Is it like mine and cluttered, no matter how often you clear it? Or do you have a lovely clear surface with a nice centrepiece, be it flowers, plants, candles or fruit? My island is clear now and that is how it is going to stay but it’s a big area and needs something in the middle ... just not a fruit bowl because that was filled with notes and toys, not fruit!
I have a double island. It’s full of shit. I really need a black bin bag to dump it all, except dds wouldn’t be too pleased that their school bags, Brownies/rainbow shite and stationery will all end up being dumped. Sigh...
Oh I looked at Pinterest, Ponies. Beautiful islands, sparkling with wooden trays containing plants, candles etc, all artfully arranged. My artful would never look like that, not in a million years!
It’s lovely to read of other, similarly messy islands and am envious of that belonging to Cake. I did go hunting for a lovely big 3 wick candle yesterday -anything I saw was too small and would be lost in the expanse of granite. The lovely lady in HoF recommended this but I think I would be heading for the divorce courts if I spent that on a candle! I need something with a good diameter rather than tall. Actually, there are three pendant lights over said island ... would three pillar candles be better?
Kitchen too small for an island now but when we had a bigger house with an island in the kitchen it was usually a hot spot for homework, school bags, mail etc. I loved the look of it when I cleared it but it didn’t happen often.
Mine gets cleared every night, so there's just a big orchid and a little tray with hand soap etc. But right now it's littered with half the weekly shopping delivery, two lots of homework, various gadgets and the class bear.
An Alexa and that’s it. I’d prefer not to have the Alexa there as I like it being clear. A vase of flowers stuck the middle of it would be annoying and always need to be moved. We use it as our main worktop so either eating at it, food being served or home work being done. My DH also uses it to knead dough when making bread. It looks really messy when things are left on it. It has three drawers and 2 cupboards on one side for storage.
Mine has a domed cake stand, beautiful inlaid tray, gorgeous fruit bowl, vintage mirror leaning against wall, flowers and bluetooth speaker. Bloody love it - it allso has a huge vintage chandelier hanging over it.
99 my large candle is one my mum buys me every year from Costco, it’s a big 3 wick cinnamon and lasts months. I leave it lit most days every day and it just gently scents the whole of the ground floor. I was gutted yesterday as one of the wicks had completely gone and I could tell the other 2 were pretty much on their last legs. I’m laid up at the moment with a dodgy back and MIL turned with a little present to cheer me up - it was a large 3 wick white company candle! It was like fate!