Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Geometrically Possible?

Lately, I have been noticing that my picture quality has not been as good as in the past. I do not know why. I am not sure if Blogger has been transforming the resolution into a lower one or is it my computer? I have the same problems with email attachments. They don't go out as nice as the originals. Has anybody had this problem?
Anyway, I am doing some changes in our kitchen so yesterday, I emptied this china cabinet. I could not believe how much I was able to store in it. Looking at the stuff that came out and that are sitting on our dining room table and kitchen counter, it just seemed impossible.

I used to have my Polish pottery displayed here plus other dishes inside the bottom cabinets.
I am linking with Kim's Boring to Better or maybe in this case, better to messy Party, lol at http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/ . If you want to be inspired, go visit her blog.
Before Christmas, I moved my Polish pottery to a kitchen cabinet, although I left some inside the drawers, and moved my Christmas dishes displayed here. I also left a few Polish pottery with Christmas designs.
Now, the cabinet is empty and everything that was in it are on this table. Everything on this table came from the cabinet except for the centerpiece and the candelabras.

and they all would not fit on the dining room table so I had to put the rest on the kitchen counter.

You can see, the cabinet is gone from that wall too. I actually like this look but it can't stay that way because I need the storage.

Look at more stuff that came out of the cabinet. How on earth did I manage to fit all of that in that one cabinet? Most of those Polish pottery came out of the drawers and from the top of the cabinet.

It's kinda scary how much I have cause these are all from ONE cabinet and I have 7 other cabinets storing my dishes, although I think only one of them is storing much more than this particular one used to store.

Do you see where the hutch went?

There it is! I have a lot of work ahead of me and I am not ready to show you the finished product yet but stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks Kim for hosting again.


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Christine, I cannot believe you had that much stuff in that one cabinet. Wow. I want your red transferware plates and the Christmas tree ones. I love those. So whenever you are ready to let go I'm here. lol Thanks for joining the party this week.

Tra La La Boom De Ay said...

What's That? Fourth picture posted. Possibly a very cute cake plate and cover? Is it? I would love to see a close up of that piece when you grab a moment which I supposed might be some time from now as that is a load of work you have there. Excited to see the outcome though.

Susan said...

OmG! I love all your dishes, especially the red transferware! They are gorgeous!!

Sue said...

I think it is a bit shocking how much stuff we all have...and you have more than most! You really did have it packed in there!! I think you need a dish room like mine, you can always just shut the door!

I can't wait to see your finished project.

Beth said...

Christine, You have many lovely dishes! I have some of the same ones (Old Britain Castles and Friendly Village). Playing with dishes is so much fun and I always enjoy seeing your tablescapes. You have a nice hutch too.
Blessings, Beth

bj said...

That's a beautiful hutch...and, boy, does it hold a LOT. :))
Beautiful dishes....beautiful house.

Honey at 2805 said...

You're just kidding us aren't you? Beautiful hutch and dishes!

Miss Char said...

I'd love to go shopping in your hutch!

lvroftiques said...

Christine that cabinet does hold an amazing amount of stuff!! I wish I could play in those dishes my friend! You have so many pretty sets. Vanna

Shelia said...

Whoa!! I can't believe all those dishes were in that one cabinet! It must be a lot bigger than it appears! Now if I could come over I'm sure I could take a few things off your tiny hands! I'm sure you'd never miss them! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

MisImpulsive said...

I had seen someone else complaining about the blurring issues blogger is giving, and they did a post about how to get around it.


Also, I adore your hutch, and someday I will have a collection to rival it... I'm already way over stocked for a college student!

MisImpulsive said...

Also, hello from a fellow Mississippian! I've gathered that you're either Natchez area or coastal... or thereabouts? I'm from around Jackson, but currently at Ole Miss.

Kathleen said...

I'd love to help you out! You can send the British Castles as I only have 4. :) You have way too many dishes, SELL!
Good luck with all that. I just did my laundry room/pantry. I had 40 lbs of pasta! Why? LOL

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow! that's alot for one cabinet to hold. You have my address, the red ones can be packed and mailed, I see a few blue... and so on......
hugs ~lynne~

Gloria said...

Holy cow! You sure were able to fit a lot of dishes in there! And a lot of big pieces too! And I spied in the background that really pretty white domed cake cover. SO PRETTY!!

Marie said...

Oh my goodness, you have a huge collection of beautiful dishes! Now I see why you love to entertain so much. You have to use them...you can probably have a party of 100 and easily have enough dishes for all the guests. They are all beautiful, my fave are the black and white transferware.

Thanks for the sweet comment you left me yesterday. Yes, I look young and my daughter hates it when people mistake us as sisters ;-)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

All I can say is that you sure got your money's worth out of that cabinet!! It does store an amazing amount of things and what beautiful things they are!! Gorgeous dishes!!Can't wait to see what it looks like after you transform it again!


Darla said...

Oh my gosh! I'm not cleaning out or putting back anything here and I feel overwhelmed. Good luck I know the finished product will be beautiful.

Debbiedoos said...

Can someone say Holy toledo? Holy toledo? Christine how in the world did you have all that in there? I love the piece in the kitchn though, what great spot for it. Now I did spie that rooster table cloth too, I loved it! Can you believe I noticed it? LOL

Wanda Lee said...

Dear christine,

This nothing short of amazing!.., Wow!

Seven other display cabintes as well you say!.., I don't call this 'scary' however Christine; I call it beyond delightful for all of us that you so graciously share these treasures with on your blog; (and oviously most of all, for you, your family and friends)! ~ I can see from your past posts that you really use and enjoy them!

~(There is also another comment posted below for you regarding thanks for partaking with TTTT and TFT)..,

Have a marvelous week Christine and best of luck with re-allocating the placemant of the vast array of your treasures!~ I can't wait to see the finished result of your labors!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

@ http://theplumedpen.blogspot
and also
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

Mary Bergfeld said...

I'll be back. One of the benefits of this type of cleaning and rearranging is that you don't have to cook :-). I don't see a clear work area. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sue said...

Christine, That hutch certainly holds a lot of dishes! You have such an amazing collection of dishware and accessory pieces. I like where you placed the hutch, btw. Waiting with bells on to see it all finished. :-) Sue

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amazing how much you got into that cabinet. I love your kitchen ceiling. You do have a lot of things, with all you beautiful table settings all the time and they are always with different dishes no wonder you need so many cabinets. Good luck with your rearranging.

Sarah said...

Either I need a cabinet like this or I need you to come load my cabinets. I need more storage space for sure. Good luck with your project.

Entertaining Women said...

A huge but gratifying task. When I dive in to organize dishes, I always come up with new ideas for tables capes. Thanks for stopping by my post. The Mottahedeh was an eBay find for $75.00...Score! Cherry Kay

Chubby Chieque said...

Wow! Even a cargo boat can't bring all your precious treasures, Ate Xine... *giggles

Pahingi ng mga sira2x mo dyan ha? If you're not interested lang naman eh? *wink

Can't wait to see the outcome of yur project. Soon na?

Happy TS po and GB to you and the rest of your fam.

hugs as evah,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have been a busy girl, and that is amazing that all of that china came out of one cabinet. Reminds me of one of those little clown cars where the clowns keep coming and coming and coming. LOL! Can't wait to see what you do with the cabinet. I love all of your china, and the thing is, you actually use it! Mine? Not as much as I used to, but I love my china, too. :-)



Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. OMG I love all your Beautiful China to me this would be a dream come true if I had all your dishes ! see I'm all ways looking for some for my Tablescapes !!!! Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my Tablescapes sweet lady. I hope you and your family have a Great Day. xxoo Diane

Jeanne said...

Hello from one collector to another! Great collection, I look forward to seeing more.

I only have 4 hutches. You inspire me. ;)



Oh dear Christin...I thought I had sooo much dishes, it is scary! One day I must show you all were I keep them, it's just incredible, you will not believe it!
I'm crasy about all your wonderful dishes and the cabinet, such a great collection girl friend. I see you will be very busy for a good while more!
Bless you.

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