My kitchen is an average size. Not too big, not too small. Much like Goldilocks and the three bears … it’s just right.
But even so, I am very selective about what I let take up real estate in my kitchen.
I have very few single-use items.
No one trick ponies.
It took me forever to buy a waffle maker (and when I did, it was this one, which we love and use often), because I wanted to make sure I would use it a lot, and it wouldn’t take up unnecessary space.
So I don’t just add things haphazardly.
Items need to earn their space.
No extra stuff.
When it comes to glasses, I have two small cabinets full.
Mostly unbreakable ones.
And because I am clumsy.
I just like to reduce the worry.
I have two wine glasses.
Yes, exactly two.
It used to be a set of six.
I never bothered to replace them as they broke because I really don’t drink wine that often, so the two has been enough for when company comes over.
Years and years ago, back in our old house, and when I was still married, I had a huge closet in our dining room and it was filled with glasses. Every kind I could possibly need.
Flutes, margarita glasses, shot glasses, wine glasses.
I had amassed the collection over the years but when we moved, I got rid of all of it.
I just wasn’t using it, and didn’t want it taking up space.
In my mind or my kitchen.
But I recently opened up that door again.
Just a tiny bit.
When the folks at Uncommon Goods reached out.