First of all, I have to tell you about the color of my kitchen. Not the crayon green it started, but the bright, beautiful, calming Palladian blue that I painted it three days after closing. No joke, three days. My sister came over from Illinois and I took full advantage of her freakishly good painting skills (and lack of fear of heights that I have when standing on the counters trying to paint above the cabinets). Not only is this a great color for this kitchen, but of all the thousands of paint colors out there, my sister-by-marriage has the same one picked out as a contender for her kitchen. I sent her a few of my favorites, with this in the lead and we were surprised (but then again, not really) that we once again are basically the same person. Even funnier, I was relaying that story to one of Michael's cousins and she also has picked Palladian blue, but for their bathroom! Three Musketeers for life, ladies!
Did I mention how tall everything is? Don't get me wrong, I love the high ceilings and the tall cabinets, but I need a stool to reach past the second shelf of my cabinets. And a two step stool for top shelves! But check it out... All of my serving dishes, cakes pans, and platters are in my kitchen. Not in a bedroom closet outside the kitchen, not in totes in the garage, actually IN THE KITCHEN! This is huge for me.
Contestant #2 in the favorite drawer category: My spice drawer (or one of my spice drawers). Yes, of course, it's alphabetized. No, I don't have all matching brands/jars. But it makes me happy.
On the other side of the stove, I have the canned spices (also labeled and alphabetized), knives, and oven mitts.