Monday, February 23, 2009

Fun Monday # 104 Kitchen Counters



Today's hostess Ari-1965 over at Beyond My Slab thinks it's time for show and tell. She says:

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?


How could she do this to me! I have the most cluttered and untidy work counters you ever saw. I promise they were very neat once upon a time. My excuse is that my mother likes to have a lot of her things out and on hand and this takes up a lot of space (see third photo).

My kitchen is very dated as it has not been re-vamped since it was installed back in the 1980's. At the time we took out bright orange formica units and light oak was very fashionable so the kitchen looked good. Now I would love a light bright kitchen but I don't think it will ever happen.


Now this is the time of the year I usually give my kitchen a Spring clean. You can see from the area below, partially out of sight, around the corner of my cooker that it desperately needs clearing.My latest little addition below-not that I add that much salt to my cooking.

I know I'm going to have kitchen envy when I come visiting.

My Kitchen in June 2007 Fun Monday-20


Archives:
2008: Glamorous Great-Gran
2007: Signs of Spring

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31 Comments:

At 23/2/09 11:12, Anonymous Robin ~ PENSIEVE said...

Left up to me, this is what my kitchen counters would like like! However, my hubby cannot stand anything left on them, so he "helps" me keep them clear ;). There are a few decorative things on them, but that's about all he's able to tolerate, lol.

What's nice about yours is so many useful things are in reach!

(I'm FINALLY catching up on updating the FM master list--spank me next time I get so far behind! yikes!!)

:)

 
At 23/2/09 12:44, Anonymous daffy said...

Well I like it lots, it may be dated in your eyes, but in mine it looks farmhousey and traditional.
Love it!

 
At 23/2/09 13:00, Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Love the clay salt cellar!! And the tiles on the wall behind the counter are really nice. A wonderful, warm kitchen.

My Fun Monday is HERE

 
At 23/2/09 13:23, Blogger Karen said...

Your kitchen looks homey. I like lots of stuff too!

 
At 23/2/09 13:31, Blogger Steffi said...

Your kitchen looks very cosy ,Chris and I wish I could sit there with you for a cup of coffee or tea!

 
At 23/2/09 13:55, Anonymous Janis said...

Everything at your finger tips, very handy. I love those tile inserts, very homey looking.

 
At 23/2/09 13:58, Blogger Beccy said...

Me thinks you tidied the toaster side a bit!

 
At 23/2/09 15:14, Anonymous EmBee said...

Trust a daughter to split on her mother!!! Love

 
At 23/2/09 15:24, Blogger Dr.John said...

You know your clutter real;ly looks so well organized. I envy your counter.

 
At 23/2/09 16:30, Blogger john.g. said...

What a dump! LMAO! xx

 
At 23/2/09 17:15, Blogger ChrisB said...

Beccy I did remove the plastic pots but that's all.

 
At 23/2/09 17:21, Blogger Jientje said...

I love the glass jars you have there. I keep stuff in them in my kitchen as well! Oh and the salt pot, love that too!

 
At 23/2/09 18:55, Blogger Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Lol!! I had to laugh because that is how my kitchen usually looks!!

 
At 23/2/09 19:25, Blogger Sayre said...

I really LIKE your countertops and cabinets! Your 1980s kitchen looks so new and modern compared to my 1960s kitchen! It's all in the eye of the beholder....

 
At 23/2/09 19:35, Blogger Jan said...

I love the look of your kitchen. It seems welcoming. I really like all the glass jars.

 
At 23/2/09 21:32, Blogger The Church Lady said...

I happen to think your kitchen looks very warm and inviting. I love the clear jars. Happy FM!

 
At 23/2/09 23:08, Blogger ChrisB said...

robin I think it's great you keep it updated when you no longer do the posts.

daffy if you saw it for real you might think differently.

 
At 24/2/09 01:25, Blogger BS said...

Your counters don't look bad to me - it's the comforts of home that need to be at reach and that is what's most important.

 
At 24/2/09 02:54, Blogger Barbara said...

I'm a clutter free bencher 'cos my Mum is a "put it on the bench" person. My kitchen is being featured on another blog next month. I'll let you know when Chris.

 
At 24/2/09 03:47, Blogger Suma Rajesh said...

ur kitchen is full of stuffs...i cannot name them too..looks fabulous indeed..

 
At 24/2/09 03:56, Blogger Alison said...

your kitchen looks well loved, just like a kitchen is supposed to look!! I love your salt holder, it is so cute!

 
At 24/2/09 04:16, Blogger Pamela said...

I don't think they look cluttered.
I've seen cluttered.... this isn't it.

Your kitchen looks like a place I would be very comfortable.

 
At 24/2/09 04:37, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

I love jars, too.

 
At 24/2/09 15:38, Blogger Ari_1965 said...

March 2nd's Fun Monday host is Jo at Chocolate and Other Things: http://www.chocolateandotherthings.blogspot.com

 
At 24/2/09 15:47, Blogger ChrisB said...

Thanks Ari I've added her to my side bar.

 
At 24/2/09 16:41, Anonymous margaret (the misanthrope) said...

Thanks for the kind words about my kitchen countertops :-) I wish they looked like that all the time. It just happened that my toaster oven died and so in the process of removing it (sigh) I gave the whole area a good cleaning. I try to keep up with it but EVERYTHING shows up on a white countertop!

Your kitchen looks homey and welcoming!! Happy belated FM to you!

 
At 24/2/09 18:00, Blogger bermudabluez said...

I think your kitchen looks very inviting and not dated at all!!

 
At 25/2/09 01:48, Anonymous grace said...

wow, I love your kitchen

 
At 25/2/09 18:33, Blogger Debbie said...

Your kitchen looks busy - like there's lots of cooking goin' on. Which is the way it's supposed to be!

 
At 26/2/09 02:01, Blogger hulagirlatheart said...

I too, keep lots of things in jars. I'd say you just like to keep things handy.

 
At 5/3/09 00:14, Blogger elena jane said...

i didn't see anything dated in this kitchen, but i did see a HUGE counter...i have counter envy now! :)

 

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