Saturday, January 8, 2011

Where Do You Store All Those Dishes? Part 7



It's all about storage and I'm recycling this post from last year when I did a
major overhaul and cleanup of how all my dishes, accessories and linens were stored.  I've tweaked it a little over the past few months, but basically it is still all working really well for me.

Here's the post from a few weeks ago about the tweaking:

It started with a post about my kitchen a few weeks ago on Show and Tell Friday
showing where my vintage Fiesta is now displayed. The vintage Fiesta was in
a glass front display closet in the pantry hall, but that's all changed and other
things are now on the move too.

Then I showed you where my "good dishes" now hang out.
Part 1 Post


And a corner cabinet that functions as a kind of transition solution,
when things are moving about. Part 2 Post

Then came the antique pine store fixture that holds a lot of
dinnerware and accessories in the Part 3 Post

       

Next I showed you the first of a pair of glass fronted closets that
are in the pantry hall that leads to the laundry room Part 4 Post

And the second closet was Part 5 Post


Last week I shared where I keep the glassware in Part 6 Post


This week I'm sharing where I store my napkin rings, flatware and tablecloths. This
antique pine cabinet provides a great deal of storage space and makes it easy to
find what I'm looking for.





The majority of the napkin rings are in the repurposed canister boxes I bought
at IKEA years ago, with some of the overflow in the teak stacking boxes
that hold flatware.




Tablecloths that are used daily stacked on the shelves in no particular order.



This cabinet also became a little calmer with the addition of fabric on cafe rods.



Large and seasonal cloths are in this antique dresser.



Thanks for stopping by!
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41 comments:

  1. That is just amazing how easy you make it look to store those wonderful cloths. Do you iron them then put away or iron before going on the table? Love how you organized your napkins rings. Have I missed where you keep your napkins? Thanks for sharing your storage solutions with us.

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  2. I don't think I have ever seen such an extensive collection of table linens. That dresser is gorgeous. My few things are in my chest in the foyer and in the buffet and sideboard in the dining room. I don't play with dishes that much. I do want a few more things, but I need shelves added in an extra closet I have.

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  3. Wow! What a beautiful display of all your lovely linens. To have that many I would need a bigger house.

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  4. My word! What a fabulous and extremely organized collection! Before I add anything more to any of my collections, I really have to think about it because I am running out of storage space. I downsized and have not quite acclimated to it yet.

    ~ Tracy

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  5. I am always amazed to see where you store all of your dishes, and now your linens. You could have a store!

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  6. Oh, my! Wow. What a collection. You sure have done a great job of organizing it all, too. I'm seriously impressed. Rosie

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  7. WOW your collection is just gorgeous and so happy!

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  8. These are all so beautiful. You have a magnificent collection. Cheers, Lia

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  9. Thanks everyone!

    Linda - I posted about the napkins in Part 3 (the large pine store fixture). I keep them in plastic shoe boxes. They used to live in this cabinet with the tablecloths, but they tend to get all wrinkly and messy and never were easy to locate.

    I iron the tablecloths right out of the dryer, lay them flat to dry (I steam them heavily), then fold them. I iron them again when I get ready to use them, but it is really just a quick touch up to clear the fold lines.

    Again, thanks to all of you for loving my tablecloths as much as I do!

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  10. You have so much wall space for your cabinets, I'm envious!!

    I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

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  11. I love how you've stored your vintage cloths so you can see and enjoy them daily! Wonderful!!!

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  12. So very gorgeous!!! Antique tablecloths are a passion of mine, I LOVED seeing these...wow!!

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  13. I envy your collection of lovely table linens!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  14. Just last night my hubby said I had too many dishes. That no one has that many. I told him he was wrong & now you have provided me with the proof. Thanks!!!

    I wish I was as organized as you on storing my stuff.

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  15. Now that's an awesome collection and so wonderfully organinzed! I can sure take some lessons here.

    Cathy ♥

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  16. Wow, Candy, what a extensive collection you have! Everything is so well organized. I am drooling over your tablecloths! So many pretty and festive patterns! Wonderful collection!

    Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  17. Outstanding collection and beautifully organized and stored!

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  18. Wow. I am sooooooooo happy to see that someone has more stuff than me. I was beginning to feel awkward lol Amazing "stuff" girlie!

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  19. Wow! You have an amazing collection.

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  20. Your organization of the collection is inspiring! That's really neat!

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  21. Thanks ladies! I'm glad you like my "stuff" as much as I do. :-)

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  22. Your organization is very inspiring as 'spring' cleaning is coming up. What a beautiful collection you have. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  23. Loved seeing how you store all you tablescaping pretties! What a wonderful collection of linens!

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  24. Erica and Susan - Thanks so much for stopping by and I do appreciate your lovely comments!

    I will say that starting this series of posts had helped me keep things organized ..... at least for the pictures to post. LOL

    You know there are areas like my dish storage in the garage ...... let's just say, they need work.

    Thanks again!

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  25. I store all my fabric and supplies in an armoire too! I roll my fabric though, its kinda cute! Im your newest follower! :)

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  26. Hi Emily!

    Welcome and thanks for coming by! Something about great minds think alike comes to mind.....drawers just don't do the job. Out of sight is out of mind for me. :-)

    Candy

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  27. OMG, you think like me but are wayyyy more organized. I've never seen so many tablecloths. I got those yellow rose napkin rings also at Pier 1. Where did you get your Nutcracker cloth?

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  28. Hi Denise -

    The Nutcracker tablecloth was from an eBay Auction last holiday season! It's a beauty, probably not that old, but I just love it. :-)

    Candy

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  29. Your storage ideas are always so colorful and bright - they actually add to the home decor. As always, I'm drooling over your linens collection. I show my husband your linens to remind him that there are indeed people out there who have more table linens than I do! Have a great weekend! -diane

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  30. Thanks Diana! We do need to continue this whole blog thing to show the men in our lives that we are NOT alone in the need to feather our nests with multiple layers of goodies. :-)

    Candy

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  31. Oh my word... I've never seen such amazing organization in my life. And I just love the way it's all hidden too!

    I've featured you in SNS #64's sidebar this weekend. :)

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thanks Donna, I popped in to check out your sidebar! Lots of great ideas this past weekend for storage ideas.

    Candy

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  33. Oh my...My heart beat so fast looking at all of these lovely photos, I thought I was going to die.
    Everything is beautiful and so well organized. I wish I could see it all in person, and touch it all. thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  34. Thanks for coming by Bonnie, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit.

    Candy

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  35. Wow, what a fabulous collection of vintage tablecloths and fiesta!! I love all the vintage cabinets and dressers you use for storage. Very beautiful!

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  36. Thanks Eileen, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

    Candy

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  37. Oh, my! Wow. What a collection. You sure have done a great job of organizing it all, too. I'm seriously impressed.

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