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My Favorite Way to Hang a Plate

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in brass, family room, thrift store | 20 comments

Do you ever feel like the world is spinning so fast that you can barely hold on?!

That has been my world for the past several days.

It is a happy, fun ride. . .

full of volleyball practices, volleyball games, soccer practices, basketball practices, lunches at school, dentist appointments, laundry, throwing food in a crock pot, school pick up lines, birthday planning (my oldest turns 13 on Saturday!), decorating Daisy’s room (for her birthday!),

going to thrift stores. . .

Yes, somehow in all of the crazy schedules, I still make it to the thrift stores!

It seems that as I run from place to place, there are always pockets of time that are too small to go back home or go to the grocery store or do anything significant.

But, there are 15 minutes to run into the closest thrift store!

So, here are some of my recent finds. . .

Along with my favorite way to hang a plate.

My new additions to this table are the large brass urn, the 2 brass vases and the plate hanging on the wall.

I will begin with the plate.

I have been hanging plates on the walls for years. I have always used the wire plate hangers.  I am not really a fan.  The plates never feel totally secure, it looks a little messy, and the wires sometimes scratch the plates

This is my new favorite way to hang a plate.

They come in a couple of different sizes and are pretty cheap.

The directions are on the back and are very easy to follow.  But, for those who like to “see” it done. . .

Wash your plate with soap and water and let it dry.

Add a few drops of water to the back of the hanger.

Use your finger to spread the water over the entire surface.  You will feel it getting sticky.  Make sure that you cover the entire surface with the water.

Make sure that the hanger is positioned where you want it and stick the disc down.

Let it dry overnight and then you are ready to hang it!

(When you are ready to remove the hanger, you just soak it in water and it comes off!)

I got this great plate for $2 this week!

It was also a big week for my brass collection.

The urn was $3, and the vases were $1 each.

I think I am going to tie burlap bows around the vases and fill them with bittersweet for the fall.

I am going to have Daisy’s room finished by her party on Saturday.  I have been working in her room like crazy!  It is really going to be “vintagey” cute!

I look forward to sharing the pictures and the projects. . .

Life to the full!


Here are the places that I party!


Southern Hospitality

Under the Table and Dreaming

Flamingo Toes

I Heart Naptime

The DIY Showoff

My 1929 Charmer



Cowgirl Up

I Should Be Mopping The Floor

Mod Vintage Life

The Brassy Apple


Between Naps on the Porch

Home Stories A to Z

A Stroll Thru Life

Boogieboard Cottage

Kelly’s Corner

The Dedicated House

Skip To My Lou


Domestically Speaking

Elizabeth and Company

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Uncommon Designs

The Winthrop Chronicles

Coastal Charm

Primitive and Proper

Tip Junkie handmade projects



Savvy Southern Style

Shades of Amber

Faded Charm

Someday Crafts

Lil Luna

Ginger Snap Crafts

Beyond the Picket Fence

Somewhat Simple

House of Hepworths

The 36th Avenue

Restore Interiors

Ivy and Elephants



Imparting Grace

My Re-Purposed Life

The Vintage Farmhouse

Freckled Laundry

52 Mantels

No Minimalist Here

The Charm of Home

The Shabby Creek Cottage

From My Front Porch to Yours

The Brambleberry Cottage

Chic on a Shoestring

AKA Design

Katie's Nesting Spot




My Romantic Home

French Country Cottage

Tatertots and Jello

Miss Mustard Seed

Thirty Handmade Days

Stuff and Nonsense

Craft Junkie Too

Common Ground

The Shabby Nest

Family Ever After

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Rooted in Thyme

Fingerprints on the Fridge

Liz Marie

Twenty Eight O Five


Funky Junk Interiors

Classy Clutter

Six Sisters Stuff

It’s Overflowing

Be Different Act Normal


Kelly’s Korner

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  1. Hey, did you check to see if there were ashes in that urn? lol Just kidding! Thanks for the tip about hanging plates…I have never seen that product. Great arrangement! LC

  2. Awesome product! Where did you find it?

  3. Nicely decorated area and that plate is gorgeous / I love the colors

  4. Love your arrangement! Thanks for the tip on the pate hanger too!!! Love your plate & great price on it also! Stop by for pie when you have a moment!

  5. I have plates hanging all over and need to check out this product. Love the plate pattern that you showed us!

  6. i love your whole wall set up there, and this is so super helpful to me! i want to change up the wall behind my tv, and i’ve bought some fun colored plates, some plastic. do you think this would work with the plastic plates? thanks so much!

    • When you put water on the disc, it gets very sticky. I think it would stick to plastic without a problem! Good luck with your project!

  7. Wait. You mean there is a better way to hang a plate than trying to lasso it like an unwieldy farm animal with one of those wire hangers that never quite fit?! Brilliant idea. (PS. That wall arrangement is stunning.)

  8. Great product for plate hanging! You vignette is so pretty, love it!
    Happy birthday to Daisy!!
    Debbie 🙂

  9. Thanks for sharing. I’ve never seen these.

  10. Beautiful plate. I love the new hanger. The other kind are so hard to wrangle with and sometimes scratch the plates. This looks great. I love the gallery of pictures. It looks wonderful.

  11. Thanks for sharing the plate hanger. I need some of those. Love your brass finds. You did really good!

  12. That’s a great tip on the plate hanging. I just hung an aluminum platter with one of those traditional metal plate hangers but it’s definitely not my favorite look!

  13. Thanks for the tip about hanging the plates. I think you should get some kind of royalty for all the people that will be buying them now. 🙂

  14. You have given me a new fond “interest” in brass. I thought it was uncool to have brass the way everyone paints it. so it cool you are helping to restore it back to its rightful place in homes again. Where do you buy your disk hangers, when I looked a Hobby Lobby they were expensive, well when you hang as many plates as I do. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  15. I have never seen this disk hanger, but I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your vignette looks beautiful!


  16. Love that plate hanger. I’ve never had occasion to look for plate hangers at HL but sure will now. I hate those other wire things, as you said they scratch the plates.Hope our HL has the disk hanger. What a great idea. YOu have a lovely collection of brass.

  17. I have used these plate hangers for a few years. I love them

  18. I’ve been wondering if those plate hangers really work, thanks for sharing!

    • Sharon, They work great! It is the only way that I will hang a plate from now on! Life to the full, Melissa


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