Friday, February 01, 2008
Part I: Pride Goeth Before A Fall -- Literally
Part II -- Shallow pantry shelves -- Suggestions anyone?
Part I: Some of our relatives followed us home from an extended family dinner so that they could see the new paint and arrangement of our living room/dining room. I had consulted the women for ideas, and I was eager to show off the results.
I was the first to enter the living room. What did I see but the great mirror that had been above our mantel lying on the floor, and a Chinese ginger jar, which had belonged to my parents, lying in smithereens on the hearth. I had inherited the French style mirror and have painted it a couple of different times to suit two different decorating phases. The wood at the top chipped in the fall, but I hope I can repair it.
I was totally bewildered how such a heavy mirror could suddenly tumble down from the mantel after staying put for seven years. But, our cat's nervous behavior led me to believe that she was a culprit in the mess. I must have pushed the mirror a little off balance when I set the jar up there, and she must have jumped onto the mantel and knocked it off.
Oh, well. It's just stuff. But, I did like that jar and mirror.
Part II: Sundrenched Moments has organized the pantry I'd love to have, and she did a great job on her fridge, as well. (Are those pink aprons or tablecloths hanging at the top -- pink in a pantry. How blissful!) I do have many of my things in glass canisters already, and I do try to group like things together, as she did. I'd like to go for an old-fashioned store kind of look, with pretty antique looking labels like Sundrenched's or like the ones I saw on a segment of Martha Stewart.
However, my pantry is a little unusual in dimension, I think. The five shelves are 48 inches long and 8 inches deep. Underneath the bottom shelf, I stash a three-tier rolling storage cart on the left and my bread maker on the right.
Does anyone else have a similar style pantry? If so, would you mind sharing how you have organized yours?
Once I get my living room curtains made, I'm going to tackle pantry organization, so I'd love any ideas you might have.