printed on the center. But this one though is something that not everybody has thought of.

The Leightons said...

Thanks, Rachel!