Saturday, August 18, 2012

Where do you keep it all in the Summer?–Seasonal Sundays # 114

Seasonal Sunday Teapot copy

Welcome to Seasonal Sundays.

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I’m always asked “Where do you keep it all?” and my prior posts about where I keep it all, are my most popular posts. So I thought I’d share where I keep it in the SUMMER. My most favorite place to keep it, is in the OPEN, so you can see it and enjoy it!

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In the summer, I’m blessed to share a beach house with my brothers and their families …

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…and this is where I keep it all in the summer!

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These are the work horses of the summer. White, but with seashells for the summer! (Thomson)

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These boats are frequently filled with steamed clams or mussels. (Christmas Tree Shop)

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Of course you need something to put the melted butter in! (the little fish are from Century 21, the little row boats are from Christmas Tree)

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Upon the stack of white chargers is a little display plate “Faith, Family, Friendship”, which were the party favor for my daughter’s First Communion.

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This stack reminds you to find a chair and relax (Brushes - Handpained Stonemite – K.I.C.)

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Just used these crabby guys in a recent post. The sea urchin salt and peppers were purchased this summer at the Williams Sonoma Outlet.

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Love the soft sea foam green of these (Roscher & Co. – Nautilus Collection.)

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These get filled and refilled with baked clams and such.

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Of course there needs to be a teapot.

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These little guys (Christmas Tree several years ago) are perfect for appetizers.

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Do you use different dishes in the summer? (small scallop bowls from Christmas Tree)

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- The Tablescaper


SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Thank you so much for hosting :) White is so crisp and lovely for Summer! Have a great rest of the weekend - already Sunday morning here in Oz. Most make the most of it :) ~Pernilla

Mary said...

Oh lucky, lucky you with the beach house and dish storage! Thanks for hosting :)

Natasha In Oz said...

Wow, you have the most amazing collection of dishes! And how fabulous to have a beach house!!

Thanks for having me today. Enjoy those last few weeks of Summer!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Barbara F. said...

If I was lucky to even rent a beach house, I must say I would have lots of paper plates = my bad :/ The boats are the cutest, love your dish closet. I need to get crackin', too busy playing around. xo

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh What beautiful summer tables you can set! I LOVE IT ALL!!! but if I have to pick a favorite, it is your daughter's memento from her Fist Communion... How Beautiful to have it tucked in to your treasures...
Have a wonderful weekend,
Big Hugs,

Pat Freymuth said...

I love those boat bowls!!

A lot of my dishes are stored in containers this Summer, with a few in the pantry and the usual in the barn board cabinet.

Here at the lake, I am running out of room!! I brought dishes from home to play with while we are staying here. Dishes are stored in baskets and cupboards, here there and everywhere.:-)

Sarah said...

Lucky you to have both a beautiful home on the bay and a second home full of dishes! We use our white Nantucket dishes year round, but also have other white dishes we pull into service during the summer. Fun to see your "beach storage". Enjoy these last days of summer at your beach house before you return to the routine of school day schedules.
Thanks for hosting each week........Sarah


How wonderful you share a beach house with your fun too! I love how you store your things, specially the white dishweare!! Thank you for hosting, yet another great Seasonal Sunday party. Loving your daughter's table from her First Communion, such a lovely and a memorie, us, Catholic girls never forget!! Enjoy your new week.

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

What an amazing collection of dishes!!
Your tablescape in your previous post was just breath taking!!

Thanks so much for hosting!


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful collection of dishes! How lucky you are to have such great storage! Thanks so much for hosting this amazing party!

Denise said...

Wow, these are so neat!! I really like the crabby dishes and the row boats because they're fun. I like the nautilus dishes because they're really beautiful. Seafood just tastes better in ocean-themed dishes. :)

Thank you for hosting every week and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Two houses full of dishes. What fun! You have a wonderful "beach" collection.

If you're interested... My Restoration Linen Cleaner giveaway ends Sunday at midnight.

Gina said...

Not only do you have a wonderful dish collection at home, but you also have one at the beach house! Lucky girl!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thank you for hosting and what a treat it must be to have dinner at your summer cottage..Happy Weekend..Judy

Cindy Adkins said...

You have such lovely dishes! Love the sea urchin salt & peppers and seashell plates. Thanks for hosting!

Marigene said...

You have the most amazing collection of dishes! I have been leaning toward more white lately.

AshTreeCottage said...

You have the most incredible collections! I would love to come over and raid your hutches!! Thanks for sharing your lovelies with us. You will have me dreaming of china all night ~ and that's one happy dream.

Susan and Bentley

Betty said...

Another wonderful tablescape. I've only been collecting dishes for awhile. During this summer I have used small accent plates for my tablescapes. And I love fall and the holidays to bring out larger sets of dishes. Thank you so much for having a seasonal party.

Carol said...

I always enjoy visiting Seasonal Sundays & seeing what everyone is doing. So much fun!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I love all of your nautical summer dishes, it's a great theme for the shore house-enjoy:@)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

You are so organized. I can't wait to show my husband all of your pretties and how beautifully you have them stored. You must really enjoy your beach house and all of the seafood.

Thanks for being our hostess today. I've linked an heirloom tomato tart that can be made in two different versions. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Pat said...

Such beautiful dishes. Looks like a sea treasure chest to see it all together. All I can say is if there were a CTS near me, I'd be in trouble!

lulumusing said...

You would have love the whites I saw at the antique show!

Alderberry Hill said...

I love all your white dishes, so pretty! Thanks for hosting, have a great Sunday!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love seeing all your beautiful white dishes and accessories. White always looks fresh, Thanks for hosting, Laura

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm falling in love with white dishes more and more. Your collection is amazing and the perfect thing for a beach home. Hugs, Linda

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your dish collection is actually inspiring to me! I love the seashells and the boats and the way you display them is just lovely!
♥, Susan

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Just linking up for the party. You may be surprised at our "everyday" dishes!

Shelia said...

I love your storage and those white dishes just work with so many things! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lori Stokes Wright said...

I love to see all of the dishware and where you keep it. I don't know How you remember what you even have, (thinking back to other posts you done). *smile* have a great week!

must love junk said...

Wow-what a fantastic collection! And it looks so gorgeous the way you have it all displayed! Thanks for hosting :)

Alycia Nichols said...

What's that wailing you hear off in the distance? Oh...that's just me crying my little eyes out about all the fabulous stuff from CTS!!!!!!!! I LOVE those boat bowls and appetizer plates!!!!!! And you have a fabulous collection of clam shells for serving!!!!!

Kathleen said...

That is a great cabinet, wonderful to see all your treasures out in the open.
Did we get those beach chair plates together or have you had yours longer? I know I got mine for .50 at CTS.

Babs said...

Your summer dishes are perfect and oh, to be able to have them at a beach house! Love the sea urchin s&p and the little boats. Thanks so much for hosting and have a great Sunday.

MM said...

Oh! I love those little fish dishes!
I use the same dishes year-round--but I love them, so it's ok with me. Thank you for hosting.

Savvy Seasons said...

Oh my, you have the best collection of dishes. You have impeccable taste! =) How awesome that you have a beach house....enjoy the rest of summer and thanks for hosting! XO ~Liz

Sherry said...

Wow, your sea themed dishes are beautiful! Thanks for hosting!

ceodraiocht said...

I am huge fan of white dishes - with a simple swap of linens you can totally change the look. I wouldn't want to commit to one color all the time.
No Christmas tree shops here - my sister always finds the best stuff at the one she frequents in New England.

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

I love dishes but I need more room! Thanks for hosting. Deb

Entertaining Women said...

Don't you love the mass of white...creates such an eye pleasing display when all shown together. I miss our lake house at times...don't miss the boats, but I adored our house. Came the day that we weren't spending two weeks in the entire year....time to sell it. Glad that you all have such a wonderful spot. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Rosemary & Thyme said...

What an amazing collection. I love your storage ideas. You have an amazing eye. I am also working my way up there with my own collections.

The French Hutch said...

You have a gorgeous collection of summer china, with great patterns and colors. Of course I love the white. How nice you share a place with your brothers. Nice and organized………..Sorry I'm late visiting. I appreciate you hosting every week.

The French Hutch