Although it's not that attractive, I guess, I do have my bookshelves full of cookbooks in the dining area. One of these days maybe I'll have that huge walk-in pantry and can tuck them away. I need them handy for inspiration though, so it works for me.
I was really happy with the way my blue & white plates turned out in here. Those wonderful little plates have been with me since our first house (3 houses ago) and are so versatile. They really warm up a space and make it feel *homey*. Thanks for touring the kitchen. If you were here, I'd offer you some cookies!