Sunday, May 9, 2010
My Mom's Favorite Collection
For as long as I can remember my mom has been drawn to Vienna Art plates. With colorful borders, art nouveau styling and beautiful portraits, they fit in seamlessly with her other Victorian pieces and serve as wonderful inspiration for color combos as we design our ornaments.
Produced around the turn of the century, these metal plates were America's answer to the expensive hand painted German and Austrian portrait plates and were used as advertising and promotional items. Can you imagine spending enough at the general store to earn a gorgeous plate?
Be sure to visit Mary over at Little Red House for more pretty mosaics. And Happy Mother's Day!