crazy plate lady.

by b

As a kid, I remember one of my friends had a huge porcelain doll collection. So I started collecting them. Until my grandparents caught on and that’s all I started getting for every Christmas and birthday. Another friend had the ENTIRE beanie baby collection. So I got some, actually played with them, and damaged the tags. Which is a big no-no apparently. There was also Polly Pocket, Pogs, and Pokemon somewhere in there. I jumped from trend to trend a lot back then. And as a result, none of those collections were really my own.

But now, I am in real danger of becoming a crazy plate lady. I’ll say it loud and proud: I LOVE PLATES!!!!  The past few years or so, I’ve been slowly collecting all different kinds. Small, big, colorful, heart-shaped…anything that catches my attention. Admittedly, most of this impulse-plate-buying occurs at Target. Or thrift shops. But mostly Target. And I love my plate collection so dearly.  Then I had the brilliant idea of creating a plate board on Pinterest. And the addiction grew. Here are some of my favorites:
found here.

found here via katie walters.

found here (this is actually a set, but i am in love with this singular plate).

since I am obsessed with trees and everything. found here.

irregular shaped plates make my heart skip a beat. found here.

anthro never disappoints. found here.

bicycles! original source cited is  modcloth (but I can’t find on the website, so I’m guessing it’s no longer available) via carolyn williams.

chevron ikat! i die. found here


Is there anything you like to collect? What are some trendy or unique collections you had as a child?

*if you’re a fellow pinner, make sure to follow me  for all my other plates + inspiration*