In the middle of the night I had an idea...when you get old you spend a lot of time awake in the middle of the night but that's another story. I decided to commandeer Mr. Hubby's old office in our basement and turn it into a dish room. I headed downstairs filled with anticipating of a beautifully decorated room with shelving to display what I have collected and the ability to pull out a beautiful tablescape just by perusing the shelves.
The reality of this came to pass as I tried to enter the room and found it filled with Mr. Hubby's junk. Notice the distinction between the two....my beautiful and very necessary dish collection and Mr. Hubby's junk, see below.
After three trips to IKEA, a two and a half drive to the other side of the state I had enough shelves to at least get most of my treasures all in one place. This is not all of what I have by any means, any dishaholic would know that we still have to have a "stash" here and there along with the good china and the everyday that I'm currently using. All that considered this is the bulk of the extras and I'm so happy to be able to see them all at once and pick out what I need.
|This was the start of it all, first trip to IKEA|
|Second trip to IKEA for more shelves, I was sure I had enough this time.|
|Third trip to IKEA, enough for now but I know I'll be headed back in the fall to finish off the last wall.|
|White dishes, I need to add to these shelves.|
|Some of the reds, most of my red dishes are upstairs on display but I do have a couple of shelves to spare.|
|Pink Shelves, I've got a good start on pink.|
|This is just a few of the blues, I'm in GOOD shape with blue dishes|
|Just a couple of baskets to try and cover up the ugly paneling. I wish I had taken the time to whitewash the walls but its too late now.|
|Some of my platters|
|Some of the seasonal stash|
|All the top shelves (hard to get a clear shot of) are filled with cloches and cake plates|
|Some of my clear pitchers.|
This week I'll be joining Metamorphosis Monday, Wow Me Wednesday and Open House Thursday.