The Little Kitchen that Could

See this mess above? That’s one half of my kitchen cabinets (yes, I think I have the smallest kitchen in town). Those cabinets are a wonderful thing. Open so I can show off my lovelies.

There is one small problem though.

I’m not showing off my lovelies. I’m showing off my free cups from concerts, scratched up Tupperware, mismatched dishes, booklets from appliances and koozies for gosh’s sake. KOOZIES. So tacky.

(note: I do not mean to offend any lovers of koozies out there – they are wonderful when on a boat or around a camp fire – but in a kitchen, they are a major mistake)

I’ve been pretty good about completing a home organization project each weekend. I’ve organized my wool work space, hung cabinets for my yarn add ins, folded towels nicely so they don’t clutter up the bathroom shelves, brought in cabinets to hide my non-yarn crafty stuff… perhaps this weekend will be project kitchen cabinets. I claimed my mom’s set of nice plates and glasses after she skirted on out of here almost a year ago (I’m sure she’s glad someone loves those dishes as much as she did… she worked VERY hard to get them all, going from Dillards to Dillards all over the DFW metroplex in search of each piece). I love those dishes and have been overly upset with the fact that I have no where to display them. I’ve even gone so far as to try and find room for yet another large piece of furniture on which to showcase them.

And then it came to me. Don’t display them… use them.

Ah, the simple realizations in life. That should have been an easy solution but it has taken me weeks and months to come up with. I blame it on my cluttered brain.

So, this weekend I shall attempt to retire the Tupperware to find room for the nice, adult type dishes and then have an after picture that is much nicer to post to this blog. This would be easier if fun, bright colored Tupperware didn’t represent my mom so much. Darn you plastic, brain cancer giving dishes.

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7 thoughts on “The Little Kitchen that Could

  1. Well, lets see the dishes then! You big tease.

  2. idyll hands says:

    They are still at my mom's… sitting on the piano. I need to go get them but it's sooooo hot outside 🙂

  3. ya know, I've always been a fan of the "open cupboard" or the beautiful glass fronted ones but suffer the same dilemma you have. I still don't have grown up nice dishes therefore still haven't replaced the terrible cupboard doors in the kitchen. funny how one thing not getting done leads to another. Talk about a metaphor for procrastination eh? can't wait to see your beautiful dishes when you get em, they sound like they must be very special. 😀

  4. idyll hands says:

    Emily – it is totally all about adult dishes… adult furniture… adult things. Funny, I thought I was an adult on November 27, 1998. I suppose it took almost 12 more years to really grow into the role.

  5. You have been an adult since you were 14 years old. Word.

  6. Sunny says:

    Well, your realization came way faster than mine. I've been married for almost 9 years and have always been frustrated that we never have a chance to use our nice dishes just the crappy ones. Then in a moment of brilliance I wondered why I had crappy dishes at all and for the past 2 years we've used the ones I like and the crappy ones are no more. It makes me happy!

  7. Perfect thinking, use the dishes. I love it. Can't wait to see them! ♥p.s. if it makes you feel any better, my 30th birthday is a couple months away, and I'm just now realizing I 'am' an adult. Like it or not. LOL. 😉

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