Hello sweet friends!
I've had a busy few days, as I decided that some cabinets in my kitchen were not practical, so they weren't working smoothly as I would have like them to.
Therefore, for the cabinet I store my everyday dishes, glasses and others, I bought a couple of plate racks and my life has gotten so much easier as I take out plates to serve the table, or out of the dishwasher, or back to store them with ease.
I also cleaned like a mad woman and organized my pantry closet and replaced
I even acquired lots of space, after throwing to the garbage old and useless stuff and giving away the better ones.
A friend of hubby's is coming for dinner Friday night so I will make Italian food and we will eat right here in the kitchen nook. I will share that next week.
I really haven't stopped cleaning for almost a week the entire kitchen as well, cause once I start I can't never stop, lol!
|Look how great it looks, so neat and organized. Love it!|
|Here is another cabinet I organized dishes with a new rack too... and wow, it's so much easier for storing them.|
|These are dishes I use almost on a daily basis too, while cooking, for serving onion soup that we love and plates I always need for preparing food.|
|The big pantry in my laundry room was the worst! I|
threw away so many old and ugly containers and some I had for 40 years, (I'm very sentimental this way) and so piled up I couldn't see a thing that was hidden all the way in the back...geez!
|This pantry took me about an hour to clean and days to store the products inside my new Rubbermaid containers.|
|Since it's a wall pantry it also has two doors for smaller things, which is very practical too. It's very high as well, all the way to the ceiling where I have bigger kitchen appliances; some more pots and pans and machines.|
|This little pantry that's right in the kitchen was also cleaned thoroughly.|
|The one at your right is such a 'slit' cutie and it's right in the kitchen at arms length of the cook top and ovens. I pull it out to reach everything I need for baking, except for the flour which is in the back pantry.|
The oil and vinegar Italian cruet set with ceramic caddy and salt and pepper pieces in red is at least thirty years old.
|While shopping for some Rubbermaid plastic containers for the pantry I fell in love with this wire fruit basket.... is that cute or what?|
|I love this silver tray I bought last year cause it has such a pretty vintage look to it; but it's not.|
|The flower pot with doves and the salt bowl were made at our former ceramic company and it's a set with the spoon container in the bottom pic.|
|The slits you see next to the tablecloth are to contain the cutting boards.|
Very practical idea Mr. Living had.
The table setting for three, right here in our kitchen nook will look like this tomorrow night.
There's a great view from both windows by the table, so it's fun.
|Our eating nook by the window and the stain glass skylight.|
Although this one is not a big kitchen, it's just perfect for us two. Very practical and with the latest state of the art custom cabinets Mr. Living had it rebuild almost 5 years ago.