Another volume in the enticing new series of home decorating books based on Mary Engelbreit's successful Home Companion magazine, Plates focuses on women's special passion for collecting plates. It is fun and easy to decorate with plates-they provide strong and versatile design elements in a room. This little keepsake book features plates in every color, pattern, and style. It highlights English transferware, ironstone, Fiesta, Majolica, lustreware, Spode, and Staffordshire. Filled with engaging, full-color photography and warm, personal text, Plates offers an in-depth look at a wide variety of collectible plates, explaining why certain plates are highly prized, and offering clever display tips.Readers will find information on antique designs as well as contemporary patterns. An added bonus for plate lovers, Mary's unique eye for artistry plates, children's plates, and travel plates will appeal especially to her fans.This special series of books are beautifully designed in Mary's unique,instantly recognizable style, making each one a special keepsake.