I know what you are saying—-”I don’t have that much jelly in my house that would require it’s own cabinet.” That is probably a true statement for most of us. However, these versatile little pieces of furniture are mostly used as accent pieces that can also provide a bit of storage.
Like a pie safe, a jelly cabinet was originally designed with a specific purpose in mind–to store jars of jelly and other canned goods. The shelves are usually shallow, just wide enough to hold a jar, which makes it easy to store this item of furniture in a small space. While few people stock up on home-made jelly and jam these days, there are many other uses for this unique piece.
This is an example of a classically styled jelly cabinet featuring a raised panel door. However, the unexpected shade of teal gives it an unexpected look that would be at home in any modern day decor.
Large versions like this two-door model provide even more storage for all your jelly jars!
What do you think? Is there a space in your country, beach or suburban home for this little piece of history? Tell us what you store in your jelly cabinet?