Thursday, March 11, 2010

I've Tried....But I Just Can't...

I just can't, no matter what I try to do, keep my counters clear...



It's just too handy to have my little mismatched vintage saucers right at hand when the toast pops from the toaster...anyway these saucers are just too cute!


And, to reach into a drawer when I need a potholder? No...that takes too long. (Besides, I don't have enough drawer space.)



And this cuter than cute little vintage dishpan perfectly fits my potholders, so how could I NOT give them a home right out in the open?

So...what are you?

Clear counter lady
or
Cluttered counter lady?



19 comments:

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Oh SO cluttered!
Coffee pot, toaster, cutting boards, butter dish, huge tin of bread flour, another of white/whole wheat, crock of utensils that won't fit in the utensil drawer...YIKES! I need to do some counter clearing!

Kathy said...

Ha, Ha...great post.
I'm clearer then I used to be...when we lived on the farm I was very cluttered.
Now that we're in a smaller cottage home I'm more organized...or maybe I'm just fooling myself and my clutter has just changed!

My motto has always been...
"You got it, I wanna see it"...keep it out there girlfriend...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

cityfarmer said...

don't you know me by now ... hehe

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

LOL! Ditto ditto that! I think we must be kindred counter spirits! I often look at my lovely little clutters and think to myself... "this is nuts! Why can't I have clear counters!?" My second thought is.. "Who cares!" I like it, and that's what matters. (:

Julie Harward said...

The years of raising 8 kids taught me to be organized...I am a cleared counter lady. I love your tin backdrop! Come say hi...:D

Dolly said...

I like to see my pretties so my counters area bit "decorated"!
I don't say cluttered I say decorated....it sounds prettier! :-)

Love your lil saucers and that back splash....is wonderful!

Hugz, Dolly

Jemm said...

I love the blue and white dishes! They are so pretty. I think I'm probably a cluttered counter person. I WANT to be a clear counter person though :)

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

With LOTS of help from the people I live with....I mean my DH and girls, WE are a cluttered counter family! Guess that's how it's meant to be!

Donna said...

In our temporary rental home, we're cluttered! There's no room, LOL! We'll get everything tucked away once we get moved to our new digs. (Fingers crossed.)

seanymph said...

Ive moved and have a big kitchen but I think that no matter where you live theres just not enough room for all we need in them. Or maybe they just arent set up right from the start. I dont mean us setting it up but the way they are built. But even with all this counter space I have, I still have stuff everywhere. I hate it. I thought it would be so much neater. Sigh.

american girl primitives said...

I can so relate! I find it hard to find a balance between cooking and having things handy but functional and decorating my 2nd love!

Carey

Holly said...

I am a cluttered counter person. Too many projects too little space. Oh I wish I was a clear counter person. I wouldn't call those beautiful dishes clutter though, their too decorative.

Cousin B said...

What a great post...you are too funny! I'm a cleared counter person. While I love looking at all the pretty things like you have? I do display some above my counters, I HAVE to have the underneath ones tidy!

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I don't want to be, I try hard to no be, but I am definitely a cluttered counter gal.
I love using enamelware as storage and like your idea of using it for potholders - never can find one when I need it.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Depends on the day--but like you I like using my "old" well loved dishes and pots and such--so alot of it I put to use like you do!!!
thanks for sharing--
Hugs, Di

Grandma Becky said...

Cluttered, mostly. Try to keep receipts in a little box I got from my mom. I have MnM village tins around the wall on cupboard. Some have items in them. I used to have alot more stuff on there but hubby didn't like it much. Now those items are still in a box under my bed and after a few years, I don't really miss them. Should they go? I love your stuff though!!!

basketsbyrose said...

Oh so very cluttered! If you cook a lot then everything needs to be handy, and before you know it, no room to get dinner ready!

Cheryl Ann said...

I'm OH SO CLUTTERED! Our daughter is clear and my clutter drives her nuts! Buy, hey, it's MY house!!! She can keep hers spotless! I love my clutter!

Sunny said...

Love your clutter, Joni;)