Repurposing old buildings and vintage homes for new places to live is all the rage today. Farmhouses, especially old farmhouses, always a favorite and considered by many to be charming, are climbing up the ladder of popularity again. Pretty dishes is de rigueur for rural homesteads. But, that does not mean you have to be traditional with how you choose to showcase your china choices. A pretty china cabinet is highly traditional. But, you can also display your prettiest plates as wall art. Put them on your dining room table, so it looks romantic and always ready for a favorite meal. Use them instead of other bric a brac options to add eye appeal to your mantel. Do you have pretty containers for your scoopable items, like sugar or coffee? Eschew the ugly plastic scoops in favor of some lovely china cups. Don’t forget to use all your dishware creatively, such as pitchers and milk glass.
- When showcasing dishes in a hutch or cabinet, try adding seasonal touches.
- Your favorite dishes can also be used as a pretty centerpiece.
- Vintage teacups and mugs can be used in canisters in place of plain cups.
“The most obvious way is to hang them in a frame or on a wall.”