Recently my sweet blog friend Kelly over at Talk of the House featured some vignettes in her kitchen. If you missed my post about her gorgeous house, you can see that here. I have very little counter space in my kitchen but I still like to make them pretty. I would love to have butcher block counters and new cabinets but since I don’t, and that probably won’t happen anytime soon, I try and make the most of what I do have. A few years ago we replaced the old Formica counters and added tile floors. My husband wanted me to use granite but I didn’t want to go that route until I could replace the cabinets and add hardwood floors…maybe one day!
Here’s the view when you come into the kitchen….this is the longest counter I have. We took the doors off one set of cabinets and added the plate rack. The guy that originally built it made a big ol’ mess out of it so when I had the cabinets painted, another person tried to correct the first mess. I want to have them redone because it’s hard to find plates to fit…I plan on having this cabinet reconfigured so that I can use it better and instead of having three openings, I think I’d like to have one for the plates and above that, a larger area for platters, pitchers or other decorative items.
I love using trays and/or baskets throughout my house so I set up this little vignette using a silver lamp, old scale and a couple of breadboards. (Love my tomatoes – from my in-laws garden)
I love having family pictures in every area of my home….I placed this one of me and my “babies” here so I can enjoy it every day. When my husband and I got married 9 years ago, we had family pictures taken at the beach and this is one of my favorite ones from that time.
Hand soaps placed nearby on a cute scalloped dish
We had this built over the stove a few years ago for display. It’s so hard to photograph because it’s painted dark but I enjoy highlighting some of my favorite pieces here.
Other than two other little countertops (and I do mean little) that’s all the counter space I have. If you want to see how Kelly decorated areas in her kitchen, you can see that here.
Thanks for dropping by my home this morning, hope you all have a fabulous weekend!