I took a few photos to show you before re-filling the shelves with assorted tins and packets. I am on holiday from work this week, the sun is out again and I am going to try and catch up with a few more jobs as well as have a few days out including a day with my mum at a spa as a treat for her 60th.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Tulips From Amsterdam
Last night I tackled my pantry. This always seems such a daunting task, emptying it out and cleaning all the shelves. However once it is done I feel an enormous sense of satisfaction with everything arranged in an orderly fashion. I do love having a a pantry, my grandma had one in her house and it was where she kept sweets and biscuits as well as her homemade cakes amongst other things. Anyway after cleaning it all out I remembered a little stash of vintage American shelf papers I had bought a few years ago and shoved in a drawer. The papers all have different patterned edges which you fold over to hang over the edge of the shelf. I particularly like the cheerful Dutch pattern with clogs and tulips so decided to give it ago and I am very happy with it although my daughter thinks it is 'weird ' ! It seems I am a continual source of embarrassment for my teenage daughter whose friends have 'normal' mums who like brand new houses and furniture and sleek fitted kitchens. Oh well I tell myself she will understand and appreciate when she is older.