I have a spice drawer. I have a spice rack too, which holds the most used spices (such as pepper, salt, garlic, etc.) right next to the stove. The spice drawer is for those less-used spices such as Cumin, Dill Weed (that one makes me laugh), and Pumpkin-Pie Spice. The girls love that drawer. They organize the spices, shake the sprinkles, and find the candles hidden in the corners. My mother had spices, but they were all alphabetized and I was not allowed to play with them. Mine are far from alphabetized and it probably takes me 30-90 seconds longer to find anything in that drawer, but it is worth it. Check out this masterpiece:
You never know what your kids will remember and love about your home. My friend says her mother had a jar full of buttons that she loved to play with. Gotta get me one of those.