Friday, July 15, 2016

Baker's Rack Redo


I'm not sure how many people would agree with me, but I find cleaning therapeutic. 
When Mr. O-P passed way, I had a tremendous need to clean and put things in order. 
I think being able to physically align things helped to offset internal chaos. 
One of the things I felt a need to change was the baker's rack in the kitchen. 
It had become a source of visual chaos, having accumulated many sentimental things to the point of being overwhelming. 
I wanted something fresh, new, and serene, so took everything off, cleaned it up, and started all over again.
I love the new look, and it is so much more practical having things on it that I actually use rather than just stare at. It still holds both old and new favorite things, but also seems far less random and more orderly.
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14 comments:

Marigene said...

Looks great, Pattie! I recognize a few plates...wherever did you find the wooden pig bowls?
Have a nice weekend.

Janet Rudolph said...

totally understand. I wish I were more organized. I recently unearthed some 'cantaloupe' bowls (they actually look like cantaloupes. I never used them because I thought they weren't flat on the bottom. They are, and they're fabulous, especially filled with fruit salad. Used them on Fourth of July.

Wishing you a good weekend!

bj said...

it looks really good...i guess we all have spots that get all cluttered up and every so often, must be straightened out.Good job, Patti

jmac said...

Oh me too!!!!! The pig bowls!!! Love them! Where'd you find them?
And ditto on the cleaning. I've been known to de-clutter and re-clutter when loss happens. I think it's a girl thing!

thepaintedapron.com said...

So attractive Pattie! I love the farm animals mixed in with the earthtone plates and white, and the wooden pigs are just wonderful! This is one farmhouse look I really like!! I think decluttering and rearranging is good therapy, I admire your strength and courage.
Jenna

Angela Boone said...

I love how your bakers rack turned out. Thanks for sharing at Merry Mondays.

JoAnne said...

I can relate, Pattie. Having things organized and uncluttered helps me feel more calm and relaxed. You did a great job with your bakers rack!

Anne Birdsong said...

Hi Pattie, I'm Anne, visiting your blog from the Strangers and Pilgrims blog hop. Nice to meet you! You have so much wonderful eye candy on your baker's rack, and I don't know what I love the most, your white dishes, your chicken, or your pigs! I think you and I have a love for very similar things. Anyway, have a wonderful day and I hope to see you over at my blog (https://birdsongbitsandpieces.blogspot.com) to say hi!

sandy said...

looks beautiful.

Marie-Hélène Belanger Kingsbury Brook Farm said...

So beautiful! I have to ask the same question: Where did you get those pig bowls? They are amazing! I just stumbled on your blog today and I look forward to exploring it more...

JES said...

Love how it came out! So clean yet full of style! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

I saw your feature on "Foodie Friday" and popped in for a look. So glad I did! You've done a wonderful job reorganizing your baker's rack. You have so many beautiful pieces like the green "cabbage" plates and those white "star" ones. Great display and it's doubly good when you find it therapeutic.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin from The Dedicated House said...

It's all so pretty! Love the pigs!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/07/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday.html Hope to see you again tomorrow night at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Michelle Mortensen said...

It looks sooooo good! I especially like your pig cutting board and the wood pig bowls! CUTE!
Best & Bisous,
Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara