Saturday, June 2, 2012

~ "Where Do You Keep It All? Pantry Love- Part 3" ~

Are you one of those when you go for a visit you peek behind cabinet doors, pull out drawers to see what's inside? If you're like me you don't peek, if you're one of those that don't but secretly harbor thoughts of peeking this post is for you. Come on and peek all you want.  *WARNING* This is a long heavy loaded picture post, I hope you hang with me until the end, you're going to see things around my home you've never seen before.

Let's get started shall we? You can see right off the bat, I not only store my things inside hutch's in cabinets and drawers, I also hang them on the wall. What better way to see their beauty on a daily basis. Beginning in the kitchen many of you have seen the cream colored hutch decorated many different ways over the last few years. This is it's attire for the time being. Notice the 3 drawers? Would you like to see what's hidden inside? Ahhhh come on of course you do.
The drawers are the perfect size to store napkins for all the seasons. Napkins are color coordinated as well as seasonally.

The bottom shelf presently holds the set of white dishes as well as a few pieces Mother had given us.

Now, you know I don't do things like everyone else, I'm not a big follower of trends. A few years back the wall came out between the bedroom and kitchen to expand the size of the kitchen. The walk-in closet became my pantry. Not wanting to use and ordinary door I purchased a screen door, stained it to match the existing trim and asked Mr. P to hang it for me. He thought I was "nuts" to take a perfectly good door down to hang a screen door. To this day I would do it all over again. I love unhooking the old fashion hook to walk inside.
We found the old fashion Colonial Bread sign many years ago while antiquing at the lake. The gentleman took it right off his front door for me to buy.
Come on in and look around, I'll let these pictures speak for themselves.

Have I lost you yet? Are you worn out? OK... glad you're still with me I have a bit more to share with you. Across the kitchen above the desk I have a beautiful cabinet that originally had solid doors. We had the Minuit's make new doors and added glass so I could see my dishes.

 Moving into the dining room. I'm not sure if you've seen the small buffet piece I have. I love the extra storage as well as display area it added to the dining room.
Behind the doors.
The middle drawer is full of a few napkin ring holders.
Just to the right of the buffet sits the large hutch. The top is perfect for displaying dishes of choice, lots of drawers for goodies and more storage behind the bottom doors. I forgot to take pictures of what's in the drawers, you're probably breathing a sigh of relief, like is this girl ever going to get done????
Want to see what's behind the glass?
 I hope the glare from the Mercury glass candlesticks didn't blind you.
A few linens and amber colored wine glasses.
Behind the third door more wine glasses, some silver crystal flatware serving pieces.
I know you've seen the Wedding Curio Cabinet a few times, couldn't resist another shot.
Are you tired of being inside? Come along we'll head out to the Sun Porch for just a "short" visit. Again you've seen the antique ice box many times displayed in many different ways. However, I've never shown you the inside. This my friends is a first for blog land.
Just a few things here, to be used in the future or possibly headed to the garage sale box.
Surprised to see these little cuties? I know you didn't know I collected pigs. Go ahead and laugh I have a "few" of them.

Are you exhausted, worn out sick of looking at how I store things? And to think I didnt' even show you the linens. lol I've provided a chair with some hot coffee for you, sit back and unwind. While you're relaxing I'm going to head in and pull out some hot cookies for you.

hugs ~ Lynne ~
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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have several containers as you do for napkins, flatware...etc...
but I think there needs to be a more efficient way to store the chargers. Mine are like yours and it is always the bottom ones that I want....Plus I have had some crack from the weight of the, that needs a different way....give you something to ponder!
Thanks for the tour!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks like you are well organized.
Oldest grand and fiance are setting up housekeeping, so hoping they will help me declutter around here, cause my space ran out long ago.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Ginger said...

I loved peeking in at all your things. How fun to see where you keep it all. I like the screen door too.
I also collect pigs, but I hardly ever see any cute ones to buy. (at least here in Vegas).

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Ginger, so glad you stopped by. I started collecting pigs a while back, then they were cute and had some personality. lol Things go back around again in time, maybe they'll come out with a few.. hope you're having a great w/k. hugs ~lynne~


This are the most fun posts! I loved peeking at your things, I love your storage and your tresures!! Im all over the house too, so I,m not surprised!! Cute pig collection too. Hope you have a terrific weekend.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Girlfriend, I had sooo much fun getting a peek behind all of your beautiful closed doors! Hehe! A fabulous tour!!! Ohhh my have sooo many gorgeous dishes! I do have to have me beat! Hehe! You really do have some great storage space! Of course, I just love, love, LOVE your pantry! I also love that pretty wooden screen door! It's fabulous!!! Lynne, you have a beautiful home...sooo beautifully decorated and sooo many beautiful things! I'm so glad that you share them with us! Thank you, sweet friend!

Have a wonderfully sweet weekend and thank you again for the tour! By the way...I didn't know that you collected pigs. I think the little piggies that you showed us today are just darling!

Love ya, Darlin'!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Lynne!

I've had the most fun snooping in you cupboards! This is such a fun party because of that.

I have those same little bunny dishes with the wicker rims. But I saw many other items that I would LOVE to have.

That screen door is wonderful! I has to be so much fun to see your visitors reaction the first time they see it. I know they all have to love it too!

xoxo Bunny Jean

xoxo Bunny Jean

Rooms by Ann said...

OMG, I love it all but that walk-in is to die for, you have some fab pieces. I wish for storage like that.

Diane said...

Oh my goodness! I am so jealous of that great china closet! Everything is organized so beautifully - what fun to see it all. Thanks for sharing!

Kay Ellen said...

Holly Molly girlfriend you have the best stocked cupboards of dishes I have seen in quite awhile :))

Oh and hellooooo....I want that trophy I spied on top of your cupboard:))

The screen door was a great idea for the pantry!

Happy Pink SAturday!

Kay Ellen

Anonymous said...

Wow, Lynne, wow! You have wonderful storage areas and storage pieces. You're pretty organized too! Love your screen door and the sign on your pantry. Wish I had a pantry like that so I could use a cute door like yours. Love all of your pretty buffets and cabinets! Man, I'm green with envy!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Aledia said...

Oh my goodness Lynne!
You have some amazingly beautiful dishes housed in some gorgeous furniture!!

I truly love your pantry door and sign, so pretty!! Thank You for sharing all of your lovelies!

Have a wonderful night!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

My favorite for sure: the screen door with the bread sign! Reminds me of so many small groceries when I was growing up!
Thanks for sharing!

Marlis said...

oooh.. these are the posts I share with my husband and then he sighs in relief.. I'm just like the rest of you!!! My newest hiding/storage spot is behind books.. perfect for glasses. now i just need to remember which are on which shelves!!! lol. You really have so much storage. how wonderful and organized it really all is. have a happy weekend.. xo marlis

Dianne said...

Lynne, I love the storage area behind the screen door! We are trying to figure out how to convert a walk-in guest room closet into a storage area that has shelves around 3 walls like yours. So glad you posted that photo! I think the screen door is such a great idea. Dianne

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Oh wow Lynne,

You have some display of gorgeous dishes. I love your mercury glass candlesticks too.


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Yowsa Lynne, Amazing, amazing, amazing! My slow computer locked up loading all the photos, so I'll come back later to finish, LOL! Thanks for sharing ALL your wonderful things. Pam

Entertaining Women said...

The china room with the screen door is on my list...big time...with or without a screen door, but I do love yours. Beautiful collection...was that the Spode Byron that I spotted? Such a gorgeous pattern. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

You are so organized. Love everything. I am making a wish list.

Robin said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the behind the scene tour of your dish and glass storage. I'm really impressed with your pantry. It looks like a gift shop! I guess that screen door keeps you on your toes! You really have beautiful things. Thanks so much for sharing!

Robn Flies South

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful to see where you keep it all! Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Barbara said...

I really enjoyed seeing all your storage. You are so organized. I just love the idea of the screen door! So cute!

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

I love your screen door. You have lots of pretties. Stopping by from Seasonal Sundays.