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I lined the bottom of the drawers with some wrapping paper I got on clearance at Hobby Lobby after Christmas.
They really have the best selection of wrapping paper at Christmas. They always carry some great non-traditional patterns that you can use year round.
This is where most of my table lines were kept – stuffed on a shelf in my clothes closet! I also had some in my hall linen closet.
Here’s where they are now!
The top drawer is place mats and napkins since that’s what we use the most.
I don’t think I’ve shown you these napkins before. I made them over three years ago and used iron on letters to monogram them. They’ve held up surprisingly well – M=mom, D=dad, s=Savanna, G=guest. Very easy and you don’t need a steady hand to paint on the monogram or a machine to embroider them. I don’t normally iron my napkins (usually they’re rumpled) but since I was ironing tablecloths I thought might as well!
Table runners. I realized I don’t have very many of those! I’ve been wanting to make some.
Tablecloths. The tablecloths for the screened porch table will have to stay in the linen closet as well as seasonal tablecloths and napkins.
Vintage tablecloths and tea towels in the bottom drawer.
So that part is done. I did set a few aside to donate that I don’t like anymore. Next I need to get all the magazines and books out of my closet! To be honest, I will never have a closet that just has clothes in it. I have too much stuff and not enough places to put that stuff! Plus, I’m not ready to get rid of my stuff at this point in my life. Maybe one day!
A lot of people want to know how I hang those trays. I just use plate hangers from Hobby Lobby and Michaels. The largest size they have. The trays aren’t heavy.
I did buy this one off of ebay recently because I have a transferware platter that I want to hang. So you can also look there.
Hope you enjoyed the tips!