We have always looked with longing at those old fashioned walk in larders you see in old houses (usually on the television). Our house is quite old, possibly 150 years old, but it didn't have a larder. Being the types who love preserving and home made food, we were starting to overwhelm our boring modern kitchen cupboards. Then we had an idea of converting what was a dead wall space in a small room off the kitchen that housed the washing machine. The space is always slightly cool and dark, and is away from the steamy confines of the kitchen. So after a lot of sanding and painting, and making of shelves by Mr C, we finally started filling the shelves at the weekend and voila, we have a very old fashioned looking larder taking shape!
So together with the store cupboard items, our home made preserves, and our lovely 1930s glass light shade, we added some of our cornishware, and yesterday I added the Christmas pudding I've just made onto the top shelf. Bliss!