Hello there! Thanks for joining me. I was over at The Tablescapery and decided to follow suit and bare my drawers ... er, I mean cupboard cabinets and drawers! Check out the Where Do You Keep It All? party over at her place.
I find that my china (and I use that term loosely) rotates in and out with the seasons, right alongside my decor.
My everyday dishes (from Ikea) are kept handy like so:
With silverware easy to take from kitchen to table or patio.
Last fall I swept up these plastic dishes on clearance for use this summer out on the pool patio. Wouldn't ya know, we use these all the time! And, with kiddos, it is just better to have these around the pool instead of glass. There is service for 20 here - perfect for backyard pool parties. Summer is when I can go bold with some color and these do it!
These Hall dishes were mainly inherited from my Grandma, who was gone before I was born. I believe she earned/purchased the set piece by piece through a program the Hall company had going, with a representative that came to her door on a periodic basis. My Aunt P. has picked up pieces at antiques stores over the years. Now I have a wonderful set perfect for the fall and winter months.
Here are the bulk of the wares; the plates have since been moved here too.
The larger bowls and platters are kept handy on display on top of the kitchen cubboards right now. I do use these fairly often, as they are too special to just store away. :-) Here they were this fall in the new dining area (a little sparse yet).
My Love, Mr. G has a wonderful mother who passed along some glass serveware to me this winter.
Here they were on display in January.
When the pieces are not being used, the ones that fit are stored in the drawers. While typing just now, I realize that I don't have a photo of the other cabinet storing the large pieces. You know, like every household should have a photo of their glassware storage on hand. Ah, gotta love blogging and the fun reasons to snap photos!
My Oma gave me this set currently on display in the hutch I repainted this fall. It has lovingly served many scrumptious German desserts. For you know, Germans have dessert with breakfast, lunch and dinner!
The most special serveware I have is in use throughout my house on any given day, performing a variety of tasks. You won't find most of these pieces stored anywhere because it is pottery hand thrown by my mom, and I love it! The greens, blues, grays and browns suit my taste perfectly and the slight imperfections make them just perfect. Below, this bowl catches keys and spare change as we enter the kitchen.