Growing up, my mother always had a fondness for chickens and roosters. Something about them was so familiar and she loves to have a little chicken in some way, shape, or form, in the kitchen. Nowadays they’re confined to motifs on tea towels.
I’m sure you’re all familiar with my love of the plate wall. They’re fun, classic, and an interesting way to get some “art” on he walls without being confined by a frame and a piece of glass. We’ve got one in the dinning room, which is made of the plates we had from our plate wall in the last PMQ.
Think Spode not Elvis. The plate wall is making a comeback, trust me.
While in Toronto over the holidays, I was doing some boxing day shopping and spotted the remaining plates in the Anthropologie Gallus plate collection! Victory! We have the black one with the very confused looking chicken in the dinning room set, and he eels to be everyone’s favourite. I figured adding another couple of “characters” was in order.
I bought two of them for the kitchen. After searching high and low for the little wire mounts to get plates on the wall, I found some at a local dollar store. Once I got my two plates up on the wall, I realized I needed two more to complete the look. Three seemed wrong, but four is a magic number apparently. Luckily my mom is in Toronto and works near the Anthro store, so she was able to go pick-up the remaining two plates I needed, and ship them off to me! My plate wall was slowly coming together.
I got them in the mail this week, and after another trip to the dollar store, I now have my lovely chicken plate wall completed! They greet me every morning on my quest for coffee, and say goodnight to me when I turn and face them while turning off the lights.
If you’re considering joining me in the land of plate walls, consider this nifty info graphic that can show you how to mount your plates, much like a gallery wall.
What do you think?