The Tablescaper is hosting another "Where do you keep it all?" party to celebrate her blogaversary so I pulled out, opened, looked over, under, around, inside and outside, and behind and discovered that I have W - A - Y too much stuff! I really need to get a grip!
My sweet accommodating husband has been very busy lately turning closets into dish storage.
He turned a linen closet into this dish closet a few months ago. We are still working on trying to find the best way to light it.
The wire racks make storage and retrieval so much easier.
Since the top shelf goes all the way to the ceiling, it is perfect for those extra tall candle sticks.
On to the dining room storage. I have three, count em, three china cabinets in my dining room. I realized in the process of preparing this blog that I might also have a problem collecting china cabinets!
This one is a Broyhill, solid cherry that I found at Big Lots for $288. I KNOW, I couldn't believe it either and I had to have it.
This mismatched piece was my husband's Grandmother's. It along with my dining table and chairs sat in her dining room in Memphis feeding family and farmhands for years and years. I feel fortunate to have anything that belonged to MaMa. You will see many pieces from her home and my MIL's Mother's home along the way today.
The Early American cabinet came from my favorite Nashville consignment shop, Estella's.More of the Lenox Maywood. I have full place settings for 19. So you don't think I am totally crazy, they were next to nothing when the Lenox outlet went out of business!
Lenox Maywood behind my cake plate collection.
The no-name set I carried home from Colorado on the airplane.Underneath my Lenox vegetable plates, French Lamandinoise soup bowls with a vegetable pattern and some Home Goods appetizer plates.
On the other side, is the set of cream dishes I purchased for next to nothing at Old Time Pottery. I find myself using them all time.
Strawberry dishes, Mikasa Antique White and assorted appetizer plates.More Mikasa Antique White and appetizer plates.
Vintage salt cellars.
All my chargers are stacked in this cabinet that just fits in the nook in the dining room.
On to the kitchen cabinets
Everyday Noritake Warm Sands.
Vintage refrigerator dishes, glassware and kitchen towels.
Most of my everyday, or at least every weekend glassware.
Of course, since I no longer have a linen closet, most of my linens are stored where ever they fit!
These wide drawers are perfect for the round place mats.
Part of my napkin collection.
More place mats
Followed by even more place mats and table runners.
And even more napkins.
My Grandmother-in-law's radio cabinet holds the overflow round place mats and votive candle holders.
My Grandmother's chest of drawers, One handle is broken and I am on the hunt for a replacement.
It holds candles,more napkins and linens,
And more linens and birds.
Table flatware in the china cabinet drawers makes setting the table so easy.
Silverplate; some my husband's Grandmother's and some from a client that was throwing it away!
Vintage crystal coasters and salt & peppers.
In the unassuming closet in the guest room lurks......
All my table decor and platters on another set of shelves my husband recently built.
All my extra glassware is stored in boxes. I can carry the box I need to the dining table.
This large storage cabinet is also in the guest closet.
It hold cloches, vases and cups and saucers.
Another Grandmother-in-Law's chest of drawers holds extra linens and wrapping supplies.
My husband's Grandfather's desk
Napkins rings, extra candles, etc, etc, etc....
A small part of my cookbook collection and lest you think that table decor is all I collect.....
Welcome to my office/craft room. This was the designated dining room for our house. I couldn't even imagine using it for dining.
Ribbon andStamps and inks are stored in these great displays from Bath and Body Works. It's so great that they sell their floor displays at the end of the season.
Copic markers and colored ink pens
Punches and dies
12 x 12 papers
8 1/2 x 11 papers
Glues, adhesives, chalks, paints, and other random, but totally necessary crafting supplies.
Templates and instruction books
Cutters and scoreboards
Jewelry making supplies
Gemstones and pearls
I am hoping that I am going feel much better about my addictions when I see everybody else's stuff at the The Tablescaper's celebration!