Last year we rather suddenly removed half of the oppressive upper cabinets, and let our tiny space breath a sigh of relief.
Since then the oven gave out and we have a new range! Otherwise the cooking side of our small kitchen has remained exactly the same. I have resisted the temptation to put anything on the walls in order to preserve the illusion of spaciousness, and I still love it!
Since the initial scurry to substitute lost storage, there has been a gradual refinement of objects and space. Mainly we got rid of a lot of stuff we didn't want anymore!
The counter shelf is still working well. This was its first configuration.
However, we found that the dining room side was under used, here, as it originally appeared. The breakfast bar area is now more integrated as kitchen space, flows better, and offers much more useful storage.
These are Anthropologie's new fridge magnets! Perfect for a farmhouse style kitchen!
Mason of England still produces these classic pudding bowls. Williams-Sonoma has them in a set of nine graduated sizes. I love mixing them with my crazed and yellowed vintage ones.
My antique wooden spoons.
Glassware is now handy for the dining room table.
Collections and small houses don't always mix. But the solution isn't always more space, or more storage either. Maybe I'll have the perfect kitchen someday. . . . Maybe not.
Now I'm off to find more good solutions for storing books!
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