Barb at Grits and Glamour is sponsoring the first ever “What’s on Your Wall Wednesday”. I thought that it would be fun to participate in this “first ever” event. Be sure to check out Barb’s blog to see all of the other fun posts.
I became obsessed with antique fish platters and plates when I saw a number of them displayed at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe located on the Outer Banks of NC. The restaurant had an unfortunate fire and I’m sure that all of those lovely platters and plates couldn’t have survived. The restaurant was rebuilt and I’ve yet to visit.
My collection of fish platters and plates are all ebay finds. I have all of them on display in my kitchen. I can’t explain why these plates and platters attract me. I don’t fish and have no interest in doing so. I just find the fish beautiful and I love the colors.
Let’s get started. These two platters are displayed on a small wall between my pantry door and hall door. The platter holder is from Southern Living at Home.
These three don’t match but I think they coordinate well enough. The platter on the left was my first ever fish platter purchase. You can see that my collection isn’t about perfection. The paint on the platter isn’t perfect, there’s some crazing, and the plates have small chips. That doesn’t bother me. I still like them!
I hope you enjoyed viewing my collection!