Monday, September 5, 2011

The Lion , The Witch and The Wardrobe

So I lied, there is no Lion or Witch, just "The Wardrobe"!
*** :) ***

I found this lovely piece in an antique store about five years ago.
We had "house guests" at the time and needed more closet space.
It still has the original hanging rod, 
with weird hook things that slide across the rod,
 kind of like bathroom robe hooks.
(wasn't sure how to use those) 
We just slid them to the side and used wire hangers.
There wasn't enough clearance between the rod
and upper shelf for plastic hangers.


"House guests" are gone, so now it's a pantry.
I didn't want to alter the piece so we just put a shelving unit inside.
When things are on sale at the market I buy extra and store in  "The Wardrobe".
Those cans of tomatoes, tuna, and such were really a good price!

I've had these forever, cheap, Wally World bookshelves.
There's one on either side of the kitchen island.
I don't know if you can see but,
 I had to put a piece of wood between each shelf for support.
Still room for a few more jars!
(Ignore the 5 gal. buckets in the background, that's just my soap oils).

This is the only closet in the house, although it is pretty big.
No, we don't have that much coffee,
I save coffee cans for food storage silly:)
More on sale food items in here also.
Bulk purchases are divided up into smaller containers.
Beans, rice, sugar, flour.....
I scored a large, laundry basket full of jars, canisters
and popcorn tins for $5.00 at the thrift store a few months back.
Plastic shoe boxes also come in handy.

Something I have noticed at the market as of late.
Staple food items?
Not really being put on sale.
 It's mostly, what I like to call, "the garbage food".
Pre-seasoned, pre-cooked fast food, just heat and eat.
Then there's the plastic packages of meat swimming in marinades,
and the plastic tubs of pre-sliced veggies and fruits.

I don't know, I guess if you work, have three kids with after school activities,
get home late, ETC, ETC, ETC,
maybe this is your only option besides Mickey Dees?
Seems to me, for the price of the fast food stuff,
you could probably hire a sweet, grandma type, retired person
to come over and cook wholesome food for your family.
I'm just saying....

Please, don't tell "The People Eater" or "The Food Police"
about my food stash!!

Oh yeah, weird again,
have the check- out clerks at your market been
commenting/asking about your bulk purchases?
They have at mine!

Need to go make soap, shows start in October.

Till next time, happy hoarding,


sawn48 said...

If I can ever catch coffee for half off again,I'll have that many cans. The price is ridiculous now.

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

I know Sue, used to be $4.99, now$5.49 or more!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love that wardrobe! What a find. :)

Terry M Scott (AKA Terry Mann) said...

Thanks Nancy, it's one of my "bedroom walls".