It took me a while yesterday to get started on my closet organizing project. I finally got busy around 2:00. I found some items that I had forgotten I had like a cute rooster clock & some neat decorative wall hooks that I bought a few years ago. I liked them a lot when I bought them, but at the time couldn't decide where to hang them. Guess what? I still don't know!! I'll have to give it some thought after the holidays. I found lots of candles & candle holders. I have a large selection of candles that I use on one of those candle warmers. Right now it's not being used in the kitchen, I must get it out so my kitchen smells like I've been baking even if I haven't!!
There are 5 large shelves in this hall closet. It's all organized & ready for holiday use. I will get see through tubs to replace the cardboard boxes when I see some good bargains.
Bottom shelf on the floor. Items not used often like white antique serving bowls, tea dispenser, Cuisinart ice cream maker, & sectioned serving basket are here.
The next shelf has other cooking & entertaining items, plus some large cake candles.
I made container labels for all the different kinds of candles I have. In the back on the left is the box for candle holders, on the right seasonal candles. I found a cute little pumpkin candle that I had forgotten I had! The big box of misc. candles sure came in handy last December when we had an ice storm & were without power for several days.
The next shelf is storage for large candle holders & serving pieces. I found some cute metal buckets that I had forgotten about. Also this is the place for baskets to use for buffet dinners & other occasions.
The very top shelf is where I'll easily find my Christmas glassware & large flower vases. I use the one with daisies in the summer to decorate the dining room table. My sister, Mary, helped me make it 3 years ago for Bobby & Kari's rehearsal dinner. I think it's due an update next summer!
By the way, the 'chunky potato soup' was wonderfully delicious! You all should try it!