The bird plates are new, too. Aren't they adorable? I went looking for some new plates for over my sink, since the new bolder red in the curtains made the red in the plates (that had matched the red in the plaid) now look more pink. I found these cute bird plates at Pier 1, but was sad that they didn't fit in the plate rack over the sink (too small). I couldn't get rid of them, though, (they were just too cute!) so I hung them over the pantry door instead.
I feel a little sheepish that my kitchen and family room have so many plates displayed. I didn't set out to decorate with plates, but I was given the plate rack above the sink and I found a lot of cute plates while setting out to fill it up. Plates are cheap, and if they look cute, why not decorate with them, right?
So, it's not a drastic change to my kitchen, just a bunch of little ones. But, I feel like it helps de-countrify my decor. It's got a little more of my personality in it now. :)