Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Cupboard Over the Fridge (Day One)

In less than 12 hours, people have taken pictures of the cupboard above the fridge. If you don't have a cupboard over your fridge you surely have some inconvenient cupboard in your kitchen stuffed full of crap you never use (or forgot about)!

Here is mine

There behind the little divider is a rose pink plastic vase. I don't have a thing in my house that is pink, but I've kept this for God only knows what reason. Behind the mugs (which go with a set of dishes that have all long since been broken and replaced) is an Easter Egg cake mold. I made a cake in it once. The inside of the cake was all uncooked and gross. Plus I couldn't make it stay on the plate without rolling around. A thermal bingo mug. A lovely basket of plastic fruit. You can see it. This is definitely stash space wasted. Note the lovely dust bunnies on top of the fridge. The most interesting thing was a wedding invitation on top of the fridge! The wedding is next weekend. It is a co-worker of my husband's. I haven't RSVP'd because I didn't know anything about it!!! And can we discuss the green vase? Does everyone who has ever received flowers have this green vase?

Here are some more cupboard views:

Lyda has a fine collection in her cupboard including a hand-painted-by-child terra cotta pot that coordinates well with my own!

Trek has a fine collection of now useless appliance manuals should anyone need one!

Karen just opened the cupboard after 11 years. Now she can make popsicles again!

Keep them coming! I love it.

I've also gotten e-mails about the ubiquitous (at least in Minnesota) Lucy Bag. Here is mine.

The color doesn't show well, but it's chocolate brown with a blue stripe. I added the stripe because brown and blue is my current favorite combo. Don't worry, I'll get over it.

This is a fun, easy, knit in the round project. It doesn't show well in the picture, but the straps make a really clever closure to the bag. I use it everyday to haul my knitting back and forth to the office. If it doesn't fit in the bag, it's no longer a portable "knit at the lunch table" project.

Keep your pictures coming. I can't wait to see what else lurks in the Cupboard Over the Fridge!


Chris said...

Hmm, maybe the TOP OF THE CUPBOARDS. I've lived here 3.5 years and haven't dusted up there yet... :)

Good thing you did this, or you'd never have found out about that wedding!

Jennifer said...

I just posted a picture of my cupboard. You can check it out on my blog. It's today's post.

renee said...

I just posted my entry. Good topic!

--Deb said...

Okay . . . here goes!

Lady Rose said...

I've just started (yet again) my quest to get more organized so taking a peek at my cupboard is a good place to see just what clutter is up there (sorry I don't have a digit camera for a pic). I don't have a cupboard over the fridge - but this one is over my stove

Here's a list:
two muffin tins (old and sticky)
two cooling racks
1 bundt cake pan (when have I ever made a bundt cake?)
1 jello mold
1 empty cookie tin with a xmas design on it
two very used cookie sheets (really need to be replaced)

Lynne said...

I just opened my cupboard. All I can ask myself is "WHY?"

Karla said...

Hey, if you want to GET RID of some of the stuff you say is useless above your fridge...I'll be happy to take that fruit off your hands. LOL! I am serious, though...I like plastic fruit! I also like vases...and pink.... ;)

I'm going to get a pic of my cupboard, too. I just heard about this endeavor of yours, so I'll play along. :)

Elspeth said...

Here's my Lucy bag: http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?&p=3&uid=2167389&gid=4222921&&imgid=52912153#top

I had fun making it but I didn't like how it hung so I gave it away. Yours looks great!