Welcome to the 15th Tablescape Tuesday!
I often get questions about where in the world I store the china I’ve collected over these past 30 years. Well the answer to that is easy. Everywhere!
Unfortunately, I do not have a “butler’s pantry” like Interior Designer, Bunny Williams, though I desperately want one! In her book, An Affair With a House, Bunny writes this about her pantry pictured below, “All my china and glassware is neatly stacked behind floor-to-ceiling glass doors, lit from within so I see everything clearly. Then I just have to decide which combination of plates and cups to put together.”
Bunny also has a wonderful storage closet as well, shown below. About the closet she says, “A storage closet holds everything else I need for the table-from linens to candles-all in one place. I’ve found the best way to store tablecloths is on large, open-sided coat hangers.”
See those dark blue boxes stacked on the shelves above. I studied that picture for quite a while until I was able to make out that those are candles and the brand is Colonial Candle. Apparently, it’s a very good quality candle…I would expect nothing less in the pantry of Bunny Williams! 🙂 I love how it appears that she has them in just about every color.
Well now that I’ve shown you what I WISH I had, I’ll show you a few pics of where I actually store some of the china I collect. This isn’t all of it…but it will give you some idea of where I keep my china.
You may recall seeing these two china sets in past Tablescape Tuesdays. I purchased these during the summer, for use on my newly built screened-in porch. One is a vintage china called Sculptured Daisy (Poppytrail) by Metlox.
And the other is by Ma Maison, designed by Dario Farrucci for Tabletops.
Both of these china sets are stored in this hutch out on the porch…
In my kitchen renovation post yesterday, you caught a glimpse of the storage areas for two more china sets. Blue Willow, my everyday (most of the time) is on the left and Spode, Tower is on the right in the pic below.
And finally, over the desk in the kitchen…
There you have it…a few of the areas where I store away some of the china you’ve seen me use in many a Tablescape Tuesday. 🙂 Now it’s time to have some real fun! Gorgeous tablescapes await you at all the blogs shown at the top of this post. Enjoy!