Saturday, June 4, 2011

~ Where Do You Keep It All? - Part 2 ~

I'm so excited to be joining The Tablescaper for this great party.
Where Do You Keep It All? - Part 2
I hurriedly shot some pictures so you can see a
small area of where I keep some of my dishes.
Come into the kitchen.
A while back I worked my tale end off to be
able to have this beautiful White Hutch
in my kitchen. What it holds varies with
the season. You see it now holds the blue
and white dishes.

Let me open the doors so you can
have a closer look.

The bottome shelf holds the lacey edged dishes
purchased from Walmart last
fall and almost returned. I'm so glad I held
onto them. Beside them are a few of the blue and white
Currier & Ives a gift from Mother many years ago.


A gal has to have a few other pieces to
decorate with, so I added a wooden tray a
few blue glasses, a cheese dome and few
other items.

A few years ago we took a wall out and
extended the kitchen into what then was
the third bedroom. I knew the closet was
going to be the perfect spot for a walk-in
pantry. Not wanting the standard
door I purchased a screen door, stained
it and asked Mr. P to hang it for me. The
man thought I was truly NUTS!
We've had the Antique Bread Sign for years, I
new the screen door was the perfect
spot in this home to hang it.
Let me turn the light on so
you can get a closer look.
On the bottom shelf you find a few Christmas dishes
and cups.
A few fall dishes.
Chargers for all seasons stacked and
ready to go for a tablescape.
A woven basket with red liner holds
quite a few of the placemats.
A shelf for the salt and pepper shakers.
My favorite dishes for Easter. In the corner the Bordello
cake stand. Next to it are various shades of green
plates stacked and ready to go.
On your left are Butterfly Meadow dishes
by Lenox. And on the right are my
beloved Royal Stafford.

Another shelf finds some Waterford,
and Asian toile dishes.
Way up high you'll find some Yellow
Toile, along with the glass cake stand.
A few candle holders, and to the right
are Christmas glasses.
I used a coated wire shelf to house
a few of the glass votive holders.

A wooden box a gift from my girlfriend for
my birthday a while back holds some
silver flatware. The clear shoe box holds the
colored flatware.
Across the kitchen I have a cabinet above the desk. This
is where I sit in the evenings and visit with
all of you, if I'm not out on the front
porch. But.. I digress....I had a local carpenter in
town build me new cabinet doors with glass fronts. I really
wish I had been more specific when I was
describing what I wanted. I didn't want the panels
I wanted a solid piece of glass so all the dishes
could be showcased. Anyhoo.....that's on
the list of things to have changed out one day. In the
mean time let me give you a closer look
at what's behind the panels.
Cobalt blue... I AM IN LOVE! I love cobalt blue
and the feeling it gives. The top shelf holds
glasses a dear friend gave us as a wedding
gift almost 34 years ago.
Other side houses more cobalt blue
and my beloved bunny glasses. I've
had them now for many many years.
I'm not sure why I have them upside
down, I really need to turn them
up right.! :-))

Thank you for stopping by to see just a
few places where I Keep It All. I enjoy and
appreciate all of your kind comments
I'm off to see
the other participants that have joined
The Tablescaper for this great


Stella said...

What a lot of wonderful storage you have. I especially like your white piece. What is the domed dish sitting behind th tea pot? I love the foral design on it.

Richard Cottrell said...

I love you're dish closet, especially the screen door, what a neat ideal. But, you have to kinda keep it neat as people can see in. I am not linking to the party, but I did post about my dish closet last week. You might enjoy stopping by. Richard at My Old Historic House.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love your storage space with the screen door - great idea. Everything is so organized and neat - I am jealous ! :-D
Cobalt is my favorite shade of blue.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Crafty Housewife said...

Your hutch is nothing short of FANTASTIC! I love it!

Barbara F. said...

I love love love the screen door to your pantry. You have many beautiful things and so beautifully displayed. I am visiting from the Tablescaper Seasonal Sundays. xo,

Linda said...

Lynne, never mind where you keep it all, I love all your dishes. Especially the blue and white.
Thanks for sharing.

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love, love, love your screen door! What a fabulous idea! Your white peice is beautiful too! I enjoyed looking at all your pretty dishes. You have wonderful places to keep your dishes. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Marlis said...

Soo much room, Great collection too. I love your cobalt blue. You have collected quiet a few precious items. Love your dish room with the screen door. blessings, marlis

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What wonderful storage you have..especially that lovely closet. Cute! How I wish I had storage like that. I need to get busy and creat something as the house is running over with dishes, etc.
You have some really lovely sets and accessories to work with. Usually women only have their good set of china..if they are fortunate and their "everyday" dishes...

What a great collection of tablescape goodies. I love it!!

Sarah said...

Oh, to have a nice big walk in pantry like that! It's the perfect solution for storage. You can walk in and see exactly what you have. ~ Sarah

The Tablescaper said...


That pantry is amazing. I love the screened door. It's brilliant. You get to see a little of what's there, but not everything. It's so neat how you have one of the group of plates that is being stored on a little plate stand. You get to enjoy your entire collection each time you walk in there. Just wonderful.

Thank so much for being a part of my party!

- The Tablescaper

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Your screen door was the PERFECT choice, but you already know that, don't you?!!! I showed my dish pantry tonight, too, and I'll bet you love getting to SEE your dishes every day as much as I do mine. Great post! I'll be following.

onlymehere said...

Wow! I fell in love with those blue dishes the minute I saw them. That cabinet that's yellow is gorgeous too. What a darling way to display these.

xinex said...

I love your white cabinet, Lynne and you sure filled it with so many pretty dishes, love the blue and white and I like your cobalt blues. And I also like your walk in dish closet. What a great idea for the door. My favorites are the yellow and blue toile....Christine

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful storage...the screen door to the pantry is a lovely focal point. I love it! Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful big room your pantry is. Lots of storage space there. I love your new hutch displaying your white and blue!! I think my favorite was your precious Easter dishes!! Sooooo cute!

PAT said...

I am loving your white hutch Lynne. Who is the maker? I saw one similar at Veranda in Columbia. It was a temptation for sure!;-)

Enjoyed seeing your dish storage.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love the beautiful storage pieces that you have to store your beautiful china and serveware. So many pretty goodies! Your china pantry is the best, and you are so organized too! I love it! Joining you today from The Tablescapers!

Diann said...

Everything looks wonderful! Your new hutch is gorgeous! and that screen door is just adorable! Thank you for sharing this tour wih us! Have a wonderful Sunday!

The Dragonfly On Iron Gate said...

Beautiful, I would spend a whole day in your dish room... Love how you put it together! I joined you at the tablescaper.. Yikes my first big post.. and i just opened stuff up and took pictures !!! Have fun, stop by. Now I'm going to go back and look really careful at all you beautiful dished. Jules ♥

Dolores said...

Your hutch is so beautiful! The dishes and storage are wonderful!!!

The screen door and sign are fantastic!!!!! Wow....... I love the look!

Scribbler said...

Great storage -- I envy that closet.

Savannah Granny said...

I love your pantry and the screened door. I can remember that sign on the door of a small neighborhood grocery store that my Mom and Dad owned. Your white hutch and blue and white dishes are all so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Ginger

Sweet Lily said...

Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with Dolores.

Rebecca at How I Burb said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! That screen door is FANTASTIC, as is the storage behind it. Love it!

Stella said...

Thanks for the answer about you cheese keeper. I though how to serve a big block of cheese on a buffet. To bad you would have to take the top off it is so lovely.

Stella said...

What a wonderful job you did on your swing. It looks so inviting. Love what you did with the table cloth. Good bargin on your wicker too.

BECKY said...

Oh, Lynne. I LOVE the screen door as a pantry door! It's just perfect! And of course, a man would think you were crazy! :D
Seeing that screen door with the Colonial Bread sign on it, brought back a surge of memories. I swear that when I was a little girl, the grocery store my grandparents shopped at in a small town in Iowa, had a screen door like it as their entrance door! No A/C back then! I just got goose-bumps. Thanks for the lovely photos, and memories!

Envoy-ette said...

I am in love with your closet! Dish cabinet? China room? I want one too! Actually, I'm hoping to move my washer/dryer into the basement and turn that room into a dish room!It's right off the kitchen after all! The husband...not so much!