Timeless Mid-Century Modern Pieces and the Art of Collecting Shabby Chic, Boho Porcelain Plates
In the world of interior design, there is a certain allure to the mid-century modern style that continues to captivate homeowners and designers alike. Its clean lines, sleek forms, and understated elegance have stood the test of time. Combining this timeless aesthetic with the charm of shabby chic, boho accents can create a truly unique and captivating atmosphere. One particular element that can elevate your mid-century modern home is a collection of hand-painted porcelain plates. In this blog post, we'll explore the art of collecting these elegant and detailed pieces, as well as offer tips on incorporating them into your home decor.
Discovering the Beauty of Eras:
Japanese Dated Plates: Japanese porcelain plates from different eras can add a touch of history and exoticism to your collection. Look for plates featuring intricate designs, delicate brushstrokes, and rich colors. Consider plates with motifs like orange poppies, which can infuse your space with a vibrant burst of energy. Embrace the stories behind each plate and showcase the diversity of Japanese craftsmanship throughout the years.
The Charm of Luncheons with the Ladies:
Hosting Home Parties:
Imagine hosting a delightful luncheon with your friends, served on these exquisite porcelain plates. The elegance and sophistication they bring to your table setting will create an unforgettable experience. Whether it's a high tea or a casual gathering, your collection will become a centerpiece of conversation and admiration. We were fortunate enough to find a set of the poppy plates. The set included 6 luncheon plates. The details in the hand-painted art is truly an era of gone by times. These plates have a dated stamp Japan, which makes these highly collectible. They are pre WWII, and we were pleasantly surprised to find these in mint condition. Once we listed these treasures, it didn't take another collector to see the value, and we were pleased to complete that sale.
Farmhouse Decor Meets Mid-Century Modern:
Butter Plates and Unique Ceramic Accents:
Incorporating farmhouse elements into your mid-century modern home can create a visually intriguing fusion of styles. Butter plates, often shaped like irons, add a whimsical touch to your table setting while maintaining functionality.
Look for ceramic decor pieces that feature unique shapes, textures, or colors, which will further enhance the eclectic nature of your space. We found this unique piece, which fit into our dear friends cabin theme. It was pure joy to pass this collectible butter dish on to them to enjoy. The trivet holds the butter, while the top piece shaped as a iron covers that butter up. Have you found any fun butter dishes along your travels? Did you bring it home with you?
Creating a Unique Mid-Century Modern Home: To create a cohesive and distinctive mid-century modern home, consider these tips:
- Use a neutral color palette as a base, allowing your porcelain plates to become the focal point.
- Select furniture with clean lines and iconic mid-century modern designs.
- Incorporate natural materials such as wood and leather to add warmth and texture.
- Accessorize with shabby chic boho elements like vintage textiles, macramé wall hangings, and plants.
The art of collecting hand-painted porcelain plates allows you to infuse your mid-century modern home with elegance, personality, and a touch of history. By combining the charm of shabby chic, boho accents, farmhouse elements, and a well-curated collection, you can create a truly unique space that reflects your personal style and showcases your love for timeless design. Let your creativity soar as you embark on this journey of transforming your home into a haven of mid-century modern allure.
Until next time.....
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