1. There's a breakfast nook attached to it large enough for a table and four chairs.
2. The CUTEST hutch in said nook to showcase my adorable dishes.
3. My building was built in the twenties, and they decided to keep the original ice box in place for added storage. I mean, how stinkin cute is that?
4. IT'S ALLLLLLL MINE.
Let's take a tour!
I had to get a little creative for things like my pot holders and measuring spoons because storage is limited so I thought....why not display them!?
I LOVE my spice jars but never had a fun place to put them in my old kitchen. Now they're out for all the world (or me and my kittens) to see! However, take a little advice from me- if you're planning on transferring your spices out of it's original packaging be sure to label it. I didn't, and sometimes I get to play a little game I like to call "Guess the spice"...it's not as fun as it sounds!
This is the bottom half of my ice box. The top half isn't as cute and just has pots and pans in it, so let's stick to where the good stuff is!
How cute is this mat? Now, I know what you're thinking. Nothing really matches! I know, I like it that way. I tend to like neutral colors for the rest of my house, but since I adore being in the kitchen so much and it's fun for me, I like to surround myself with bright colors and my very favorite patterns.
This kind of sold me on the place. My mom has always had her "good china" on a bit of a display in the house and I think it's so sweet and perfect. While I don't have anything fancy yet, I really love my bowls, tea cups and vintage champagne glasses and hate that they're stuck behind cabinet doors most of the time. Now whenever I have girlfriends over for dinner (or let's be honest...for wine) they can take a peek at some of the things I love most.