Monday, April 6, 2009

A Little Addition to My Pantry

A week ago, Jason and I were putting up groceries after shopping (something I'm so glad when we do it together) when Jason remarked about how many spices we had in the pantry and how much space they used in the pantry. We didn't have room to put all the groceries (not that we had alot of groceries...we just didn't have alot of room). I also use that pantry (the bottom shelf) for our most-used homeschooling books....things we pull out everyday. Anyway, he said, "We could hang a spice rack on the inside of this door, and it would make alot more room". And of course, he said he could make it! And of course, I thought that was an excellent idea! I ALWAYS think it's an excellent idea when I hear, "I could make......." :)

Well I actually forgot about it this week because I didn't write it down on my "wish list". But this Saturday, Jason was out in the yard working and I "missed" him for awhile and wondered where he was....well he was out in the shop and whipped me up a spice rack! But it's not just any old spice rack, he added a place at the top for my bread too!

Isn't it great? He hung it for me this evening and I feel so pampered. It looks like I'm quite the chef! lol!

It really created more room in the pantry. Now I just need to get in there and weed out and clean up and organize! So what do you think of my spick rack? :)


And just in case you haven't seen it, Beth is having a great spring giveaway over on her blog, Raggedy Angel. Be sure and click over and check it out! (I already have plans for it in my house though)!


I hope you all have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by! :)


Walking on Sunshine... said...

I absolutely love your new spice rack. And I love the bread at the top. I'm always looking where to put my bread and usually keep it in the refrig! Love the color on your door as well!!! Happy Monday!

CozyCoops Corner said...

I LOVE it! That turned out great and what a good idea for adding more room and organization! I love your bowl rack I see in the picture too! Have a great Monday Tammy!

Lisa said...

Tammy - I am kinda new to your blog and must say that I LOVE your spice rack and even more so love your rack with your wooden bowls on it. Do you mind me asking what color your doors are?

Have a great week!!

~ Lisa

Granny said...

I love both the spice rack and bowl rack. I always say that you can never have too much storage space.

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

My favorite is the place where you put the bread. Mine is always just sitting on the counter, or on top of the toaster or refrigerator.....that looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

Shellmo said...

That spice rack is great - you can see and reach your spices easily. I also love that he made a space for your bread on top - perfect!

Leslie said...

Great spice and bread rack.
I like the bowl rack as well.
You are a lucky lady to have such a sweet husband !

Betsy said...

Love the spice rack, what a great use of space. Great job to your hubby, too.
Have a great day.

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

WOW! That is the most awesome spice rack I have ever seen! And so great that he incuded a place to put your bread! That hubby of your's is so talented. All of you are! What a perfect team you make!
Have a great week, Tammy!

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...

Love your spice rack. You have such a handy husband.

P.S. Where on earth does blogger get their word verifications at??? This comment's verification word is "FARTY" *chuckle* What a hoot.

Carmen C. said...

WOW~ that pantry is awesome, and I love your spice rack!!! Yes, with all those, looks like you are a world renowned chef, lol!

Cathy said...

Oh that is so awesome!!!! Your Jason is so very talented!! It looks great!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Tammy, what a great idea and it turned out wonderful. This is definitely a space and shelf saver. He should market those.

Zaroga said...

Tammy, I totally love it. Wish I had room for one. I don't have a pantry closet. I sure do miss having one. My spices are on lazy susan turn-table in the cabinet.

Tami said...


I is absolutely wonderful, love that your hubby made it for you too!

Have a great week!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Wow, your DH did a great job also on the bowl rack which I'm still in love with:) The place for the bread is just pure genius, I'd have never thought of that!

Enjoy it Tammy you so deserve it:)

Susan said...

How wonderful. I especially like the bread slot on top.

wrcdgc said...

Love, Love, Love it! Is there anything this man can't make. It's perfect and he made a place for the bread. I hate when the bread gets smashed. What a wonderful husband you have there Ms. Tammy!

The kitchen looks great by the way.:)


The Whites said...

That is wonderful! We have a spice cabinet, but I would live to have a shelf inside my pantry door to hold some other little odds and ends.

It's so fun to have a talented hubby. I love it when Darrell makes something for me that I've asked for.


Black Sheep Lisa said...

How sweet is that man of yours! that looks awesome, what a great idea for the bread too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love your spice rack, Tammy.. That is so neat, so creative and easy to get to... I have all of my spices in a drawer --and a rack like yours would be SO much better. Congrats!!!

Have a great day/week.

Let's hope for no damage here the next couple of days due to the upcoming freeze.

Debbie @ said...

Tammy, wowee kazowee. I love this. It just turned out great. Now everything is organized. Great hubby you have there!

Sharon said...

I love the new spice rack. It is so nice to have a hubby that can make things on our wish list.
The idea for a bread space is a bonus.
Have a great day.
God bless

UPON A HILL said...

You are very blessed. Jason is so creative. That is a really neat idea with the bread holder above the spices. You are blessed to have a big pantry anyway, I wish I had one that big.

Wendi said...

Love the spice rack. It is so great to have a handy husband!

Down Willow Lane said...

Sorry!I'm still laughing from Evening Shade Morning Latte's comment about the verification word!!!
The spice rack looks great Tammy! Have a happy Monday!x

Raggedy Angel said...

Now that is a good Man! I love it!
Thanks for posting my giveaway.

Anonymous said...

OK I am so jealous!!

anyway, now that you have a place for your spices, did you check the expiration dates? I think McCormick has a thing on their website that you can check to see when your spice was made. I actually had some from the early 90's!! yikes...needless to say, I have alot less spices in my cabinet and it looks great. So little by little, I will replace them. Some I rarely used anyway.

you are truly one lucky lady!!

Jill from NY

Anonymous said...

I forgot to add something when checking the spices....on the website, it will either ask for the code from the bottom of the bottle or the city where it was made. On the spice bottle it will give the address of where the spice was made. There are only two cities to choose from. Then it will tell you the year the spice was made.

Jill from NY

Lauren said...

Wow! What a wonderful hubby you have:) He is quite the handyman...and very smart to add the bread part too! I also love that bowl rack...that's something on my own wish list:)

Michele said...

Hi Tammy ~ I'm so jealous...I love your new spice rack! What a keeper that hubby of yours is! It looks wonderful!


Leslie said...

That is absolutely awesome! Your hubby makes you some of the best gifts ever. I know that it's something simple like a spice rack to some but it's something that will make you smile every time you use it :)

Have a great day!


Happily Ever After said...

LOVE IT. My hubby may have to copy I complain every time I get a spice out of the cabinet. Acutally that just happened less than 30 minutes ago. Just this weekend I looked for a basket to house my spices so I could put it in the pantry. Think I like this idea better. Absolutely fabulous!



Sandy said...

I love your spice rack! What a great idea. Now if I only had a pantry door to do the same...LOL. Instead hubby takes up over half of the cupboard with all his spices. He's the cook, not me...LOL.
I had to laugh when you said the top shelf was for your bread...I would never reach it...LOL

Can't wait to see what hubby will make you next...

Joy said...

Wow, it looks great. Isn't it nice to have a handy man in the family?

Carrie said...


The spice rack looks great!! Tell hubby he did an awesome job!! And the place at the top for the bread was oh so clever!!

Hugs!! Carrie♥

Kath said...

Another awesome job by your talented and wonderful hubby!!!! :)
Love it Tammy!

Enjoy your evening,
Hugs, Kath

Susie Q said...

I am new Tammy but I have so enjoyed visiting you! I LOVE your home and have enjoyed getting to know you just a little bit!
What a beautiful family you have!

I am new but I will be bacl a lot! I just bookmarked your blog and became a follower too!

Have a sweet week!


Sue said...

I LOVE your spice rack but the bread area at the top makes it even better! You are so blessed that he can "whip up" these things for you.

Terry said...

What a sweet thing for Jason to do. He really thought out the design. The bread space is really cool!

Pam said...

I just love your spice rack and wow, could I use one of those. Jason is so talented, what a lucky girl you are. Have a wonderful week, my friend.

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

You are well blessed my dear. You better hug that guy every chance you get.


Lauren said...

What a sweet guy - that rack looks great! My father invented a spice rack when my mom was having the same spice problems in her pantry... it's called the SpiceStack! You can store 18+ spice bottles from the grocery store efficiently in your kitchen cabinet. The three drawers drop down so its easy to find the spices you need while cooking. Check it out at

Happy Organizing! Lauren Greenwood, SpiceStack Inc.

Anonymous said...

Love your spice rack Tammy!! Your hubby does such a fantastic job on whatever it is that he builds!! I've loved it all!! Love the idea of having the bread placed on the top of your spice rack too! My two loaves of bread have their spot ontop of our 4 slice toaster, that sits on the kitchen counter. Love your bowl rack too!! :)

Have a great day Tammy!!

Love & Blessings,

Blessed Beyond said...

I love the new spice rack! I hope you have a beautiful week!!! I have left you a sweet surprise at my blog! Hugs and Blessings,

Karen said...

I love your new spice rack! Your hubby is especially talented--and how nice it is for you!

Farm Chick Paula said...

The spice rack is wonderful, Tammy!