Monday, April 18, 2011

Pantry Boxes

Good Monday morning everyone. I am so glad to see you and it is such a pretty morning here. You know what? It won't be long until we can have our coffee on the porch or patio. Won't that be fun? Enough of what we will do,  let's get our coffee and have a little visit. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Deb and Carols. They both love their homes and it shows.
Well I told you I was going to paint my porch and I did. I don't have it decorated yet, but hopefully next visit we will have a new backdoor picture. I need to get it decorated and I will. After I painted Wednesday I was attacked by a horrible virus!  See, I knew painting was bad for you!lol I have been sick for almost a week. I do not like being sick, but am better now. Enough of that! I wanted to share my small collection of Pantry Boxes with you. I love boxes as you know.(another addiction), but pantry boxes were used for so many things. They fascinate me.
These three are displayed in the great room. The little one has written in old script, soda. Some housewife was certainly organized! The larger one has something  stamped on top.
These two are my favorites. They have the prettiest patina on them. It doesn't show up as nice as it looks. I got them from my friend Marsha, at Corner Antiques. Why do we always have a favorite in our collections?
These two are full of spices. I try to use most everything. (The firkins are full too. The smaller one spices, the larger one corn meal). One of these has soda stamped on it. The other is bright pink inside and I bought it in Maine two years ago.
This one is full of bay leaves. See things can be useful as well as decorative.
Not an old one, but I love it. The color is so pretty. It is from the Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Ky.
You know what is in it? My beautiful fall bowl fillers from Sarah.(All Roads Lead Home) They are safe in there.
These are some Deb painted and gave me years ago. They are on my dresser and I keep costume jewelry in them. That is all of my Pantry Boxes. I don't buy them now because I just have too much stuff! I will buy more, but they have to call my name. I think a collection should be something you really love.Otherwise why collect them? One of the things I enjoy about prim friends is the fact we love "things" but know it isn't about "things." We know what is important in life. We have our priorities straight, we just enjoy the icing on the cake.
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door again, where life is good. I can't wait until our next visit.


  1. I agree we love things but it's the people and simplicity that count.Love your pantry boxes.I've been searching for some reasonable old ones but they are hard to find.Always enjoy my visit.Warm Blessings!~Amy


  3. Betty,
    I am so sorry you were not well but glad you are feeling better.

    You have the best collections. I am collecting old pantry boxes now myself. I love old wood!!

    Have a great day and thanks for the coffee!

  4. So glad you are on the mend. Love the pantry boxes and the fact that you actually use them. Enjoyed my visit. Off to play with granddaughter and have supper out with the family. Have a blessed week.

  5. Hi Betty, Glad you are better, can't wait to see your newly painted porch. I also love pantry boxes, they are hard to find. Take care of yourself. Vicky

  6. Betty, so sorry you have been sick, but glad you are feeling better.

    I love your pantry boxes - you have a wonderful collection!


  7. Betty, I love your pantry boxes. That is something I don't have! I love them, but really have no room to display them. I wouldn't pass up one at a bargain price, though! Can't wait to see the finished porch!

  8. Glad you are starting to feel better, Betty! You have the best collections! thanks for sharing your pantry boxes.

  9. Hi Betty,
    I am sorry you are under the weather! It has been tough, the weather can't decide what season it is!
    I LOVE the pantry boxes! All of them are simply beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. Dear Betty,
    How nice that you got your porch painted....but too bad about the virus. I surely hope that you are feeling better now. You have a wonderful collection of boxes. How nice!

    When we left home on March 24th my house was still decorated with my St. Patrick's Day decorations. I was really busy sewing for my grandkids. I thought we would be home by April 6th in plenty of time to decorate for Easter and Spring. Here it is April 20th and I am still stuck in a hospital in Utah.
    Now I wish that I had taken down my St. Pat decorations and put out my spring decor before I left.

    I am from CA. I did not know about Prim decor until I met Linda from Behind my red door. Now I feel like I missed out. I so enjoy seeing all of the beautiful Prim homes like yours.

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me words of encouragement. I was really down recently.I couldn't keep back the tears because I felt like I couldn't face the pain and the long road to recovery any longer..

    I asked God to help me find new strength to face my recovery with smiles. I believe that God answered that prayer though my sweet blog friend Linda from Behind my red door... and you.
    When I woke up the yesterday morning and I found that Linda had sent so many of her blog friends to cheer me up, I was amazed. My heart is really touched as I read the comments. How can I be sad when so many good people like you, who don't even know me, are praying for me and wishing me well.
    I read and re-read the comments. They are an answer to my prayers. Thank you. You have helped me find my smile again.

    I hope that you will drop by my blog again. I am happy to get to know you. Thank you for taking the time to brighten my day. Hugs, Lura

  11. Betty thank you for visiting my blog, I came upon yours the other day but didn't leave a comment. I went and looked at your picturetrail, I love your home, its so warm and inviting! I love your pewter collection it is gorgeous, someday I may own a piece!! I hope you are feeling better and that you and your family have a wonderfully Blessed Easter weekend!!


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