A New Way to Display
Transform a small collection of dinnerware into a mini art installation by arranging it on a shallow wall-mounted shelf. The display is both sleek and functional -- and bright elastic is a welcome update on acrylic plate stands. Before hanging, drill a hole on each side about one inch from the back and five inches up (or adjust the spacing so the holes line up with the centers of your plates). Thread elastic cord through the holes, and knot to keep it in place.
Hyde open wall-mounted cabinet, in White, 30", $179, cb2.com
Elastic (#7415, color 41), $3 a yd., www.mokubany.com