Sunday, June 5, 2011

Dishes, dishes everywhere!

I love peeking into everyone's cupboards to see where all of you store your treasures!  I plucked up the courage to show my slightly disorganized storage spaces (which are certainly not enough!).  I don't have the magnificent collections that others have, but mine collection still requires more storage than I have!!  My family is very small so I don't need a lot of place settings.  I have mostly service for 4-8 and that is plenty.  I do have one set for sixteen, but have never needed that many.
I hope you  enjoy my little tour...let's go!

We'll start with our dining room buffet...
(Our dining room is much darker than these walls look in photos)
Some placemats and napkins
Napkin rings and cake cutters
Candles of all sorts

More drawers of table cloths and napkins

All of the silver serving pieces are in the side sections of the buffet
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Like others, I keep my favorite treasures on display in the dining room china cabinet

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And underneath the display area is the majority of my china with some serving pieces (and please ignore the's apparent I have!!!!)

This china cabinet drawer holds my favorite silverplate by Reed & Barton, as well as several service pieces

 (Pssst...peek here in the pantry...those three boxes are sets of silver flatware...among other stuff in the pantry)

The other center buffet drawer has more linens

Our dining room has two corner cabinets...this lower part of the cupboard also holds my cake stands which are out on loan right now

China, place card holders, tea and coffee pots in the other corner cabinet
Now on to the cabinet in the living room...this holds my teacup collection

This is not the end of it...I have a set of Polish china in quilted cases in the attic.  The Christmas dishes are in a box up there along with seasonal decorations.  There is also crystal from Poland that isn't even unpacked from our move 5 years ago!!!  But I have nowhere to put it!!

Thank for taking this tour...after seeing beautifully organized storage, I think I have some work to do!!!  And MANY thanks to The Tablescaper for her anniversary "party"!  Please visit her great blog!!



  1. Hi Tess,

    You have some wonderful pieces of furniture in which to display your china and other treasures! I really love your built-in corner cupboards. I've always thought those were so neat. My husband's Grandmother had a huge collection of Old Country Roses, and she passed them along to her great-granddaughter, as all the other women in the family had their own china.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  2. Thank you so much for sharing where you store all of your wonderful tresures. You have some magnificent things and a wonderful place to put them!

    - The Tablescaper

  3. You have some great storage areas for your china and accessories. I love the built in corner cupboards. Lovely!

  4. You have some wonderful pieces for showcasing your beautiful things. I'm always a sucker for corner cabinets....but they can be quite the challenge to arrange! You've don't a marvelous job. Thank you for sharing your lovely collections and your storage solutions. Cherry Kay

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    You have some Beautiful China sweet lady !!! I also love all your tea cups in the cupboards. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape. I hope you have a great weekend sweet lady.
    XXOO Diane