8.31.2010

Label maker heaven


I'm in the middle of thinking about a wedding registry (I hate the idea having to do this, it's like I'm asking for presents, which I SO am not. I didn't want to bring up the registry subject here, but screw it- it's real and I'm talking about it)  and I keep coming back to this photo over and over. 

Bunny Williams has my DREAM butler's pantry.  I would spend HOURS in here if I had a space like this.  I mean lets get real, I've thought about moving the fiances clothes to a rolling rack in the hall just so I could have my own pantry too.  But I guess that would defeat the purpose of having an organized home, right?

Back to the photo... look at all those candles!  She could host an over the top dinner party in a flash with all those supplies.

I must start collecting like her, oh and Eddie Ross too. Have you seen his butler's pantry?

(photo from Eddie Ross)

I'll take that too. Yes, I mean the whole thing. pleaseandthanks!

28 comments:

Cara said...

I am trying to decide whether to use my mud room (in the new house) as a "mud room" or turn it into a butlers pantry?? Decisions, decisions...
<3 Cara
PS. come on over and enter my fun giveaway!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Wow, that is some pantry Eddie Ross has, love the colors and all the pretties! Janell

Saara @ GEORGE Interior Design said...

I think registries are awkward too! BUT, I'm telling you, ppl love getting you something you want and you will be happier with things you've picked vs the crazy things that would turn up otherwise. :) Just have fun picking things out....its part of the fun of having a wedding and setting up your home!

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Okay, so gift registries. I always thought they were an awesome idea. I mean, help the guests out with ideas AND save yourself from getting junk/four crockpots? Perfect.

But...

I've read some etiquette opinions on it, and I feel like it's a little presumptuous. Of course everyone knows that people bring presents to weddings, but a registry assumes it. Also, telling people what to buy looks a little spoiled/rude. I know a lot of guests prefer it, but I guess the argument is that gifts should be thoughtful and have meaning.

I don't know. I'm definitely torn on this, because both sides sound very reasonable.

LindsB said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one with the weird registry feelings- it is totally awkward!

Rene said...

Yes, I have a tough time asking for things, but now is the time my dear. Ask away. Print up copies of your inspiration photos and enclose them in your invites, tee-hee. I dare you.

-Rene

Splendid Sass said...

Although we all love attention, some of us don't want the be the "center" of attention when it is the result of our asking. It is expected of a bride to be so don't sweat it. Tell the folks what you want!
The butler pantry is a great thing, and these are gorgeous and well stocked with rich goodies also.
Have fun.
Teresa

Michelle said...

Oh I fantasized about our pantry looking like that, then reality set it...sad, sad reality.

Averill said...

Would kill for a proper butler's pantry -- I have a small food pantry, but it barely holds my dry goods, let alone serveware, etc. Ah well, someday!

And don't sweat the registry. While I know it can feel awkward, you WILL get tons of gifts, and much better if you like them and pick them yourself! It's just the way it's done these days...

My Notting Hill said...

Bunny's pantry is amazing. I had a chance to see Eddie's pantry - it's as fab as the pic. Your idea of putting your future husband's clothes on a rolling rack has me thinking...

pve design said...

In the city, we had a large closet which became my pantry. We will begin the renovation so I will have a large cupboard to stash away my pretties and have them at the ready. I sort of want to weed out and get rid of some things that seem trite or dated.
Eddie and Bunny have such perfect pantries!
pve

AB HOME Interiors said...

Seriously! Wow can you imagine? How do they even remember what they have? But then again my aunt has an amazing collection of fine china, dishes, servers etc, and at 68 she remembers EVERYTHING she owns! Amazing, I can't even imagine living like that, true luxury!
xo
amanda

Sweet Nothings said...

eddie is just amazing

Beatriz said...

I feel like not too long ago I was asking you for registry advice for ME! It is definitely exciting and nerve wracking. I think it helps guests so much. I Love shopping other people's gift registries because I know they will Love what I buy them. I just make sure I pair it with a beautiful, thoughtful card. I wouldn't feel bad/presumptuous. It's a given these days!

Happy Planning!
B.

Emily said...

LOVE these pantries!! And get excited about the registry...it's FUN! I swear.

The Zhush said...

I die over Eddie's pantry! Don't get me wrong...I love Bunny's too...but something about all the blue, (oh to have the style and organizational skills to create this!)

beachbungalow8 said...

oh, eddie and jaithan's pantry.

sigh.

never gets old.

KSK said...

My gosh those are fantastic! I love the color of Eddie's. I want to know what is kept in the little drawers...napkin rings? placecard holders? Anyhow, have fun with the registry...I know it seems awkward but it's one of the only times in life when it's customary to pick out your own gifts, so you better embrace it :)

beachbungalow8 said...

oh and also, I've always loved the silver against that blue. ok, done with my eddie excitement for the moment.

courtney said...

I saw your post through FB where Eddie linked to it. Annnnd, coincidentally, I'm hosting a registry giveaway on my blog with Williams-Sonoma. You should enter!
You'll be one step closer a decked out butler's pantry ;)

http://bit.ly/chroSJ

Kelly Green said...

Eddies pantry - was simply transformed but wow, what a difference! KG

Join the Gossip said...

Wow, talk about organization!

my favorite and my best said...

these are i think what one would call simple pleasures. i delight in them too.

dovecote Decor said...

Paint by numbers. Form follows function. Get your essentials, and eventually, you will have all your things in one pretty place. Then, you will have children, and nothing will be put back like a Bunny Williams pantry. You will have a great big mess, like the rest of us.
Too late and getting cranky,
Liz

Kristin said...

Ummmm, yeah. Sign me up too!

Sydney Lawyers said...

you are brilliant such a fancy collection

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Ooooh Heavens! Those are fantabulous!! Love the blue... Are all the boxes candles in Bunny's?

John T said...

That is a closet off Bunny's dining room. You should see her butler's pantry between the dining room and kitchen, with cabinets full of antique porcelain, crystal, silver, etc.!