~The Dish Closet & Giveaway~



Once upon a time it was the pantry.  As a matter of fact, it’s still called the pantry, even though it is now the dish closet.

We eventually realized a double door, for the pantry, would have been more practical.  Hindsight is 20/20, as they say. 

The area, to the left of the door, is difficult to access.  Things have a tendency to end up in a dark corner, forgotten.

I decided to move the dishes here and use the corners for seasonal dishes and the more accessible shelves for everyday dishes.

The food items, once stored here, have found a home in a tall cabinet, next to the refrigerator.   

dishclosetA The steps are used for reaching items on the higher shelves.dishcloset2a Christmas and other seasonal dishes are seen in the area, to the left of the door.dishcloset5 Table setting things, used more often, are seen in this photo.dishcloset4 dishcloset6 A chafing dish, chargers, placemats are stored on the top shelf.

I purchased the pantry sign a few years ago.  I can’t recall where.



The “new” pantry.  Each of the shelves pull out. 

The cabinets above the tall cabinet and refrigerator hold stemware and seasonal vignette accessories.

Back Porch 3rd Anniversary


Three years ago, March 6th, I began this little journal.   

I had no idea how Back Porch Musings would evolve.  I’ve enjoyed and hope to continue, at least a few more years.

As a token of my appreciation to you, my dear friends, I am stopping by Target, this week, and purchasing a $50 Gift Card, to include in my anniversary giveaway. 

To enter the giveaway for the card and a couple of little surprises, you need only leave a comment, on this post, between now and Sunday evening March 7th, when I will draw the name of the recipient.

Have a great week!