Saturday, June 1, 2013

Where do I Keep It All?

I am going to answer one of the questions I get asked a lot! Where do you keep it all?
And since The Tablescaper is having a Where Do You Keep it All? party, I thought this would be the perfect time to share my stash!

Let's start with the obvious, my dinning room hutch:
Since this is a pretty new piece of furniture, I am enjoying all of my new space for dishes, napkins and flatware.
I like to cut some of the paper that the stores often wrap the dishes in down to circles to put between the plates, just to give them a bit of protection from getting all scratched up.  

Now I don't have as an extensive collection of dishes, linens, stemware or flatware as some of my fellow tablescapers, but it is growing and I am having to branch out of the dinning room and seek storage else elsewhere!
This brings us to the living room!!  I have taken over the cabinets in there which used to house some figurines, a stereo and a TV.  But the stereo quit, the new TVs don't fit in this small cabinet now, and I packed up the figurines in favor of my dishes!
I am also storing all of my candles and candlesticks in this cabinet.
Along with some silver and mercury glass pieces.
I have sorted them by color groups, all black, white and grey on this side.  All of my Sorrento country colors are together, and all of the pastel colors are in the dinning room hutch.  Just making it a bit easier to find the right set when trying to find the perfect dishes to complement the tablecloth or the idea I have in my head!

Now the dishes are just a small part of a tablescaper's stash!  We still have chargers, tablecloths, runners, place mats, napkin rings etc.  That's when we head down to the basement.
I have recently redone my sewing room to make it more of an all purpose craft room  to include some of my Tablescaping items, scrap booking and paper craft supplies, and a wrapping station.
The white wicker armoire that used to be in my daughter's room has now become storage for chargers, runners, napkins and place mats.
I found these baskets at HomeGoods and was thrilled that they fit perfectly on my shelf.  They filled up quickly with paper tubes, string, excelsior - things that I seem to use quite a bit.   Then I covered some simple cardboard boxes with scrap paper and made some labels to store my fake fruit, veggies, birds nests etc.  Now that they are clearly marked I should be able to find what I am looking for!
More storage cubbies are used for table clothes along with my fabric stash.
I have been doing some posts on gift wrapping, so I wanted to be sure to include my wrapping station
and how I store the gift wrap supplies.  
I will be doing a Part 2 of this post to show more details of my Craft Room.  This post today focuses on the storage of  all my "stuff".  Tomorrow's Craft Room post will focus more on the details of my Craft Room.  I hope you will come back to see more!

If you enjoyed seeing my small collection, stop by the The Tablescaper's party to see some real dish collections!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing where you keep it all! I love your Craft room and can't wait to see part two!

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Oh your are so organized, love the storage plus the added storage in your craft room. I love to scrapbook and craft. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Not only organized, but you have a beautiful gift for merchandising. Everything looks absolutely wonderful. On another note, I adore your gift wrap center. That has to be a dream come true. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  4. You are one organized tablescaper and crafter. Looks like you have a wonderful space in your craft room. Love the gift wrapping station.

  5. Everything looks so cool, I sure wish I had a basement, yours is cool and you do have so many beautiful things...I agree with Sarah, I love the wrapping station too, I do need that...

  6. Enjoy your newer furniture - It could cause your collection to grow... ;)

  7. Great new furniture! I love all your terrific organization for all your lovelies. We tablescapers are so blessed to have so many things we love for our tablescapes and 'kinda' of know where to put it, lol.. Come on over!
    Big hugs,

  8. Love all your storage! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

  9. Love how organized you are. It all looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.