Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fun Monday - Counters


Ari is our hostess this week, peeking out from Beyond Her Slab and into our kitchens.

Topic: It's time for show and tell. What does your kitchen counter look like right now? (And no fair cleaning just for the picture!) Do you have any favorite or unusual items on your counter?

I didn't actually clean for this picture. I try to keep it pretty neat and clean already. See that countertop? It's WHITE. And the backsplash? It's WHITE. And the floor? Oh. No, you can't see that, but guess what? It's WHITE. All of which means that if you don't keep it clean, it really looks awful! When I get around to redoing my kitchen, guess what's the first thing to go?
WHITE COUNTERTOPS, WHITE BACKSPLASH, WHITE FLOOR.

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So... what do we have here? My white microwave (which I actually don't mind), my block of knives, which I bought myself just last month, a spagetti jar full of chopsticks (the husband's preferred eating utensils), a white (geez, what is it with me and white?) jar with whisks and wooden spoons in it. They're sitting on top of a glass-like cutting board. The only truly interesting thing in this picture is the spoon rest, which was given to me by my Puerto Rican aunt probably 25-30 years ago. She sent it to me from Puerto Rico and it's the only thing she's ever sent me from there. She died of breast cancer over ten years ago. I use the spoon rest everyday though, and think of her.

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Now this counter looks a little messier. My husband had just finished eating pizza with all the accoutrements - hot sauce, salt and pepper. A glass of wine with pizza is a must. And a cherry pie from Whataburger. He left his glasses behind, along with a dishtowel, a thing of ketchup and a wadded up napkin. The stuff that actually belongs on that counter are the bread box with my favorite cookbook leaning up against it, the flashlight, the glass jar I collect box tops for education in, coffee filters, the papertowel holder and the coffee maker.

There are more countertops - but I didn't take pictures of them. There's an old stove with a small toaster oven and cutting boards next to it, and there's the counter with the stainless steel sink in it. I thought I took a picture of that, but it wasn't there when I downloaded the pictures. Very odd. There's a window over the sink that looks out to the back yard and my fish Boo lives there. I know I took that picture.... Perhaps I'll update this later after I go take another picture.

23 comments:

Karen said...

Your kitchen items are similar to mine. I would feel at home in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing it with us.

karisma said...

Nice to see that the important things like a wine glass are kept nice and handy! LOL

Jan said...

How great to have the spoon rest from your aunt. I agree about the white, too hard to keep presentable.

Faye said...

I hear you about the pain that white floors can be in the kitchen, especially with dogs, and, in your case, small boys. I could hardly wait to get rid of the white flooring in the kitchen. I'm curious as to why you need a flashlight in the kitchen? I keep mine hidden where I can't find it in case of a power outage!

Gattina said...

Your breadbox looks pretty much like mine ! If you like white that much, paint the walls as I did (in red), lol !
The theme today is nice I love to see other people's kitchen !

Hootin' Anni said...

Is that an used glass of wine sitting there oh so pretty? I'll join you in another glass.

My Fun Monday is HERE

Omega said...

I see you are a regular Martha Stewart! I had not seen this side of you before!!

Janis said...

I hear you on the white, it shows every spect of dust n dirt. I have all white cabinets in my kitchen and I am always wiping them down. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your remodel when you get ready.

Dr.John said...

Your counter looks so well organized.

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

Great story about the spoon rest, and what a wonderful way to remember someone special!

I hear ya about the white countertops - I have 'em too and try to stay on top of them. I got to "cheat" (sort of) this week because it so happened that the toaster oven died (boo hoo) and in the process of removing it, I cleaned in and around that area. Happy FM to you!

Jientje said...

I can relate to what you say about white!! My kitchen is all white too, and you just HAVE to keep it clean!!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Mmmmm..white kitchen! I thought my cream one was bad enough to keep clean!

ChrisB said...

White makes everything look fresh and clean. I can assure you that is not a messy counter!

The Church Lady said...

I think a white kitchen looks clean and crisp, even if there is a little dirt that only you can see! I have your same coffee maker in our upstairs bedroom. We have a coffee bar up there!

Pamela said...

I think I'd like a white kitchen.
especially with a glass of red wine. Like a photo from a classy magazine.

Pamela said...

I think I'd like a white kitchen.
especially with a glass of red wine. Like a photo from a classy magazine.

Alison said...

at least the white everything helps you to keep it clean!!

Ari_1965 said...

Where are the spills?

movin' down the road said...

I love this! I should go take pics of my countertops. kids arts and crafts projects all over right now and coffee cups.

Bobbie Leigh said...

Your kitchen looks crazy organized. My kitchen is a disaster- mainly due to some structural problems with the house. Trying to save up and remodel!

SwampAngel65 said...

Freaky...we have the same microwave and both have it sitting in a corner with knives to the left of it...hmmm.

Pass me some wine!

hulagirlatheart said...

You had me at cherry pie.

grace said...

It looks very neat Sayre, thanks for sharing. and that thing you were asking about in my kitchen is a Christmas salt shaker, we use it all year round :-)