Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Always Forget This Space

I change everything in my kitchen all the time, but I always forget the space above the fridge.

This side of my kitchen has the pantry, fridge and a small coffee station.  There's no real counter space, so I just kind of ignore it.  Way too often the top of the fridge becomes the place to store big decor items that I'm not using right now.

 The top of the cabinets hold some of my antique tins and a coffee grinder.

These stay there all the time, but I should remember to arrange a fun vignette on the top of the fridge.

 A really pretty Italian cache pot full of fruit, some wheat and my pig is what I came up with.

 It really works double duty too.  These are all big items and I need a place to store them, so a fun vingette works for something pretty to see and a place to store them.

 I have to admit, that looks so much better than just something piled up there.  (Yes, I still want to swap out the horrible track lights, they just havn't gotten to the top of the list yet.)

So is there some place you always forget about?

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  1. Aw, cute piggy! I like your corbels under your island too :)


  2. You have the greatest accessories, Marty! Love the antique tins on the shelf above the refrig. Your kitchen always looks so warm and inviting.
    Mary Alice

  3. I love your kitchen and all your beautiful accessories.

  4. Marty, you have some wonderful vintage tins. Great collection! I like the way you have fun changing things about in your home. All you vignettes look terrific.

  5. Cute vignette on the fridge Marty. I always keep something up there too. I love your kitchen island.

  6. Who doesn't Marty?! you should see mine, a mishmash of food, meds and who-knows-what! hahaha! Hence, in my kitchen reno, that space will be put to good use for wine! Love your vignettes Marty and really jealy about your tin collection!

  7. I love your kitchen Marty!! I love your vignette above the fridge.It's such a beautiful collection.


  8. I forget about that spot, too, Marty! I did put my big basket of faux hydrangeas on the refrigerator recently because I was moving things around and had nowhere to put it at the moment.

  9. Looks perfect Marty.I just found a space last week.A lonely wall I kept forgetting about.But now it is filled with a garden trellis.Sharing soon!

  10. Looks great Marty! That's one of the hardest places for me to decorate!!! Love your pig!!~~Angela

  11. Your artsy displays are like stories waiting to be written! I can only imagine how delighted children must be to visit your home!

  12. You did a wonderful job of decorating the top of your fridge, it's a tough place to come up with a cute idea! I love your pig any place you put him....hugs, Penny

  13. I love your vignettes Marty!
    I think those tins are just amazing.
    I am bad about top of the fridge..mine tends to get the piled on look.
    I sure hope to get out to AZ. this summer.
    It isn't my favorite time of year to visit but
    with my Mom and grand-daughter this has been a tough year.
    I will let you know soon!
    Hugs friend,

  14. Marty I just love your pig!!!!

  15. That looks amazing Marty, right now the top of my fridge is a catchall. I need to take a page from your book.

  16. Beautiful vignette as usual, Marty. cute porky....Christine

  17. I always want to decorate that space but am fearful....hubby can really open that fridge door with force so things rock or clink....yours is genius. I love that pig and red bucket...

  18. LOVE LOVE LOVE your French pig! Is it an antique? Also love your island, the granite is so pretty!

  19. Mary...love the vignette and I have been happily admiring your vintage tea tins...they are fantastic...you have such a great collection!

  20. The kitchen in our former home had space above them for creating vignettes. I had colorful vintage tins on top of the cabinets.

    I love your piggie on top of the fridge.

  21. Love your pig, Marty, and that little rooster pail also caught my eye. Creating a vignette out of storage is a great idea. laurie

  22. Looks terrific, Marty - LOVE your cute pig! You have such a creative touch! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  23. Love your vignette on the fridge Marty! Your Frenchy Pig is perfect!