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Lisa Thompson

I love the blues in these kitchens, until the earthquake of '89 I collected kitchen ceramics teapots, cookie jars, cream & sugar sets, salt &peppers, and so on, I had dozens of each, I lost 21 teapots, alone, in that quake, I would love the open shelves tout all my lovelies out where I could see them everyday, though I do worry it would look too kitschy, I have at least 100 sets of salt & peppers, some for every season and occasion all my friends get them for me from their travels, and for birthdays/Christmas, and so on, after the quake kinsda broke my heart, along w/my teapots, I've slowed down on my collecting dramatically

   
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beachmom561
We are not having upper cabinets but do not like and will not have open shelving. We are building a large pantry instead. There are alternatives to open shelving.
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It took me 17 years to get to my own kitchen. It was worth the wait.

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