Kitchen fireplace images

mtnrdredux_gwNovember 25, 2012

Has anyone seen a kitchen fireplace in a casual kitchen, where the mantle/mantel was used as shelving? Eg maybe for canisters or for bowls or pitchers or even glasses?

I know it doesn't sound very practical, but that's ok. In my particular case the fpl would rarely be used (given weather and practicality) but it's already there so I may as well keep it.

I tried searching through google images but have not been able to find anyone using a fpl mantle as kitchen shelving. Which surprises me a bit as there are so many defunct ones.

Ideas?

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leela4

Here's one from Houzz-it looks like maybe bowls up there?

Here is a link that might be useful: Fireplace in kitchen

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:04PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Hmm, of course, now that I see it, I remember what I was thinking of. Platters, flat bowls, etc, resting on their side against the wall, maybe some pitchers in front. Often purely decorative but for me it would be open storage. Thanks, Leela!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 10:28PM
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olivesmom

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but here are a few pics from my Aga dream file. The mantles might be higher up then what you are looking for, but I think the same thing would work over a fireplace instead of range.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 2:19AM
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dilly_ny

Sorry I'm not helpful, but thanks for these ideas. I have a fireplace in my kitchen, so maybe I'll try to decorate the mantle with some canisters, etc.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 3:49PM
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