Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where Do I Keep All My Dishes?

I am joining The Tablescaper for her Second Anniversary of Blogging and the House of Roses for Show off your cottage Monday by showing you where I keep all my dishes. You must remember I have only lived in Houston since December 23, 2010 and I have been sick since the middle of April.

So here goes...I can't believe I am showing you this.......

I am so embarrassed.......

I love that there are two huge closets like this in the back of my family room.

 As I have been unpacking or rearranging I have been putting the boxes on the floor.

The rest of the closet is pretty organized.

I've just been blogging one year as of June 3, 2010!

So my collection is not as large as some of yours.

This is my kitchen cabinet where I keep my everyday dishes, Yorktowne.

Of course, I have china and teacups......I bought the china closet a few months ago. I just needed room....famous last words!
This is in the dining room. I was going to show you the whole room but I still need to hang all the pictures on the walls.

A Buffet to store my "Old Country Roses" China.

So now you know where I store my dishes!
I was just thinking...if I buy more dishes I may need the other closet for dishes. I do store food in this closet and started to store my candles in here too. I still have a huge bin of candles and have not unpacked them yet.

Well, I guess that will be another post.....

Have fun visiting other blogs for ideas on how and where to store your dishes!

Thank you for stopping by and please leave a comment

Blessings My Friend,


  1. This is fabulous storage--thank you for sharing and I pray that your sinus infection is getting better--I've been battling the same thing!
    Lana in Italy

  2. Hello from Kansas!
    You have your dishes wonderfully organized!
    It's been a while since I had my dishes in cabinets. We're slowly redoing our house. Long story'll be a while before I have my kitchen cabinets.

    Waiting can be challenging,

  3. I'm having so much fun with this! I have looked at three and yours...I have enjoyed it so, I think I'm like this too, I'm overwhelmed with my treasures, I can't even start taking pics! Thanks for sharing it with us! Hugs.FABBY

  4. You look pretty organized to me. Looks like you have great storage spaces. ~ Sarah

  5. You have done a marvelous job of organizing and I'm so impressed at everyone's post... and gathering so many wonderful ideas.. I loved those shelves in your family room closet... what great storage. Thanks for sharing with us and for your sweet comment earlier. Have a wonderful weekend!~Poppy

  6. You have really great storage.. i see another shelf in your walk-in! between the built ins! You are really well organized. congrats on 1 year. It's been a great pleasure to get to know you. blessings, marlis

  7. What a great large closet you have! You'll finish organize it in no time - and then can step back and admire ... or go shopping for more dishes! :-)

  8. I can't believe you've been in your home for such a short period of time and are so organized. It looks great. I find that one of the more difficult parts of organizing is that once you think you've got a grouping of things on the perfect shelf or spot, then you find more of the same and need more space. That's an amazing closet.

    Thanks so much for coming to the party and sharing!

    - The Tablescaper

  9. What fabulous storage you have. I adore your beautiful pieces in your dining room. Congrats on blogging for a year. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. Going to head back and read your earlier posts. hugs ~lynne~

  10. I don't think you need to be embarrassed at all! Everything look great! And what wonderful storage you have! thank you for this fun tour!

  11. Congrats on your one year of blogging..that is a wonderful accomplishment.
    It's great to see all your dishes on the 1st floor instead of in boxes in the cellar...way to have a winner in Elaine! (Your candlestick collection is awesome too)
    Love from Lafayette, Louisiana

  12. I love your walk in closets. It is so nice to see everything when you enter....Christine

  13. Hi lovely lady. You have a Great place for all your dishes sweet lady. Taking all my picyures was really overwhelming !! I did not realize how much I had !!! But be doing my post I came across some other flatware from my Grandmother over 100 years old.I can not see the name on it. I will use it in my next tablescape. I hope you have a nice week.

  14. Hello from Staten Island, New York! Thanks for visiting my blog, I just started in March of this year. I was hooked right from the beginning. You have lots of pretties and lots of space to keep them. I am glad you are feeling better. Stop by any time. xo,

  15. I love that large closet you have. What a great job you have done in such a short time. Dianne

  16. I think your storage areas look great! You have accomplished a lot considering the time you have had. I especially love that large closet; what a wonderful thing to have.

    Hope you are feeling better soon! Congratulations on your anniversary!!

  17. OHMYGOSH..what an awesome dish closet. LOVE it. WANT it...
    Your dishes look very organized and neat.
    Thanks for throwing open the doors and sharing with us.:))

  18. Hello from Canada and happy blogging anniversary. I think you're very well organized for being there such a short time and being sick as well. It doesn't look like you have too much left to do. I look forward to seeing your dining room after you hang your pictures. Maybe you can do a post just on that? It looks great so far.

  19. Those big closets are great, I'd love to have those! Everything is so neat and tidy, you have a wonderful collection!

  20. Wow!!! I love all the room you have for your dishes.

    Thanks for your visit, You are my 100th Follower!!!!

    Please stop by often!!!!!!!

  21. You know I had to come visiting as we share the same name. At least I think your name is Elaine as it is in your blog name. Well I am an Elaine too. Don't run into many of them. We must be unique. Your pool looks so very tranquil and I am sure we all have cupboards we don't want others to see. That's why they have doors right?

  22. How nice that you have so much storage space - you have many beautiful treasures.

    Thanks for leaving such a nice comment on our blog today - it's great to connect with you!

    Have a lovely week and hope you're feeling better.

  23. Dear friend! I am very blessed to see your comment and meet you! IS THAT YOUR POOL IN THE HEADER? I am here in Minneapolis where we are having one of our HOTTEST I feel like jumping in with all my cloths!!!!! THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND LEAVING A COMMENT; I too BELIEVE and love HIM!!!!! Do come back again and your cupboards and home are just gorgeous!!! Anita

  24. You are very organized! I love all your dishes and your large storage area!