Tuesday, June 1, 2010

This is where I Keep it All !

Hello everyone,
Can you believe it is June already! I think June is my favorite month here on Prince Edward Island - everything is so lush and green. It is also the time when many of my favorite flowers bloom lilacs,peonies etc. but yet you know all of summer stretches out before you!
However, getting to the point of this post-I am joining in with The Tablescaper for Where do you keep it all?
So, I am showing you where most of mine is kept. In the dining area of our kitchen we have cupboards with glass doors(open for photo) where I keep my red and white transferware.
This little cupboard is not fancy but it does hold many of my teacups as you can see below.It is also in the kitchen.
The cupboard in the sun room that I showed you a couple of weeks ago hold my dainty pink and white china.
Of course, there is more china in the corner cabinets of the kitchen as well as in the cupboards.
Tho corner cabinet-I forgot to take a photo of the other one.
In the porch I have this little cupboard with my blue and white china.
In the hallway more china.
Another little corner in the kitchen holds my green and white china.
Yep! you guessed it the corner cabinet holds more china.
I opened the top door to show you.
Some of my china is on display on shelves etc. all around the house.
My brown and white tranferware displayed in our family room
Some is displayed on walls
or countertops
or table tops
or on trays
plates above windows
A better view of the built in cupboards in the kitchen. Well,that is pretty much it for me but if you go to The Tablescapers to see her amazing stash of lovely china and all the others who have joined in for this great event.
Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

57 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Wow... you have more china than anyone I've ever known! They're all so beautiful!

P.S.- Thanks for following my blog ♥ :)

Pamela said...

We have the same china!!!
I cannot believe i have finally found someone who like me has a china addiction but not only that has totally surpassed me in her collection!!!
I have to show this to my husband. When we moved out here from Ontario in December he was so mad at me because i had 28boxes of china and we had to let so many things go because of it ! ha !
This is a riot!
I love your collection and kitchen
Pamela xo

Tricia said...

Wonderful post! I love seeing how you store all your pretty china! I especially like that so much of yours is stored in plain view, so you can enjoy it all the time. Lovely!

Abby's Garden said...

Your China displays are TOO DIE FOR! Jealous girl here:)

Rettabug said...

Oh be still my ♥...I've died & gone to Dish Heaven!!! Everything is so beautifully displayed & WHAT A COLLECTION!! I adore every single piece, truly I do.

I am so impressed with the loving way you've draped the edges with lace & found beautiful ways to hang the cups with the saucers. I am going back for another look.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Don't look at mine...its all yucky compared to yours!!!!!

Cindy said...

Dearest Carolyn,
I hereby dub you the China Queen!
Your china is so gorgeous and your kitchen is so pretty. So glad I got to see more of it.
Hugs, Cindy s

Lavender Cottage said...

I have to agree with Erin, so much pretty china, patterns, storage places....
But I know you have a big family too and probably use it at some time or other.
Good heavens, I only have winter and summer dishes and that is excessive to some people!
Judith

Dining Delight said...

This is such a fun meme, The Tablescaper is hosting and I'm glad you joined in! So far, you win the "prize" for having your dishes so neatly displayed even when they are inside cabinets! Gorgeous! I like how you are able to actually view so many of your collections instead of having them tucked away. Very pretty, but that's what I'd expect from you!

DD

Sonia said...

Wow Carolyn,

That is some collection! I love all your pieces and you have them displayed and stored so beautifully! Wonderful post!

Miss Bloomers

Sue said...

So many dishes and so beautifully displayed! I love transferware too, although I don't have quite your collection.

I also love coming to your blog to visit the flowers. I live in Texas after years in the Midwest and I am so lonesome for peonies, lilacs, and lilies of the valley. Your gardens are incredible and such a treat.

Thank you for sharing all of your collections with us.

Linda said...

Your dishes are beautiful and I love the way you display and store them! Those built in cabinets in your kitchen are amazing!

Georgianna said...

Holy cow, Carolyn! I am impressed!! I truly have never seen so much china, and all so beautifully displayed. I'm in love with your kitchen. That's it, I'm packing up and moving in with you. :) How lovely you still have lilacs to look forward to. Ours are all gone. Wishing you a lovely evening and thank you as always for your sweet comments. – g

podso said...

Great fun to see it all, love the table top the best, for it means you use your dishes!!!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful displays! You have lovely things!

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, look at all of your storage and what pretty cabinets! You have the most beautiful china and it is stored so neatly and organized. Beauty is organized.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ellen b. said...

Sigh...
I love your beautiful cabinets and all your great blue and pink dishes. Everything looks so lovely...

Cynthia@ITLLDO said...

This is the most beautiful storage I have ever seen. What an inspiration.

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn:

Thanks so much for coming and joining the party!

You have EVERYTHING so beautifully displayed. Although mine may be color coordinated, you have it all displayed so pleasing to the eye. Just lovely, like your blog!!!

I can see your favorite place to keep it all, is the same as mine - in plain sight!

Thanks again for joining in the fun.

- The Tablescaper

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow...now this is fabulous!!!!

GardenofDaisies said...

All your built-in storage is fabulous!!!! I am so jealous of that marvelous teacup collection!! :-)

Nancy said...

What a beautiful home and collection of dishes, including my favorite transferware, you have! Stunning!!!

Lady Katherine said...

Just simply breath taking! Oh, how I love all your China, Tea cups and Teapots! How wonderful you have them displayed in each place! Each different China Cabinet and the lace are so lovely! I was going to stay up and try to do a post, I think I will pass after seeing your beautiful cottage so full and displayed so beautiful! Going to take another look at your lovely China!

Riet said...

Good morning Carolyn. Wow, you have the most beautiful china and all is displayed so beautifully. Wonderful cabinets too.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Carolyn,

Your post is exquisite. You have displayed all your dishes so creatively. Your transferware is beautiful.

Carol

Douce France..... said...

I am just speachless! Very well organized! It's a blessing for the eyes! Have a Wonderful dish day!

Tato said...

You have lovely things, collection and kitchen.
They're all so beautiful!
Hugs
Tato

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love how you have all your china displayed. I especially like the ornate shelf in your family room filled with the brown and white transferware! That shelf is a beautiful thing and it also looks gorgeous with your Christmas village in it! Thanks for sharing, it's all very lovely! I could not participate myself as I have a week crammed full of appointments. Have a yourself a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

From the Kitchen said...

Your china is just a lovely on display as it is on a tabletop. What joy it must be to see it in passing through a room! I've just become a "follower so" as not to miss any of your postings. Your little garden cottage is ethereally beautiful!

Best,
Bonnie

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there my dear fellow 'Atlantic Canadian!

..,'(and dish loving affectionado' too)!..,

I just adore you every exquisite collection; thanks so much for sharing today with 'The Tablescapers' delightful;'Where do you keep it all?' blog party!.., Wow! .., Such 'eyecandy' and pure whimsically, elegant delight!

You are a true display artist within your beautiful home and gardens!..,

.., If you are ever in our area; (as I have been delighted to mention before my dear lady, do feel most welcome to simply call ahead and perhaps arrange a wee tour of our bed and breakfast and gardens; we would love to have you enjoy a cup of tea in our gardens or home)!

The link is @: www.blueforest.ca .., Enjoy!

You are also most warmly welcome to pop by and enjoy my little contribution to our blog party today as well!~

~(You will notice that I also have my little weekly, Tuesday and Wednesday tea parties well underway also, yet when our dear mutual friend, 'The Tablescaper', invited me to also partake;I simply could not resist)!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Mimi said...

I am impressed with your storage/displays of your gorgeous china. Thanks for sharing!

Marie Arden said...

It is all so beautiful. I thnk you win the award for "Most China" I think you have more than Susan from Between Naps on the Porch blog!
I hope someone helps you dust!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I am impressed with you and you have such beautiful beautiful beautiful collection! infact you have been my inspiration to collect beautiful china! and i also love the way you arranged them.. so beautiful and neat! thanks for sharing.. have a great day!
xo
fitty

Sally said...

Oh Carolyn, you have an impressive collection of china. I'm partial to blue and white, as I have Blue Mondays. You're very organized; it must be fun to visit your home. Thanks for letting me peek and dream.

the VG huis said...

HOLY CROW CAROLYN! uhhh I own ONE little lonely teacup. Maybe it needs a friend after seeing your stash? I almost feel bad for it now teehehe.
~Stacey

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

I thought I had a lot of china, but you leave me far behind.....Such a beautiful collection! It must be great to have so much choice and to be able to combine it all!!

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet from a sunny Holland,

Madelief

Kathy said...

Incredible, Carolyn! I love everything you do in your beautiful home.
xoxo...Kathy

Kim said...

Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home. It would be impossible choose a favorite spot.

Diann said...

Hi Carolyn!

Frist of all, everything is so beautifully organized. You have so many gorgeous dishes! And that teacup collect, well I just want to sit on the floor and look at them all! LOL And all of your storage is just so pretty! thank you for sharing!!

Virginia said...

Wow,WHAT A COLLECTION!! IT was candy for my eyes....

Jojo said...

I can only echo what many others have said....WOW! You have done an amazing job of beautifully storing and displaying your treasures.

Thank you for sharing.

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn what an amazing collection of tea cups and stored ever so pretty!You certainly must have many a tea party!Never run out of teacups for serving I'm sure!

DesignTies said...

Wow, you have a HUGE collection of china!! Good thing you have lots of wonderful places to display it all :-) I really like the built-in cupboards in your kitchen.

Kelly

Natasha said...

Your china is absolutely beautiful! I love every single piece and I especially love the way you have displayed everything.

Thanks so much for sharing all of these beautiful ideas and images.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Linda Q said...

Amazing, I am drooling over all your lovely dishes and how you have them displayed!!
Linda

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Wow, Carolyn, I am speechless. Your china and how you store it is beautiful. Very tastefully done and just gorgeous. I wish I had the storage you do then I could get more teacups. Thanks for sharing.

Katy Noelle said...

Hmmmm.... It appears that i need more china! =] Absolutely! Carolyn, this is a dream! (Please excuse all of the "!!!"s!) You have it displayed so beautifully and in ship shape order. Spectacularly romantic!

In regards to your latest post - the one after this - I'm so glad that things are coming along for you. Just one more bed... Our lilacs and apples are long gone but I still haven't planted more than a couple of pansies. I hope that the garden tour is a huge success and very enjoyable for your guests AND for you, too!

Love, Katy xo

Andi's English Attic said...

Everything is so beautifully displayed.
I pray a bull never gets into your house! xx

Ingrid DeVilliers said...

Dear Carolyn

You have so many tea cups it is unbelievable....I love the pink and white china! They are all so lovely displayed and your kitchen is beautiful.
Ixx

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn.....It's like "china heaven"! What a treasure trove of china that you own! Your home would be a wonderful place to visit! See you after the tour..I am sure your cake will be delicious!~Hugs, Patti

Sandy said...

Beautiful collection of china and so well organized. Love the cabinets in the dining room. Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Gypsy Purple said...

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Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Smart cupboards and hutches for stashing away all the lovely china you have! Great photos. Thanks for sharing the ideas with your readers.

Greetings from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Nishant said...

Wonderful post!
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Denise Marie said...

It is all so spectacular!! love all your lacey peice and the way you've taken such care to lovingly display it even in the cabinets to enjoy every time you open a door!!

lisa said...

What I wouldn't give...lovely.

Real Football Lives said...

I've just found your blog and I'm swooning....it's amazing. I know a couple of people with more china and accessories and there are bloggers with much more....but none are as thoughtful, well cared for, beautifully displayed and absolutely lovely as yours. Thank you for allowing others to share and feel the delight of so much beauty....in your collection and what you've done with it.

Real Football Lives said...

Oh my, a mistaken sign in....that's my "professional" signature above. As the wife of a retired pro football player, rough and tough is only one part of my life and it only serves to make "thoughtful loveliness" even more precious! Thank you again.