Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year! A little over a year ago I was pouring over the beautiful posts of Susan from Between Naps on the Porch and trying to figure out how the heck to put a blog together. Man, have I learned a lot! I never could have done it without the support of my entire family and the technical help of my eldest daughter. Now my son has been helping on the technical front too.
There is no doubt that the question I am asked the most is, “Where do you keep it all?” As my blogiversary (June 2, 2010) approached I thought what could be more fitting than to hold a party, a meme, (MY FIRST) in celebration of my blogiversary entitled, “Where do you keep it all?”
Like many of you, I keep some of my china, crystal and treasures in my china cabinet. My husband and I purchased this one a few years ago in celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary.
Of course my kitchen cabinets are chock full.
Some are pretty…
…and some are not.
But, the place where I have my biggest stash is in my basement…
…behind this door, is a little room filled to over the top!
Now don’t be scared. Nothing is going to fall on you. I straightened things up for the big day.
I try to keep things sorted by color.
Sometimes that just doesn’t quite work.
Someone thought the photo for my button was from a restaurant supply. No, just my basement, but these shelves are for restaurants and can hold up to 300 pounds per shelf!
There is a section for candles…
…and candle stick holders or hurricanes.
But the truth is, there is NEVER enough room. So things have spilled over into other parts of the basement.
A stash of glassware (which is completely full).
…there’s another cabinet for seasonal dishes.
But, my favorite place to store dishes is in plain site!
This is my master bathroom and where I store and get to admire my Limoges collection. (I couldn’t figure how to take this photo without getting the camera in it. I put it on the timer at least it’s just the camera and not me too!)
I had a contractor add extra support to the top of the cabinetry to hold it all safely.
It’s mostly Limoges, but there’s a bit of Bavarian smattered in there.
Check out the bowl on the floor for the furry babies!
This sugar bowl was part of my grandmother’s toy tea set when she was a little girl.
And yes, there’s more, but I think that’s enough for one day. Now I want to see where YOU keep it all?
After you link up, I’d really love to have you leave a comment.
I’ve had so much fun hosting this meme that I thought it would be fun to host one weekly. I’m calling it SUMMER SUNDAYS and it’s all about what summer means to YOU.
It could be boating,the shore or the lake; a barbeque or a picnic; a pool or a patio; great food or flowers; flip flops or a hammock or whatever SUMMER means to YOU!
Hope you’ll join us Sunday, June 6th. Although it’s not officially the start of Summer, once Memorial Day is here, it sure feels like summer. So grab the button and come join us!
The link is: http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for helping me celebrate my first blogiversary!
- The Tablescaper