Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The kitchen pantry...

Have I ever told you that the little farmhouse has a pantry?


Well, it does. See it there on the other side of the kitchen table? It's the walk-in kind with shelves and even an counter and some cabinets. I seemed to have overlooked this little room in all my days of show and tell. It's sort of like a little grocery store. Okay, okay. I promise to take more pictures and invite you in for a close-up. Soon.

The Fella and I take turns organizing the shelves. We are weird like that. We are also both Capricorns (read anal) and at 6'5 (him) and 5'6 (me) have a different perspective on what goes where.

Does your kitchen have a pantry?

30 comments:

Marcia said...

Mine does not. But my parents house does and my mom stuffed so much things in there it was hard to find anything. LOL. But a pantry is a bonus and I hope my next home has one.

Hope you are doing well! I've missed you. Have a great week.

Snappy Finger said...

My kitchen has 2 pantries. One was meant to be a laundry closet, but the builder made another small room (originally to be a small office) into the laundry room, so the extra space in the kitchen then became a 2nd pantry instead of a laundry closet. Good idea because I would NEVER want my laundry area in the kitchen! ugh.

Snappy Di

Dee said...

Yes, mine does have a pantry...I have a (messy) walkin pantry off of my laundry room for the larger items, like small appliances, entertaining pieces, and extra dishes. Then I have a smaller pantry in my kitchen that holds the overstock of food and a few decorative things. It has a screen door on it. It is like a little room. You can see it on my blog sidebar in the photo album or scroll down through the posts, I actually did a whole post on it! Thanks for sharing, I love how organized you are!

The Cottage Girl said...

We did not have a pantry, so we built one in the corner where an extra set of 4 steps lead to the dining room. It is the best thing we could do for more storage. The appraiser did not give us any credit for it when we refinanced. It was just considered a closet and lost the square footage.

The Cottage Girl said...

We did not have a pantry, so we built one in the corner where an extra set of 4 steps lead to the dining room. It is the best thing we could do for more storage. The appraiser did not give us any credit for it when we refinanced. It was just considered a closet and lost the square footage.

Jayme said...

I grew up with a pantry, and my old apartment in Chicago had a pantry when I was first married. I LOVED IT! I sure wish I had one now. From what I have been told, this old 1869 farmhouse I'm in now had a pantry, but it became a bathroom when plumbing was installed! Makes sense why my bathroom is right in the kitchen. :o/ I have a makeshift one now in the office.

Nothing like a pantry.

Diva Kreszl said...

My doesn't...but I've always wanted one! I'm so jealous

Kim's Treasures said...

I do have a pantry but nothing as fabulous as yours! You hit the jackpot with your little home! :-)

Songbirdtiff said...

It seems to be the areas that people don't normally get to see that I find most interesting. Closets and pantries are fascinating. :)

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

OMG that has such character. I love it. I guess it is best that I don't have one because I would obsess over how it looks and with three kids it wouldn't look good most of the time! Maybe someday.

Living on the Spit said...

Having a pantry makes life so much easier...I would never live without one!!!

Farmchick said...

Yes--our kitchen has a pantry--I organize and three kids and a hubby mess it up! LOL

Love your kitchen chairs...where did you find them?? Did you paint them yourself??

Stop over and see our fields of beautiful sunflowers. :)

Rambling Girl said...

Yep, I sure do and so glad to have one...it is so easy to just throw something in there and then come back and fix the way it should go...it is a great lifesaver!

shara said...

your house is beautiful and i enjoying seeing all it has to offer... it looks like a place i could fall in love with and never want to leave. i am laughing about the part you said about you and your honey being anal people and organizing... my husband and i are both extrememly anal retentive and are both january babies.... enjoy the beauty that surrounds you and have a blessed day!

Leslie said...

Two Capricorns in one house? That must make life interesting! I am one too (1/11)... though your house looks way more organized than mine these days. I think I'm slipping. And I sure wish I had a pantry like that. Somehow regular cupboards just don't compare.

Diane said...

Hi, no pantry in my 70's home ); but we did have one growing up. I loved it!
Hugs, Diane

Linda said...

Yes! Love, love, LOVE my pantry!

Jemm said...

No, mine doesn't and I am SO jealous!!

Flat Creek Farm said...

My first visit, and I definitely shall return :) Love the pantry! We have a 'pantry cabinet' and that's it. I'm such a stock-up grocery buyer, we really need a walk-in pantry. Someday! -Tammy

Brenda said...

Well, not a big walk-in one mine doesn't have! I'm so envious! You've been holding out on us, Kim. A walk-in pantry. Wow! I am completely impressed.
Brenda

Elise said...

Yes, I have a pantry and LOVE it!! It is not of the walk-in variety like you have, but its big and awesome!! I do want to add some cuteness to it soon...
Can't wait to see close-up photos of your pantry!!
Elise

laurie -magpie ethel said...

No pantry in my kitchen. I do have an old ironing board cabinet that has been turned into a spice rack. Capricorn on this end too (Jan 5th) so my spices are alphabetized. Hubby once reorganized them to get them to fit "better" -- didn't know they were organized from A-Z. He knows BETTER now...don't mess with my cabinets.

Denise said...

My kitchen has a pantry but it's tiny... it's really just a cupboard. I used to have a walk-in pantry in a previous house, wish I still had one as big. Yours looks amazing. :)

Dogwood said...

Oh, I am so jealous of all of you that are lucky enough to have a pantry. I have never had a pantry and only once a laundry room. I do love our 2 car attached garage which we are working on getting very organized. That is an advantage of all the fabulouse older homes. Enjoy.

beck said...

I have serious pantry envy. In our old house we had a great walk in one but this house has a large 'cupboard' which is impractical and annoying. Oh how I crave for a lovely, white pantry like yours. Can I come over and help sort with you? That would be pantry love by proxy, no? xo

traci said...

pantries are the best. we have one. it used to be a little bathroom right. we went to remodel it about 15 years ago and realized we didn't need 3 bathrooms in this house, especially one connected to the kitchen. so it became the pantry. love it!

Cowgirl in the City said...

our little nest has a pantry, but not nearly as cool and organized as yours! :) I'm jealous!

Growing up my parents had a mudroom pantry, a whole room! Which looking back on, was probably bigger than my kitchen now. Sigh.

Since the pantry opens off of the dining room, isn't it called a butler's pantry or butler's closet?

glimpse of my world said...

Hey girlie....are we still having the rooster parade tomorrow?? Did you remove the button and mr linky?
i have mine posted... come over and enter my give a way!!

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

OH how I'd love to have that pantry! Please show more pictures soon! And to have a counter and cabinet IN the pantry is a bonus! Feel lucky!

Dena said...

Okay, that's it...I'm convinced you have a magical place over there. Every time I visit I see something I want. I need a pantry now (and a clothes line, and some super cute apron finds...oh and my very own country cozy store)!!

Hugs,
Dena