Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wildcard Wednesday: Where Do I Store It All? Part 3

They last two Wednesday I shared where I hide store all of my dishes & linens.
{If you missed those posts, be sure to click here & here to see my dish-addiction collection.}
But now on to my third & final week of "Where Do I Store It All?"

You've seen my dishes & linens, but I haven't shown you where I keep those extra tablescape know, candles, vases, trays, etc.  So I'll show you a couple hiding places.

First, let's head back to the bathroom.  If you remember, last week I shared that the top shelf holds extra crystal & glass, as well as some china that once belonged to my grandma.  Well, the 2nd shelf holds a few goodies, too.

Cupcake holders, tiered holders {taken apart if possible to take up less space}, & a few tall candleholders fill the right side........
{It's hard to stack a "broken down" cupcake holder, so it looks a little messy!}

........while a few more lanterns & a stack of trays occupies the left.

Here's a look at the trays behind.

And just to prove this is really in the bathroom, here's a little shot that shows those towels on the 3rd shelf.

Okay, now on to the utility, where I'm lucky to have this row of cabinets......

Just for fun, here's a look at the decor above the cabinets.

I had planned on straightening the cabinets up a bit & adding some labels, but a crazy week, combined with not feeling well, changed those plans a little.  So here it is.....

As you can tell, the top shelf of the 2 left cabinets is filled with candles, while the 2nd shelf holds vases & a few medium size candle holders.
{Looks like those vases need a good cleaning!}

The basket on the 2nd shelf holds all of my bud might remember seeing those silver ones & the colorful bird ones in previous posts.

The bottom shelf has three baskets........two are filled with votive & tealight holders, while the smaller basket in the middle holds actual votive & tealight candles.

The cabinet on the far right houses a few more candles & candleholders on the top shelf & my jar candles on the bottom.

And because my husband thinks batteries & light bulbs are important for some reason :), I left a little room for those, too.  {The larger basket contains light bulbs, while the smaller holds the batteries. Obviously the light bulbs are overflowing, as you can see a few "outside" of the basket.}

As far as the rest of my seasonal & centerpiece decor, tub after tub fills our large attic.  {Sorry, you're not going to get a pic today.....maybe someday.}  My husband even put down some carpet so that I could comfortably sit as I "search  my tubs." 

But just to give you a visual, about 4-5 spring/summer tubs {holding garden, beach, & patriotic decor, as well as greenery}, about 3-4 fall tubs {holding faux pumpkins, gourds, acorns, & more greenery}, and more than 25 Christmas tubs - no that's not a typo - {holding ornaments, trees, & other decor} line the attic.  That doesn't include a tub of my collection of Lolita goblets, some metal beverage tubs & buckets, keepsake items, & old tax papers!  Let's just say that sometimes I'm worried that the attic floor is gonna cave..........but I am so thankful for the space!

Oh & one more little hiding space for today......remember that table in the entry way?

Well, there's a "secret" compartment.
 It holds several salad serving sets, cake & pie servers, ice scoops, & other serving utensils.

I realize it's hard to see because they're all in plastic bags, so I pulled one cake server out just for you. 
Don't you just love it?  I have one with a zebra print heel, too.

Okay, that's it for now.  See, this wasn't as bad fun as last week's storage, was it?

Hope you've enjoyed seeing all of my hiding spots!


  1. Hi Shae, Sorry to read you are under the weather. One of our daughter's has a late spring cold. Heat wave 2 doesn't help any one feel their best. I appreciate you sharing all your gorgeous dining and entertaining items and neat and organized storage. I am a fan of bags and ziploc too! I love your Dillards I believe Tuscan inspired canisters, trays, and chargers and pretty dishes. The trays have so many uses. I have lots and Longerberger collection and china etc., serving pieces. So very useful. I like how you group things together that are in same catagorey such as tealights, flatwear, and candles and linens. I use all sorts of furniture pieces and places for storage too. I have been passed down Charleston pieces and they have lots of drawers and neat storage also.Take care and feel better.

  2. Have to LOL because I do have my cupboards in our half bath (which aren't nearly as large or deep as yours) filled with candles and "fillers" like pebbles, polished rocks, beach glass etc. Any guests who "peek" when they're visiting must get quite the surprise!