Meet Hopson. This is probably as close as I'll ever get to having a butler. But I do have a butler's pantry and it is, as you guessed, mostly in shades of white.
Looking from the dining room. Interesting how the glass fronts show up on film.
They don't look like this in person.
They look more like this (just an iphone photo a little closer-up).
You can see the vintage Wedgewood dishes behind the glass somewhat better.
My collection of vintage Easimix Gresley mixing bowls.
I just love the little bitty one.
Of course, I've made a chalkboard in a vintage frame for every nook and cranny.
Needs a menu written on it, doesn't it? For this setting, it would be a breakfast menu.
I've been collecting apothecary jars for about 25 years, before it was cool.
Right now, these hold breakfast cereals and packets of instant oatmeal.
And there is a toast holder and a Heisy syrup pitcher.
Part of my collection of individual creamers.
I've also been collecting cloches before it was cool.
I actually at one time used them in the garden.
Of course, that was way back when I had a garden.
Starting the day with a little inspiration:
vintage religious print.
Not too far from the butler's pantry:
an apothecary jar holding espresso cups (to get you started)
an apothecary beverage dispenser for orange juice or mimosas (to really get you started)
and a vintage master sugar bowl.
Also not too far from the butler's pantry:
an antique tea cabinet that holds different teas and coffees,
a tray holding shot glasses (I love to serve little juices in these or
gazpacho....someday they might even hold shots!)
And a little chair holding small leaf dishes that I use
as butter pats or teabag holders or jam servers.
By the way, I guess you could say this little chair is my own version of Mary Engelbreit's
"chair of bowlies".
Well, I hope you enjoyed a visit to my butler's pantry. Next time, let me know and maybe I'll have actual food!
In the meantime, "Hopson" on over to Kathleen's blog, Faded Charm, and visit the other entries for White Wednesday!