Thursday, September 4, 2014

The pantry

 The pantry is one of my favorite things in our home.
When we were building our home, I would day dream about the possibilities for this "room".
It just screams FARMHOUSE to me.  

I love this decorative door.
*Side note - I stained all the doors and trim for the house.  I stained all the doors after they were hung, but before the floor was installed, because I make a mess!  This door took me a very long time to do, because I had to be extra careful, not to get it on the glass, even had to prep it with painters tape, uugghh!  But, oh how I love this door!

It reminds me of what would be found in an old farmhouse pantry.

When I go into the pantry, I love to see our hard work in these canning jars.
Dill pickles, zucchini pickles, zucchini relish.

Salsa.  Soooo good...we have already ate 3 jars!


I keep my cook books in here.  See the one with no binding and held together with a rubber band?  That is my very first cook book (from my Mom) when I moved out on my own.  I have used it a lot over the years and still do!  I also store my grocery bags in the pantry (stuffed in that blue thing).  

Shane added 4 shelves on one side and 3 on the back wall.  Baskets hold individual size snacks.  This frees up a lot of space by taking them out of the boxes that they are packaged in.  Makes it easy for the girls to grab a snack for after school/before practices.  I try to organize foods by category.  I store things like paper towels, paper plates, and napkins in baskets on the floor, under the shelves.

The other wall does not have shelves because that would make it a tight squeeze to turn around in the pantry.  Here is where I hang my aprons and a place for an on-going grocery list.  When we are running low or use the last of something, we write it on the list.

I store potatoes, onions, garlic, apples and oranges in baskets and boxes on the floor along that wall also.  I need to get a pretty tiered basket thingy to store these in. ;-)
We do not have a heating/cooling vent in the pantry, so things stay pretty cool.  


  1. I love your are so right the door does say "Farmhouse". My pantry doesn't have Ac or heat and the root vegetables do very well in there. They last a long time.

    1. I am glad to hear that you also keep root vegetables in your pantry and that they do ok. I prefer to keep them in the pantry so I don't have to go up and down the basement stairs all the time ;-)


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