I originally got the idea to display our spices when The Home Edit organized our kitchen. But, as you can see, our spice collection has grown quite a bit since that time. Cooking, especially international recipes, is one of Jeremy’s hobbies and in the process we had accumulated quite a large spice collection.
Before we organized our spices, we were hiding them in a cabinet. It was too full and hard to find things, which is the worst when it comes to food storage because if you don’t remember what you have you end up rebuying things you already have.
So we ordered these matching spice jars from Amazon and used my old school DYMO label maker to label them. The first time we did it, it took several hours of the two of us swapping jars and labeling. Now, to maintain it we add new jars about once a season, as well as replenish any that are low.
Jeremy has recently organized them by region, which is so cute and nerdy.
You can see here, on the more close-up photo, that I have some hand-labeled (washi tape + sharpie) jars too. I misplaced my label maker and honestly, I think this looks cool too.
If you have a big collection in your kitchen, I highly recommend using it as decor instead of trying to hide it. I’m so glad we did it. It’s both functional and beautiful.
Thanks so much for reading! xx – Elsie
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