In my living room, I display some of my red transfer ware collection. Here's a small arrangement of plates over my Mom's painting.
I like arranging plates around paintings, mirrors or in this case around some a trio of dog figurines on a swagged wall corbel.
One of my favorite plates is displayed here. The name of the pattern on this plate is commonly called Millennium and sometimes titled Peace On Earth.
You can read more about this early transfer ware plate HERE
The house we're living in is a little contemporary. There is no mantle over the fireplace in the living room I wanted to at least create a sense of one. Trailing greenery was added as an inexpensive way to soften the harsh lines where the tile meets the wall.
I have a collection of English Staffordshire style dog figurines and have some displayed on shelves in this arrangement.
One dog faces left, and the other faces right. Behind each is a small red transfer ware plate that hangs on the wall.
I have more of the dog figurines around the room and will show more of the living room later,
because today we are decorating for Halloween!