We have a few collections of mostly decorative dishes. I have a set of Blue Willow dishes, which I received from my family and beautiful set with fleur-de-lis patterns, which I received from my boyfriend for Christmas.
The night before our housewarming party was when we decided to actually install our open shelving. Just so everyone knows, my boyfriend panted the shelf brackets, the shelves, and installed them. What did I do you ask? Make pencil circles where the shelf brackets were supposed to go in the wall ;o) He also set-up the plates on the shelf because by 2 am, having been awake since 6 am, I couldn’t quite keep my eyes open. But thanks to my wonderful boyfriend, I think the arrangement looks beautiful!