My experience on RMS is what lead me to blogging. I cannot not be happier. I would have never met or read any of your stories, and made the connections that I have.
I did receive on a time or two, or three some rude comments on RMS.
My creative spirit was not broken, it in fact was driven.
Moving on to my actual reason for this post. Ha you thought when the hell is she getting off her soap box!?~
One of my thousands of download on RMS was my bedroom, which is always changed up per season. However, the poster and plates are always part of the change. I love to decorate using plates, why? Because they add color, texture and to me the unexpected art. Not to mention we all have plates, and they are inexpensive way to add flair to a room.
With vintage plates, modern plates, all the shapes and sizes, I do believe you can achieve really unique wall art by incorporating them. I remember all too well the first negative comment I received regarding my plates on the wall in my bedroom….it went something like “Plates on the bedroom wall that, is stupid???” I started to question myself, and think wow is it stupid, why do I like that? I came to the conclusion and obvious rational that of course my taste would not suit all, and at the end of the day, I still liked them, and continue to have them, however, I change them out per season, so now I have even more Plates~~ So suzie77 you never did change my mind..
Oh and may I mention my poster got picked on a few times on RMS, just baffling why I have a hot chocolate french poster over my bed…why because I like it!!~:) and the colors are fantastic! to ME…..
You know I love plates on the wall and anywhere else and you and I both know how bad rms got before we hightailed it out of there. Great post.
Mr. Goodwill Hunting
RMS is always a touch and go kinda thing. I posted rooms on RMS way back in 2006 when it first came on board. I can remember two amazing spaces on RMS that I have been searching for…for a long time. One of them was an amazing Asian styled home nestled in the mountains. I think some of the RMSers wasnt so nice and they left.
Now I do not like the Angelo character. I think his designs are 100% awful.
Yours. I like.
Mr. Goodwill Hunting
I happen to LOVE your plates darling!! It inspires me to get me a little collection up for my bedroom! I think its fabulous!
Wonderful post, Debbie!! 🙂
You are extremely talented when it comes to decorating. It's your home and you can decorate it how you and your family like it!
I'm glad you didn't let anybody get you down! There will always be someone out there who wants to gripe!
I love blogging too. I just write about what's on my mind at the time, and if people like it, fine. If not, that's fine too! 🙂
That's why they're OUR blogs!!
Hope you have a great day!! 🙂
I was thinking of putting plates on the wall above my kitchen cabinets. I love the one with the varied pink assortments over the buffet. Now about those hanger things, where do you find those?
Random thoughts: That is a gorgeous picture of you, you just look so happy – which must mean your hubby doesnt take such bad pics after all, if he can get that smile out of you!! Second, I think its hilarious that you remember the negative commenters screen name, I love it! Third, you hit the nail on the head when you said the color works FOR YOU, that is what it is all about – what works for you, and if you can inspire even one person, you have made quite an impact. Loved this post!
I am a new follower and I absolutely LOVE your plate decor!! I have been doing my home in the "Prim" look but, my style and taste are changing.So, here I go on an adventure in decorating.Thanks for the wonderful ideas love them!! Have a blessed day!
well you know the saying to each their oun and that is so true i love plates in fact i have a collection of bird plates it is what i like that i live with that makes me happy.Now you see plates every where so you where a head of your time :)Some time people feel inpowered because no one knows who they are and they can be mean and hurt peoples feeling .So when you put yourself out there that is the chance you take we all love your blog and all your creative enegry is all in a good place now and your blog is fun and a creative experance for all to enjoy:)
I haven't watched it in a while but I love RMS. I think it is such a fun show. I'm glad you didn't change what you did over a comment. That's the beauty of decorating I think everybody likes different things.
My name is PJ.
When people don't have anything nice to say, they should say nothing at all. What happened to manners and common courtesy.
The most important thing when we decorate our homes is that we surround ourselves with things we enjoy, items and colors that inspire us.
I like what you do, Debbie, and how you change it up. You're a girl after my own heart. Don't let the negativity you may encounter influence you in the least.
Velvet Over Steel
Debbie, you are very talented at decorating and I love Your taste! I have been collecting black iron for a while and will be looking for those pieces you use with some of the plates, esp. the ones over your bed. Nice poster too! Colors that You Like is very important to our moods. Oh, and I like the picture you're hubs took!!! 🙂 HUGS, Coreen
Thanks everyone!!~ PJ I never in the end let it influence what I like, now when I would receive other creative ideas, I embraced them and actually incorporated them. They where given with courtesy and kindness, who does not love that? It really taught me a lot!!~
Debbie, I have always used plates to decorate with since the early 90's, in my first apartment with hubby. I remember my grandma making a smart comment about plates on the wall. I never let it get me down and still decorate with plates on the walls. As for the RMS, I discovered it one day and then saw your postings, loving your decorating style. When you mentioned you were starting a blog, I thought I would check it out and see what it was all about. What a great discovery and alot of my favorites from RMS were bloggers! So thank you for this wonderful discovery! Great pic by the way!!! 🙂 (oh, loving the spray paint, too)LOL
Pam @ Design Fanatic
Debbie, great post! I love all of your plates, they are wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me why someone would post a negative comment on RMS. I always wonder about the person posting, because it's obviously on them. Blogging is wayyyyy more fun, so that's the good that came out of it!
What a great post Deb. I too love plates on the wall and I would use them in any room too.I deleted all my posts on rms I can't even be bothered going on there anymore all the meanies took the fun out of it! Martina
I have plates on my bedroom wall too! AND I LOVE THEM. I just adore plates.. there are endless possibilities for them. BTW… you look beautiful in that picture.
Keep on plating!
I was never on RMS,and from reading many bloggers' comments about was going on, I am glad I did not go over. It is a shame that people like that don't use that same amount of time and energy to do something good. If we did everything like everyone else, it would be a very boring place.
I love your spirit, and your creativity. I hope that those wonderful attributes stay with you forever.
I have seen plates decorated on walls before, and like them. Like what you said: Do what you love!
(Voted, you're on number 12..woohoo)
Anita @ Far Above Rubies
That's funny you would post about plates, too. Notice on my "Cuban" post a page from the book show like 75 plates on the wall. They are everywhere, including my house,lol!! I think we all know now that there are a lot of RMSers that are just plain mean and way off base with uneducated, very narrow minded comments. I love the plates!
that's what I love about you Debbie: you are sweet & fun & you follow what is in your heart~luv u! glad you gave a little sass back to suzie77!! ha ha!
marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
Boy do I really relate to the bad and awful comments from RMS. I think that a ton of really talented people left that site because of a few who really only meant to be mean. Such a sad thing. Love your style. Keep it up. Hugs, Marty
You have an awesome decorating style ~ RMS should be contacting you for help! You should have your own show on HGTV!!! ~Marcy
p.s. I'm talking about you over at my place!
Great post! I love plates on the wall. I had them all in my kitchen and they were fab! Yours are wonderful and the best part of your bedroom is not only does it look awesome, but YOU love it!!!
I am one of your RMS people and I am soooo glad I got to know you there and you definitely inspired me to start my own blog which I am really enjoying. I am glad you are pacing yourself now. You seem so happy and you look so lovely in all your pictures! Hair is getting longer! You go girl!!
I also have plates in the bedroom. On the wall and on the dresser. I always loved yours. Great post Debbie!
Hi debbie, you have a lovely kitchen, and the green table you. love your story on plate decoration. i enjoyed my visit and sure i will come back. just became one of your followers. thanks for visiting my blog too. verbena cottage
I love your plates Debbie. I didn't know there were rules to where we should hang them?? I have a few in my kitchen as well. I love World Market, they have tons of plates to choose from. Maybe I'll make my way there this weekend to change out the ones I have. Thanks for posting 🙂
Well I am thankful for RMS because it is where I met you dear! And yes, you are an encourager and likewise we've got another creative soul over there I've been encouraging..paying it forward! Last time on RMS I posted my den pics and one person gave me several larges posts about everything that I should do which amounted to changing the room entirely, it was insane. I wanted to say if I make all these changes then it will no longer be my room or one I would like for that matter. And don't worry some picked on my bedroom too. That's whats so great about blogland, the women here know how to be nice. Thanks for keeping your blog real! I like that!
♥ Sonny ♥
Good grief, plates have been on every wall in a home since early victorian times, maybe before. I have to say some folks who post comments cant do a dang thing themselves, with or without plates, so they make it their mission in life to try to make others feel bad.
PFFFTT is what say to them..
You hang all the plates ya want to, anywhere ya want to.
I love the plates on the wall look. And if you want them in your bedroom, why should anyone else care?! It is your room, do what you want! 🙂
I have been thinking about doing a plate collage in my dining room, but with getting ready to move that will just have to wait and see if I will even have the wall space where we are moving to be able to do it.
Oh Debbie, How I wish we lived closer!! Love the photo of you! The hubs takes lousy photos too! RMS is how I was introduced to the blogging world and I'm sooo glad I was!!! I never understoon why anyone would be rude on that site?? I know some people have a limited imagination but no need for rudeness! Be back need to go find Suzi77 and give her a piece of my mind! j/k 😉
Ah yes, I remember all too vividly my experience on Hate My Space. The people who leave nasty comments ironically never show their own spaces.
But like you, it's what brought me to blogging. Kristen from Kristen's Creations to be exact. And I've never looked back!
I only have one plate in my house. It's a Spanish female flamenco dancer. Even though it doesn't go at all with the soft romantic style I would like to have in my house, I love to display this piece of my culture. It's my plate, it's my heritage, it's my house, it's my laundry room.
Why did I put it there? Because I can and because why not. 🙂 Of course, if I posted on RMS I bet somebody would say it's in a weird place… I know. And that's why me and my plate are so UNIQUE.
I love your plates in your bedroom, Debbie. And the chocolate picture there too. It's more: I love your whole house! 🙂
We don't need those rude people in RMS control our lives. If you need a true opinion, here in your wonderful web page. You should create a paper magazine. Seriously.
Thank you for inspiring us, for being our friend and for always being so honest. 🙂
Together We Save
I love all these plates!! Very pretty!!
You see anyone criticizing your flair with hanging plates is merely showing their ignorance. For you are clearly a lady with great taste and refinement – in England at least the gentry have been displaying their valuable plate ware in such a way for centuries. I love the way you use bold splashes of colors throughout your home and how you use the plates to enhance your overall look. You should have your own show, definitely!
So now I know how you became a blogger and am learning a little more about you, which is so interesting.
How can the thought of my life with one 3 year old seem exhausting to you though – you do far more than I ever could!!
My husband is also a terrible photographer, every shot of me ends up like yours, blurred with the top of the head cut off. But you still manage to look lovely whereas I on the other hand do not!!
Debbie you know I love you!! You have been so wonderful on RMS and you are definitely the one that brought me here!! RMS was lucky to have you and now blogland is VERY BLESSED!!!!
PS. You did your plates better than the pros.
WOW you ladies sure know how to make a girl feel good!!~ I have to wipe the sweat from my upper lip, it is all making me blush and get all nervous and jerky!!~ Could you imagine my own show, I would be a fool I tell you…it would be like a reality sitcom act…seriously bad! Thank you all, and you all keep me going that is for sure!~
Debbie I was on RMS too! It was fun but I decided to move on and start a blog as well.
Your plates are all beautiful! You go gorgeous girl! 🙂
Heather @ Gerber Days
What a great post. From the heart. 🙂 I have heard about Rate My Space. I love looking at everyday people's "spaces" to get ideas! I too have discovered SO MUCH talent and creativity from blogging! I had NO idea all the talent that was out there. My creative juices have really been flowing lately, and I think blogging might have something to do with it.
As for the rude comment. I haven't experienced any yet, but I know it will happen one of these days. I hope to deal with it how you did. I don't know why people feel the need to write a rude comment. I mean, it's not like you're FORCING them to look at your creations. I personally love your taste. I also adore plates used as decor. I actually have some Mackenzie Child plates that I use for decorations. They are so unique!
I love your style and I too have been decorating with plates for years. I have three different plate displays using the same pattern in my family room. My husband and kids called it the "plate" room after I first hung them. I'll have to post some pictures of them to share with you.
I'm following your lovely blog, stop by and check out the few blogs I have been working on if you would like to. Please and thank you:)
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I have to decide which blog I like best and try to stick with one of two.
Have a great day and keep creating!
You've got spirit, yes you do! I LOVE this post. RMS scares the pants off of me. I could never post there although I have commented a time or two.
Thank you so much for linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and having fun with us. Girl, you rock!
Most rude remarkers on RMS do not even have pictures to share so who cares about them? Love the plates in your bedroom and I like the way you decorate, Debbie….Christine
Melissa @ Cellulite Investigation
Debbie, it's so interesting to read about how you got your start in the blogging biz. 🙂 Sometimes the best things happen organically like that. Seems like it was meant to be!
Pieces of Dreams
Hi Debbie! I think decorating with plates, whether in a holder placed perfectly, or on the wall is one of the most beautiful decorating techniques there is! I say, "Do what you love and love what you do!" For some reason, when I see plates on the wall, it gives me such a pleasing and warm feeling inside…But, that's just me! Many smiles, Karen
To me when plates are hung on the wall, you obviously aren't using them as plates, but rather artwork! Some people just don't get it…and you can't please them all! I love using plates as art all over the house! The photo of you was beautiful~ so natural and happy…Great post!
sweet european dreams
Even though we move quite often (military…) my plates have made every move without a scratch…so far! I would love to do the plate mosaic over the master bed, but I can hear my husband grumbling about it already…
I love plates in every room and outside too. They are beautiful and you can get them so reasonably priced. Thanks for the great inspiration pictures!
Le Chateau des fleurs
HAHAHA My husband takes awful pictures too. I wish we could take shots of each other HAHAHA
Thank you for your visits. You are such a good friend and the cutest around! Great job with your plates. Looks great.
Hi Debbie!! I LOVE this post. I haven't made many comments but I do try to stop by your blog when I have a chance. I have stopped posting to RMS as well. (I need to delete my account!) Since you and Kim have left, there isn't really anyone left that I enjoy as much!!
I would love to start a blog but have no clue how to keep it going and interesting! My hat is off to you for being true to yourself, decorating with what makes you happy and being good to others!
As I have told you before, your rooms are full of what I think your personality would be and I LOVE them!! Take care and keep up the hard work!!…Bonnie
I love plates but do not have any on my walls. Your house looks amazing
I love your style and I admire your ability to shrug off the opinions of others and stay true to your own GOOD taste! Your home is simply beautiful. I do have one question about your blog…what is the story behind the random capital letters in your titles?
Leslie, the Home Maker
Humph to Suzie77!
I love plates anywhere, on any wall.
AND! I have them in my bedroom, too!
I used to post my pixes on RMS, too.
But lost interest in that- dunno why- but did make some super nice friends, some of whom I have visited!
So, those crabsters that make mean comments must not have anything better to do.
I am sad for them.
You just be yourself!
No one else can be you! You are unique and creative and not really pale, 😉
Thank you for being nice to me on my blog 😉
Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend
Your blog just makes me smile….am adding your button and adding you to my sidebar…..
Amy @ Positively Splendid
I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. So glad you were the name above mine! Your blog is a jewel!
A Mom After God's Own Heart
I am visiting from Friday Follow and I LOVE your blog! Please come by and follow back when you get a chance
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Stopping by from New Friend Friday. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and follow me, too. 🙂
By the way, I'm starting a NEW BLOG HOP!!! It's called Tuesday Tag-Along, and it premieres this coming Tuesday! I hope you'll be there to join in the fun!
I love the plates! Very cool!
I have never put my rooms on RMS.. for fear of being mocked! : ) Good for you for being brave! And I love your style! 🙂
New follower from Friday Follow! Just love your blog. I agree with RMS…it's a tough crowd and sometimes…the comments are harsh. I haven't had the nerve to show my house on my blog let alone RMS…I am always in the middle of fixing it up, painting, creating etc.
Would love it if you would stop by my blog and say hi!
What a great post and you could of not said it any better. I love the plates on your walls. I also love the plates and poster picture in your bedroom. You gave me some great ideas to decorate with. Thanks So Much! I am following you too. HAVE A BLESS WEEKEND!!!
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Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Look how pretty you are!! Love your plates, I actually saw plates on a guestroom wall on Houzz and it inspired me to do the same! RMS can get ugly sometimes, I've seen it happen and took a break. I came back to it when I started blogging and so far no mean ones have stopped by 🙂 Keep doing what your doing, you are awesome!
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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti
I LOVE all your plates! I love plates too and have quite a few displayed in my home.
It's your house so do what makes you happy!
Lovely photo of you in this post and I like your new blog header!
PS: I've been a follower from my first visit to your blog!
I enjoyed and appreciated and understood everything you said in this post..about people trying to break the spirit, etc. to the wonderful crazy cast of characters I now call my friends.
I LOVE your plates..I have a little plate project coming up!
Feeling Just Right
Your husband's pictures of you aren't bad- you ought to know that!
The mean person is losing it. Keep doing all of what you're doing. Your house looks stunning! Take it from me.
Room to Inspire
What great inspiration – I just love plates hanging on the wall, but I must say I don't have a single one! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired last week!
The Southern Door
I LOVE plates on a wall. I love your home too!
Hi New Friend! I am over from New Friend Friday! Your blag is great 🙂
I love the white and green plates!!! I am always afraid to use plates as decoration, but you have insired me 🙂 Beautiful bedroom.
Plates on the wall! How great is that. I have even painted a wall and used plates as the circles on it. 3 D it is! Using 3M velcro tabs to hold them up. Works great on textured walls where a nice even lined circle is a bugger to get on those if ya paint. RMS is so done. I tried once again short time back and noone seems to be active on it but ya can sure tell whos still hanging with their new name!! LOL What a superb world we could have if everyone just put forth positive creative energy as you do Debbiedoos! I certainly dont get over here often enough but am going to make a pledge to do so as a little "Me Time "is needed and what a better flow of energy then here. Thanks Debbie!!