Pretty Storage Solutions for Kitchen: Cloches and Terrariums

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Friends, this is an exciting day for me to once again be a part of my friend, Melissa Michael’s, newly published book tour!  I have followed Melissa on her blog, The Inspired Room, for years and finally had the chance to meet her at the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker Event in NYC last September.  She has been such a big influence in my blogging life and I shared that story {here}.  Last fall, I had the honor of participating in her The Inspired Room book tour. Her latest book, Make Room For What You Love, is all about organizing and simplifying.  I love the practical tips Melissa always shares in her books, but this one especially spoke right to me! I have been on a year long purge in both my Colorado home and my beach cottage.

What a freeing feeling to just get rid of clutter! It’s so easy to become a slave to “stuff” in our homes.  Where to store that stuff often creates more of a challenge than simply just donating it or even selling.  I find myself making wiser design decisions in my home after I’ve decluttered.  The one room in my home that often is a challenge for keeping clutter free surfaces is the kitchen.  Recently, I found some pretty storage solutions for the kitchen with cloches and terrariums.

Glass Cloches

There’s that one corner on my kitchen countertop that always has one or two loaves of bread and sandwich rolls for the boy’s lunches.  It looked like the bakery section of the grocery store.  Bread in plastic bags was killing the pretty kitchen I strive to have!  Can anyone relate here?  I found this marble and glass cloche recently at Homegoods and thought it would be the perfect solution for storing my bread.

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I wasn’t sure if the bread and rolls would stay fresh in the cloche, but after testing it out, they were just as good as if they were in their bags.  Now I keep all the bread and rolls in the freezer and replenish the cloche when it empties.  I’m loving having my pretty corner back on my kitchen countertop!

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If your’e a coffee drinker, you may be able to relate to my next countertop eyesore.  The coffee pot and the k-cups.

Terrariums

When looking for creative solutions for storing daily kitchen items, think outside the box.  I found this glass terrarium at Hobby Lobby on clearance (similar here & here) when I was out shopping one day and thought it was so pretty.  I didn’t know what I would use it for, but I bought it anyway knowing that it could be used creatively somehow.  In my recent kitchen tour I decided to create a little coffee station.  The light bulb went on in my head and I discovered a fun way to store those “not so pretty” k-cups.  Normally they’re sitting in a box in my pantry.  But there’s something about having a cute little coffee station that makes waking up early and brewing my morning cup of coffee so inviting.

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The brass turtle is another storage solution.  He stores my tea bags.  I love his little whimsical touch to the kitchen.

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One last little happy moment in my kitchen are these little succulents planted in the ceramic pot and mug that my son made me at school.  The little brass and glass lantern adds a little more character to something already so special.

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I hope these pretty storage solutions for the kitchen spark some creativity for you in your home!  Remember too that when you are in the midst of organizing and purging, hang on to those sentimental pieces that put a smile on your face.  My son’s handmade pottery here is priceless and far more valuable to display in my home than an expensive piece of pottery that I’d probably get tired of in a year and then need to find a place to store it.  Simple design often is the best!

A special thank you to Melissa for inviting me on to this tour!  I highly recommend you read her books!  She is funny, witty, smart, and has realistic advice and solutions for everything home! Plus they make great coffee table books with their beautiful covers!

Be sure to stop by these fabulous and very talented bloggers that have joined in the tour to see how they have simplified and/or organized their homes:

Eleven Gables

At The Picket Fence

Fieldstone Hill Design

Julie Blanner

Southern Hospitality

Beneath My Heart

Thrifty Decor Chic

Reluctant Entertainer

My Sweet Savannah

Domestic Fashionista

At Home In Love

320 Sycamore

Sunny Side Up

Craftberry Bush

Happy Happy Nester

The White Buffalo Styling Co

Sweet and Simple Home

Finding Home Farms

In My Own Style

Fox Hollow Cottage

Infarrantly Creative

Shabby Nest

Today’s Creative Life

Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Emily A. Clark

Just A Girl

Make Room For What You Love - A Blogger Tour of Inspiring Ideas to Simplify Your Home and Life - New book by NYT Bestselling Author of Love the Home You Have and The Inspired Room

8 Comments

  1. Shauna! LOVE this post! Such creative and beautiful ways to tame the kitchen clutter! That bread cloche is so pretty.. it makes ordinary rolls look like beautiful kitchen decor! Thinking I need one of those.. my girls love bagels and I never know where to keep them! I also love the way you display the plants your son gave you. So precious! xo

  2. I like how you are storing your creamers. And that’s a great idea to put the bread in the cloche.

    I have a cake stand and lid that I seldom used but decided to put it on my counter and try to have some type of food in it (most often it’s homemade cookies). It really does stay fresh – just like your cloche and it’s so pretty.

    Good inspiration here. 🙂

  3. Shauna, love how you stored the bread in the cloche and, how you are storing your creamers, especially! Great post! I need to grab a copy of Melissa’s book, ASAP!!

    1. Thanks Bree! Yes, Melissa’s book is a MUST read! All of her books are! She keeps me laughing but really makes me re-evaluate my home in a loving way. Love her.
      xoxo

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