Vintage Pie Plate Collection Part I

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Move over, Martha. I've got a pie plate collection now, too.

Even though yours is waaaay bigger than mine.

At least I didn't go to jail.

Although that would be really petty to say out loud.

So this whole idea was sparked when I found two old pie plates in the basement of a barn. I knew I wanted to start collecting them but wasn't sure how I was going to display them.

I came across Martha's picture and decided I wanted my own mini version of a pie plate wall:

Al and I searched high and low for some pie plates in and around Ottawa and Montreal during our summer vacation, but with no luck. I ended up ordering two plates from an Etsy seller and then I found two more on my last mini road trip.

And THEN, the two nicest, sweetest gals ever just up and mailed me the last few pie plates to complete my first little collection. Like, who does that!?!?!?! In real life?!?!?!?! Just mails gifts to people they've never met for no reason other than kindness!?!?!?!?

So a huge shout out goes to ♥Dawna♥ from That Country Place for mailing me the tiniest, sweetest pie plate I've ever seen (along with some delicious smelling homemade soaps).

And another huge shout out goes to ♥Claire♥, my fellow adoption mama, who mailed me not one, but FOUR beautiful, vintage pie plates from waaaay across the country in British Columbia.

Girls, I might have had a tear or two when I opened both packages. So nice I'm telling ya. So, so, so nice of you. :) :) :) :) :)

So this morning I traced the plates onto some newspaper and eyeballed where I wanted them to go.

I found some stuff at Home Depot called picture mount tape. Since the plates were pretty light I though I'd just stick 'em to the wall.

I taped a row of the double-sided stuff on the back of each plate. Pretty easy if you ask me.

I thought this arrangement worked well on the tiny wall between the window and the window frame mirror in our breakfast room.

I love the character it adds to the room.

Yup, I love them.

Here's a look at them up close.

And even closer:

If you're wondering why this post is called Vintage Pie Plate Collection Part I, it's because I still have a few more plates to put up on a different wall. I'm going to do another tiny collection on the other side of the window once I find a few more. And the hunt continues........ :)

P.S. I think I lost my mojo for awhile but after an hour on Pinterest this morning......... I'm ba-aaaaaack.

Linking to:

Show and Share Day @ Just a Girl, Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal, Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. What a fantastic idea, I love the plates and how they do add a lot of character and personality. Love it!

  2. You can just TAPE things to the kitchen wall?! Mind if I swipe/copy/borrow/be inspired by your idea? I would love to have old pie plates in my kitchen.

  3. Very cute! I love the patina on those pie plates :)

  4. i love the way you displayed your pie plates on the wall, Sarah. they add so much character to your space. i love it! your blogging friends were so sweet to mail you some extras. enjoy your weekend. and I'm so glad your back!!

  5. This looks great! LOVE it! Makes me want some for myself....


  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I might emulate you in collecting old pie plates. Isn't imitation the greatest form of flattery? - RM

  7. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L
    ... can't stop looking at your wall. Very nice :)
    Love the patina!!

    Greetings from Australia♥

  8. It looks beautiful!! I Love, Love, Love them!!!

  9. Yahooo!!! I have been waiting and waiting to see what you were going to do with them! It looks awesome! So glad you liked them! They were mailed from BC, but were actually bought in California Wine Country...Healdsburg, really. So you can imagine some 40's or 50's American housewife baking pies for her family with them! I'm excited to see what your next display looks like! And I'm wishing I had a spare wall!!


  10. cute,cute,cute!!!

  11. they look awesome and so perfect against the wall color!

  12. They look great! I need some of that tape!
    Have a pretty day!

  13. love it! Now I am going to have to keep an eye out for pie plates. I am a collector of many different things...what's one more???
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. What a perfect spot for your pie plates - the arrangement is gorgeous! I can get lost for awhile on Pinterest, too. But one gets some great decorating ideas and recipes! ;-)

  15. I just love those! Yeah, move over Martha, eh? Will stay tuned for Part II!

  16. Bwa ha so called out Martha! Awesome! And you can totally back it up, girl...the pie plates look fantastic!!! Really cool. I can't believe readers actually sent you some...that is just another reason why blogland is amazing:)

  17. How sweet of them to mail you those plate! They look great together on the wall Sarah. Looking forward to seeing part 2!

  18. I love this! I'm pinning it.

  19. Yeahhh,,,you got your little package in the mail! I am so glad that you liked it and that you will find a home for it...your wall looks great and Martha better watch out!! Have a great day !

  20. oh, uh, i'm totally absolutely, incredibly in love with this.....i'm gonna pin it!

  21. I absolutely love your wall!! It's amazing how old pie tins could look so beautiful! :)

  22. pure cuteness! it looks fantastic!

  23. The vintage pie plates are a great cottagey look!


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