When we were designing our new house, the pantry was high on my priority list. Andrew and I have lived in 4 other places during the course of our 10 year marriage and I have never had more than 3 shelves for a pantry. In our last house, I used the cabinets in my laundry room to store food…no room at all.
I knew I wanted a chandelier in my pantry (because why not?!?!), a Flemish glass door, and I knew I wanted open shelving like Monica and Rachel had on Friends…
…it just looks like some good cookin’ goes on in that kitchen :).
This is looking in with the door open. My walls are a blue-grey color and my counters are black granite. I had my friend Amy make me a piece of subway art with my favorite dessert recipes on it and I have a step stool for reaching some higher shelves.
That Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake in the center is the recipe that started the whole Mix and Match Mama brand :).
On one side of the pantry, I have our food items.
These are my baking ingredients…
…and putting chalkboard stickers on jars is about as crafty as I get :).
On the other side of the kitchen, I have cabinets and drawers underneath the counter for storage and then our most used appliances sit on the counter (with the exception of my Keurig…it sits out in the kitchen in my coffee bar area).
I keep our every day dishes and serving pieces in the upper cabinets.
And that’s it…my pantry.
It’s really and truly one of my very favorite spots in our house.
Speaking of food…
…my Meatloaf Burgers are on the menu tonight! Yummy and simple too!
And listen ladies…I was up at 4:30 this morning shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! For cardholders, the sale begins today (for everyone else, it begins on the 18th)!!
Don’t forget, this is new fall merchandise at a discounted price. I’m buying Christmas gifts galore right now (and maybe a thing for two for myself as well).
Happy Thursday friends!