Thursday, December 31, 2009

TABLESCAPE STORAGE







Welcome to the New year, I guess it always has to start with a little storing of all the decorations put back in their containers and put in the attic of the garage...(I did want to say to all of my friends in the colder states, I left the snow on the blog to make you feel at home...however here in sunny southern Ca. today is was warm and almost in the eighties)....sorry for that....






This is part of my side of the garage, except for the tools and the tv, those however are religated to Mr. S.









This is more of my side, I designed the cupboard doors to be sliders so no matter if the car is in the garage I will never have a problem opening and closing the doors ....brilliant huh..










This is the rest of my side of the garage, but as we discussed not the tv or cabinet below. I will show you his side, just so you won't think I have to much....would I do that, never...not to Mr. S.








As you can see the car goes in the garage, his Suv is in the driveway, too tall for garage anyway.
He has a couple of chairs and watches some tv when he is working outside and likes to smoke an occasional cigar.....









This is the rest of Mr. S's side of the garage with the work bench and large drawers with cupboards below......Now back to my dish storage..... The carpet is a kind of indoor outdoor and is glued to the concrete floor....Nothing seems to bother the carpet, not even the car.....









I am sure I need more shelves and a whole redo of the inside, wow maybe one of the grandkids will take pity and come and help me soon.....








There is a nice sangria jar in the back, I think a great Mexican feast with fresh sangria, MMMmm, I love the summer time, it is the perfect for celebration outside...











The dishes on the left are Jungle dishes with monkeys all over them, love them and will do a tablescape soon with monkeys everywhere.......your gonna love it.....next to those dishes are some Easter dishes I found on sale a couple of months ago.









You can get a better look at the Easter dishes, they are so darned cute....








Place mats and chargers, I use these alot in the summer outside....










oh my it is starting to look a little disarranged maybe just messy, ya thats what it is ...








I think the plates are stacked to high, must have another shelf to relieve the pressure on those poor plates......







Many of these items are gifts from friends who know I love dishes, they sure are in need of an organizer....that will be another post...









Remember those little red egg cups and the cow cups, cute cute they sure made the breakfast table sing...







You may be wondering where all the Christmas stuff goes, it goes in the attic in the garage, Mr. S. had a door put in that pulls down the steps and he puts all the decorations up there....he has a small little tiny workshop outside the garage for smelly oily greasy things....




















I don't have a large home with alot of space for hutches and credenzas to house alot of extra dishes, so these cabinets in the garage are just ideal for me....Of course my dishes I use every day are in the kitchen along with some more valuable pieces...anyway this works for us.....I would love to know what works for you, where do you put your fun pieces when not in use, I know Susan had a wonderful friend show us her dish room wowowowow, she had the most beautiful things and the ideal place to store all of them... but I do know lots of you have unique places and tips for storing your tablescaping fun pieces, I would sure love to see them..... I'll be back soon with an organized storage cabinet, maybe a new shelf....


Thanks for hanging AROUND THE HOUSE, thanks susan @betweennapsontheporch for hosting
Please leave a comment, I love to hear from all of you......



65 comments:

  1. Wow! Your garage is amazing and I am definetly envious of all that storage space. Oh the things I could do with that! And just wait until I show this to my husband- I'm pretty sure he'll be jealous too :)

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  2. How clever and what great storage! Our house is small but we have utilized storage to the max! Am redoing some of my cabinets and cupboards . . . finding a better arrangement so that things are easy to find and out of the basement so I don't have to carry things up and down the stairs.

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  3. So pretty and compared to me it is extremely organized. Really I think it looks great just like it is. It was fun seeing things I had seen in previous tablescapes!

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  4. Amazing!!! So very well organized and easy to reach!!! Love it!

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  5. Your garage is amazing, but where do you keep your cars? I always love seeing your tablescapes.

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  6. Wow!! If only our garage looked like this. Your storage is awesome. Loved seeing how you stored all of your goodies...
    hugs ~lynne~

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  7. This is a garage? Flat screen and carpet? Wow! I am just starting to think about how/where I'm going to store my dishes. Now that I'm playing with them all the time and adding to them...I need a better system. I think I'm going to use one of the basement bedrooms...put up some shelving. We have a few more bedrooms than we are using these days...so I think a dish room is a great idea, hubby just shakes his head!

    Sue

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  8. Wow!! So big and organized!! Fun to see how you store all those pretty pieces!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  9. That is a sweet set up you have there! All of my extras are in the unfinished bonus room upstairs... kind of in an organized chaos. Your cabinetry is lovely. Happy New Year! Suzanne

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  10. now girl your garage looks better than my house ha ha!! and honey I have dishes under beds, couch any where I can stash them ha ha!! plus in the china cabinets and kitchen cabinets I have 7 complete sets and still buying more...as my daught keeps saying Mom whats going to happen with all this stuff when you die...and I tell her its not my problem then ha ha!! Many blessings to you this coming year....Oh I just got my gingerbread chef the other day from Kohl now another thing to stash away ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  11. Thanks for showing us where you store all those dishes, Phyllis. I think I want to go shop in your garage, lol. Nice! I guess you do not use it for vehicles huh? I started using a walk in closet in our garage too for a dish storage since I am running out of room in the house. I'll show it one of these days....Christine

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  12. And you've been collecting dishes how long?

    Thanks for visiting my blog. My husband will be envious when he see your garage. But . . . we are planning on getting new doors (that will actually work) and cleaning and painting ours this spring so maybe it will give him some ideas.

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  13. I want to live in your garage!! I had to go back and reread and look at the pictures to be sure you said "garage". This is fantastic in so many ways ~ the use of storage and space; the neatness of it ~ I just love the cabinetry. This is a great idea for your dishes. Love it!

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  14. My husband now has garage envy!! Our garage is organized but currently the floor is covered with dirt and salt from the snowy roads...and the current temp. is 3 degrees so a little cold for TV watching. But a girl (and her husband) can dream :-)
    Jane

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  15. Not only was I drooling over all that wonderful storage, but your garage is totally unreal. I want one too. lol Hugs, Marty

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  16. I am totally envious!! Wow!! We do not even have a garage...in the plans to build. And I could use it as we are around 4 degrees low for the next two weeks. Beautiful garage...just beautiful!!!!

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  17. Your garage is my dream garage! Thank you for sharing... I think my husband would appreciate your husbands side as well, so I'm going to show him this too.

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  18. Great space - love the garage. Storage space is something I am short of for sure.
    I need some of your warm temps. It is 21 here now. :( I am not a cold weather person.

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  19. That's a lot of storage! Gosh, I have garage envy and dish envy!!!

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  20. O my goodness...o my goodness!!!
    My jaw dropped!
    This is brilliant with the sliding doors. Very clever and I have to show my hubby when he gets home from work tonite.
    Wonderful idea and I think this is brilliant FOR SURE.
    This is a super fun post and I think your garage is out of this world great.
    God bless,
    d

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  21. Your garage is beautifully organized. I am always looking for the new ideas to store my dishes. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. HI Phyllis - Mary sent me your blog. I LOVE it. It is very inspiring. The garage and storage is fabulous! I can not show Shaun as we are still a year or so out on our new garage. I do need the sliding doors - nice touch.

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  23. Phyllis, this is fantastic. And, your sliding door idea was brilliant.

    I have dishes in the kitchen, in the china cabinet, in a chest in the living room and on shelves in the coat closet in the hall. In my next life, I want a large walk-in pantry.

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  24. What an awesome garge and storage space! I'm embarrassed to say I can hardly walk into my 2 car garage!

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  25. Wow I wondered where you keep all your goodies. You sure you really need all that? I ask because I am starting Trade Day Tuesdays at my blog. Come over and check it out maybe we can trade. I love your storage btw and how smart to make the sliding doors.
    Well come over and visit. See you for the next tablescape. Hopefully I'll be joining this week.
    See you then,
    Sherry

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  26. Love the garage, love the storage, love the cabinets....did I mention that I'm in love with it all??? Great dish storage.

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  27. Wowzaaaa.. That is awesome.. I just started doing tablescapes and I am in love...LOVE...love with all your treasures.. I really like the zebra stripe plates.. awesome.

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  28. That is the most amazing garage I've ever seen! And I've always wondered where people stored all those dishes they're always displaying! Very neat..Come say hi :D

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  29. I gushed about your garage and collection here


    http://thecathychronicles.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-stuff.html

    and at work to a co-worker..

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  30. Wow, I'm so jealous! You actually have a pretty garage! And my hubby would call your hubby's portion of the garage a "man cave."

    I wish my dishes were as organized as yours. We have open, restaurant-type shelves in an extra bedroom and it looks very messy. We have to leave the door open as it is also the cat's room. I would love to have everything behind closed doors, as you do.

    I collect tureens and couldn't help noticing your pretty, spring-like tureen. Love it!

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  31. Okay, if I posted pics of my garage, (and it's only 5 years old), let's just say I'd never get a blog visitor again. That is the best looking garage I have ever seen. You could just leave the dishes where they are and eat out there! Seriously, your garage is great, but your collection of dishes is remarkable. I love Easter dishes too and always find the best Easter collections at TJ Maxx and thrift stores. For some reason people don't want their bunnies. I scoop them up - - cheap! Since we're fessing up I'll admit I have a set of china stored in the bathroom closet in my kids' bathroom. The closet is soooo large and they can only reach the bottom three shelves anyway so I have the top two shelves stored to the ceiling with china and some silver pieces. It's all in original boxes so I don't worry about the gross factor and an added bonus is a thief would never think to look in the boxes above the cotton balls and band aids now would they? Great post!

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  32. One other thing, if you don't already follow Michael at Designs by Gollum, I think you would LOVE LOVE LOVE her blog and I'm pretty sure she did a post in 2009 about a redo of her "dish room" or pantry. In any event, she has beautiful and elegant tablescapes that you would love at http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com

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  33. My husband said he needs the blueprints for this smoking garage which he thinks is brillant!
    Joyce

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  34. Wow that is the nicest garage and cleanest garage I have ever seen. What an inspiration. I love your cabinets with sliding doors...great idea..I was just discussing with my hubbie the need I have for more dish storage..(of course he thinks I should just quit buying dishes) I can't -I'm addicted and love a beautiful table. Love your post...and thanks for the snow effect...It's 14 degrees today in Oklahoma City!
    Enjoy that Southern CA climate...wish I was there right now! Miss Bloomers

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  35. Now, that is ONE SWEET GARAGE. I've never seen such a fine set up and.....so so clean.
    Your storage is amazing and I would kill for it. You do have some awesome dishes...and a beautiful home!

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  36. Oh My Gosh Phyllis...
    Sweetie I have never seen such a beautiful garage. I am like you I would storing my dishes and so many things. That furniture in the garage looks like a fancy room to me. I am surprised you get to park your car in there at all. What I wouldn't give for that much storage. So nice and clean. I love it.

    You stopped by tonight and mentioned that my button was disabled. Only my shoe graphic is disabled. With mine, you highlight the code and copy it and then paste the code into your HTML gadget. (It has a little line of instructions underneath it.) I would be so honored to have my button on your beautiful blog. Many thanks sweetie. Country hugs, Sherry

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  37. Wow! I am rarely envious...but this time...
    After spending much of today trying to reorganize horrible shelves in my garage so I could store the Christmas decorations, I was dreaming of the day I could move all the boys' junk out. After all, they have all been gone at least 2 years. I'll just have to show my husband these photos. Maybe he'll get the idea....

    Jane

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  38. Good morning darling, I've been wondering about you. Haven't seen you out and about. I've missed your visits. Thank you so much for your compliments, they mean the world. You've only been blogging for 5 months? I am so impressed. As beautifully put together as your blog is I thought you had been blogging alot longer. Now.. about your button, do I copy and paste the picture as well as the code? And how do I make one for my blog??? Looking forward to your next beautiful post... hugs ~lynne~

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  39. Phylis, what a clean orgnaized garage you have. Your dish storage cabinets are fantastic. You have soooo many dishes. I would like to shop in your cupboards. Always look forward to your tablescapes and home decor posts.

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  40. WOW!!! So organized and neat..I envy you! Come organize for me!! I am trying!
    Great post!

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  41. I'm both jealous and inspired!! I'm a crazy dish collector too, something all my sisters and now my daughter share :) Great post!

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  42. Oh my gooooooness, Phyllis.....WOW! I am soooo green with envy....I know, sinful, isn't it? Oh, if only my garage could look like this. Let me just say.....it DOESN'T.....mine is sooooo scary. I try to keep it organized, but just when I get everything all orderly a holiday, garage sale, or something else comes along and it's chaos again. I can't even imagine having such a glorious space.

    Thank you for your sweet comments....I'm keeping a list of girlie's blog buttons and I'm going to add them to my blog on my regular page as soon as I can get the other stuff moved to bloggie #2.

    Hugs,
    Spencer

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  43. Just found your blog and I can't believe your garage. We have a double one but like to keep the two cars and the lawnmower etc... in it. You certainly go for tablescaping in a BIG way in USA, I love to see how you all have such wonderful creative ideas and so many pieces of tableware and decorative items!! Jackie in UK

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  44. Wow! You and your husband have the neatest and organized garage I have ever seen! Just love it! As for your dishes...well my goodness..you do have quite a collection. But what is best is how nicely stored it all is! Very nice!! I just have one hall closet converted to shelving with my dishes and seasonal decor. We have one of those outdoor storage/tuff shed type houses for the Christmas stuff and anything else. Enjoyed the tour! Hugs!

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  45. You have the most wonderful garage I have ever seen in my life! Your storage system is amazing!! OMG I just saw your Peter Rabbit dishes. I have some too! They are hanging on my kitchen wall. I'll have to take a picture and post it on my blog.

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  46. clever about the garage and what great storage. My sister Teresa http://www.andersenseven.typepad.com/
    she live there in center Ca and having a event you might just like to go -- she is often on http://blissfullydomestic.com/ too

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  47. Fabulous storage...I might need to have my husband take a look at your blog photos...I could use a wall of cupboards like you have! I may need it soon with the amount of dishes I have been acquiring lately!
    I have been looking for aqua wine glasses but haven't found any...can I ask where you got yours?
    Thanks for sharing...have a great weekend!

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  48. Houston, we have a problem!

    I want to have your garage. Not because I have lots of dishes that need storing {cause I don't}, but it is so uncluttered and my hubby needs workspace. Currently we have tiny paths to my car and around the golf cart. Oh my, I'm so ready for spring so that we can purge.

    Thanks for sharing, I think ;-)

    Jan
    BellaCasa
    Vignette Wednesdays

    P.S. I agree with your idea of clear the clutter tablescape this time of year. Chirstmas is so overwhelming with stuff that everyone needs to take a break from it this time of year.

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  49. Wow, Phyllis! I LOVED looking at all of the stuff in your cabinets! Ha-ha! I know that must sound odd, but my house is SO TINY and I don't have a lot of room and you are so lucky to have the cabinets in your garage to store everything. PLUS, your "garage" is the most beautiful I have ever seen! I am envious (but a GOOD envious!) of all of your lovely items, AND storage space. You also have a lovely home (I love hydrangeas too!) and I am looking forward to coming back to your blog, this was my first time seeing it. I just started my blog in Dec., and it is still VERY LAME. I still haven't gotten "into" it yet, but I hope SOMETIME in 2010 to post pics of my little house. I am in the middle of doing some redecorating/buying some new curtains, new knick-knacks, etc. Anyway, love your blog!
    Best regards,
    Gloria

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  50. Love your garage, I am curiuos were the cabinets custom made or did your DH build them? Awesome would loe this garage.

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  51. Now this is a garage made in Heaven...parking for her car and her dishes. What more could a girl want? Love it, love it, love it!

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  52. Plyllis...your dish storage is fantastic! So organized...I love the sliding doors...that is brilliant! I'm so amazed at your garage...it is the nicest garage I've ever seen...so neat and clean. I have the worse time with spiders in mine. Great post!

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  53. Hi,
    This is the good blog with good images and good details. Please keep on posting the more stuff. I will like to hear more from you.

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  54. You have an awesome garage and I am jealous of all your storage. We have no where to store our Goldwing motorcycle and riding lawn mower so unfortunately we can't have a nice garage like yours. The first thing my husband noticed was that it is under air. You have thought of everything! I think my hubby is jealous too!We love it!!

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  55. I am so inspired by your tablescapes. They are just lovely!

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  56. I am drooling over your garage...what great storage! New to your blog but will keep following your posts.

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  57. hi
    WOW, i love all your posts! Your garage is amazing!! i love all the storage you have in there, what a great idea. We have three young girls and they need a play room, i never thought of changing the garage into a playroom until i saw your garage... do you mind telling me what kind of carpet you have in there and love the leather chairs and ottomans.. can you share where they were purchased from? would you be able to email me at lynnteresi@sbcglobal.net with that information? thanks so much in adavance!!

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  58. What a wonderful idea....can't wait to show my husband! Phyllis, I do have some antique credenza's and I use an entertainment center for storage of my dishes, but I'd trade them for your garage storage any day!

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  59. Could this possibly be my first visit to your amazing blog?? I'd love to be a Follower, but I don't see the Follow tab. Am I missing it?

    In early June I will be hosting a party called "Where do you keep it all?" in honor of my third Blog-a-versary. I'd love to have you link this post.

    - The Tablescaper

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  60. Wow! You and your husband have the neatest and organized garage I have ever seen! Just love it! As for your dishes...well my goodness..you do have quite a collection. But what is best is how nicely stored it all is! Very nice!! I just have one hall closet converted to shelving with my dishes and seasonal decor. We have one of those outdoor storage/tuff shed type houses for the Christmas stuff and anything else. Enjoyed the tour! Hugs!

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