Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Herb jars

Lloyd likes to store all the herbs is jars. Up until yesterday - what was in the jars - was written on the bottom in permanent marker. It was a bit of a pain, as I can't tell the difference between a lot of the herbs so had to pick all the jars up, and either smell them or look on the bottom. Yesterday, I chalk painted a panel on the front of each jar so that we could write the names on, but I also painted all the lids so that it's very clear what's in each jar without lifting them all to check.
It took ages for the paint to dry as it was very damp yesterday, and I'm incredibly impatient and want things done - NOW. But I had to leave them overnight.
This morning they are all dry so I wrote what was in them and put them all back in the larder.
A job well done!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Laura, that's such a good idea! I don't have space right now to put my herbs and spices in big jars so I just have them in their original packaging stored in a big Sistema box. Doesn't look pretty but does the job!

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    1. we've only had the room since we made the back lean to into part of the house properly! It is rather blissful to have all the space for these things. Our kitchen is pretty small so there's no room there.

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  2. That is such a wonderful idea! Great job they look nice :)

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    1. they do, don't they. I'm really pleased with them.

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  3. What a great idea. I understand completely about the name on the bottom.
    Hugs

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    1. Is that where the names of yours are?! It's a bit of a pain isn't it!

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  4. Great idea! I like it, I like it a lot!! :D

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    1. do it do it do it do it!! You can even make up your own chalk paint in any colour

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  5. I bet that will make it much easier for you to use them. Excellent. (And as a coincidence I was making labels for spice jars this weekend, too!)

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    1. Isn't that funny!! We must be cosmically linked on some weird way!

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  6. Pretty and practical!

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    1. yeah :) not too sure how hubby feels about the pretty pink paint! heehee

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  7. A brilliant idea.

    Yes, I have my labels on the bottom of my jars and apart from the few obvious things have to spend a good few mnutes peeking under all the jars I need.....making a curry is the most time consuming!

    Sue xx

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