But the cabinets in this small kitchen soon filled up, even with us bringing in two cabinets of our own.
I kept looking at that blank wall in the kitchen and turned to Pinterest for inspiration.
RH and his brother took it from there and built beautiful open shelves with plate grooves and a stainless steel rod to hold my pots and pans.
I don't mean they went out and bought shelving and corbels at Home Depot, not at those prices. They made every shelf and corbel themselves.
Odds and ends of Blue Willow that I've ignored in recent years because blues were no longer in my kitchen or dining room color scheme. All brought out when unpacking and now I'm in love with Blue Willow again.
How does that happen? It's not as if Blue Willow is taking the blogging world by storm. Have you ever gone back to a first love?
We hung the heavy 1800s Staffordshire Blue Willow platter, our first good antique purchased as newlyweds, over the microwave.