The Top of the Fridge

Top o' the Fridge Scapes

I styled the top of my fridge yesterday. I did this, then I did this later, which looks like this. It isn’t quite right yet, but it’s a start. This is riveting stuff here, I know! I started thinking about it though — what does one put above a freestanding fridge, assuming you do want something up there? Here are some of the options I’ve seen.

Dozens of apples in a charmingly rustic wire basket, with eggs. (Really, stylists? Really?)
Red Smeg Fridge

A lone gumball machine. (Again, really?)
Mint Green / Pale Blue Fridge

Vintage Cathrineholm bakeware. (This one makes more sense.)
Pale Aqua Fridge

A vintage Kaj Franck bowl. (This one seems appropriate, too.)
Amy Butler's Kitchen with Buttercup Yellow Fridge

A mismatched collection of feminine baskets. (Cute.)
Mismatched Baskets on Top of a Pink Fridge

And my favorite, a taxidermied peacock. (Of course!)
Taxidermied Peacock on a Teal Fridge

Basically, we can all put whatever we want up there. Free license!

I still need to play around with my arrangement a bit. I like the clock above the fridge (though I’m still waiting on this one, and may swap it out), and I suppose I’ll keep a plant up there instead of getting hanging planters. I’ll probably shy away from the peafowl, but that’s just personal preference.

87 Responses to “The Top of the Fridge”

  1. Marie Vlasic March 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm #

    I actually own a taxidermy peacock! (found him at a yard sale) Never thought about putting him on the fridge, may have to try that!

  2. Karen March 29, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    I had stuff on top of my fridge for years. Now I love the look of a “naked” fridge. At the holidays I put stuff up there but the rest of the year… nothing. I makes my kitchen seem cleaner.

  3. Becky May 3, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    Such an interesting post. I never really gave much thought about what was on top of the fridge before. But I had to laugh about the gumball machine; I have one on top of my fridge! I also have some old candy jars (the clear glass ones with the metal lids) and a few old tins to keep it company. I sort of have an old timey candy store vibe going on and didn’t even realize it! P.S. That peacock is fantastic!