White Kitchen Shelves

I’ve been craving a bit of change for our kitchen shelves, so I decided to switch things around.

A while back I was lucky enough to stumble upon a lovely set of white dishes at the thrift store and I couldn’t help but buy the entire set. They are beautiful and I knew the second I saw them that if I didn’t buy them, I would fully regret it later.

So today, I bring you our white kitchen shelves. They’re lovely. And simple. And white. And just perfect.

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grian Cottage

I’ve styled these shelves so many times since we’ve built and installed them, but each and every time I’m drawn to the simpler approach.

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m always so overwhelmed with how well these white dishes photograph… they were meant for the spotlight…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

…. and I’m happy to give it to them…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’ve always been a simple person. No frills. You get what you see. These shelves feel like me…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

No frills… just simple.

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And in the midst of simple and white, the perfect pop of wood shines through…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s one of my very favorite looks. Of all time.

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And it’s becoming more and more clear as I decorate and do projects…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And what’s a kitchen without a cart…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

And just like my white dishes, I’m especially proud to display these beauties…

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

They’re precious to me.

White Kitchen Shelves by The Wood Grain Cottage

Suddenly, our home is feeling ready for spring. We’re craving it. And all this bright white is making me feel fresh and clean and ready for a new season.

Happy weekend!

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. I love the white dishes, I have the same set. I also like the black cart. I would never have thought to use it for my dishes! I have all those kitchen appliances that don’t fit in the cupboards on mine. What is your secret for keeping your dishes and shelves clean , dust and grease free?

    • THANK YOU so much, Ann! I love that set of dishes! I wish I had a secret for keeping them dust and grease free, but I don’t. I just know I have to wash them first before I use them. :-D

  2. nan, odessa, DE says:

    You have the original white dished by Pfaltzgraff, my husband and son (he is now 48) started these dishes for me as gifts for the kid to give Mom back in the late 60′s! They continue to be my best dishes. I can see you have found some of the fancy pieces to go with them. Their soup tureen is also lovely! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy!

    • OH- I knew they were Pfaltzgraff from the stamp on the bottom, but I didn’t realize they were their original set. Neat-o! THANK YOU so much for sharing! I wish I could find the actual dinner plates to go with what I have. Mine came with a bunch of serving pieces, platters, tea cups, pitchers, etc. I’m now on the hunt for the dinner plates… and the soup tureen! :-D

  3. I’m really proud of how you’ve discovered your style and that you and your hubby are working as a team to get your house styled (for it is a beautiful home). Doesn’t it feel good to find what you really like?!! It’s all turning out so nicely. Congrats!!!

    • Oh, Gwen! THANK YOU so much for the lovely comment! You brought the biggest smile to my face! It is such a wonderful feeling to know my style— and to have a hubby that helps me get it right for the both of us! :-D

  4. Your home is gorgeous! The shelves and cart look so good together.

    I was thinking about your back door – would a pale blue be something you’d consider. I know you have that in your laundry room and it the layout of your home is the way I picture it – would it look out of place?

    • THANK YOU so very much, Shelley! I love the way they look together too! :-D
      You are totally right, we do have a blue door and it is right next to our mudroom, that’s one of the reasons I’m shying away from color on the back door since they’d be right next to each other. Good eye! :-D

  5. Your white dishes are “simply” lovely! You would have regretted not getting them.
    Blessings, Diane

  6. You are right – your shelves are beautifully perfect!

  7. Wow, you are right — they were meant to be photographed! It all looks wonderful!

  8. Michelle says:

    I love white dishes. I had the same set when I was first married 23 years ago. Silly me gave them away for more colorful dishes. I missed my white dishes so much that I asked for a set for Christmas and my husband bought me a beautiful set. Yours looks beautiful on your open shelves. Love your kitchen.

    • THANK YOU so much, Michelle! I’m wish you on the white dishes… I just love them! I’m on the hunt to find the missing pieces of my new set! :-D

  9. I need me a set! Lol;) I never have that kind of favor, while shopping in a thrift store! It’s a gorgeous addition to The WGC… Love them!
    Blessings & <3
    M

  10. In love with all of your dishes! I’ve been looking for blue & white ones just like that—so pretty!

    • THANK YOU so much, Jenna! I hope you find some of the blue and white ones… I frequently see them in thrift stores and antique stores. This particular pattern is Currier & Ives by Royal. They were my grandmothers, but my mom got them when she died and gave them to me to display and use. They’re so very special! :-D

  11. I’m in love with everything white and wood…and this post takes care of all of that. But I must say that my true love in this post has to be the beautiful teacups in the last photos and the darling measuring cups. Beautiful styling.

  12. What a great find! I adore white ironstone!!!! Your shelves and your cart are so full of fabulous dishes and litte touches of spring. Those measuring cups stole my heart! Sigh!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Yvonne! I am so happy I found them! Oh, and I bought the measuring cups at Wold Market. I love them too! :-D
      -Shayna

  13. Great score! For our wedding 38 years ago, hubby & I selected Pfaltzgraff Dishes in Yorktowne pattern. Several years later, I found the Heritage pattern at a garage sale and I bought the entire set for $50. My sister bought my Yorktowne dishes for same price (we both still own our sets). I love the white simple shape and they look great stacked under/over other plates as contrast. I find many at thrift stores, and at one time I had 30+ plates which I would use for bridal & baby showers and large entertaining – even outside. Much sturdier than heavy paper plates and they go right into the dishwasher. Only several of mine have chipped. White anything + wood is stunning! I love how you arranged the shelves. So happy for you!

    • THANK YOU so very much, Melody! I love hearing the history on these dishes! I’m on the hunt for more of them and I’m going to do a google search on the two patterns you’ve mentioned. These dishes are new to me, but I’m absolutely in love with them! I bet all your white dishes are positively lovely… I’m not partial or anything… :-D

  14. I have the same set of blue dishes. They belonged to my grandmother and I believe she purchased them with Green Stamps. I don’t use them all nor every day. Thus far we have only broken one sugar dish. There’s just no way to replace them and I always hand wash. I smile every time I pass by them in my hutch. They bring back such special memories. I hope one day my old dishes will bring as much joy to my child or maybe grandchildren.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much for sharing, Christy! I believe my grandma collected these over time with stamps as well. When she passed, my mom got them but gave them to me to display. She didn’t have the room. I cherish them. Love, Love, Love! :-D

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