The other day one of our artist friends came in and she began to study our china closet. At the time it was filled with lovely china pieces that no one in the world of today knows what to do with it! Very little of the population has a lavish sit down dinner. It is a $7.95 all you can eat world. The days of beautiful crystal goblets are gone. Sterling silver flatware who wants to polish it. Can't put any of this stuff in a dishwasher or microwave. She suggested make it into a "craft" area! Just brilliant. Whether it is for the artist, crafts or sewing, it is a great piece for storing these staples.