I often notice what folks do (or don't do) with the space between their kitchen cupboards and the ceiling. Do you? The default decorating plan seems to be a couple silk philodendron plants in baskets. In my kitchen, the cupboards extend all the way to the ceiling. I'm glad I have the extra cupboard space, but I wouldn't mind having space to display some of my vintage finds. I definitely wouldn't fill the space with silk philodendron plants, that's for sure. With this in mind, I thought I'd share some ideas with you today that I would put into place if I had the opportunity to "merchandise" my own above-cabinet shelf.
I really love tole-painted trays. If I had enough space, I'd definitely have several trays above my cabinets:
Old tin chocolate molds look great in a kitchen. I would definitely have room for a grouping of them:
I love yellow ware and green glazed yellow ware bowls. They would fit perfectly above kitchen cupboards:
So that's what I'd do with what I have. But I have more thoughts on the topic, and as I looked through my image gallery I've added a few more suggestions....
Do you collect something? This might be a good place to display your collection, like these ironstone pitchers:
I think a collection of baby dishes would be charming displayed above the kitchen cabinets:
To add some color, vintage canister sets are affordable and easy to find:
Instead of a basket full of artificial plants, how about a basket tipped over on its side, with something interesting spilling from it, like rag balls, dried gourds, or these fabric covered faux gourds I made? You can view the tutorial for making these HERE.
A grouping of kitchen or food-related toys would be fun:
This General Grocery by Wolverine Toy Company usually comes with miniature packages of food to fill the little shelves. It's a colorful and cool display piece for a kitchen:
Don't forget framed art. This print of pigs fits into kitchen decor, as far as I'm concerned:
I hope these suggestions gave those of you that have trouble filling that empty space some ideas!