Thanksgiving at the Junction

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Where do you keep it all?!?

I love this Blog Party topic. Just because I love seeing how everyone creatively stores, preserves and displays all of the beautiful china, crystal, nic-naks and accents they share with us week to week.
So, when The Tablescaper put out the invitation to join her in celebrating her second blogger-versay, I was happy to respond.
Happy Second Blogger-versary The Tablescaper!
 I have loved every one your inspiring, truly awesome tablescapes. They were my jumping off point when I decided to join this wonderful community of artistic people who design, create and inspire week to week. Your comments kept me going when sometimes I wondered if I was going off the deep end with this passion of mine.  I have so loved being a part of it all.

Here's to all of us, who delight in all things beautiful!

We begin in the kitchen
 where I am lucky enough to
have two pantries like this for storage.
One of course, HAD to be for food.
 Imagine that.
The other was immediately designated dishes only!

Of course there is the kitchen hutch.
Here I store the color coordinated accents
to match the kitchen decor

The island cabinet has two sides.
Again, every space must share with
  Tablescape items!

I finally moved the crystal
to their own little cabinet
in the mud room this year.
They seem happy all together now.

From the kitchen we move
 to the diningroom hutch

Here I store my fruit patterned china.
Hey look there's a space!
I have to keep that in mind for the next shopping trip!

The diningrooom buffet where the holiday
glassware is stored

It all looks pretty tame doesn't it?
Well, because we're friends I'll
let you into .....
the basement!!!

Every tablescaper knows it's all
about the accents.
Here is where the true fun begins!

This area is best for holiday specific items
used infrequently

A left over chest is best for storing....

Napkins! Of course!

My old Hoosier cabinet is also pressed into duty.
Here vases and apothecary jars found a home.

Ok, not so bad you say. 
But here is where I let my crazy out to play.
These storage bins have been
with me forever. I think they
were the beginning of it all! LOL

And yes my friends, they are labeled.

 By holiday, and just plain "party" items

Ok, out of the dungeon

Lastly, my old 'friend' recently relocated to the
sun porch, is also a treasure keeper
of the outside accents.

I hope you had  fun touring my addiction.
I certainly had fun celebrating
the Second Blogger-versary of
The Tablescaper
and thanks to her for his party
 and her weekly links. 
I wish her many more beautiful
settings in the future to share with us.

Click on the link to the right to view other
storage and design ideas on...

Where do you keep it all?


  1. Wow!.., What an array of dish ware lovelies you have and all so beautifully displayed!

    ..,Even your well organized storage is amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us for the Tablescapers party.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  2. YOu have some amazing storage and amazing items. You have a wonderful treasure trove and so amazingly organized. Thanks you so much for sharing with us.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. The more I look at participants' blogs, the more I feel good, lol. It just proves I am not not alone in my addiction. You have some nice storage places and pretty dishes and glasses. I love your green glasses, so pretty!...Christine

  4. Wonderful storage solutions for your lovely collections. I see a few things that we both appear to enjoy collecting...immediately my eyes went to the Blue Willow and the Bordallo Pinheiro Cabbage Leaf. Thank you for sharing your lovely hiding places with us. Cherry Kay

  5. I loved seeing your very neat storage! You have a wonderful collection! I see your 3 trees. Me too and then some. I think I will only do one big one this year, getting to be too much!
    Hope all is well at the junction!

  6. Better make room for the ramekins! I think I might see a smidgen of room left, but if not, clear out another cabinet!

    I FINALLY heard from the company where I bought them, and they said you should receive them NEXT week. Let's hope!

    Please let me know when they arrive and enjoy!



  7. Hi lovely lady.
    You have a lot more then I do !!
    I love all your tablescapes with all you Beautiful Dishes!!!! You have wonderful storage for all your Stuff. Im one of your followers for a long time sweet lady. I hope you come over and see all my Stuff, and have a Great week with your family.

  8. You've got some great storage spots. I love that pantry and to have two of them is fantastic, even if one does have to go for food. :)

    Thanks for sharing all your cool stuff and where you keep it.

  9. WOWSER! sure have a fantastic collection!

  10. Wow! I'm a bit speachless. Do you ever forget you have something? I would. I do have to say you're organized for sure. I'll bet you set some pretty, and fun tables. I have been really scaling down my collection, the older I get the less I need. I love your glassware too, and the pretty dishes you have in your first pantry look amazing.