Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pantry Dreams

Back in the early days of my blog, I regularly participated in Frugal Friday at Biblical Womanhood. In looking back I did 57 of those posts! I thought it would be a good idea to repost some of the oldest ones, especially when I've got a busy morning and no blog idea in sight!

Here's one that goes along with the posts I have been doing this week. I hope you enjoy the re-post.

I love looking at pictures of pantries and thought you might like to see these pictures I found in a couple of library books. Having a pantry is a very frugal and economical thing to do and getting ideas from other pantries can be very helpful in getting motivated.

These books were published in the early eighties. I checked out several "organizing books" and noted that none of the newer books had information about pantries.

This is a quote from one page:

"The larder is an old-fashioned idea that's worth a second look. The handsome built-in storehouses featured here are great for cooks who like to stockpile canned and packaged foods when they're on special at the supermarket or who buy large quantities of their favorite fruits and vegetables at height-of-the-season prices.

If your larder is primarily for fresh produce, its best to keep it cool and dark. Use wire shelves or vents to the outdoors (cover them with fine window-screenmesh) to keep air circulating, and avoid storing any bruised or damaged produce."

So being frugal by having a pantry, aka a larder, is definitely not a new idea. But, most of us don't have pantries like these, so we have to make do with what ever we have. Any cabinet, closet or box can be the start of your own pantry.

Here's a post about my pantry with pictures that I did for Frugal Friday once before.

I hope these pictures will give you some great ideas for creating a pantry/larder or for improving the one you already have.

I especially like the pictures that have shelves for cookbooks.


Granny said...

I love the picture of the pantry with the baskets on the right full of produce. Great post. Have a good day.

Pen Pen said...

Oh my! I wish I had a pretty pantry!! I had never heard it called a 'larder' until Elizabeth Q. called it that one time. :o)

Rhonda said...

I LOVE pantries!! :)

Denise said...

I love pantries, too, especially well organized and well STOCKED ones! Love your post, I have a pantry it's just down the hall instead of in the kitchen area and it doesn't look as nice as any of the ones pictured.

Have a wonderfuly weekend.

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