Right now I have:
Microwave-I want an over the stove.
Salt n pepper grinders
a bunch of bananas
a wine bottle light I made
Its evening here or I'd pic it. The lighting wouldn't show it well
But to answer the question:
ceramic jar of utensils
Ceramic canister for sugar
ceramic canister for flour
a billion cutting boards
dish drying rack
wire basket for fruit
big jug of water
a plant that I'm trying to get to root
If your counters are totally clear what do you do with that type of stuff?
sippy cup dryer full of clean cups
dish drying rack full of dishes at all times
microwave ( I too want an over the stove one)
a ceramic utensil holder
a ceramic chicken filled with gum
a ceramic lamb
4 reuseable water bottles
a glass container for labels from products to raise $$ for the school
a old time scale with a bowl of fake eggs
a 3 tiered basket filled with random odds and ends that I dump every day
2 knife sets
WOW! I didn't realize how much crap I have! Off to purge!
Jar of utensils
Small basket for DH's wallet, car keys etc.
4 ceramic canisters
3 Cutting boards
Box of Kleenex
Roll of paper towel
Bottle of dish soap
In fewer words: waaay too much stuff...
Counter 1 [which has the range] has:
Basket of red onions and potatoes
Paisley print dog biscuit dish
Jar of almonds
Jar of oatmeal
Counter 2 [which is the main one] has:
Containers for flour, tea, coffee, sugar
And some books :]
Counter 1: yummy soy candle, 5 small glass containers holding things like sugar, rice, flour, etc., spice rack
Counter 2: coffee maker and blender
Counter 3: toaster and napkin holder
In one section:
wooden dish drying rack
The main prep area has a basket for fruit.
olive oil bottle
(leaky) oil sprayer pump thingy
ETA: I forgot the big crock of utensils is also here.
The last area:
large wooden cutting board
bridgewater candle warmer thing that was a gift (big like a canister)
Longaberger recipe box
basket of napkins
ETA: paper towels on the bamboo dispenser.
Gosh, when I type it all out it seems like so much.
Mama to F(06/11/09) and baby boy C (06/09/11)
Counter #1 (range)
*Wooden knife block w/ knives
*Stoneware crock w/ several utensils
Counter #2 (sink & dishwasher)
*Upright paper towel dispenser
*SS dish rack
Counter #3 ('frig)
*Computer (usually stored in the drawer beneath counter)
Libby , momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07)
and wonderful little man (12/1/10)
Gone but not fogotten.
In another corner I have my super cool cast iron teapot.
On the wall above that I have some metal racks with herb/spice jars and another with a variety of tea tins.
On one side of the oven a container with wooden spoons for cooking and on the other side on the wall a range of stainless steel cooking utensils.
In the far corner a range of cookbooks standing up.
My microwave is on my fridge since it rarely gets used.
Oh, and fruit bowl on the third bench.
Above the sink I have a wooden stick with some dried herbs hanging off it.
This pic's a bit out of date as the metal rack for the herbs/spices isn't there nor the dried herbs. Otherwise it's pretty much the same.
It's a Delight-Filled Life.
- cutting board
- dish soap
- kitchen aid mixer
- knife block
- toaster (should be in the cabinet underneath)
- plate of grapes (waiting to be composted, lol)
- DH's tea "stuff" (water boiler, timer, teapot, teaspoon)
- 2 tomatoes
- stack of mail/papers that need to be sorted - sigh
- tulip that got broken off in the garden, in a glass of water
- a couple of dish cloths
My kitchen usually looks like this once or twice a day. The rest of the time there are random dishes, food, pots and pans and stuff about.
Michelle , 20+ years with a wonderful DH
Mama to two boys, 12 and 10
To the right of my sink there is a two tiered fruit/veggie basket, a canister for whole wheat flour, and white flour, a candle, my olive oil.
To the left of my stove are two more canisters- powdered sugar and granulated, my knife block, and my container of cooking utensils.
To the right of the stove is my toaster, a cookbook, and my cutting board. Its a lot, but i hate digging stuff out of cupboards that i use everyday.
Pretty clean no? It will be lovely.
Well, we are currently in a small rental house while we are building the above dream house:
At the moment I see:
some recycling that needs to be dumped in the bin
a toaster from breakfast
cereal box from breakfast
assorted dishes from breakfast: apparently the dish fairy hasn't been yet
books (courtesy of dd#1)
container of popcorn I didn't put away last night. I did put the popper away though!
In my new house, most of that stuff will have a place. I very carefully planned this kitchen to within an inch of it's life to ensure I had a spot for everything. Having a cluttered kitchen makes me anxious.
My diaper bag and purse (this is right by the back door, which is convenient but looks like crap).
Paper bag for recyclables that need to go out to the recycling cart.
Several containers filled with crayons, markers, pencils & pens. They are only here because I have figured out where to put them when 2yo can't reach them but 5yo can.
Bowl for compost stuff (currently empty).
The rest of the counter space has:
That's it. We also have cutting boards, but I store them vertically when not chopping stuff.
live well ~ laugh often ~ love much
Bowl with fruit
Olive oil bottle
Balsamic vinegar bottle
Canister with utensils
Canisters with flour, sugar, and brown sugar
I hate having the microwave on the counter but it's not our house and there is not a built in microwave, unfortunately. I have having the stand mixer out too but I have no where else to put it.
But right now there is quite a bit of crap on the counters, including a couple toys, a random fork, a glamour mag, baskets of fruit, coffee pot, toaster, canisters, olive oil, sea salt, a calendar, my albertsons monopoly game, etc,....
the stove is icky from DH making green chile and the appliances need to be wiped down badly! The kitchen sink is gross, too Maybe sharing photos will motivate me to clean it up.
oh, above the sink is a bunch of cans and a empty milk jug that needs to go out to the recycling bin... as well as my toothbrush cause I have a weird habit of brushing my teeth in the kitchen.
a pile of stuff I have to deal with tomorrow
basket of pens, papers, etc
ds1's school art project
a stud finder
recipe box & books
tin bucket of seeds for the garden
wooden box of meds, supplements, vitamins
empty glass milk bottle that needs returned
crockpot of beans for dinner
salt & pepper shakers
and because I just did them, a rack full of dishes
Recently I cleared out a little room I had wanted for an office and made it a pantry. That has helped but is still underway. I am probably only about half unpacked from our move which does not help either.