Sunday, June 5, 2011

No room for skeletons in this little closet

Storage has not been a problem up until now.  I kept what I knew would fit in the limited  space that I have.  Then I discover Blogland, and here I go again!

The bottom portion of my hutch holds my service for 12, 65-piece Lenox dinner set.  I also managed to squeeze some pieces of my Spode.

I guess I had bubble brain when I wrapped most of the dishes to "protect" them.  Things have been known to get knocked over.

My Lenox pattern is Flirtation, it is long discontinued, and it was purchased in 1975.  I guess this could be considered vintage.  Here is a close up of the cup and saucer.

Then I have a small storage space under my staircase where I keep the Spode
Christmas dishes, various glassware, baking supplies, and serving pieces.  It is a really tight space!

I love these storage sets that I buy in Bed Bath & Beyond

Well, I never would have believed that I would be sharing photos of storage spaces!!  I have come a long way!  Blogging is good for the soul.........

I will be joining Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.  It is her 2nd Anniversary, and to produce the fabulous posts that she does week after week is no easy feat!  Kudos, Mrs. Scaper!  Thanks for hosting each Sunday.



  1. Oh, yes, blogging is definitely good for the soul! Your Lenox "Flirtation" is very pretty. I'm not sure I've seen it before.

  2. very pretty pattern!!!I like your compact and neat storage!!!

  3. Oh, it must be pretty hard to keep them in tidy, but you sure are good at it!!!
    Please use your fragile, precious items with caution♡♡♡♡

    Love, xoxo Orchid.

  4. The under the steps storage looks like it comes in very handy:@)

  5. I love the name of your dishes! I must confess that, under pressure from our mothers, my husband and I registered for china when we got married almost 8 years ago and we have never used it. Not once. It sits in the bottom of my china cabinet because it is lovely, but not my style at all. Perhaps I will become more sophisticated at some point in life and begin using it for family dinners?

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog yesterday. I'm determined that today will be better! I hope that you have a great day, too!

  6. Barbara you sure make it all work! Oh my gosh! I never thought you would be sharing on your very own blog, no less your storage hideaways! lol

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    This is a Great place for storage for your dishes!!
    I would like to thank you of your comments on Where Do I Keep My Stiff !!! I hope you have a Great Weekend.

  8. I love that you store under the staircae! When I run out of room I can do the same...thanks for the idea. I love your dishes! Very pretty pattern.
    Blessings My Friend,

  9. I'm so glad to be sharing with you in the land of blog! Just because your space is tight, doesn't mean you can't br creative and have fun!

    Thanks so much for coming to my party! It's been so much fun having everyone share.

    - The Tablescaper

  10. I love that little under the stairs space! And it looks like you have used your space perfectly! Thanks for letting us join this fun tour.

  11. I love your china it is gorgeous! You need a very small helper to get under that staircase! :)
    Don't forget under the bed and chairs with skirts! That's why they have skirts,lol!
    Wasn't today gorgeous?

  12. You have to just take the plunge and take off the bubble wrap!!!
    Love, Lorraine

  13. I have a teeny little 'cupboard under the stairs' in my house also! I actually forgot to add it to my post for The Tablescaper's blog party.... I don't keep dishes in mine, but party games (we have lots) and two big boxes of silk flowers that I use for table arrangments! I love the padded china keepers too; I have some from Bed Bath & Beyond as well!
    I also love your pretty china pattern!

  14. fun post! I just had NO time to create a post for this but I really wanted has been fun visiting around others to see what they do and get some ideas!

  15. You're so right...blogging IS good for the soul. Thank you for sharing your storage solutions. Cherry Kay

  16. Blogging is good for the soul, indeed. It's also good for the creative juices and the problem solving skills.

    I do love that Lenox pattern!

  17. I love your vintage Lenox. For yes indeed they would be considered vintage... ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  18. Oh yeah!..blogging can be stress relief, I think it's the act of sharing our lives with no worries.
    Love the storage under the stairwell.
    Lovely china.
    So have to be blogging with you my friend.

  19. Blogging is great for the soul! Sometimes I am amazed at my topics, but my blog friends are my Council of Advisors. They always have good advice on just about every topic.

  20. Here in Blogland we share all kinds of things! I love your "flirtation" set, and yes, I think you could call it vintage as it is over 30 years old. It really is a lovely pattern.

  21. I use under the under the stairs storage area to stash some Christmas decorations ... In a small house every inch counts!

  22. Love your china, I have just received some hand-me-down china, and I was excited to have 12 place settings, finally. The china I got when I was married, 34 years ago is the Lenox, looks like yours, but no flowers. I only got 2 place settings...but it was easy to store, and never use.

  23. I really do love your Lenox "Flirtation" pattern! It is so dainty and lovely. You have it packed so carefully, which is a good idea. It must be so handy to have the storage under the stairs. I also buy the china keepers at Bed, Bath & Beyond. They are great for the different sizes and pieces of china. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Denise at Forest Manor

  24. I love your Lenox. I always wanted Lenox but never did get it. We had relatives in the China business and they gave us a setting for twelve with 6 different pieces in each setting. We still have our set and we use it each week.

  25. That's such a wonderful hiding/storage place. :) Your Lenox set is lovely!


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