Decorating with Family Heirloom China

I have been blessed with many family heirlooms. Now where do I put them? I recently started to bring them out and display them through out my house. My favorite is a display of dishes from past grandmothers, great grandmothers and aunts and my mother. I had only one plate or cup, so I found some plate hangers and started to place them on the wall in my dining room. I “piggy backed” some to make them look more 3-dimensional. I found cup and saucer wall holders that work great. Since most of my heritage started in Wyoming, I bought a Wyoming souvenir plate and placed it in the middle to highlight the plates. The extra plates I had I packed away for my children or for the rest of my family to share in their homes.

I have several plates that are broken or chipped, and up until now, I have kept them. I decided to start shopping to replace them and I have been lucky to find most of the replacements on Ruby Lane. I also started buying other sets to have for my children.

My mother had real china tea sets when she was little; and I have been fortunate to acquire them over the years. While shopping in a local antique shop, I found the perfect case in which to display them. I placed them on the shelf, displaying the plates and cups together and I had room to show off my grandmother’s teacups as well. These are just an example of ideas to use while decorating your house with family heirlooms.

Mary Falkenburg
Falkys Treasures
http://www.rubylane.com/shops/falkystreasures


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