I collect cookbooks! And I read them like some people read romance novels. Because I’m a foodie I love to peruse most any kind of cookbook! Over the years my collection of cookbooks has become… well, let’s say a tad overwhelming! Instead of stashing my cookbooks in a cabinet or lining a bookshelf with them I put them to work! They work as part of my kitchen decor. Today, let’s style cookbooks!
Today I’m also posting at my sweet friend Rachel’s. She blogs at the beautiful and inspiring Maison De Pax. Head over to visit her and learn to learn a little more about me and StoneGable. I’m sharing my favorite room. You might be surprised… it’s not my kitchen!
See how she made these amazing flowers for her daughter’s nursery…
Today on our podcast Decorating Tips and Tricks we are talking about IDEAS TO TAKE YOUR WALLS FROM BLAH TO BEAUTIFUL
We have so many ideas and tips about walls and ways to let them shine!
In order to get my cookbooks out of all my kitchen cupboard and into the decor of my kitchen and breakfast nook, I first had to do quite a bit of purging. I had dozens and dozens of books! And with the plethora of recipes from Pinterest, foodie blogs, cooking magazines, and online cooking sites I realized I didn’t need all those cookbooks cluttering up my cupboard.
It was a little like choosing what child to give away as I love all my cookbooks but my organization and decluttering mantra is BE RUTHLESS, so I was and narrowed my collection down to about 20 cookbooks I could not part with.
While I like having my cookbooks displayed in my kitchen as part of the decor I also need them to be easily ready at hand and accessible to me!
A small cart at the end of my island was the perfect place to stow and display my favorites! I added a few white kitchen pieces to add a little kitchen style to the display!
The table in the breakfast nook also holds my beloved cookbooks.
The hen lamp is perched on a stack of my favorites!
The cookbooks on the bottom shelf of the side table in the breakfast nook are gathered up in a wire basket. I like having them in a container that I can pull out and take with me. I often read them when I have a chance to sit down and I just take the whole basket with me!
Where do you keep your cookbooks? Let’s purge, organize and display them! I’d love you to share your favorite cookbook in the comments!