Monday, December 27, 2010

Putting Away Christmas

I recently shared a table setting with my set of Christmas dishes. 

Christmas is over, and it's time to pack away the dishes.  A few years ago, we bought some cloth storage bags for dishes.  You can find these at large kitchen specialty stores, and online.  

We store our Christmas dishes inside this buffet.  

Here are the quilted bags.  We bought some for glasses, teacups, platters, plates, etc. 


A few years ago, I got the idea to print out notes about what was in each bag, since I put dishes of different types and sizes in each to make them all fit.  This makes it so easy to put them away.

I love this large, oval bag.  I have two platters in here.  I cushion them by wrapping them separately, then I place them both in this bag. 


We took most of our decorations down and put the Christmas dishes away. The tree is still up.  Have you started to put away any of your decorations yet?  

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14 comments:

Beth said...

I have to pack up the dishes today. Maybe I'll post about it- maybe for anti-procrastination Tuesday! (new nostalgia blog) I love those quilted boxes. We have too many Christmas dishes so I use good ol' rubbermaid; the smaller containers so they don't get too heavy.

Organize with Sandy said...

You are good!! I will admit that ended up getting rid of my Christmas dishes. They were not expensive ones, and I realized for the last several years I just didn't take the time to get them out. Since I wasn't using them, I decided not to keep them.
But it looks like you have it down! Great way to pack it up.
Thanks so much for linking to my Organizing Mission Monday.

Anonymous said...

It's funny... I usually keep all the stuff up until New Years, and pack it up before going back to school. This morning, as I was putting the regular dishes away out of the dishwasher, I started thinking about packing up Christmas. I felt like that made me a bit of a Scrooge, so I'm glad to see you posted this. <3 B

Lisa said...

These are great! I just bought some for my china and I was shocked at how much space we saved by using these!

Kimberlee said...

Great idea about writing the notes. I always love it when everything fits, and then I can never remember how I did it, LOL!
~Kimberlee
www.TheSpunkyDiva.com

Sarah said...

I haven't started to put things away yet, but will begin this week. The special holders for your dishes are great ideas for keeping things safe and organized.

Kayla said...

Doesn't it always feel like there is more to put away than when you took it out? :)
Happy New Year!
Kayla from craftykayla.blogspot.com

Stacy said...

I didn't know about these bags. They are great! I'm going to have to look into it.

jennifer said...

I wish I were that organized! Your tablescape looked lovely.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! you are so creative and organized! love your table setting!

Organize with Sandy said...

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Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas dishes. And you are so organized!! Mine are in closets on open shelves. Of course I have to wash them if they get dusty before using them!!!!

Grannys Attic said...

Beautiful Christmas dishes. I am so give out tonight! I have been packing up all the Christmas stuff for the past 3 days! Ready to start the decor for Winter Snowman tomorrow. Blessings, Vicky

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I have often wondered how others stored their seasonal dishes. Thank you for sharing.

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