Quest for a canning jar cupboard has begun. Update page 4

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Scoop, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Well, I finally ran out of room big time for my filled canning jars. Now I'm contemplating what to buy or make.

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    I don't really have time to make one so I went looking on Friday. I found something I really really love but DH says it costs way too much and probably has lead paint on it. I would be painting over it if I refinished it and would use a good sealer to seal in the lead.
    Isn't this clever? The sides are made out of old shutters and the front is actually 2 used windows. I just love these windows! It would only show a sliver of whats inside. I think this is pure genius! They are asking $270.00 - I know [​IMG] I also have an antique dealer looking through his stuff and he's going to send me picts of anything I might be interested in. Can't wait to see his picts! The cupboard here is at least 6 feet tall.

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    I welcome any thoughts at all! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2009
  2. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Oh, it's beautiful! [​IMG]

    It sure would look nice filled with your jars.



    A question for you, since you obviously are skilled at canning.
    I can't get anything to grow in my garden. We live in the desert, so we don't get good fruit grown locally. Just citrus.
    Is it too costly to can if you have to buy your produce? Would it just be cheaper to buy canned fruit at the store?

    I've never had a "Hey, we should can this!" moment. It's more like "Hey, look, we actually got a pea pod!"
     
  3. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    I wonder, with the economy like it is, do you think the antique dealer would accept a lower offer? Offer 200, see if he takes 240...
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I have the perfect answer, my house has a built-in pantry, just send them on over..........

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    Ok, it's a cute cabinet, but I wouldn't spend it either.
     
  5. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    Oh, I might...... I have an old farmhouse, no pantry. That cabinet looks just like my woodworking around the doors and windows. It would fit in here so much better than most things I've seen (or am using). I'm green with envy!!!
     
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I think your jars are too pretty to cover up!

    I have an Amish cookbook and the back cover is of open shelves full of home canned goods. They are beautiful just like that!

    I found a photo on the web:
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  7. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    I wish I knew how to can! I love the antique cabinet made with the shutters! Im so into that pottery barn/shabby chic stuff.

    I work at my family's antique mall, and you can always make a reasonable offer! Dealers dont mind, they want to sell!!
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have a small room in my basement with shelves where I store my canned goods. They store best in cool temps in the dark.
     
  9. Scoop

    Scoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Quote:My garden did lousy this year. I couldn't keep up with the weeds. I found it is really worth it to buy bushels and half-bushels of all kinds of stuff. I don't know, for me, the taste of home canned foods is so much better than store bought that I guess I'm addicted. It's kind of like our eggs, ya know. And the more I see how factory farmed chickens live it just sickens me. So far this year I bought peaches, beets, corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers, and in a bushel or half-bushel. I like doing a peck sometimes, too, so it isn't a big committment if you are stressed for time. Later today I'm going to a friends to pick some of her leftover grapes to make grape juice. Now that really tastes great! [​IMG]
     
  10. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I made several dozen jars, but they are out of reach of young hands (she knows they are food but so brightly colored!) so they are in a closed pantry as well.

    Looking at that cabinet, makes me think.... Hmmm... it may be big enough this year, what about next year?!
     

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