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DIY: The Secret to Hanging a Plate Collection
"group of plates is pretty easy if you have the right tools and a helper. When you do... — of plates or any other wall art — from Mandi Smith T, co-owner of Interior Staging... those plates?....smiles. It's lovely how Mandi used her sentimental plates....and... my fave plate wall arrangements. My grandmother collected plates in her dining room... -hang-plates-on-wall.html I have a collection of Holly Hobbie plates from the 70's..."
Mix Your Plates for Memorable Table Settings
Hodgepodges are happenin’ — learn how to combine different-style dishes, silverware and glassware for a highly personal look
"only the plates, but the flatware and glassware as well. Ignore the small voice that... salad plates and placemats from Anthropology, everyday dinner plates from Saks, Waterford... broken. My plate was always the one with bright yellow tulips and a Carebears tumbler... These plates weren't mixed and matched deliberately but they meant more to us. Most... expensive plates and other dinnerware. So fab! And those light blue stemware pieces are..."
Pop Culture Watch: 12 Home Trends from the '80s Are Back
Hold on to your hat (over your humongous hair); interior design elements of the 1980s have shot forward to today, in updated fashion
"an old '80s TV show a reboot, like Charlie's Angels, Miami Vice, The A-Team and 21... some '80s trends — like triangle silhouettes and neon socks — might make us shudder... dozen '80s trends designers have embraced and freshened up for today.... Dinner plates, etched in drinking glasses, up on the wall.... Today it's owls I suppose... chrome plated stereo receiver/turntable unit with big boxy decorative 1974 quadraphonic..."
Houzz Tour: Collected Comfort in an ’80s California Ranch
Relaxed elegance comes courtesy of a soft palette, meaningful treasures and plenty of room for puzzles
Kitchen of the Week: Broken China Makes a Splash in This Kitchen
When life handed this homeowner a smashed plate, her designer delivered a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit the cheerful new room
"smashed plate, her designer delivered a one-of-a-kind wall covering to fit the cheerful... broken plate discovered during unpacking inspired a unique backsplash.... instead of plates and putting them on window stools (sills). The only thing one must... tiles, plates or whatever one chooses should be exactly or almost the same height... Broken plate mosaics can be great for an outdoor kitchen or table. Absolutely wonderful..."
Got Hand-Me-Down Dinnerware? Make a Memorable Meal
They might be mismatched and not your style, but those inherited plates and forks can help bring meaning to your table
"inherited plates and forks can help bring meaning to your table... dinner plates given to us by my mom. It’s a mismatched set, and it’s not vintage... salad plates in Burlington Coat Factory that had an unusual grey/purple color on... round plates and mugs I already owned. They are very striking. Love this idea and... dinner plate) for little mints. Great ideas, Ellen Schafer-decker! I too have dish... silver plated flatware and china from previous generations, and when I look at them..."
7 Things to Do Before You Move Into a New House
Get life in a new house off to a great start with fresh paint and switch plates, new locks, a deep cleaning — and something on those windows
"switch plates, new locks, a deep cleaning — and something on those windows... switch plates and vent covers- for a few bucks, it makes such a huge difference.... switch plate so that they are cohesive throughout. I thought I had discovered something... Switch plates had never been changed, including the outlets so we kept them as is... from the 80s (dark blue) and who knows what it may have in it no matter how much I clean..."
Guest Picks: Bright Ideas for Fun Light Switches
"switch plates and outlet covers you ever did see... switch plates in every theme imaginable, from birds to food to sports to religion... switch plate with Leonardo da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" wasn't shown. Well, then again... switch plates. Our entire family laughed and laughed. We are definitely going to... switch plate. It can be sold with instructions like "on-up; off-down" and "further... switch plate. My ’80s self says, “Yes, please!” “Never stop playing. Never,” says..."
Know Your House: Components of Efficient Walls
"sill plate and stop at the highest top plate. The wood studs that make up these... includes sole plates and corner posts again built to the author’s specs. In Atlanta the... the sill plates need to be larger, though. What do you think of that? My folks buitl... with top plates at each floor, takes care of it. Jim5... bottom plate and a double 2-by-4 top plate. Corners have three studs so that there's... splice plates can seam together the single top plate.Optimized framing also uses headers..."
Steel-Framed Windows Leap Forward Into Modern Designs
With a mild-mannered profile but super strength, steel-framed windows are champions of design freedom
"sheets of plate glass held in place by a metal framework quickly found their way into... electro plating or spray zinc coating which are not as hard wearing - see US galvanizing... cost us 80,000 Euros, that is over $100k ... @Rieniets Architecture - My understanding... wolfgang80 - please do not take that as general price for all steel window manufacturers..."
Get the Family to Pitch In: A Mom’s Advice on Chores
Foster teamwork and a sense of ownership about housekeeping to lighten your load and even boost togetherness
"rinsed the plates and washed some things by hand while — wonder of wonders — his father... when my plate gets too full, I tell him I need his help. And he helps with a glad heart... clear his plate of food after his proper meals but when he's hungry again I'll give him... doing the plates" are yelled out by various kids, who claim what they've each determined... bringing plates to food to their husbands...and one commented to me...dinner was ready..."
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Unwind in Your Own Private Garden Escape
When the world is getting on your last nerve, an outdoor refuge can soothe and nurture. Here's how to design a garden with relaxing in mind