Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Where I Keep My Stuff……..

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I am joining Tablescaper for her blogaversary – one year of blogging. Congratulations! She has chosen the theme of where we keep all of our dishes and tablescaping props. This was a lot of fun for me and made me clean it up  a bit.

One of the selling points of the townhouse I bought was the walk-in closet off the room I use as a den/tv room. I had shelves put in and then bought shelf dividers at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
The closet has been “spiffed” up just a tad! And I am not showing you the floor or the chair I removed for the”shoot”. Perhaps another time…..
And then there is the bottom of the Welsh cupboard.
And then the new cabinet in the kitchen hall.
Oh, look!!! I see an empty space!!!! That won’t be there for long…..
Of course, my kitchen cabinets are full, too.  Don’t forget to visit the other participants and see their storage solutions.


Natasha said...

Boy, you have a lot of beautiful things! I love the way you have used your spaces and shelving to display everything. I got some great storage ideas from this post-thank you Carol!

Best wishes,

Splurgie said...

Your walk-in closet must be a treasure to you. Great way to use that space. Thanks for bringing us inside.

Tricia said...

LOVE (and covet!) that walk-in-closet! The organization really speaks to me -- lovely! I really enjoyed seeing your storage solutions!

xinex said...

You are so organized. Love your dishes! Thanks for showing us....Christine

Rettabug said...

I like your new cabinet & that walk-in storage spot is TDF!! I see some very pretty pieces in your collection. I'm jealous!

Dining Delight said...

Its so fun to see how others store their dishes/pretties! You have a lovely spot with the walk-in closet and such wonderful pieces to store there! I see you are "branching out" though and are using other areas as well...funny how that happens! Its true, The Tablescaper got us cleaning our closets!


peppermint said...

I just love your walk in closet. Easy access and bright to where you can locate everything with a glance. What a great feature!

Linda said...

I think a dish closet is the best thing to have. Mine isn't as large as yours (drool) but I have managed to put a lot in there!! This has been fun!

Kathleen said...

Alma didn't get me to clean my closets! LOL. After a 4 day weekend with 4 little ones, I didn't have the energy!
Anyway, you are way too neat! But you have another house, so it is only half of your stash!!

sissie said...

Gosh I would like to be lucky enough to have a walk-in closet for my dishes and serving pieces.
Yours looks so organized and pretty too.


Shelia said...

Loved seeing all of your pretty dishes and where you put them. You've got a lot of storage! Everything looks so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

What lovely things you have and great storage too!

ellen b said...

What a great closet and lovely things to store in it!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carol:
Nothing like having storage spaces! I keep thinking I'm going to repurpose the pantry into a place for my dishes. The foodstuff could go into the cupboards. Handsome would never be able to find anything then! lol
Have a great week.

The Tablescaper said...


Thanks so much for joining the party! It's so much fun to see where we stash it all.

I must say, yours looks quite organized! And there's definately some room for growth. It's amazing how this stuff multiplies, isn't it!

Can't wait to see more of the tablescapes you come up with from all of your beautiful stuff. I saw some great yellow glass in there!

- The Tablescaper

Cathy said...

Wow, a walk-in pantry. I'm as green as grass with envy. I've got stacks of dishes in every cupboard in my house. But I love them.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there my dear fellow 'dish lover',

Oh my!~'I'm in dish heaven' my dear!.., This is just such an abundance of 'eyecandy' and dish delights; thanks so much for sharing and joining in with us for, 'The Tablescapers', where do you keep it all', blog party!..,

I already have a weekly, two day, 'Tuesday and Wednesday, afternoon tea' blog party well under way, yet when I was invited I simply could not resist taking part;such fun!.., What a delightful blog party for our dear mutual blog friend, 'The Tablescaper' to organize!..,

Please do feel most welcome to also pop over and enjoy my little portion of the blog party as well!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mimi said...

You ladies are so neat compared to my helter-skelter mess! Thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

a walk-in closet! oh gosh! what a great idea! why don't i think about it!.. and your collection are just lovely! love the stemware.. thanks for sharing.. have a good day!

Sally said...

Wow, Carol, what a delight it must be to have this kind of organziation/storage in your home!

Kim said...

What a nice spot to keep everything together, plus it's easy to see.

Bill said...

Hi Carol,
Very impressive! I must confess now that I really want to see what's on the floor. (kidding!). You have so many lovely things, and you're obviously a skilled organizer.

I wasn't brave (or energetic) enough to get my dish storage areas ready for inspection, but I'm certainly glad you participated in The Tablescaper's fun event. I'll have to pop over and wish her a happy blogaversary.

Warmest regards,

susan said...

Carol-You have great storage! I didn't show my floor either! I am in love with that tureen--it looks as if it belongs to a set---I'm straining my eyes :)

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Carol!

Very nicely organized dish collections! How handy to have the walk in closet!! Everything looks so pretty!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I need to do this! You have done such a great job. I've got to get myself organized.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Carol, that closet is wonderful! I saw some dishes I wanted to take out to look at up close. It all looks so neat and organized. laurie

podso said...

I think it's such fun to see the secrets of how people store things! And your cabinets, etc are so tidy!

Jackie said...

Hi Carol

You have some lovely stuff there!! I think I have said before that we have very little storage in our bungalow and I am a more practical ( or boring) person, I wouldn't buy items unless I knew I would have them in regular use for everyday BUT I love to see everyone else's, which is the great thing about Blogland!!

Nearly Maine day, I hope your hip operation goes well and what a great place to sit, relax and recuperate.

Have a wonderful birthday on June 26th, very best wishes, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

Rettabug said...

Carol, I'm sorry I do not have a source for the flower arranger I used in today's blog post. It is at least 10 years old, if not more. I will google the subject & try to find some online for you.

Carol, I thank you for that info on Ina's recipe for "coeur a la creme". I will google that also!

Thanks for visiting the Gazebo House & for your sweet comments.


Linda www.mykindofcooking.com said...

After looking at your photos, I now have storage envy!

Mary said...

What a delight it must be to have a space like this in your home. You've done a wonderful job with the design of the closet. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

bj said...

This is amazing. Love all your dishes and storage. Got some good tips and suggestions from your post. Thanks!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm enjoying seeing all the nice organization of a favorite hobby!



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