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Vintage Crates…and my affinity for them.

July 6th, 2011 | Posted by Emily in Uncategorized

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

We had a whirlwind weekend in Lincoln working on another bedroom at my parent’s house for when these cuties stay the night.



I painted away while Daniel replaced door knobs, removed closet doors, fixed a messed up bathroom vent – he was pretty much was the all-around handy man. We’ll have more about that project once the new bed comes in and we have some good “after” pictures.

This post is not about that though – this post is about my love for crates.

I found this bad boy at a garage sale for $2.00 …


I don’t even mind that it has paint splotches … I think it adds to the allure. It currently is home to my many, many copies of Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, and West Elm catalogs.

I’ve also been lusting after these crates from Pottery Barn


But at $24 a pop – there was no way I was going to buy them … lucky for me, I found a pile of REAL soda crates at the Waldo Antique Mall & Flea Market! At $10 per crate, I snatched one up and promptly placed it on top of our fridge:


So far it only holds a bottle of Pellegrino and some grenadine. I need to find some cool vintage bottles to put into it.

What do you think of my vintage (cheap) crates? I’m in loooove!

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4 Responses

  • avatar Kate B says:

    Oh my gosh, I love crates too :]
    My mom has real vintage pepsi crates like the ones from PB. She loves Pepsi so she has a ton of stuff like that (and she collects antiques, so that’s another aspect).
    As for the bottles- when I drink a bottle of wine, I soak the bottle when it’s empty and get the labels off. Then I use them around the house as tall skinny vases, and they look almost vintage. Moscato is always a fave of mine because it’s a sweet wine and the bottles are usually clear or a smoky green :]

  • avatar Aleksandra says:

    I love them too. We have some crates like those on top of our fridge also, though we use them for storage rather than decoration– one holds dish towels, the other carryout menus and our local phone book. We have a major drawer scarcity in our kitchen, so this worked out great!