I live in an appartment that is not huge, but also not very little. It is most certainly big enough for me and Corrado and Silvia!
One of the places in my home I begin to love more and more, is my kitchen. I like cooking more than I used to do and I really enjoy reading cookbooks and trying out some new recipes. Italian dishes are my favorites, but I also tried my hand at some Cajun-dishes and some general/French inspired dishes.
As I like cooking more, I spend more time in my kitchen and I enjoy making it look lovely, inviting and inspiring.
This cabinet is the main point in my kitchen, I think. It holds all my cookbooks, and I also have some things I use daily in there and on top of it. The light gives a cozy atmosphere during the evening.
Here is how it looks during the day. You can see my fruitbowl, my cookbooks, the basket with onions and garlic, the little glass jar with nutmeg and my Italian coffeemaker. The plant you see is Mint, and I hope it will survive.
Looks lovely, doesn't it?
My cookbooks, my kitchen towels and my coffeemaker.
These tins are for Coffee, Sugar and Tea. They are quite old, my grandmother bought them when she got married, in 1942. When she passed away, I got them. They sit on my kitchen cupboards and I love looking at them, knowing my grandmother is close.
Next to the stove (on the right) I have on the counter a bakelite tray with oil and vinegar and also three jars with knives, wooden spoons and spatchula's and irregular stuff. It is quite handy to have these things close while I am doing my cooking.
My father made these three shelves between two kitchen cupboards and here I have some China on display. The two cups on the top-shelf I never use, but the six red bowls I always use for tea. They were sold in the shop as soup-bowls, but I use them as tea-cups. I love a huge tea-cup!