I am so happy to join Shelia at Note Songs for her Heart Of The Home party, Show Us Your Cupboards. Well, in true form, this is really not a cupboard as such, but it takes the place of a cupboard that I spent much time looking through for herbs and spices when I was cooking. When our kitchen was being designed, the carpenter was going to make an enclosure for the refrigerator and I suggested some shelves for my spices. I drew up a little diagram and he scratched his head and said, "Do you really need all these shelves?" Yes, I did!
This is the upper portion on the unit. It's made of pine and simply coated with a clear finish. He carved the bread basket design that is also on the stove hood. He was really talented.
The lower shelves hold my cooking spices. As I took these pictures, my back was against the stove and sink area so you can see how I have the perfect set up for reaching what I need. And no...we don't use a lot of salt, I just happened to hit a sale.
The upper shelves hold more of my baking supplies. I don't really like to bake, but I love to decorate cakes and cookies. Again, the basket design.
There you have it. A wonderful alternative to a cabinet which I couldn't imagine being anything else. Drop by Shelia's for more beautiful cupboards and inspiration.
By the way, I caught the dreaded cold going around, so I am getting ready to crawl in with this guy in a little bit for a much needed nap! See you later in the week!