I am still in Ohio visiting family. I can’t say that my childhood home is that inspiring unless Walmart, mullets and gas stations get your blood pumping. So I thought it would be the perfect time to answer a question that seems to be on quite a few of my readers’ mind….where do I keep all the dishes I use in my tablescapes?”
So here is my super top secret……I keep my dishes…..wait for it….. wait for it…. in my garage. Earth shattering huh? I am fortunate enough to have the space in my garage to house a large shelving unit dedicated to the dishes and props used in my tablescapes.
Tucked in the corner is a four shelf unit that is pretty much squashed with dishes and napkins…..
As you can see, I have a lot of dishes. Actually at the last count, I have two complete sets of china thanks to The Partner’s parents and multiple partial sets of dishes that I have picked up here and there. It’s a sickness and an addiction, but I love dishes and all the pretty things associated with them.
On the opposite side of the garage, I have a tall highboy that I use to store my candles, my non-crystal candlesticks, silverware as well as the multiple props I use to create my tablescapes. The crystal candlesticks are used throughout the house in various vignettes – when I need to use one, I just pluck it from the vignette and plunk it down on the tablescape.
And I have a problem with vases as you can see from the picture below. I keep those also in the garage on a low shelf where I keep there rest of my gardening supplies. I love having them all spread out and easily accessible. I keep a variety of different sizes – mostly from the Dollar Store – that I can wrap in ribbon or paper to match whatever table I am creating.
So tell me …how do you organize your collections? Shoot me an email or leave a comment below. I am off to the Space and Aviation Museum today in Dayton, then a final visit with my Grammy before I head off to see my cousin and her two adorable kids. Then Wednesday, The Partner and I are off to Detroit to see my father and step-Mom.