Looking for country kitchen counter decor ideas? Join me in my own kitchen as I share 6 of my favorite ideas. Let’s transform your kitchen!

Country Kitchen Counter Decor

When it comes to decorating your country kitchen counters, you can incorporate elements that add to the charming and rustic appeal of the space. Here are some ideas for country kitchen counter decor:

  • Vintage Canisters: Use vintage-style canisters to store your dry goods like flour, sugar, and coffee. Look for canisters with a distressed finish or classic country patterns like roosters or floral designs.
  • Fresh Produce: Display fresh fruits and vegetables in a wooden bowl or a wire basket. This will add a touch of natural beauty and bring a farm-to-table feel to your kitchen.
  • Mason Jars: Utilize mason jars as versatile and decorative storage containers. Fill them with colorful spices, dried herbs, rice, or homemade jams. They add a rustic and nostalgic touch to your counter.
  • Cutting Boards: Stack or lean wooden cutting boards against the backsplash. It not only provides a functional space for food preparation but also adds a rustic element to your kitchen decor.
  • Vintage Kitchen Tools: Arrange vintage kitchen tools like wooden spoons, rolling pins, or metal whisks in a crock or on a decorative tray. These tools add a nostalgic and farmhouse-inspired vibe to your counters.
  • Potted Herbs: Place small potted herbs, such as basil, rosemary, or mint, on your kitchen counter. They add freshness and a pop of green and are easily accessible for cooking.
  • Bread Basket: Store fresh bread or rolls in a woven bread basket. It adds a cozy, homemade touch to your country kitchen counter.
  • Decorative Plates: Display decorative plates with country-inspired patterns or floral designs on plate stands. It adds visual interest and a touch of elegance to your counter space.

The key to country kitchen counter decor is to keep it simple, functional, and full of rustic charm. Feel free to mix and match these ideas and personalize them to suit your own style and preferences.

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Welcome to My Country Kitchen

Coastal Maine Home

If you are new to my blog, welcome! Our home here in Maine was built by my parents 30 years ago and is a Raeside-Dame home, a replica of an Early American Home. We inherited the home two years ago and have been refinishing and redecorating it ever since, making it into our own. I love all things warm, cozy, and vintage! If you’d like to see more of this old home, join me on this home tour.

Country Kitchen vintage table island with crock of wooden utensils, dishes, and lit candle.

6 Best Country Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas

1. Kitchen Aprons

Let’s start with aprons. Because an apron makes every country kitchen cozy and inviting!

Here in Maine, you may also find the occasional ski hat hanging around, too.

Country Kitchen Apron in checkered blue and white.

This blue checkered apron is available HERE from Wayfair. I think every kitchen needs a beautiful apron or even a collection of aprons. How about you?

Aprons always remind me of family gatherings, cooking turkey, my mother, and all the fond memories of time spent in this cozy kitchen cooking together.

Country Kitchen Counter decor on vintage table island with tulips and red rug with wooden flooring.

Whether you use an apron regularly or simply hang it in a corner, they are a favorite in cozy country kitchen decor.

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2. Nordic Shortbread Cake Pans

All year long, I swoon over the hygge homes in Sweden and Norway. How they cherish and embrace their long, cold winters with Nordic traditions and the coziest home decor.

Learn more in a reader’s favorite post, Homes in Sweden | My 10 Favorite HERE.

So when I saw that Wayfair sold these Nordic shortbread cake pans, I couldn’t wait to get one and make my first shortbread with you here today from my mother’s cozy kitchen.

Nordic Christmas Shortbread Recipe

We’ll be making this Nordic Christmas shortbread recipe first shared by English Mum.

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My Little Kitchen Helper

Our Berner, Ella, will also be joining us in the kitchen today. She has been trying to steal this shortbread off the kitchen counter since I made it to share with you earlier today!

So this should be fun!

Bernese Mountain Dog in country kitchen with shortbread.

Let’s grab that plaid blue Wayfair apron and Nordic pan and get back to the 6 ways to create country kitchen counter spaces as we bake this wonderful Nordic shortbread together!

3. Country Kitchen Counter Decor Stand Mixer

Wayfair sells this sleek-looking DASH Mixers 6 Speed 2.5 Qt. Stand Mixer that is both functional and stylish as country kitchen counter decor.

Country kitchen counter stand mixer

You may also enjoy the How to Use Rolling Pins as Bakers Pantry Door Handles post.

This mixer is available in multiple colors. I have chosen white for my country kitchen counter decor, as I like the brightness and cleanliness that white brings to a kitchen.

And this Dash mixer is what we will use today to create our shortbread dough.

country kitchen counter mixer with egg and shortbread pan.

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4. Wooden Kitchen Utensil Set

Having a collection of wooden kitchen utensils like these, available from Wayfair, displayed on your country kitchen counter creates a feeling of days gone by and provides the functionality one needs in the kitchen.

Wooden kitchen utensils in vintage crock on old table.

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Country Kitchen Counter Decor Tip!

By the way, I found this vintage wooden table for $15 at a local thrift shop while out Thrifting with the Gals. It adds so much cozy charm and purpose to our vintage-style kitchen. It’s super functional for holding and displaying kitchen accessories, basically serving as an added kitchen counter space.

Vintage Table in country kitchen decor with tulips, red rug and wooden flooring.

Okay, friends, the Nordic shortbread is ready to go in the oven now for about 20 minutes to bake.

Shortcake Recipe

Homemade shortcake in Nordic kitchen decor accessory.

The Nordic shortbread is now ready to enjoy.

5. Bread Box for Country Kitchen Counter Decor

Did you know that Wayfair has a large selection of countertop bread boxes to choose from?

Breadbox with shortcake and cup of tea on kitchen counter

I just love this Bamboo bread box on our kitchen countertop. It now holds the shortbread that I baked for you here today.

Bread boxes are absolutely a must in cozy country kitchen counter decor.

Baked shortcake in kitchen bread box.

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This bread box has strong, hardy magnets that keep the glass doors tightly closed and the shortbread safe and sound from Ella jumping up on the kitchen counters to steal a bite…

Wayfair wooden breadbox on country kitchen countertop with shortcake and tea.

Do you like these pink and white dishes? I found two sets of these dishes out thrifting for under $50 a set. See more of these dishes HERE displayed in our dining room for Valentine’s Day.

Country Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas with wooden utensils, breadbox, shortcake, and more.

6. Country Kitchen Counter Toaster Oven

Do you hide your toaster or toaster oven in your cabinets and take it out only when you need it?

We used to do that with ours. It took up so much space on our countertops, and frankly, I did not like the way it looked.

But I just love this white compact toaster oven from Brentwood, which is also available from Wayfair HERE.

Country kitchen countertop with white toaster oven, tea and shortbread.

This white compact toaster oven from Brentwood fits our country kitchen countertops beautifully without taking up that important kitchen counter real estate.

You may also enjoy these new valance curtains I just hung in this kitchen in the How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Valance Curtains post.

Toaster oven and shortbread dessert.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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  1. Hey Ann,
    I just read your blog post on the best country kitchen counter decor ideas, and I loved it! Your attention to detail is amazing – from the natural elements like wood and greenery to the vintage items and functional decor. It’s clear that you put a lot of thought into curating this list.
    – Helen

  2. I love this post Ann. Your home is so warm and cozy and probably smells of fresh shortbread.
    It’s funny, I just bought a bread box last week and I haven’t had one since the 1970’s. It has a real Swedish look to it. Very clean lines and simple..
    Thank you for this post. It was fun!

    1. Mary Beth that is so coincidental I love that. I haven’t seen one in a while either and I’m so glad I got this one👩🏻‍🍳

  3. I haven’t thought about a bread box for years!!!!
    I love the one you have with the clear front and top…and it looks good too;)

    1. Thanks so much Maria. Isn’t it it so cute and it definitely adds that cozy feel to the kitchen😃

  4. You have the coziest kitchen! Someday I would like to come for coffee and see all of your lovely home!! Have a great day!

    1. Thank yo so much Kim. This home is a very special place filled with wonderful memories❤️❤️

  5. I just love your posts and adore seeing your winter pictures…The apron hanging in my kitchen says…No need to worry… Grammy is in the Kitchen… and was a gift from the cutest grandbabies alive ( they are 6,4,4 and 4…yes there is a set of twins ) that my amazing daughters blessed me with! Life is good. Peace

    1. Yes I love that so much Cindi. Isn’t it funny how things like this speak to us? I’m so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for joining me❤️