Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Kitchen Accessories

As I mentioned in my post the other day about accessorizing the blank spots that remain after un-decorating for Christmas, I went shopping at Home Goods and Hobby Lobby to find some new and interesting stuff for the house. As things usually go, I didn't find much stuff for the places I was thinking of, but I did find some stuff for an area that I wasn't really shopping for.  Isn't that usually the way?

In this empty spot in the kitchen where our peppermint kitchen Christmas tree used to be...


I found this pretty baker's rack for the corner.


I like it because it's black, which nicely blends with the accent colors around the rest of the kitchen, and yet it's also swirly and curly and pretty, which make it not feel quite so heavy.  The shelves are made out of wood, with grooves in them running on the diagonal.  The shelves themselves are curved, so they're basically a quarter-round.



Now, to decorate the shelves, I was looking for some pretty dishes and maybe some other tschotskies.  I chose some birdhouses (which will become more prominent as spring approaches), and some clearance pottery.  I also found three pretty little primroses at the grocery store floral department, and while I'm not totally thrilled with their yellow plastic pots, they'll do for now.  I played around a little bit with the placement, trying to decide which shelves to put things on.









For now, this is the arrangement I've settled on.  I'm sure I'll be messing with it today and over time.


I'm looking forward to having this display space available to me to change things and add a little "pretty" to the kitchen.  I also am looking forward to attempting to clean off my kitchen counters and the kitchen desk area and decorate those areas too -- but I think that's going to wait for another day.


Linking today to Metamorphosis Monday.


Hey everybody!   I'll be hosting another Happy Tuesday this week, and I'd love for you to join me.   I'll have my post up Monday night by 9pm, ready for you to link in.  Won't you join me in spreading good cheer on Tuesday?


  1. Jenny, I love that corner shelf. It goes well with the color of the ovens as well. SEE, you do have very good stuff with which to accessorize. I really like the wall color.
    I am taking my tree down today. I didn't plan it that way, it just takes me a while. I hope to post some pics of the LR & DR this week.
    I came over to grab the Happy Monday button and saw this cute shelf, Glad I did. Hugs, Ginger

  2. Nice shelf and decorated it so nicely!

  3. The corner rack is beautiful. I love the colors and the items you used on it. It looks really great!!