If you are a dish-a-holic then you know the issue of where do you keep it all? Some have more space then others but most bloggers have come up with some creative ways to store their dishes, glassware, flatware and tablescaping accouterments! Over the past several years my storage has changed as my stash has grown!!
I took over this small walk-in closet to be my dish storage space. I found closet organizer shelves at the thrift shop (remember I don't like paying retail) and added them to the closet.
I have so many plates now!
A few vintage sets of dishes, but mostly I have plates in sets of two or four
I had them arranged by color at one time, but looks like the closet needs a good re-organizing
The top shelves store some larger pieces, such as cake plates, pitchers and chargers
These salt and pepper shakers might be moving soon to make room for more plates
A few things waiting to find a home on the shelves
At one time I stored my place mats and napkins in here....then they outgrew this space and I needed the shelves for more dishes...what to do?
A free curbside 6 drawer Ikea dresser met my needs. Two drawers are napkins only
Grouped by colors
It has really worked well for me!
One drawer has table runners only
and 3 drawers have an assortment of place mats and tablecloths
This has made picking out linens so much easier!
The china cabinet holds mostly glassware
and is full to bursting right now!
Lots of clear glass serving pieces which are an obsession with me!
A large drawer in the china cabinet holds napkin rings. I created an easy way to find the napkin rings I want to use on a tablescape
I took a thrifted cutlery tray and put one of each kind of napkin ring I have in it. I take this out and to the table and play until I find the napkin rings I want to use and retrieve them from the drawer. I have plans to put all the napkin rings into ziplock bags to make it easier to retrieve.
It works for me!
This divided basket has worked as a storage spot for colored handled flatware. I'm about to outgrow it though so might have to find another basket or even change how I store it completely.
So there you have it! Christmas dishes and some seasonal glassware are stored in the top cabinets in the kitchen and some items in the basement in bins. I may just have to start making some choices about what to edit out of my stash soon!
Please join Alma at The Tablescaper for her 4th Blog-a-versary and her fun
Seasonal Sunday party!
Check out where others keep all their stuff!
Wishing you JOY,