To say I have a little crush on dishes is quite an understatement!
I love love love them!
And one of my favorite ways to use them is to stack them! Using stacks of dishes in a tablescape gives them an alluring and dimensional quality and a steal-the-show way to be displayed!
One of the biggest benefits of stacking dishes is that I can use the same dishes over and over again and get a new look every time!
Here's a few tips for creating beautiful stacks of dishes...
A STACK IS 3 DISHES OR MORE
A stack of dishes does not have to be tall. Start with 3 pretty dishes that work well together and... TA-DA a pretty stack is born!
How easy is that?
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE EDGES
What makes a stack of dishes soooooo appealing are all the pretty edges that peek out from underneath each other.
Choose dishes of that have interesting edges or rims.
ALTERNATE DISH COLOR
Using different colored dishes work just as well as dishes with interesting edges for making a fetching stack!
When you can mix color and great edges... it's a real winner!
ANCHOR THE STACK
Add a pretty placemat or runner or even a napkin under a stack of dishes to anchor them to the table.
See how the blue straw placemats sets the stack of dishes! LOVE blues and whites together!
ADD SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE TOP OF THE STACK
Add a special bowl or fancy napkin or a little object that goes with the theme of the table to the top off the dish stack.
It makes the stack more important!
Isn't this pink flower bowl beautiful? Perfect for a delicate pink and white table! I got it years ago at HomeGood's for under $5.00. Great pieces don't have to be expensive!
USE NAPKINS AND NAPKIN RINGS ON TOP OF DISHES
If you have pretty napkins and napkin rings use them on the top of dish stacks!
I made these sassy flower napkin rings out of old book pages for our book club dinner.
STACK MORE THAN DISHES
Stack bowls and dessert plates and forks... or even cups.
Experiment! They make such great stacks too!
I stacked my favorite cabbage leaf tea cups and topped them off with hydrangeas and tea bags.
Stacking dishes may be an art... but it is an easy art to master!
Do you receive StoneGable's newsletter to you inbox? I write it myself and it is all about new and recent and seasonal and relevant StoneGable posts.
Coming in March will be a little personal updates about me... for those who want to know more about me, my daily life and behind the scenes at StoneGable.
Sign up is easy. Find the grey box on the right sidebar that says Keep In Touch. Fill in your e-mail address and click.
Hope you will become a StoneGable newsletter reader too!