A few years ago I started condensing all my holiday decorations into plastic tubs. Some are limited to one tub and I plan to keep it that way. My Christmas and Fall/Halloween tubs however are another story!
I gathered all the smaller things and loaded up the table with them. I emptied anything I hadn't used for the holiday this time and put everything on the table so I could do some editing. All the little things get put in some kind of protective plastic. I chose a couple of things to give donate because the pile was too big for the container. As you can see my assistant Teddy was ready to jump in and help!
I keep the silk florals in a different area and table linens go in their own area too so I didn't have to try and fit them in here. It's my goal to keep the patriotic pile just big enough to fit in here and no more! Gee if I could only convince myself to do that with my Christmas and Fall/Halloween stuff!
Put away for another year! That's my St. Patrick's Day tub and Valentine's Day tub to the right.
I had my patriotic decorating up since late May so I'm ready to move onto another look!
I'm plotting ideas for the little table and plate rack. I snapped a shot of a store magazine because I was inspired by this table with the metal pitcher on plates. We'll see what I come up with!
What are you up to with your holiday deco and how do you store it?