My love of old things started when we lived in a big old house in the Lake District UK many years ago and had empty rooms to fill and redecorate.
I started going to auctions and junk shops to collect furniture. Old china plates were purchased to put on walls and to fill nooks and crannies. The collecting bug had started!
I developed a taste for local auctions and antique shops and many a happy hour was spent bidding for items that caught my eye.
We could not afford nice paintings so decided plates could be the answer.
A cluster of blue and white can look so stylish. Nice to have a theme but maybe a mix and match of styles and patterns can be fun. Some people cover a whole wall in plates, I like small corners or alcoves decorated , now I add one or two next to a painting and the result is good. A bare wall in a bathroom or kitchen can be fun to add a collection.