When I was a freshman in high school and cleaned house for Mrs. Ashby, I admired her butler’s pantry and told myself I would someday have one. Her service pantry was a small hallway between her kitchen and dining room and was the first one I had ever seen. She always had a bottle of brandy tucked by the small sink and drank her libation out of an English tea cup. Since then I’ve always been fascinated by butler’s pantries.
The butler’s pantry was a place for service staff to store the family’s silver and china under lock and key. Typically it was a small hallway or room between the kitchen and formal dining room.
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This space was also used to stage meals back in the day. In today’s world, we simply refer to them as a wet bar or a storage pantry.
Rich wood and leaded glass cabinets create a gorgeous craftsman style butler’s pantry.
Why not add a little color to a butler’s pantry? You can go soft …
… or go bold with red!
Hubby and I were looking at model homes recently and were surprised to see the return of the butler’s pantry in several of the models.
You could easily add a butler’s pantry to your own home with a standalone unit like this one.
I love this butler’s pantry tucked in a corner. From the cozy wine cabinet to the glass front cabinet doors, I think it has an understated charm. Plus I love that silver serving tray!
You could easily convert a closet space into a functional butler’s pantry like this one. It really wouldn’t be that hard to do.
This one has a bit of beautiful French Country style to it. I haven’t seen a butler’s pantry I don’t like, and I’m still waiting to have my own one day … just like Mrs. Ashby’s house … except mine will be stocked with a glass of wine instead of an English tea cup filled with brandy!