Dish Chaos! The Renovation is Underway, Now!

Welcome to the 720th Tablescape Thursday!

I’m running a bit behind this morning. I had a visitor sitting near my front porch last night and he’s still here this morning. I sprinkled out bird seed and dried mealworms, but not sure if he has eaten anything.


He’s banded so I called our local nature center. They said that we are in the heart of “pigeon racing season” and that he probably got disoriented yesterday during the storms. They recommended I try to get close enough to take a photo of his bands and then I’ll know which club he belongs to and who to contact via the pigeondotorg website. Using the zoom on my camera, I managed to capture info from the red band but he flew to a nearby tree before I could read the green band. I’ll keep trying today, hopefully, he’ll come back down near the front porch where he seems to like hanging out. Have you ever heard of pigeon racing? I had not–didn’t know that was a thing.


Painters are coming out mid-next week to paint the garage, so I’ve been busy unloading all the dishes from my storage cabinets.

Cabinet Storage Ideas for Dishware, Glassware, Flatware and Napkins


The cart I purchased recently has been awesome! For the items I decided to store in the breakfast room, I loaded up the cart and pushed it to the doorway where I unloaded it into that room since it’s the first room when coming in from the garage. For the items I’m storing elsewhere, I placed the cart inside the breakfast room, loaded it up through the doorway, and pushed it to the room where those dishes will be stored over the next few weeks while the garage is painted and the new flooring is installed.


So here’s how the cabinets look today.


I ended up putting all my glassware here on the breakfast table and in the breakfast table chairs.


Napkin rings and flatware are stored here for the time being.


Everything else landed here in the dining room.


I’m actually looking forward to putting everything back after the garage renovation is completed. I plan to add a couple more cabinets to the garage, so I’ll put those together first, then it will be fun refilling them all.


Can’t wait to share the completed garage in a few weeks!


Looking forward to all the beautiful table settings linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!

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Author: Andy Edwards