Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Where I Keep It All...

I knew the day that I found "The Tablescaper" that I had found a place to call home. For many years, I hid my love for beautiful dishes because of three wild boys. When they became teenagers, I used some of my stash to teach them manners and how to behave in public (which worked, BTW), but now that they've all flown the coop-I can play with my dishes! I've never really thought about where I keep everything, most of it is stashed wherever I can find room. My wedding china, Noritake "Ranier" is stored in the china cabinet given to me by my mother-in-law. She insisted that I register for china and crystal when I got married and now I am so glad she did.

I keep serving pieces and various other things in the bottom of the cabinet. I think I need to clean this out.

along with the cabinet came the buffet. It is filled with candles, napkins, flatware, some centerpiece items and probably some things that I've been looking for but forgot were there. Too messy to show!

My everyday Fiesta is in my kitchen. When we remodeled about 7 years ago, I wanted glass doors on some of my cabinets so I could see what I had and to keep me a little bit more organized.

We put our old kitchen cabinets in the garage. Some are full of dishes, but some are full of junk. I think I need to remedy that situation so I can store more dishes.

I just purchased this little dresser/nightstand at Home Goods. Right now, it holds napkin overflow. It needs a little bit more organization.

And so, there you have it. I didn't show all the boxes of stemware and sets of dishes stored for another day. I tried to count all of the sets of dishes that I have and only came up with 10-so I am way behind all of you. Thank you for your inspiration each week!


  1. OH my goodness. Everything is so neat and organized. I have things stacked on top of each other. Yours looks great. Hugs, Marty

  2. Oh wow, thanks for sharing your beautiful dishes, yes I agree, you are organized! I now have to get to work and get my things a bit more organized, you inspired me!!


  3. you are so organised! love your beautiful dishes.. thanks for sharing.

  4. Love all the colorful dishes you have. Couldn't help but notice the different colors of stemware you have, too. :0)

  5. Love your dishes and the way they are stored!


  6. Everything looks so nice and neat! You've done well with all of your storage.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. You're ahead of me, Sharon. I don't have as many dishes as you do. Thanks for letting me peek and dream.

  8. Everything looks great and well orgaized! love all your pretty things!

  9. Sharon, I am so happy to hear someone other than myself won't show some of the messy hidey holes! Thank you, thank do have some really neat well organized areas, though.

  10. Isn't it nice that we can appreciate some things about when our kids leave home - like playing with our dishes! Thanks for sharing where you stash yours! Its fun to see!


  11. Sharon, you are so much more organized that I am & you have a lovely hutch to put most of your treasures into. Great job, too!
    I think stemware is the hardest thing to find enough room for & you've done it wonderfully.

  12. Thanks so much for stopping by to make a comment on my country table. Loved having you over, and loved visiting you too. Hope you have a wonderful week, and hurry back to visit again. Sandi