Pantry Love....

I am a fan of order. I am also a cook and the household food storage "expert". So I am the chief organizer of our pantry.

Which is why I can look at photos of other people's orderly pantries with great appreciation.

I like using glass jars for storage and I have built up a little collection over time. I think they really make a difference in shelf life of foods. Mine are not labeled like the jars here below though, so heaven help the person who tries to use the goods in my pantry without me around. I can see one big difference between myself and the owner of this pantry though; I would never have my mixer put away! Can't do that. I use it every day.

This lazy susan idea is great! That would be handy.
Mmmm...glass jars.... Love.
Pretty. And another mixer stashed away. These people aren't bakers...at least, not like me. Moving the KitchenAid in and out of the pantry every day would be a pain. Those things are heavy!
Great pantry door for the tidy pantry owner.
Organized by size. With fretwork. Dreamy.
Mixer. Lower left. Is this a trend?
A wallpapered pantry. How luxurious!
Another cute pantry door.

The owner of this pantry below gets my vote for the biggest effort in pantry planning. I wonder how many hours went into this lovely and well-stocked pantry....

Inspirational!

This is my kitchen pantry. Not as beautiful as some of the examples above, but certainly functional. And definitely a step up from some of our other houses that had no pantry at all.
I have collected a few jars for storing dry ingredients like pasta and grains. I have had more success with glass then with plastic.

I keep some of my aprons on a hook on the inside of the pantry door. Can't function without a good apron!

The home canned fruits and vegetables, as well as the store-bought ones, are in a larger pantry in the basement. We do much of our food storage seasonally; as in canning tomatoes and beans or freezing meats that we have processed about once a year. The end of summer is a busy time around here.

This is the time of year where I am cleaning out and using things up. Which is why I have "what works in food storage" on my brain. Hope you enjoy the pantry photos as much as I did. :-)







8 comments:

Elaine said...

We are so alike. I would rather ooh and aah over a girl's pantry than her purse. I too have a large family and friends over a lot so I am always cooking on the fly. If the kids invite friends last minute I will throw together drop biscuits to add to the meal and make sure everyone gets full. Love to see how others organized food storage.

Cindy said...

Your pantry looks great! It was fun to see the others too. When we added on a larger kitchen I didn't think of a pantry at the time. Wish I had. I agree about the mixer. Mine is right on the counter to be used often. I just got my Kitchen Aid last Christmas, and I love it!

PrimHearted said...

Your pantry looks great and so organized! I wish I had one. Have a great weekend!
Nadine

Angela said...

I just loved the pics you have shared...I'm slowly getting my 'pantry' set up...I also LOVE and adore glass jars...another, slowly but surely adding more too,lol.I did a post last week sharing my pantry...and talk about price matching and debt.

Blessings.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So many beautiful pantries! Love your glass jars and I'm with you, my KA sits in a place of honor in my kitchen and gets used often:@)

Dawn said...

Cathy, I too am an organizer junky! I love the glass jars in the pantry. I have a pie safe that I have converted over to hold my old jars stashed full of pasta. Id rather use something old than plastic anyday! I found your blog on someone elses, checked out your past blogs, we have many of the same decorating styles and I added you to my favs. I will be back to visit often, thanks for many inspirations!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Love Love Love pantry's too! I'm with you on not putting my mixer away...mine stays on the counter rather than being stashed away. Of course I don't have a 'room' as a pantry but maybe one day. You have a cute pantry...serves the purpose and holds lots of nice glass jars which I love too. A while back I did a post on pantry's too...there's some great inspiration out there so thanks for giving us even more great ideas! Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday...
Maura :)

Rebecca said...

I had a great time clicking on the pantry pictures and studying them. I don't have nearly the space of any of these, but I picked up some ideas that I can incorporate in the cupboards I DO have...

I really enjoyed the time I spent here in this post.

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