I've always been a fan of mix and match dishes. I think it makes a table more fun and less formal. Lately, I've been on an Alice in Wonderland binge and have found tons of inspiration from the MacKenzie Childs line of furniture and dishes. You should check them out for inspiration. The best thing about these dishes is that they are dishwasher safe and you can eat and drink from them because they are painted on the underside with Americana Gloss Enamels from DecoArt. Head to the thrift store for a wide selection of dishes you can paint!
Wouldn't these make a terrific gift?
I can't wait to have a dinner with these!
Here's the video to see exactly how it's done
Americana Gloss Enamels (dishwasher safe when baked on)
Krylon Metallic Gold Shortcuts Pen
Fine tip permanent marker
Clean your glass with alcohol
Carefully edge the plate with the gold Krylon paint pen
Add gold to the center part of the plate also
Draw a 1/2" square grid on the FRONT of the plate
Fill in the squares on the back of the plate with white Americana Gloss Enamel
Next paint in the black squares with your black Americana Gloss Enamel
Add polkadots around the outer rim of the plate (try using several different colors)
Paint stripes on the base of the wine glass
Paint the stem of the glass in another color. I chose yellow
Paint on some polkadots
Add more gold accents with the pen to finish up
Place the dishes in the oven and bake at 325˚ for 30 minutes
Let cool and repeat for another 30 minutes
Have a tea party and invite the Mad Hatter!