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Friday, February 24, 2012

Cupboard Cleaning.....



Here we are..... my kitchen cupboard newly painted and cleared of all excess clutter. There are two boxes of dishes, egg cups, and soup bowls making there way down cellar.  I decide to pare down and try to live more simply and with less clutter.  A big bonus to de-cluttering the dish cupboard was being able to use items that I really love, but were stored away because of space issues.  I use to keep my Mariposa (the shiny stuff) down cellar in a Rubbermaid container, but like it much better upstairs in the kitchen where it is readily available anytime I choose to use it.

The coffee spoons I use each morning are kept in this milk glass goblet I bought at the local consignment shop for $2.00.  Don't you just love a bargain?


Small bowls for dips, nuts and relishes.


The finishing touch is the new fork and spoon hardware for the dish cupboard.  We thought it added a touch of whimsy to the kitchen.   So friends,  there you go.........one cabinet cleaned and organized and it only took me eight hours. I should be finished cleaning and organizing the rest of the house by this time next year.  Frequent breaks to talk on the phone, check the bird feeders,  walk from room to room,  play with the dog and a drive to the Dunkin Donuts furthest from the house is an absolute must when you're in the middle of cleaning. 

45 comments:

  1. Gorgeous display, it looks great and you probably love just looking at it all now...with a home reno on the way, I am looking forward to looking at all my things with fresh eyes, and decluttering some of the things I am no longer in love with in my home....

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    1. Lovely display ! Looks all nice and fresh ! Love the door handles ! Some times ya just have to decluter the cluter !Have a good day !

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  2. All looks so pretty, bet your just loving it.

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  3. OMG everything is so amazing!! I love handles, they're so cute!
    Have a nice day

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  4. The shiny stuff is very pretty! Love your method of cleaning too:@)

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  5. Lovely, adore the silver and white. I know the feeling. I did one pantry cabinet last week and it took all day to just get the cans right. But, it felt so good when it was all done.

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  6. Your cupboard looks fabulous, Susan! And the handles add just a wonderful accent. I don't have any mariposa, and actually I didn't even know that's what it was called, but I really like it.

    I agree, plenty of distractions keep the job moving right along ; )

    Sharon

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  7. Love it all, so pretty!... love the handles too..

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  8. I love the white on white look of your cabinets and gorgeous collection of dishes, Susan. Now you can see and enjoy those special pieces you love so much.
    Hugs, Pam :)

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  9. Looks beautiful, very pretty display! I love the hardware, definitely love a touch of whimsy int he kitchen.

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  10. LOve it! I'm not usually a white-on-white person, but you've done a gorgeous, clean, elegant job of it, and the silver accents add bling with taste and distinction. Well-done!!
    Oh, and the cabinet pulls are PERFECT!

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  11. Oh My god its like something out of Elle Deco... I want to come and mess it up!!!

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    1. I'm giving my cupboard a month before it starts to look crappy again!!

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  12. Susan, your cabinet looks stunning! I love the pop of silver color that the Mariposa adds to the white/white look! I also love the hobnail spoon holder! Actually I love everything, you have lovely taste! Love the whimsey the new kitchen hardware added to your cabinets too! Great job!

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  13. I love your dishes. Your cupboard looks so nice and I love the handles too.

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  14. I absolutely love the silver with the white. Love it!

    ~Bliss~

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  15. I LOVE the simple silver and white look! I've been trying to do a better job at using the stuff I "collect" too... and I love the little goblet full of spoons :)

    ~Chris

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  16. One , well this one, can only dream of being so organized and stylish at the same time!
    xx
    julie

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  17. Oh it looks so pretty. I love your handles and I love the cupboards. I do love the white and the silver. Well, it all looks so good because you took your time.
    I need to do mine too. I was cleaning the outside of my cabinets the other day and I know I really need to clean and organize too.
    I have so many sets of coffee cups. Pretty unique ones that you don't see anymore. but only hold a thimble amount of coffee and I drink a gallon. :)
    I hope you have had a nice week at home. :)

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  18. Wow, your cabinet is gorgeous! Nothing in this house looks as pretty as that. ;) I love the little fork and spoon pulls. They're so cute!

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  19. You have some lovely things.I think spring cleaning must be in the air because a few of the blogs I follow are decluttering and cleaning! Unfortunately I havent yet started mine!

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  20. That's such a great collection of crockery ... and the door handles are lovely too!
    I'm planning to spend tomorrow clearing out a coat cupboard ... no fun at all!
    xxx

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  21. Looks beautiful, very pretty display!
    Great Job!

    Z.

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  22. Beautiful.
    I love a home that's in order... makes me happy.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Everything looks so clean and fresh. I love white and silver. A well organized cabinet makes me want to cook! Hugs! Bonnie

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  24. You have made me feel like a slovenly housekeeper with all this clean perfection---isn't it a joy to eat and cook in a clean organized kitchen?

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  25. Oh wow I love your kitchen cupboard. How pretty and your pieces are lovely.
    I so wish I could display things as you do.
    Sending you good wishes for a very happy weekend
    Love
    Maggie

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  26. It is so beautiful, yet very homey. I love what you've done. Everything in its proper place. By the way, I love love love bargains too.

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  27. I looks great I love your handles.
    Cathy

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  28. You are TOO funny! Spring cleaning is such a production isn't it? BUT you find the darnedest things and get the best inspirations! Your cabinets look very Martha Stewart wonderful! So crisp and so defined! Wanna come do my kitchen shelves? I'll make the coffee and cake! You won't have to go out to D&D!

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  29. OK you have inspired me!!! your cupboard look SO beautiful - I feel really calm when I look at the pictures!!! I'm hoping to paint my cabinets during the summer months!
    mary x

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  30. I love a good old clear out.You have some beautiful things...loving those bowls and the cute handles on the cupboard. :0)

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  31. It is just lovely and just what I needed today. We are just finishing up a kitchen remodel and trying to find new homes for all of our "stuff". Purging and storing is a must for me, not always easy though :) Have a great day!

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  32. Mariposa, how lovely it looks with the white china. Sweet handle pulls too, please show us more, I love your inspiration. Greetings, Julie.

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  33. What a perfect result Susan!
    I adore white china plus the Mariposa helps to set the clean, crisp design off so perfectly.
    My favourite are the fork and spoon handles.
    I think I may need to spring clean here, even though we're heading into Autumn soon. Have a restful weekend after all that work! :D

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  34. Beautiful. Everything looks so lovely. I love your dishes and the fork and spoon handles are so unique.

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  35. What a beautiful job you did of setting up the shelves. The silver pieces are really beautiful and are a nice contrast to the white dishware. And the hardware is just perfect.

    Really nice job!

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  36. Came to visit from your link at Urban Cottage. What a gorgeous cupboard! Also, your recipes look interesting....I plan to try the kale salad. My recent health screening came back not so good, so I am trying to eat more healthy and exercise. Looks like you have some healthy recipes. I am looking forward to following your blog! - Patty

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  37. Just finished unpacking from a three week road trip. After washing and ironing, it will be on to doing spring cleaning. Thank goodness someone else takes little breaks...yes by the end of the year. Your cabinet looks beautiful!

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  38. I love your all white dishes and Mariposa serving pieces! The fork and spoon handles are so clever. Spring cleaning can be rewarding when one gets results like this!!

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  39. I love that you put out the "good stuff" to use every day. It makes the mundane a little bit romantic. Celebrate yourself in small ways!

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  40. Beautiful! I love the white on silver look!

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  41. Lovely! Where did you get those handles? I've looked all over for them!

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