Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Reorganzing Behind the Cabinet Doors

I've noticed and admired all the lovely rearranging going on in the china cabinets of so many of you inspirating ladies. Its always special to see everything set up pretty and with a fresh new look.

What I hate is the feeling I get if behind closed cabinet doors there sits a mess of stuff...out of order...shoved in. No one can see it but ohhhh myyyyy its bad enough because you know. I had just that feeling with what was behind the closed bottom doors of my china cabinet after Christmas. It was somewhere between pull out and shove back stage.

So last week I thought I had better do something about that. Well it sort of started when I had to try to find a space for my new thrifted dishes...the ones with the blue? I blogged about it when I was still at Wordpress.

So I reorganized and rearranged and now when I open those bottom cabinet doors it looks much better doesn't it?

I put a few pieces of the "new" blue set into the hutch for now.

I had a casualty while I did it. *sigh*. I have a sugar bowl which I like. I was really excited to find a matching creamer for it a few years ago. They were a pair. One day some time ago the mate, the creamer broke. The sugar bowl was alone again. A couple of months ago while thrifting I once again found a mate for it. Its larger so I gather it could be used to serve milk for coffee or tea. But while doing the rearranging I smacked the milker with a plate accidentally and it too broke. I was so angry at me! So the sugar bowl sits alone again. The hunt continues once again for a mate of the sugar bowl.

I hope you are more careful when you do your cleaning.... Have a lovely day.. Judi xoxo


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Looks great! So sorry you had a casualty....can you glue it and just not use it?


bj said...

I always feel so good when I get closets, drawers and cabinets cleaned and straightened..your's looks great.
I'm like Susan..I would glue it, not use it and search for another mate.
xo bj

Julie said...

Oh gosh...it sounds like the universe is telling you not to have a creamer!!! LOL! Just kidding...I know you will find another one...proabably in no time at all.

Your new cabinet organization looks great! Your cabinets before doing this, look just like mine! I was amazed at the similarity of how it is all thrown in there!

I really should do this too...but...am I this industrious??? Only time will tell!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Everything looks so neat and organized! I've had a few casualties along the way...mostly due to my kitties. Now you have a fresh reason to go thrifting! The hunt is half the fun, isn't it?...Debbie

Neabear said...

Is it a Murphy's law when then things you don't want to break do and the things you don't care if they break never do? Seems that happens to me.

The reorganization looks great!

Bo said...

Hi Judi...I sure wish you could come organize some of my dish storage...doesn't it hurt when we break one of our goodies...sure hope you find another soon.
;-) Bo

SmilingSally said...

I always get angry with me too. Now why is that? Life is too short; we should be as kind to ourselves as we are to others.

Kim's Treasures said...

Looks so nice! I need to do this too! Poor sugar bowl, lonely again!

Just Me said...

hello judi!! I LOVE your new blog!! YAY! Welcome to bloggerland, hope you love it here, hope its an easy adjustment. If you feel like doing some more organizing, I have some drawers here that are in dire need, heheheh! Enjoy your day!!

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I'm sorry about your casualties. Finding replacements shouldn't be hard as I can remember those being grocery store and dime store pieces in the 1970's. I still have a set that I use, they were my mom's.

I too need to organize the bottom of my cabinet--the bottom of my pie cabinet holds a lot, but it also hides a lot, if you kwim....

Have a lovely Wednesday :-)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Hi Judi,
Don't fret....I have just put one in the mail to you~I had an extra one!! So you should have it in 6-10 days according to the PO....

Judi said...

Oh Penny!!!
You did???? *big hugs*
That is soooo very sweet of you. Oh my I am soooo excited! AND I will be so very careful with it!
Thank you!

Jeanne said...

Judi, thank you so much for your ever faithful visits and well wishes for my knee replacement. I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much. It really makes my day to see your kind remarks.

Before I had my knee surgery I did the exact same thing. My china was so squished in, it was an accident waiting to happen. Luckily it didn't happen. Now I can reach my everyday things so much easier. Walking with a walker spells disaster as it is.

I'm sorry about your poor creamer. I am sure there are more out there for you to discover. I once had a creamer and sugar to a china set and I chipped the creamer. I found a creamer and sugar and bought them both. I still have both sets. (just in case). LOL.


Tomarie said...

I wanted to come by here and thank you so much for the beautiful things you said about our cabin over at Laurie's! You all made us feel very special about our home and it is truly appreciated! L~

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