After my 60th birthday, one of the party trays now serves as my kitchen sink backsplash.
In a pinch, I can measure by metric standards
and tell the difference between salt and pepper shakers.
An antique butter crock stashes my loose cash...
... and a magnetic push-pin board (used as the range backsplash) holds everyday cooking herbs.
Not-so-everyday herbs stand like sentinels on a high shelf above the range,
awaiting the day they'll be used. Mostly, it's the handscript
on the containers that appeals to me, adding charm to my kitchen decor.