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Open Shelf Decorating Ideas: Sand and Sprinkles

Open shelves and glass cabinet doors are popular right now, but the stress of keeping them tidy can be a deal breaker. A great solution is to create a display that won't change often. Think fine china instead of everyday dinnerware. Cookbooks instead of your go-to coffee mugs.

My favorite idea ever? A delicious wall of candy and sprinkles!

We're going with an all-white kitchen in our new home and a colorful display like this will be perfect...as long as I put everything out of reach.


I had to take a break from posting this to go grab a cookie!

Feeling sentimental? How about a wall of sand, each jar a reminder of a fun vacation.



As soon as we're done building our mountain dream home, I'll be dreaming of a beach house.
(Who am I kidding. I'm dreaming of it now!)


These neat photos, along with scrumptious desserts, are from bakerella.com.

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