The countertops aren’t bare
February 3, 2011 by Laura
So I talked a couple of weeks ago about the emptiness and sadness of our kitchen countertops after the Christmas decorations come down. I think I’ve found a happy medium between too much stuff and completely bare.
These are our countertops now! I kept the knife block, timer, monogrammed carving board and Le Creuset pot in our stovetop area. The breadbox will always be in the corner…I’m not really sure it could ever go anywhere else!
On the edge of the counters, I have the carving board/hot pad that our realtors gave us as a housewarming present and three glass jars. The two apothecary jars I got at Hobby Lobby for half-priced (man, I love that place) and the cookie jar I’ve had for a long time and can’t remember where I got it. These are great for our snacks and cookies…or maybe not so great, depending on how you want to look at it, since they’re always out and visible every time you walk by!
This is our tiny countertop area between the oven/microwave and fridge. We have our toaster, dog treats and an open bottle of wine. It is such a small area that it is perfect for little things like this and out of the way.
Has anyone else done something differently since taking down the Christmas decorations?