pantry shelf

This is a photo of the top shelf of my pantry. I keep cooking oils, vinegars, shampoo, vitamins, filtered water and toothpaste here, among other things. I love pantries. I love the idea of storage. I also love the whimsical idea of hidden surprises. I don’t keep my pantry too spare, too edited – I want to be surprised, every now and then, by something that I’d forgotten was there. Like a jar full of apricots, or shaved coconut.

Do you have a pantry? What do you keep there? Does the pantry serve all your needs? Some of them? None of them?

See some more photos of my pantry, here.