Admired recently: plates with words (also see Accessories: Plates as Wall Decor).
Above: Knack Studios in South Carolina takes vintage plates and embellishes them with words and phrases.
Above: Good China Bad China is a 14-piece set of bone china plates, designed by Peter MacCann for Thorsten van Elten, featuring seven deadly sins and seven contrary virtues in Prussian blue script text. $49 for a pair of paired plates (i.e. Humility/Pride) or $300 for an entire set at Generate Design.