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Extreme Plate Wall

February 8, 2012
by thenestinggame

Hey there, Wednesday! A couple quick housekeeping notes:

1. Our kitchen island revamp was featured on Curbly’s Makeover Mondays on… Monday. I’m super excited about it, especially because I got to hang out with the Curbly crew at Alt and they were pretty dang awesome. It’s great to be in such good company.

2. I re-jiggered the Nest Tour a bit, breaking it out room-by-room for easier touring. If you’re new to the blog, it’s a good way to get the lay of the land around here.

Now back to our show…

When we were in Florida for Christmas, I was leisurely doing the blog thing and noted aloud to Taylor that our bedroom was featured on a round-up of plate walls. My father-in-law overheard us talking and said, “I have something to show you.”

A few hours later we hopped in his car, took a short drive, and pulled up to this.

Why yes, yes it is an entire house covered in decorative plates.

Just sit there for a sec. Take it all in.

As if the plates weren’t enough, there’s also a yard filled with carefully arranged decorative figurines. Like a deer.

And Bunnicula.


An out-of-tune flautist and his disapproving girlfriend.

This poor zebra’s got a big ol’ bow on head and a fish horning in on his vase territory. That yellow ginger jar would make a nice lamp, however.

Also notice the painted greek trim and chevrons. Very “on trend,” no?

I even have some of these at my house.

I do have to admire the love and care and understanding of geometric principles that went into designing this plan.

The plates even continue down the side of the house, and I imagine a wonderland of ceramic goodness awaits in the backyard.

Have you ever seen such a thing? Can you imagine what it’s like to be their next door neighbors? Just think—if you got a gift you weren’t that wild about, you could just run it over to their house and say, “Here, I don’t want this. You can just glue it in your yard.”

Thanks Bill, for the amazing discovery!

February sponsor H&H Home is an entire shop filled with pieces you never knew you needed but kind of can’t live without. Heather Hogan Roberts and Helen Harbin Davis run this chic, Atlanta-based online boutique and design business. They held a One King’s Lane tastemaker sale last year and always impress me with the way they update classic and vintage pieces. Check out the H&H Home shop and try not to covet that Louis Vuitton trunk on their homepage. (It’s impossible.)

P.S. My mom has those glasses! Add them to the list of things to steal the next time I visit.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Smart permalink
    February 8, 2012 10:25 am

    Bill and I can’t stop laughing!
    Thanks for the entertainment!

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      February 8, 2012 11:07 am

      Thanks to Bill for the amazing discovery!

  2. Andrea Collins permalink
    February 8, 2012 11:01 am

    My mom also has those glasses! I’ve had my eye on them for a while…

  3. February 8, 2012 3:00 pm

    wow…that’s really, REALLY wrong…on so many levels. i would be PO’d if i lived next door to them.

  4. February 9, 2012 8:38 am

    Reminds me of Derek Jarman’s house. Derek Jarman was an artist and film director amongst many things and lived in England. His house is situated in Dungeoness right near the power station. For England it is a very out of sorts place, the houses more like beach huts on a long stranded pebble beach with a huge nuclear power station at the end.

    He died in 1994 of Aids. His house is still visited by a few tourists but it is fairly untouched as a part of England and widely unknown.

    His house is surrounded by a garden of sculptures, built with driftwood, discarded metal and shells, ropes anything he could find on the beaches around him. It is a beautiful place, inside and out.

    He had part of John Donne’s “The Sunne Rising” poem written on the side of his house (you can see it here

    Some photos of his garden here:

    I do not own the rights to any of these photos, but thought I would share.

    Dungeness is a fascinating, empty space. A nook in the lower most part of South England, barely touched, beautiful but somehow haunting…

  5. February 9, 2012 8:57 am

    that house is hilarious…i love crazy people.

  6. February 9, 2012 1:41 pm

    That house is awesome, in the truest sense of that word. We found a similar house in Pt. Townsend, WA a few years back. Not plates and figurines, but lots and lots of yard art. Will send you pics.

  7. Natalie Bailey permalink
    February 10, 2012 3:23 pm

    I LOLed at Bunnicula. How crazy/awesome is that?!

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