Sometimes plate collections are really pretty much "just for show" and sometimes they are made up of dishes that get regular use, but are pretty enough to show off. Either way, finding interesting ways to display them is a must - if you have lovely plates, why hide them away in a cabinet?
Shown above, left to right:
2. A wonderful decorative element in a narrow space - an overlapping display of vintage plates from Canadian House & Home.
3. A window spanning plate rack from Cottage Living saves space and looks interesting.
4. A classic plate rack shows off blue & white dinnerware in Country Living
5. Colorful dishes and aluminum cups are framed with black painted open shelving in This Old House.