Here's the door to my pantry. If you are thinking that I am going to show
you a beautifully staged pantry, think again. I am showing you this because
life is not perfect, and I am not either. My Mom was a master organizer and
all her cupboards, her pantry and her drawers were neat and tidy. Sadly, I
did not inherit this tendency. You will not be seeing a pretty pantry
(although I would like one).
Do you still want to take a look inside??? Still with me???
Okay ~ here goes, but don't say I didn't warn you ;-)
It's not pretty ~ no lined shelves. It's not organized ~ items are placed here
and there and who knows what can be found???
Too much of some things, not enough of others. Take these cute little condiment jars. Every
time we stay at an Omni Hotel and we order room service, our sandwiches and hamburgers
always come with them. I can never resist bringing one or two home with me. I keep
thinking how great they will be to bring along on a picnic. It's been so hot, there is no
way we want to picnic, so it's time to use a few of these up.
This shelf is a miss mash of stuff. coffee, parsley flakes, EVOO, a new bottle
of soy sauce, hummingbird nectar, Cream of Wheat, red pepper flakes and a
vintage Saltines tin.
Oatmeal, Cheerios, peanuts and Ritz crackers.
Hot sauce, maple syrup, mint jelly and our favorite salsa.
Chips, tonic water, Bentley's crunchies (dry dog food) and potatoes.
A box full of assorted light bulbs.
And lastly ~ this pitiful little storage rack the previous owner attached
to the back of the pantry door, that currently stores straws.
I both want and need to make better sense of this space. It will help
to make my shopping easier when I can see what's missing. It will
be more uplifting to open up a pantry that is both pretty AND organized.
Oh and one more thing, I want to paint the pantry door with chalk
board paint so I can easily write my weekly shopping list.
There you have it ~ my imperfect pantry. Life is not always
perfect, although I wish it were. However, I am determined to
make this space a pretty, cheerful and practical one.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley