Saturday, August 27, 2016

My New Home of Books Part Two: Kitchen Bookshelf!

When we first saw the apartment that would become our new home, one of things I loved the most about it were the two sturdy bookshelves in the kitchen.

I never had nice bookshelves in my kitchen before and I loved the idea of having a beautiful, handy home for my collection of cookbooks. I assumed the sellers would take them and once our offer was accepted, started casting about for good bookshelves to replace them with.

Lucky me, the sellers decided to leave them!

When we moved in, the kitchen was the first room I unpacked; you have to have a place to cook, even in NYC where delivery is king and I know people who literally only use their ovens for storage. But I like to cook, sometimes anyway, and so I set about making my kitchen my kitchen.

When I got to the bookshelves, I piled the top shelf with cookware and some decorative things but left the bottom shelf for my cookbooks. I love it! It's so handy. Beneath it we have a pretty butcher block table made by my husband's grandfather, and together they make the perfect cooking nook. It's one of my favorite parts of my new home.

Do you have a bookshelf- or case- in your kitchen? What do you use it for? How do you organize your cookbooks? I'd love to know!