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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Recreating Storage

We enjoy a glass of wine occassionally and use to have a fairly good collection since we would tour the wine country every year and visit a lot of the wineries.  However, we havn't been to Napa in a few years and our entire wine collection is long gone.  DH really wants to have a few bottles around for the holidays and has ordered some from his favorite vinyards so it was time to resurrect the wine rack that has been stashed in the laundry room.  I thought maybe I would give it dual duty and use it to not only hold his wine when it gets here, but to hold some of my placemats and free up a little space in the buffet for other things.

This is how the corner of the breakfastroom has looked with a pedestal holding a fern. 



Here it is now with the wine rack.  It holds 44 bottles, so that is definitely more than we have on order, but there will be plenty of room for the 18 bottles he has coming and room for me to get some sparkling cider and champagne and still hold some of the placemats.


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 As you can see, we don't have a lot right now.  I do have a fabulous bottle of Chocolate Wine, I can't wait to have some on Christmas Eve.  The empty wine slots work great for rolled up placemats.  They add a little color and fun to the piece too. So, something different, and no money spent at all -  well if you don't count the cost of all the wine on the way.  lol


 So, what do you think?  I always have to get use to something new.  Sorry for the poor lighting, the sun was going down, so I couldn't get very good pics.


I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and may you be Blessed with all of the Lords Blessing on this special Holiday.  We all have so much to be thankful for and I am so thankful for all of you that I have met through blogland.  This has been such a wonderful place to exchange ideas and to get to know such special people that I would never have the chance to meet otherwise.  You have all enriched my life immensely.  God Bless and Happy Holiday.

                                                 I am linking to the following parties:

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Fall Into Fall @ Diy by Design
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday @ 2805


45 comments:

  1. Excellent Marty!! great wine rack, I would love one like that, where did you get it? I love it.

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  2. That looks great Marty and it serves a great purpose and doesnt take up much room.. I actually like it more than the pedestal.. Genius idea~!

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  3. SO PRETTY!! I HAVE A GIVEAWAY GOING ON SO COME OVER AND VISIT

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  4. Love the multi-purpose use you're getting from the wine rack. I'm always drawn to pieces with shelves or drawers for storage. One can never have enough storage!

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  5. Can never have too much storage and you already are looking outside of the box with placemat storage...great!
    Happy Thanksgiving Marty!

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  6. I think it is perfect -- useful -- you still have your fern and you have additional storage for placemats -- I think it is a win/win.

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  7. Have a Blessed Thanksgiving my dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  8. Very clever Marty! I love that look :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  9. It's pretty and practical, Marty! I love how you put placemats in some extra spaces!

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  10. What a great wine rack, Marty! I'm actually having to deal with the same thing right now. We had a crappy metal rack with a glass top and brought it with us when we moved but I've been wanting to get something nicer. It can't be too big though and yours looks the perfect size. My hubby came late to the wine party, but does pick up a few bottles from time to time. I'd really like to get them off the floor and into a rack.

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  11. I really like your cornicopia arrangement on your table too! Happy Thanksgiving to you, Marty!

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  12. Great wine rack. I think it looks even better than the pedestal. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  13. Clever, clever lady!!! Happy Tday to you and your sweet family!! Love you bunches, Kathysue

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  14. What a great wine rack, Marty! I love it AND the multipurposes you've given it. Great idea rolling up the mats for added color. Great job!

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  15. Such an inviting and warm dining room, Marty! Great ideas for storing not only wine but the placemats, too. I'm so looking forward to joing you for the Christmas Tablescapes again, this year. I've been away from the decorating part of blogging for most of this year. See you again soon. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Oh Marty! That is a wonderful way to save space and what a great look too!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hugs,
    Nanct

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  17. I am loving the wine rack Marty. The fern is gorgeous as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    Paula

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  18. This is brilliant, Marty! I love that it can hold your place mats. I can use that kind of storage!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

    XO,
    Jane

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  19. Wonderful idea Marty. it's always great to create more storage. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Linda

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  20. I think the wine rack made the nook so much better.

    We all need a glass of good wine at times.

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  21. Kudos Marty....You are so creative...
    Happy Thanksgiving....
    Shug

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  22. Looks great! And serves a dual purpose too!

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  23. Everything is so pretty,Happy Thanksgiving

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  24. The wine rack-storage unit looks great , Marty. I like the greenery on the top. It softens the corner and adds pretty color. ( I like green ). I join you in being so thankful for all the friendships and other blessings in my life. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!------Shannon

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  25. That wine rack looks like it's both functional and pretty! It will serve you better than the column did.

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  26. I was going to say that the placemats add a nice pop of color to that corner. I always like it when you can make a piece of furniture multi-task. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I'm so thankful for your friendship.

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  27. I am loving it, Marty. I like the height of it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!!!

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  28. Really fills that corner in nicely!
    Brenda

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  29. Everything looks great! What a great idea to store placemats in your wine holder! Your home is lovely! It has me in the mod for Thanksgiving!

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  30. Have you ever been to the wineries of the Central Coast? That is where we were two weeks ago. We are up there often and it is so beautiful.

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  31. Marty -

    Can't believe all the people that link up to your TTT party. What fun to check out all of your visitors. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a few lines of encouragement. It made my day!

    Love your wine rack and where you put it. Looks like it was made for that spot. Enjoy the wine! (That chocolate one sounds delicious.)

    Connie LOU

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  32. I love the way it looks there, and I really like the way it does double duty.

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  33. Looks wonderful and what a cute idea with the placements rolled in there! I have one to and it's near my kitchen table...good idea!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  34. Hi Marty,love what you do with your space! So inviting and homey! Makes me wan to visit you! Your picture of the old man praying is special and says a lot to me. Those pics are hard to find. I don't think I've ever seen a cornucopia so large. I like it.

    Hope you and your family has a very blessed Thanksgiving. I consider myself extraordinarily blessed.

    MaryJ

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  35. Martý, me ha gustado mucho como se ve el estante de vinos en ese rinconcito, saludos desde Costa Rica.

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  36. I like it Marty and I love how pretty your table looks for Thanksgiving too!
    I always love seeing your creative ideas, it gets my creative bug going too!
    Happy Thanksgiving my dear friend, I am so thankful for having gotten to know you!
    With Hugs,
    Cindy

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  37. What a great idea! Everything looks so pretty! A very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!...hugs...Debbie

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  38. Love the placemat idea Marty - super clever idea. Thanksgiving blessings to you & thank you for graciously sharing your lovely decor with us. It is truly an inspiration!

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  39. What a clever idea to use the empty racks to hold placemats! Happy Thanksgiving to you all, Marty!...Christine

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  40. Good idea! It looks great in that corner. :)

    I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

    ~Liz

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  41. I love the placemats rolled up in the wine rack, I never thought of that!
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Karee

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  42. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Marty!
    Rainey @ The Project Table

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  43. Hi Marty! I love your new corner area. I actually prefer it to the single pedestal plant holder. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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