Friday, April 26, 2013

"Tidy Baking Pantry" Inspiration ~ Pantry Series


This cheerful space created by a very sweet reader (using our pantry labels) is sure to inspire…


This is what she shares about this special area in her home:
"When we purchased my great-grandmother's house in 1997, it was in great need of renovating, which we have been working on ever since. This shabby metal cabinet is the only thing that now remains of the original kitchen, and it is still serving a purpose keeping all of my baking supplies organized and pretty."
"The jars with the silver lids with the knobs on top are from Target, the rest are all reused from other products, some are newer and some are pretty old."
"Inside the cupboard, I keep all of my baking essentials. I like to make my own baking mixes for muffins, cornbread, pancake mix and biscuits and I've found the easiest way to store and use them is quart size wide mouth canning jars with a simple label on the lid."
"This is also a good place to make extracts since it's cool and dark inside. The paper bag on the right is my current vanilla extract in progress. The bag assures that it's nice and dark. The jar in the center is my finished vanilla extract that we are currently using. The small jar on the left is my newest project, lemon extract."
Isn't her baking pantry charming?  I hope you enjoyed your "tour" as much as I did! Thank you Melissa!


Here is how she applied our labels to her jars: First, she printed them onto printer paper and cut them to size. Next, she cut pieces of clear contact paper (about 1/2 an inch larger all around). She placed the pantry label onto the sticky side of the contact paper and carefully affixed them to her containers.

You will find Melissa's other beautiful projects in pictures here.

Did you spruce up your space with some of our printable labels? Please email me with your photos as I would love to see your prettified places. Happy homemaking!

29 comments:

  1. What a fabulous job she did!! Her space is very inspiring... I have never been good at organizing. Although I try. This space has given me some great ideas. I think I will give them a try.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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    1. Wonderful! I think that "seeing" really helps to form vision to tackle some of our jobs :) Have a wonderful weekend ~ JES

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  2. Aw, you did such a lovely job sharing my space, thank you so much!! Blessings, Melissa

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    1. Your photos are what made it shine :) Thanks again for sharing with us a little piece of your home ~ JES

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  3. Wow, I think I'd enjoy cooking more if my pantry looked like that. Thanks for sharing Melissa here today. I have a similar stack of vintage tablecloths (which I use). Always something inspiring to see or learn at Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. ~ Abby

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    1. Thank you Abby, I'd say her pantry inspires the cook and baker in us all :) We love the vintage tablecloths in our home too. Thanks for sharing. ~ JES

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  4. Love how organized it is and that she uses so many scratch ingredients. I'll bet she can always find what she needs!

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  5. My, you are organized, and your cupboard is so neat and pretty!! That lights a fire under me to get my pantry in order. Lately, I have let it get a bit untidy. Not at all like Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle!! Ohh...

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    1. Yes Jacqueline, Melissa did a beautiful job organizing! Don't be too hard on yourself… Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle would understand that you are a bit busy right now :)

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  6. What a lovely pantry - so pretty and organized! I think I would be in it all the time if I had a pantry like that :) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. I agree Stephanie, Melissa made a happy place :)

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  7. I am on information overload! I have recently found your site and since I'm on the couch sick since yesterday, I have tried to read every single post! I'm going to have to slow down and try it all again. There is so much good information here, I don't know where to start!

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    1. Make yourself at home here :) and I hope you feel better soon :) Nice to "meet" you! ~ JES

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  8. Oh, my, how I LOVE this pantry and wish I could have a baking cabinet like this. Love it Melissa!

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    1. Didn't she do a beautiful job!

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  9. I think I just found a new use for my antique Hoosier cupboard. Thanks for the great idea!

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  10. Thanks for adding this to From the Farm! I have chosen this one as my favorite and will feature it next week!

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  11. When you are almost out of an ingredient...such as quinoa....and you buy more quinoa but don't want to fill up your jar right away to prevent having the old stuff on the bottom....where do you store the new bag until
    the jar is empty?

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    1. Great question! I don't know about Melissa (the one whose lovely tidy baking pantry is shown in this particular post) but I store our "overflow" bags in a plastic basket in our utility room. This is something I am also trying to fine-tune better for our pantry...

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  12. What an appealing pantry! Everything is easy to see and identify... and I like the dishtowels at the top...they add something to the scene. :)

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  13. What a lovely pantry! Loved all the jars and the fact that you make your own mixes!

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  14. What an amazing pantry. I love the organization of it.

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  15. Those incredible bowls remind me so much of my grandma I am almost tearing up :) I love this pantry! Sammi | Grounded & Surrounded

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  16. Oh, I remember this beautiful pantry - it was an inspiration to me when I first saw it and once again it has inspired me! Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  17. Food really is beautiful isn't it:)

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  18. Love this! It really is beautiful, and I really appreciate the fact that she's stored everything she needs to bake in one place. I keep telling my self that I want to start making my own mixes, but haven't gotten around to it. After seeing Melissa's pantry I'm feeling a little inspired.

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