Adding Decorative Storage to the Kitchen

Kim {Tidbits&Twine}
by Kim {Tidbits&Twine}
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I recently purchased these vintage style herb nesting crates so that I could use them near the table to hold our everyday items. Believe it or not, but this little sliver of wall {and a matching sliver on the other side of the room} is all that I have in the kitchen, so the crates are nested in between my patio door and the opening to our family room.
The Parsley crate is holding our salt and pepper shakers and I intentionally put them just high enough so that they are out of reach of our little one.
I added some faux hydrangeas to the Rosemary crate because I always like to add something organic to the mix to soften the look. And yes, I realize that silk flowers are technically not organic, but I can’t keep cut hydrangeas alive for the life of me so I’ve given up! I’ll change these out for something different as the year goes on. I think it would look great with some Baby Boo pumpkins!
The Sage crate has a small mason jar with extra spoons and forks. Somehow it seems like one always gets dropped on the floor during meals and we need an extra! It is also holding our awesomely fancy everyday paper napkins. :) I’d love to tell you that we dine with beautiful linen napkins with ruffled edges, but that just wouldn’t be true! Except for holidays or parties, we are a paper napkin kind of family.
The Thyme crate holds something extra special – cute navy ticking striped placemats that my mom made for me! We don’t have a convenient place to store placemats and so it’s nice to have them located right next to the table in a spot where they are visible.
I just love how my new ticking placemats look with my dishes and other kitchen decor.
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  • Nan7779774 Nan7779774 on Feb 18, 2017
    Where did you find the spice boxes? nancy.queen0708@com.

  • Jenilynnecook Jenilynnecook on Feb 27, 2017
    Where did you find the crates and the antique hooks?

  • Isa4710056 Isa4710056 on Sep 05, 2017
    You said these were attached to coat hooks. How are they attached? Did you mean coat hangers ? are they glued or ....... ?

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  • EricColbert EricColbert on Oct 13, 2014
    Very pretty! This kind of storage looks like something my wife will be asking me to fix up if she got her hands on the plans and stencils to draw up the boxes! But honestly, in a household where we have a really naughty young boy, can't have too many protruding utensils and frills lying around if you don't want them all yanked off the walls!

  • Deb Gallagher Deb Gallagher on Apr 27, 2015
    I too love these AND what you did with them. ALSO - I do believe you only have that little sliver of wall. That's how it is here!!