Kitchen Bookshelf

10.11.2010

I have had this small two tiered bamboo and wicker table for probably five years. It has been used in several different spots around the house over the years, too. Well, now it is in a new spot. It was in my powder room and then I decided to put an antique table in it's place. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the wicker table and it was going to join the rest of my STUFF in my bonus room that really looks like I need hoarders anonymous!



Then the light in my head clicked on again and this is what I am using it for now.


I thought it would be perfect in this corner to hold my cook books.


Not that I use them much, but maybe if they are out where I can see them I just may use them.


They were hiding in my red hutch. Out of sight out of mind.


Now I have to pass by them every time I go in the kitchen.


I saw this White Trash cook book on Good Morning America many years ago and just had to order
it. It has all the good old country cooking recipes in it and some amusing photos.


Now maybe my desire to cook will increase by looking at these everyday. Naaaah!
I have shown you a couple of changes to my kitchen and will show the whole kitchen again when I join Sheila's kitchen linky party on Wednesday.

Linking to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll thru Life hosted by Marty.

Y'all come back now,

KIM

42 comments:

  1. Ha Kim that was funny at the end...about cooking. What a neat little table though, it looks perfect there...love it!

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  2. Hi, Kim!! Oh, I love this little table. You have the most beautiful things and I like your cookbooks on it!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  3. Love your "new" bookshelf! I need to see if I can still get the "White Trash Cookbook". Looks like fun!

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  4. It fits perfectly there....great idea. I don't know if putting the books in plain site would work for me...but it is a good thought!!

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  5. I really like your table there. Now we need a favorite recipe!
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  6. I love hotels with Wi-Fi! Yes.I.Do. Cuz then I get to come and visit my blogs while MyHero vegs out with HBO;>)

    Kim..love the little shelf. I'm like you-I am waiting for my desire to cook to catch up with the number of cookbooks I own. I do think they make good reading material though.

    Hope you Monday is a good one and I am waiting to see your whole kitchen reveal! hugs-Diana

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  7. Great place for the books! Those cookbooks look real interesting! I love to read cookbooks, but don't use them too often!

    Katherine

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  8. What a handy little table to have that can be easily moved about your house. I'm behind with my visits so I've enjoyed scrolling down through your recent posts that I'd missed. The antique shopping was certaily successful. Love the look of those books and the silver pieces are oh so sweet. The newly painted pot rack looks so attractive. I don't know how you get so much done and also post every day. I need some of whatever it is that you take. LOL
    ~ Sarah

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  9. Pretty place for the cook books. I have given most of mine away, as I don't cook that much anymore. However, believe me I have served my term slinging those pots and pans. :-D

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  10. That looks like to perfect place to be able to see your beautiful cookbooks. I love stuff with smart arsy titles and sayings like the White Trash Cookbook....lol...

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  11. Love it Kim! It looks like the perfect home for your cookbooks! I have only really started to enjoy cooking in the last few years! I never thought that bug would bite me...now that it has I LOVE IT!

    Iam looking forward to seeing everyone's kitchens...I always love another reason to take a peek at yours!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    I am off to catch up with your posts!

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  12. I think that little wall space was meant for that table of cookbooks. It's harder to cook when the kids are gone, don't you think?

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  13. Marla, yes it took some time to adjust to cooking for two instead of four. I still make too much sometimes, but then I have leftovers for lunch.

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  14. That looks like the perfect spot Kim! What a great idea.

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  15. Kim,
    I am always moving my cookbooks around, too. I did make a skillet chicken pot pie on Sunday out of one, so yeah for me. I only cook on the weekends, it seems like anymore. :(
    Can't wait to see the kitchen!

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  16. Love the little bookshelf Kim!! So cute and fits just perfectly in that spot!! Love the green paint too- makes me rethink the color I painted my kitchen...kinda missing the green a bit! :)

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  17. Cute shelf, Kim! I love the White Trash Cooking cookbooks, too!

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  18. Kim I keep my cook books hid and have no intentions of ever bringing them out again ha ha!! I'm very proud to say I hate cooking ha ha!! Oh I do it every freaking day but hate it...Looks great Kim..But every thing you do looks great...Talk to you next week when I get home..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  19. I love that wicker table and your cookbooks look great on it! Happy cooking!!!!:):) XO, Pinky

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  20. That table is a great size. I read cookbooks but seldom use recipes. I buy cookbooks at thrift stores and yard sales all the time and really must stop soon. Your cookbooks just might inspire you...the holidays are comimg.

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  21. I, too love the little table and how versatile it is! I can't wait to see your kitchen! The kitchen party will be so fun! Thanks! christie at Three Pixie Lane

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  22. Dearest Kim,

    Your light really clicked on again for finding this 'neutral' area to place the wicker table! Great solution. Well, about the cooking at home or not cooking at home has all to do with eating healthy!At least my cookbooks would never fit on this tiny table and I use them with lots of love and passion.

    Have a great week and I'm sending you lots of sunshine from the heart of Georgia,

    MariettesBacktoBasics

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  23. Don't you just love it when you get an idea and it clicks! The table looks perfect in its new home! Great way to repurpose!

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  24. I love cookbooks too! But I have to say that White Trash Cooking tops anything I've purchased! Thanks for the laugh!

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  25. Kim, What a delightful little shelf! And a great place for cookbooks. I don't have my cookbooks in my kitchen either, they are in my study where I menu plan.
    This is such a nosy question... do you clean your own house. Everything in every picture is always gleaming! It would just make me feel so much better to know that you alone don't keep it this lovely!

    As usual a visual delight!
    xo Yvonne

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  26. Hi Kim, had so much fun catching up with all your goings on! I wish I could have you for a week you are just so talented lady! I'd cook?

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  27. What a funny title for a cookbook!
    I have mine in a bookcase in the kitchen - four full shelves. I tell myself that I may not buy a cookbook without letting one go, but I'm not very good at getting rid of them at all!

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  28. Looks great. Don't you love a versatile piece like that? Looks like it would work anywhere. I love to look at cookbooks with great pictures :) I find that most of my new recipes are found on the web!

    Can't wait to see your kitchen changes.

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  29. Great Kim, a very right place for this table, and very much right when you give us some tasty recpeis
    Love
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Farah

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  30. The table is charming and truly one of those things you could use almost anywhere.

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  31. What a great idea! The red in some of your cookbooks goes so well in your kitchen, too. (Love the "White Trash" one - lol.) And, I must know ... what do you use on your wood floors? They are so shiny! *Becca*

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  32. Becca, I don't use anything on them to make them shine. They came that way and they are not even the glossy finish. I got the matte finish. I use a steam mop about once a week and that keeps them pretty clean. The floors are Armstrong Haartco Santos Mahogany.
    Thanks for asking.

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  33. Yvonne, you are so funny. The floors are shiny, but not clean right now. That is just the sun shining on them. I do wish I could afford outside help to clean. There is actually a lot of dusting that needs to be done and I need to clean out my hoarding room for sure. I do vacuum daily to keep the cat hair up and everything shows on these floors. My husband calls me the vacuum queen.

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  34. Great idea Kim...I may steal it;) thanks again for sharing!

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  35. Oh Kim,
    Your little wicker table looks awesome in its new home. It just pops beautifully off your gorgeous green wall. Love it.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  36. Love that little wicher stand. Such a wonderful piece. Your cookbooks are so pretty displayed there. I love cookbooks, they are all so fun to read, and maybe even try a recipe or two. Great idea and perfect spot. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  37. This is the PERFECT place for that cute table. It looks super good there.

    Can't wait to see your kitchen...
    You have such a beautiful home.

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  38. The basket looks too cute and that is a perfect spot for it. I just bought a ton of baskets and now I am stumped as to how to use them all!!

    I can't wait to see your kitchen tomorrow. Your home is just beautiful!

    XO,
    Janie

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  39. I like the "white trash" part ...

    lifestyles of the not so rich and famous!!

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  40. Great idea! I would need about a dozen of these to hold my cookbooks...I read them like novels. I don't even cook from them all that much anymore, but I love cookbooks!

    Speaking of Hoarders...I watched that show for the first time last night. I had no idea...it was almost impossible to watch!

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  41. That's a great little shelf Kim. I love all things wicker, bamboo, rattan. I'll be that is a good cookbook :)

    -Rene

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