It wasn't until I started taking photos that I realized that I have dishes and glassware all over the house - or at least downstairs. I try to keep things available so I can see it because I will use it if I see it. Otherwise, I might go years without ever taking it out. So, here is where I keep it.
First the kitchen:
Everyday Wine Glasses (looks like we drink alot doesn't it!)
More everyday glassware and coffee cups.
Then there is the dining room:
This is a little side server that holds serving platters and serving bowls.
And the hutch that holds the Fostoria and some china for large family holidays - pay no attention to the pink t shirt in the photo.
And a very small corner hutch (i'd love to have a larger one) that is kind of a mess (good thing the photo is blurry) where I keep most of the little pieces of silver.
And in the living room:
There is an old hutch that holds some more dishes, collectibles, tea cups and linens.
And in some built-ins below some open shelving.
And then there is the entry cabinet.
And several cabinets in the utility room
The Blue cabinet
More blue and some clear and pewter
The set of Sango that I recently unpacked.
and finally, the bedroom closet
Tablecloths and napkins
Cups along the top of the closet, packed away in bins
And, of course, the Christmas dishes.
I didn't photograph the flatware that is in trays on the floor of the pantry, or the drawers of stainless, or the two silver chests. Not sure why -- frankly, I forgot out them. Oh, and the drawer that holds the table pads and everyday placemats. It's interesting to me that the more I think about it, the more places I remember that have candles, tablecloths, etc., etc.
I also have a few platters and some egg plates hanging on the wall, but I don't use those rarely.
Oh, and I forgot a have a few in the lower cabinets in the kitchen, but I can bear to post any more photos.
Until I started taking these photos and then working on getting them posted, I guess the reality just hadn't hit me. For some reason, I found it a little depressing in an odd sort of way. At least it might keep me from picking up any more for a while -- we will have to see.
On the other hand, it makes me want to get busy and use them even more. We have having quite a bit of company this summer, so I am sure I'll get plenty of opporrtunities. This was a very good exercise in what I need to get done!!!
Thanks so much for visiting me, and be sure to check out the posts over at the blogaversary at The Tablescaper. It made me feel a little better.