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What The Best Dressed Walls Are Wearing

The Upcycled Vintage Plate Wall Art Collection

Since 2014, alijoedesigns has been scouring the country, rescuing old and dusty vintage china plates and transforming them with quirky makeovers. 
Often surreal, sometimes kitsch and always witty, the original, whimsical designs give a sought after contemporary twist to the classic, decorative plate.
By using a variety of images juxtaposed with the original designs, the plates are designed to work individually or in pairs. 
Some are matched, others are mismatched adding to the charm of this upcycled decor.
But all are guaranteed to be a talking point and to raise a smile when displayed on a wall.
And every piece is unique, defining this collectable, decorative range.


The Handmade Fine Bone China Tableware Collection

For lovers of quirky style, who want china that is not only aesthetically gorgeous but functional too, we are very excited to be launching this handmade, fine bone china range.
Working closely with Heraldic Pottery in Staffordshire, silk screen prints of our designs are made into ceramic decals that are hand applied to the fine china.
The initial, dinner and bread plate range, tells the story of an unsuccessful fly fisherman and comprises four pairs of plates that can be mix and matched in any combination. 
Inspired by Fornasetti and Terry Gilliam (Monty Python), the dessert range was launched in March 2017 and comprises 6 plates that can be purchased as a set or individually to create your own combinations.
 



Happy Customers

"Anybody can apply an image to a plate but only a very few can do it with clear graphic impact, imagination and intelligence"

"You are supremely talented and I am delighted to have discovered you"

"I didn't really get decorative plates. But now I do"

"The plates arrived and we absolutely love them. They look even better in real life than on the website. 
The plates themselves are lovely and the colours of the goldfish and tap work with the plates fantastically."

"If I could put more stars I would cause (sic) Debbie is fantastic. This was a wedding gift for my friend getting married in a couple of days AND SHE LOVED IT. Debbie is such a nice and kind person, best customer support received. 
The shipping was super fast and she included a gift package and a card as I asked. Thank you so much"

"I love this set but it is a gift so, reluctantly, I'll part with it but the kudos I earn will make it worthwhile!!!"

"Debbie is something of a secret Banksy of the Vintage plate world"

"I absolutely love Debbie's plates, and would have them all if I could! This one was bought as a gift, and I know it will go down a treat. High quality finish, perfectly wrapped and delivered very quickly. Will definitely be buying more in the future"

"Probably the niftiest thing I have on my wall— it's exactly as described, and pictured. 
The packaging was secure and delivery quick. A+"

"Bought this item as a gift and absolutely love it. The seller from start to finish was fantastic and provided regular updates. The item arrived well packaged and with a lovely note. Thanks I'll definitely be ordering again."

"Wow! These are wonderful! Beautiful! The shop owner is truly conscientious and caring, too.
My international package was wrapped perfectly, and delivered very quickly. Thanks so much!"

"This set of plates is remarkably cool! I love them and the person receiving these as a gift will certainly be thrilled!"

 "For once something listed as 'upcycled' really has been made better by the seller's efforts"