Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where Do I Keep It All?

There is never enough storage!
 If you live in Florida there is even less!
  No attic! No basement!
 I'm always looking for good storage pieces for
all of my stuff treasures.
Here are just a few of my storage spaces.
This antique pie safe is used for table linen storage
 I even use my empty tennis cans to store everything.
 From napkin rings to anything that will fit into a tennis can. 
 Large Longaberger baskets store napkins in the sofa table.
 I love antique armoires for storage.  I have four. 
 This one in the family room holds fall decor.
 Thanksgiving dishes.
 More Thanksgiving in blue and white.
 Blue turkey.
 Plate chargers
and miscellaneous items.
This large antique beadboard cupboard is in the dining room.
It holds tons of dishes.
I added cup hooks to the underside of the shelves.
 Spode- Christmas Tree serving pieces
 Royal Albert- Old Country Roses
Portsgrund-  Hearts and Pines
Lenox- Eternal and a vintage demitasse set
Royal Worcester- Evesham Gold
more Spode Christmas.
In the kitchen I converted the pantry to a
cottage style dish pantry for everyday diahes
 A stack of Longaberger Sweerteart baskets holds Valentine decor.
 Of course!
Here is our latest storage project.
 These upper kitchen cabinets are from my niece's kitchen remodel.
I'll post that project when we finish. 
Can't wait to fill these babies up!


  1. This is so amazing to me...I guess having so many dishes makes one get organized, and you certainly are. :D

  2. You're very creative with your storage. And so right about not having basements here in Florida. We just need to use that Yankee ingenuity :-)
    Missing my basement and attic in NH....

  3. I love all your treasures and how you keep're very organized! I love it! Thanks Rita for showing it to us. Lots of hugs.

  4. I love storing dishes in armoires, too! You've got some great ones... And your dish pantry is really cute! The tennis ball cans? I just may have to copy that one. Great idea!

  5. You have some amazing storage space. I love the cotage touch to your kitchen storage. The empty tennis ball cans are genius. You can SEE what you've got!

    Thanks so much for coming to the party and sharing!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Fantastic organizing skills!! very smart and creative!! Love the use of tennis cans!!!!!

  7. Wow! You are so creative in your organization. Thanks for sharing, it gives me new ideas!

  8. You have taken advantage of every space in an armoir ~ wow ~ love this ;-) Have a great Day!

  9. Rita, your tablescaping is VERY organized!! I am so impressed. The two things that struck me the most were your tennis cans (what a super idea) and the cup hooks (ok, seriously, why did I never think of that!). Thank you so much for sharing your brilliant organization!!

  10. Rita, you are so organized it's amazing! Everything looks beautiful. I have to show this post to my hubby!

    Did I spy some Old Country Roses? That's my formal china. Boy, I thought I was a dish-a-holic . . . I've got nothing on you!

    I burst out laughing about how you can't wait to fill up the "new" cabinets! I can't wait to see that project too!


  11. Oh, I love your armoires and everything in them - esp your Christmas dishes.

  12. Looks like you're very organized!

    Love the idea of using the empty tennis ball containers as storage. ;)

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  13. Very your storage! Thank you for sharing....Blessings My Friend,

  14. Lots of pretty organization! Everything looks lovely. I need to find a tennis player! LOL that is a great idea. thank you for sharing this fun tour with u.

  15. Your cabinets are beautiful. Adding cup hooks as you did is genius! The Longaberger baskets storing your napkins are gorgeous and the perfect fit for the napkins.

    I love your blue and white Turkey plates! I'm partial to blue and white so they really jumped out at me.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful storage areas and ideas.

  16. I love all your storage armoires. Nice built ins too. You are so organized...Christine

  17. Aren't armoires just the very best!...and I love the screen door dish pantry...charming! Thank you for sharing your storage collections and lovely collections. Cherry Kay

  18. Hi lovely lady.
    You are very Organized with all your dishes !!
    I love your Beautiful Armoires and every thing in them sweet lady. You have some lovely dishes in your collections.I hope you have a Great Week.

  19. Wonderful storage ideas! Love the tennis cans and baskets. I have a basement but don't like the look of all those totes. BORING. You have created very beautiful solutions. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Wow...You're good!!

  21. You have GREAT storage! Love what yoyu did in the kitchen too! I never have seen the blue turkey dishes! So pretty! XO, Pinky

  22. Sigh... I think you have more dishes than me. :P

    I love the tennis ball can idea... I will be copying you on that deal. :)


  23. Wow! Everything sure looks all organized! I'm loving your china cabinet!

  24. You're so very organized! I love the idea of using the hooks to hold mugs. I'll have to remember that!

  25. I absolutely love what you did to your pantry! That may be our next project. Your dishes are beautiful too!