These shelves are now home to my wine rack, bottle stoppers, blender, KitchenAid Mixer, wine glasses, fruit and veggies, baking ingredients, and even my cookbooks! I used affordable marble slabs (from Lowe's) and trays to create a stable spot to hold the smaller items so they won't wobble. Don't be afraid to get creative when it comes to storing your non-refrigerated produce. I keep mine in a large, hand carved wooden bowl that I found at an antique store that's actually supposed to be used to hold rising dough!
Even though these shelves are in front of the only window in the kitchen they don't block light because they are so open and airy.