We are slowly moving ALL OF THE STUFF over to the house. And, I mean slowly. There is no reason to go all out and move every single thing here and have a huge mess. Number one, there is no rush. We don’t have a timeline of needing to be out of the cottage. Number two, we want to sell some of the items that are in the cottage. So that will hold everything that we want to sell for a bit. We bring a load over to the house and put it away. And, then repeat. I have been putting things away in drawers where I think will be good and will order organizers later. BUT… I wanted some normalcy with my decor. So, I decided to decorate our countertop by the kitchen sink. So today I am sharing how I am adding woods to my whites in the kitchen.
I don’t remember where I said it … if it was here or on social media. But someone asked me what my style was and I really have no clue. It is antique and vintage woods and whites. I mix everything together so it doesn’t really have a style name. I love decorating with all of my collections, especially in the kitchen. Probably because I have so many of them. Wood rolling pins, wooden spoons, and potato mashers are things I have collected since my early 20s. You could pick them up for less than $1 back then. I found them at garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, etc. They were items I could afford on my small fun money budget.
I wanted both sides of the sink to look balanced. So I added some antique wicker baskets to each side and started filling them with my goodies. Of course, I added a lamp to my countertop. It’s something that I love to do. It creates a nice ambiance when you add a low watt light bulb and leave it on all of the time. This is one that Deb made me years ago out of an old table leg. I love it so much.
The wicker basket with rolling pins is one that my grandma always carried to church for all of the gatherings, picnics, and ice cream socials. I will cherish it forever. Every time I see it, I think of her.
I added a few little winter trees in my Majolica planters for for holidays, which will be easily switched out to greenery. I set one of them on a stack of cutting boards that I also collect. Our copper water vessel is coming in really handy right now. (Use code DANDD to save some money site wide.) The cold water faucet where we get our drinking water has a small slow leak. So we have to keep that water turned off until we get a new part for it. It’s on the way.
Do you keep your dish soap in a pretty dispenser? I do. It makes doing dishes just a little better. I added my pretty soap dispenser to a riser and added my marble cutting board to the top of it to protect the wood from water. Of course, I had to add a candle and my brush I use for dishes.
Adding all of these wood tones sure helped warm this space up. And, yes.. we both love our spaces full of our finds. I know that some people don’t like the “clutter” but we happen to think it feels cozy. Do you love the full look or are you a minimalist? I am definitely a maximum-ist.