There was a great pantry in my mother's house. It was full of the most wonderful things. Exotic herbs and ingredients were stored in crocks and jars. Handmade pickles, jellies and jams lined the shelves. Canning jars and crocks were just a small part of the treasures found on those crowded shelves.
Being a woman of many talents my mother's pantry was a storage area for all sorts of other goodies as well. It is fun to let my mind roam and to imagine the great painting surfaces that I found there. Wonder how I can make all those things beautiful and useful. Here are some of the ways.