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Sunday, June 3, 2012


I am joining the Tablescaper’s “Where Do You Keep It” Party.  If you’ve been visiting my blog awhile, you’ve probably seen all of my china storage.  Same places as the last time the Tablescaper hosted this party – just more crowded!
My china pantry shelves are filled to the brim, so…
china pntry lft-vert
I’ve filled the countertops below the cabinets, and the ledges above the doors, with more china.
china pntry xtras
My stove alcove always displays dishes.
A china cabinet in the kitchen overflows with dishes, and the top of the cabinet and the wall hold even more dishes.
china cbnt kitch
My shelves of Quimper are filled to capacity.
quimper shlvs
No books are stored in the Barrister’s Bookcase in the kitchen, but the bottom shelf is my grand’s doll house (should have straightened that up before taking a picture, but when I’m showing you my stacks and stacks of china, what difference does it make.  I just let it all show in this post).
barrister shlvs
My shelves, which were designed for beautiful display, have been utilitarian, as I’ve continued to cram dishes inside.
blue cbnt btr
There are dishes in the sunroom.
plate rack lft
plate rack rit
After my previous post, several of you asked about my patriotic dishes.  I purchased these several years ago at Tuesday Morning.  They were made by Moda Home.  I don’t believe they are being made any more.  Delores at Vignette Designs did buy some on ebay last year.
moda home
There are dishes in the family room,
hutch bottom
famly rm shlvs
and even dishes in the master bedroom!
The last time I attended this party, bloggers said they couldn’t wait to show their husband’s my dishes, because it would make their collection look miniature!  Do ya think I need a Dishalholic Anonymous program?  Me too!   Go see The Tablescaper for links to a lot of creative ideas for storing dishes.  Thank you for coming to see my dish storage, and feel free to show your husband, so he won’t ever again criticize you for bringing home dishes.  He’ll just be grateful he’s not married to that Bargain Hunting woman.  laurie


Olive said...

I think they are splendid as I am well on the way to being a dishaholic myself. hugs, olive

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is a lot of dishes!! I bet you know where everything is located also. :D
Have a great week.

Rooms by Ann said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love dishes and yes I have a problem,(LOL).Finding places to store and display the is a big problem for me. Happy to be follower.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Laurie, yes you have a lot, but you have it displayed so beautifully. I love it all, but most of all I LOVE all that storage. I just need a house 3 times bigger and that would do. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

From one dishaholic to another, " I don't understand - too many dishes!" Looks like you have plenty of storage place to hold all your dishes. Unfortunately I've run out of space.
Tell me more about the patriotic framed piece on the wall behind the rooster plates, etc. Is it a sampler? Love it! Can you send me a close up photo of that piece?
Looks like the Q collection is growing. Love that too!

Diane said...

Yep, sign me up for the Dishaholic Society! Your have incredible dishes - wow, and such great places to store them. All of that shelving - I am having a severe case of envy here!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love your dishes! What a wealth of dishes!
Fortunately (?) we are very short on storage in our house. It keeps things simple!
Although I do have 2 sets of dishes boxed up in bins in the basement, aside from the 4 different sets we usually use...

Palomasea said...

OMGoodness, Laurie...if only I had the space!!!
I love beautiful dishes of all sorts...enjoy your lovely collection!
Have a splendid week, sweet friend..
- Irina

The Tablescaper said...

Laurie, I've had so many people tell me that my post made them feel better about how many dishes they have. Well, yours make me feel better! LOL! We all suffer from the same dishease. LOL!

- The Tablescaper

Robin said...

Oh my! You have some dish storage going on in your house! Those built-ins are wonderful. I love to see that you have displayed them all over too instead of them sitting in a box (although you may do that too!). Thanks for the tour!

Robin Flies South

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think I might have been that woman Laurie! hehehe.
Seriously, I am in awe! It's like the most amazing china shop you could ever hope to find!
Oh man, if you ever need a place to unload some of those, just saying!
Hugs friend,

Anonymous said...

Ding ding ding ding! Laurie, you win! do believe you top everyone on the amount of dishes annnnnnnnnnnd your wonderful storage! I'm amazed at all your hutches and cabinets and your wall shelves are marvelous! I'm green with envy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

middle child said...

Holy Shit! Opps. Can I say that on your blog?
What I meant to say was how jealous I am of all your storage!!!! I have alot of different collections and if I had all the room that you do....I could display it all AND have room to buy more.

Dianne said...

How wonderful that you have all the wonderful space for storage out in the open on shelves and in glass cases. That wall of white bookcases has me very envious. Is that in your Master Bedroom? Wow! dianne

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

OMGOSH, Laurie! I knew you had a lot but I just didn't realize HOW much "a lot" really was!! And you've shared parts of your beautiful home I've never seen before. Girl, you need to come organize MY cabinets and dishes. And yes, I'm definitely gonna show my hubby your collection! You are my new best friend! :0)

Quick reminder ~ my annual WEDDING BLOG PARTY is Friday ~ Can't wait to see what you share! You are such a doll to help spread the word by adding my button to your sidebar!!


Debbie said...

I have said it before, and I'll say it again. I want to visit your house in person. I would be like a kid in a candy store. I love the fact that you don't stash them away out of sight but use them to decorate a home that really says "Laurie"

OK, it technically says, "Hi, my name is Laurie and I'm a..."

Of course since I'm one of those dish addicts too, I think it's just plain out WONDERFUL.

Anonymous said...

Dear Laurie, you have the most beautiful collections and I so admire all of your wonderful built ins! I just don't think there is such a thing as too many dishes!! You have the magic touch! Love Cindy Jorgensen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your dish collection is amazing! I am glad you showed us all of your stuff as it makes me realize I need MORE!!! Hugs to you, Linda

Dawn Marie said...

I just dont even know what to say, lol. I want some of them though,,,if you need to unload let me know!

Tammy's in Love said...

SHAZAM! That's a commercial for Palmolive if ever I saw one! Where's Madge!? Forget the manicure, just get her to wash dishes!


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Perfectly Printed said...

Wow!! What an amazing display of your collection! You can never have too many dishes!!


Palomasea said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, dear Laurie! I am sorry you missed the giveaway too, but I plan to have more!!
Love your beautiful header...
- Irina

Krystal Kats said...

Hi Laurie just truly splederous. I enjoyed looking at the lovley photos of all this wonderful china and such. Thanks for visiting my blog. I like coming here to see something beautiful. hugs

Lana Kim White Austin said...

Your house is gorgeous and so are all of your dish storage places and the dishes themselves!!!! (And I loved the little dollhouse pieces, too!)


Sweet European Dreams said...

hey Laurie! I love this post. My grandmother was the china & dish collector, and I'm more the linen junkie. I adore dishes, but due to military moves, it's safer for me to haul linens with me everywhere we go! keep collecting!