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« on: October 01, 2008 12:45:45 PM »

So i have these ten salad plates, although i think they're more the size of a saucer. They're really cute but, i can't think of a single thing to do with them! I think they have too much curve to be broke up into a mosaic, and they're too small to be anything other than the top tier of a cupcake stand (and i don't need ten cupcake stands). They're made of really thick porcelain, like something you'd find in a diner rather than fine china.

So, any ideas? I've muddled over them for about a month now, and I've got nothing!

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008 12:51:08 PM »

Frames? I'm not sure I still have pictures... but I've used plates to mount pictures before and then hung them on the wall. So maybe some sort of variation on that?

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008 01:04:40 PM »

I think they'd look awesome with some botanical or bird/animal drawings decoupaged into the centers and then hung on the wall. Or any theme you like... pin up girls, vintage children's books, 50's movie stars, whatever's clever.

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008 01:19:31 PM »

They could be turned into clocks as well.

« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008 02:04:54 PM »

Paint your initials or some design on them as use them as cute appetizer/ dessert plates for when you have people over. They would be great.
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008 02:59:20 PM »

plant coaster?  they are always handy when you mutiply the plants you already have...  At the dollar store, they sell some really cute small flower pots but they never have the "saucer" that goes with it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2008 03:53:45 PM »

I like all of those ideas, thanks guys.

I just found a use for two of them (i did end up making a couple of cake stands *shrug*), and i may just use two more for projects (good call on the plant saucer, and i so dig the idea of a wee plate clock!) and either just keep or decorate the remaining six to use for regular eatin' purposes. My dishware is nothing if not eclectic. :.)

I guess if i keep the six as is, there's always the chance something brilliant comes along.

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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2008 04:20:42 PM »

They look small enough to use as drink coasters or sauce dishes, too.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2008 05:19:41 PM »

Here's what i just did with one of them. I like it!

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