A year ago, I bought a house with open shelving in the kitchen. I was a little worried about it, because I had read complaints that dishes get dirty. (I won't even set a dinner party table a day early, because I don't want dust to settle there.) This shelving has been wonderful. I love to look at my dishes and serving pieces, arranged with collectibles, canisters and colorful baskets holding small things. I don't keep more dishes there than what I regularly use, and I rotate the dishes. That is, when clean dishes come out of the dishwasher, they go on the bottom of the stack. Coffee cups are upside-down. When I remodel this kitchen, the open shelves are staying.
The New Kitchen: 5 Top Trends
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If you love the item, and you are happy with the price you paid, it's a waste of energy to debate afterward whether you got "taken." I have brought home many things that I treasure from Southeast Asia. Sometimes I bargained, sometimes not. What matters to me is that when I look at the item, I remember my visit to that country, the people and scenery there, the pleasure of being with my traveling companion ... so many pleasant memories.
That Time I Bought a Kilim in Istanbul's Grand Market
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Even though the colors are bright and high-contrast, I found the room very restful -- if that's an appropriate description for a work area. Among the other entries, this one made me just relax and go "ahhhhhh."
Bridget's "Jewel Box" Room
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