Saturday, June 1, 2013

FABBY. Where I 'Don't' Keep it All!

Hello sweet friends!

Here I am joining dear Alma for Where do you Keep it All at,  Her blog-a-versary challenge is great, I can't wait to see it all. My title is because I'm showing you guys where I keep good part of it all..but NOT ALL, as I have things in another cellar in carton boxes and really, it's not pretty...therefore, I'm sharing my best part of my storage.  Here goes!

In the den cabinets. The one in the other side of these one is mixed with CDs and china, so it's not my taste for now.

Christmas dishes and things in the antique Spanish colonial trunk.

More Christmas tableware in the antique Chinese alcamphor trunk.

More boxes and cartons filled with Christmas ornaments and others, in this small cellar, under the stairs.

In the antique Belgium buffet's right side.

In the antique Belgium buffet's left side; transfer ware and in the drawers some more flatware and many other things, like serving pieces and sterling.

In my Mil's antique English buffet's upper part.
In the lower left side of the English buffet.

In the right side of the English buffet.

On the Italian buffet's left side.
In the Italian buffet's right side.

This cupboard is a fixture in the dining room wall, which was made for glasses and now it also keeps my dear Mil's antique dishes. More tablecloths in the draw you see here and on top, some glassware.
In the Italian buffet drawers, napkin rings, napkins and more flatware.
 Under the doors, more of my china and Christmas dishes. This piece of furniture is the deepest. I wander why all the antique furniture like this had very deep cupboards..I think they knew better in those days, ha!
More tablecloths and place mats in the upper drawers. This is in the foyer, lol..

The guest room also has some dishes. There's three small drawers where I keep colored candles for different theme tables.

On top of this cabinet in one of the guest rooms I keep some big tureens.

In the guest room's other cabinet.
In the Chinese Secretary; some tablecloths, doilies, runners, etc. I have many tablecloths in my bedroom, but hubby is taking a nap, so I didn't go in there, lol..

In the laundry room's very deep cabinets, which I purposely made them to order this way, therefore, in the deepest part it stores chargers, plates, platters, etc.
In the laundry room again. Another deep cabinet, which enables me to keep a few more sets of chargers inside them.

In the kitchen cupboards too.
Some cloches and bowls in another kitchen cupboard. Hubby keeps some liquor for dinner parties and I have some for cooking...and oh, some Italian tomato cans, hahahaa..

In the kitchen.

This kitchen cupboard, is in front of the dining and breakfast room door; which contains our every day Spanish china, glasses and other ware and at the bottom drawers are our everyday flatware, (forgot to photograph it). Some things are already in the dishwasher, so it looks empty, lol..

Glasses in the Egyptian piece.
In the counter bar..some more glasses.

In the bar's lower cabinet.

Here is what I mostly use for my dinner tables and posts, although I have many cartons where I keep more dishes from our past Ceramic Co. and much more stash. I hope you had fun looking at this, as I know I will enjoy watching where you keep it all, too!

Thank you Alma for hosting such a fun party theme! Congrats on your blog-a-versary and thank you for the giveaway chance.

Thank you lovely ladies for visiting me, you know you always make my day!


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  1. Wow, Fabby, it is great you have all those lovely and deep cabinets to store your fabulous dish collection. xo

  2. OMGoodness! What wonderful, wonderful, wonderful storage you have! AND, it is all beautifully arranged. Of course, I would not expect any less from you!!! Love you, sweet Fabby-xo Diana

  3. WOW...Love all your storage....and if your napkin rings go wasn't me...LOL Great Post, thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. Not only do you have beautiful things to store in all those cabinets and trunks, the cabinets and trunks are beautiful, too. I think that all of us tablescapers are blessed with generous and kind husbands. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  5. Your china is always so beautiful and I see you have wonderful cabinets to store them in. Your extra trunks are ideal too. Love those drawers with napkin rings. Thanks Fabby.

  6. You have so many beautiful things. What a fabulous collection!! I love all of the beautiful trunks and buffets you have stores your treasures in!

  7. Thanks for letting us see all the secret spots!!!

  8. Fabby, you have beautiful options for storage of your gorgeous table top collection. I'm impressed with your organization!

  9. This is such a fun series! I love it! From the looks of it I don't have enough! :) The napkin rings are amazing! You’re very organized! So many gorgeous buffets and trunks, etc!

  10. Such beautiful tablewear !!
    It must be so hard to choose it's all so beautiful.
    Have a great day.

  11. Oh, Fabby thank you so much for sharing all of your magnificent storage places!!! You have a lot of beautiful furniture that provides tons of storage. I think you're right that the manufacturers of the older furniture had it right - lots of storage. Great idea to put the seasonal stuff in the trunks.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

  12. I've guessed that you have lots of stuff, but it's even more than I imagined and somehow you've found a place for it. I particularly like the trunks you have used for storage.

  13. Oh my goodness...DH thinks I have a lot...just WAIT till I show him YOUR collections!
    Those trunks are a marvelous way of storing items in a decorative container. Beautiful...every picture makes me swoon.


  14. Wow, you have so many beautiful antique storage pieces and are so organized.

  15. Oh my goodness. I have wondered and now I know! :) Thanks for sharing where you store all your beautiful dishes. Amazing!!

  16. I have never seen so many amazing and gorgeous dishes and could open a store with such divine tableware! What fantastic storage ideas too!

    Thanks for the ideas about where and how I can store things Fabby!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  17. Fabby, You have have some great storage there. I always enjoy your beautiful tables capes. Now, I will always picture you removing them from their assigned spaces before doing your magic.
    Love and blessings to you and sleeping Mr. A.

  18. Wonderful storage for your gorgeous table setting supplies, Fabby!

  19. You have such beautiful dishes Fabby and great storage places. You are so organized!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  20. Oh my, I knew you had a lot, but this is amazing!!! You do have a lot of wonderful treasures. I love your white dishes best, especially the ones in your Italian buffet.
    You keep everything so nicely organized.
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Oh my, I knew you had a lot, but this is amazing!!! You do have a lot of wonderful treasures. I love your white dishes best, especially the ones in your Italian buffet.
    You keep everything so nicely organized.
    Hugs, Cindy

  22. Wow, Fabby! I love this! Look at all the places you have for storing your dishes and glasses. I knew you had to have lots of places to put your things in as you show us so many gorgeous tablecapes with them. Hope you've had a great weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  23. Dearest Fabby,
    My goodness, you store more than some stores have in stock! Loved your Belgian cabinet and the Italian, the Chinese... WOW!
    Enjoy your week.


  24. Hi Fabby how are you??i was out for a while and happy to be back in meeting you all.going through your posts just amazing as usual.i love this post for the way you have stored your beautiful collections.wonderful to see your Christmas collection in those lovely boxes.great post and very sujatha. :):):)

  25. My Sweet Lord!!!
    It's like looking through Ermitage secret storage ahahahah or Aladin Cove ;)
    I'd die if I had so many things. Really!
    You are a Brave Soul, Dear Friend.

    Yes, it's Aladin Cove. t's much more accurate - so many wonders, exquisite pieces, and the lovely touch of everything eaving the cove from time to time to be enjoyed, loved, shared.



  26. Well, dear lady, I truly think you could open up a fine dining restaurant with all those gorgeous pieces. You have some lovely ways to store your treasures, and it's an absolute feast for the eyes seeing how you keep them safe and secure and ready to spring into action for one of your fabulous dinner parties!

  27. Hi lovely lady.
    All you dish areas look so pretty and organized. And you have so many lovely different things! thank you for the fun tour! Have a wonderful day.
    XXOO Diane

  28. Hi Fabby, Christine visiting from Little Brags....I Love that Spanish Trunk...can you please bring it to me? LOL..I see lots of Spanish Style dishes as well..LOVE IT. Are you from Spain by any chance???

  29. OMG! every inch of you house is where I can find your treasures?

    Hmmm... I saw some things to bring me back home.

    Absolutely hysteric but I am loving them. Hope Alejandro is not complaining. GH at D´Box told me he will move in the cubby house so I can put more dishes in his lockers. LoL*

    Luckily, I don't have tons like yours.

    Happy Monday & a great week ahead.

    /CC girl

  30. So many beautiful pieces, your stemware is so stunning, I love all the beautiful crystal so much, love your storage, that goes without saying...thank you for sharing your wonderful collection...

  31. Fabby, You have lots of wonderful things to store, and lots of beautiful places to store them. I got a giggle from the cabinet with the liquor bottles and Italian tomatoes.

  32. Fabby, I bow to your superb level of organization. xo, olive

  33. Fabby, what wonderful storage you have for your fabulous dish collection!

  34. I love seeing your collections of your brightly colored china, stored in the dark antique furniture pieces. By the way, the furniture pieces are gorgeous too. That brightly patterned china just looks gorgeous against those dark woods. You have some beautiful places to store your treasures. laurie

  35. These are all beautiful!! I Love Vintage too !!! *Cynthia

  36. Oh my goodness Fabby. you have quite the collection. So many wonderful cabinets, trunks, closets too. I also envy your beautiful china. Those napkin rings are darling peeking out. xo Linda

  37. Dear Fabby, Thank you for your kind visit to my blog and leaving a nice comment.
    In the dip I used orange marmalade with the peel. I happen to like the marmalade with the peel. If you prefer it without the peel that is perfect too.
    I used simple veggies that I had on hand. Radishes, baby carrots, celery, olives, sliced oranges, cucumbers. Whatever is your favorite will do just fine.

    Your post is fun. I love seeing all the creative storage. You are ready for any occasion.

    My home was severely damaged from Hurricane Sandy; the storm wiped clean everything from the first floor of our home. We are recovering and doing our best and we are doing it one day at a time. It is slow but sure. The Lord has blessed us with faith and hope.

    Thank you Fabby for your visit. Please visit again soon. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  38. Wow! You have lotsa treasures too! It's so fun to see I'm not the only one who has things stored in every nook and cranny!! LOL!


  39. Bonjour ma chère Fabby,

    Mais quelle belle caverne d'Ali Baba je découvre là !... Tout est somptueux et bien organisé.

    Je suis charmée par toutes ces belles pièces que tu possèdes. (Je m'autorise le tutoiement, il rapproche davantage !)

    Cela doit être toujours à chaque fois un plaisir de recevoir et aussi d'être reçu... Faire vivre chaque pièce de tes services et de tes merveilleuses nappes. Un régal !

    Un grand merci ma chère amie pour ton très gentil message. J'espère, un jour te rencontrer et qu'une de mes toiles vienne flirter avec ton univers.

    Gros bisous à toi.

  40. Fabby you are sharing some fabulous creative ideas for storing all the entertaining dishes, cloths, glasses etc. Thanks for sharing ... your collections are gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

  41. Hi Fabby,
    I loved seeing how you keep it all organized!
    You're an inspiration, dear friend!

  42. Wow ms... You are very clever. Your storage cabinets are gorgeous and very unique. What an amazing collection of treasures. I could get lost for a day looking at everything. Thank you for the great storage ideas Fabby.

  43. Dear Fabby,
    I love love the Spanish colonial trunk and the chinese one too.

    Would like to know where you get them.


  44. Fabby, Can you see my mouth wide open and the big smile on it? I so love china, crystal, silver, linen,antiques this was a dream come true just visiting your home and the wonderful storage you have. You have an excellent and beautiful way of storing the most beautiful items! Thanks for sharing.


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