Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday (Pantry) Nook


Posted this on my 'House' Facebook Page the other day. 
Got me thinking about pantries...


You could never buy a tin of tomatoes in a red can, could you?


All oldie but a goodie, one of my long time favourites....
... all that glass and white stuff.... and the clock and the blackboard.


Spice door! Bit clever.


Someone's been busy!

Image source has been lost over time ... but it's on my Pinterest page

Have always loved this....a pantry thoroughfare.... great idea... and I love the lights... of course.


Love this. Don't know how practical it would be. 
I can't stand opening and closing cupboards all the time.


Drooled over this on Pinterest, thinking it was wallpaper. 
Kek informed me it was a stencil!


This is rather lovely. Throw in a shaker door and you've got me.


Love this little nook. Looks like it's been dug out below the house... with the brick wall and the low ceiling. Very tidy because there's no food. Food must be out of shot.

Wow, all that stuff is in storage... I'm livin' lean! 
Actually if I remember correctly, I gave those storage jars away to Givit, just after the floods when I radically decluttered my life.

I have an overwhelming desire to put the fridge in the pantry like I did last time. It just worked. Am I allowed to do the same thing again? I don't think I'd do stainless steel pantry bench tops again. I didn't have a hope of keeping them presentable when I found a spade chucked on them during the house construction. Started out with scratches. 

There are heaps more drool worthy pantries over on my Kitchen Pinterest Board HERE.

Must go. Run, school, shed and then morning tea with some friends to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Any excuse to get out!

Happy Monday!
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22 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVED your old pantry! One of the few things I compromised on in this house was the pantry size and I've regretted it every single day.

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  2. Thanks A-M for all of these awesome pantry ideas, I posted a few of these beauties only the other day! great minds think alike! lol I have now expanded my files. Again. Have fun at your morning tea watching the Queen!
    x Jode

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  3. Oh my! I have pantry love! My pantry is a walk-in, walk-through from the garage to the kitchen and it functions really well. It's a great size and is way better than the one I had in the first house we built! I just love it. There's a couple of things I'd do differently but not too much, one of them would be to put the fridge and freezer in there for sure! Does this become inconvenient though? I really like the idea. Just love the pics you've used!

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  4. My pantry looks very boring compared to these. I can't decide which I like the best. We have a fantastic giveaway on our blog today. Check it out here.
    http://somethinggorgeous.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/adairs-giveaway.html

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  5. I love pantries so much, A-M! I bought a little two bedroom unit four years ago and one of the major selling points was my walk in pantry. Such a luxury in such a tiny little space but with that and a bath and a separate laundry, I don't feel quite so claustrophobic!

    Some gorgeous images there, my dear! I could never upload a photo of my pantry - it's such a mess! My housemate has just moved out, so time to tidy up me thinks!

    xo

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  6. I love pantries so much, A-M! I bought a little two bedroom unit four years ago and one of the major selling points was my walk in pantry. Such a luxury in such a tiny little space but with that and a bath and a separate laundry, I don't feel quite so claustrophobic!

    Some gorgeous images there, my dear! I could never upload a photo of my pantry - it's such a mess! My housemate has just moved out, so time to tidy up me thinks!

    xo

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  7. This post makes my heart race with excitement!

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  8. so the third from tbe bottom - the big bench top appliance to the left - stainless ... espresso machine?? unsure ... loving the pantry hall - how clever - must have no babes under three in that house - can you imagine it - in out in out, off, out, in out on the floor :) hee hee le

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  9. They are all gorgeous of course, it would have to be big for a fridge though! An auto/ sensor sliding door is fab if you hate closing doors, which I would have in an instant!

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  10. Sigh, when I grow up I want a proper walk-in pantry. We have the staircase to downstairs taking up a massive amount of floor space in my kitchen (a U-return!) forcing it into a galley style - so I cook with my back to my back deck. So silly. Oh, how I want to move those stairs. I have just the space for them (an enclosed front verandah that I use as my office, but would be perfect. Now, how much to move staircases. Hmmmm. It's on the dream big list!

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  11. Dearest lovely A-M, so much drool, sigh worthy inspiration...love love love....just sent you an email...thank -you again for your post...email/ call me soon xxx Katherine

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  12. Oh to have one of these pantries!

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  13. I scratch my head and wonder what on earth the previous owners were thinking when I look at my kitchen! We have the space for a big walk-in pantry in one corner, yet they put in a silly little utility cupboard instead. I can't wait until I can revamp it to my specifications!

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  14. Something about a functional, organised pantry shot that I just love! We always want what we haven't got...

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  15. All tottaly gorgoeus and as far away from my pantry-in-a-cupboard that I have in this rental as it is possible to get! Enjoy your celebration!
    Clare x

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  16. Great ideas here A-M! Yes I too love those lights, are you able to locate some?
    ~Jo

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  17. I can only dream of having a Martha Stewart style colour coordinated pantry, but not sure I could manage shopping for all my groceries with colour code restrictions. Great inspiration though. That's the best thing about building from scratch, you can incorporate one of these custom designed to your needs rather than the rather pokey pantry I had to make do with in our reno.

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  18. That 6th picture is Emerson's (of Emersonmade/Emerson Fry fame). She said: "We designed our pantry so that everything would be visible. We have mostly unrefined ingredients because we don’t eat sugar, flour and processed ingredients so we just line it all up in here and grab what we need."

    I don't know what I would do without sugar, but I guess having a pantry that looks like that helps :)

    Here's a link:
    http://www.designsponge.com/2010/03/sneak-peek-emersonmade-2.html

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  19. A girlfriend of mine has a sensor light in her walk in pantry! Genius! I'm doing when we build.

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  20. These pics make me drool..! :-)

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  21. Thank you for what is yet ANOTHER timely post. I love that you are planning another "House" while I am planning a major up-and-under renovation. You are leading and I am following in your expert wake!

    I'm planning a walk-in butler's pantry, so I'm wondering about having a small sink and the dishwasher in it. Could work? I think with the food, small appliances and multitude of dishes (I have them going back to both of my Scottish grandmothers and even great-grandmothers!), I won't fit in the fridge. The other exciting thing is trebling my island bench space - it's going to be what the design consultant called a 'mortician's slab'. Makes me grimace and giggle at the same time...

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  22. Good Morning A-M
    My OH has been fabricating and installing stainless steel benchtops for 35 years. They aren't meant to be pristine - they are work surfaces. But I know how good they look when they are new and you just want to keep them that way! The scratches are easily polished out.

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