Above the wood stove I have blue plates hanging from the bricks. A number of years ago I decided that I wanted something to brighten up the brick corner, but I needed something that would be easy to clean as well as something that wouldn't mind the heat. My Aunt sent me a number of Mors Dag plates before she moved into an assisted living facility and I thought that would be a great start for brightening up the bricks!
Over the years I have collected quite a few plates. Some came from Ebay, some from yard sales, some from the thrift store, some from places we have visited, some from friends who have seen my collection. I also received a few bowls to put on the mantle as well. I don't think that anything in the collection is worth very much money, but they are treasures to me because they bring back memories of who I was with when I got them, or who gave them to me.
Sounds like Heaven to me.