Wooden Crate Love

I love old crates.  I'm always drawn to them in antique stores, whether I have a space for one in my home or not. It's particularly fun when the print on them feels near and dear to your heart.  I was sold on my last two crate purchases when I read their print.  We lived in Delaware for five years so you can imagine my excitement when I found this one!

from Wilmington, Delaware


I have another crate that has my hometown on it.   How can you not buy one that has such a personal connection to you?!

Here is a glimpse at how others have used their crates:

in the bathroom...
source real simple
as a bookshelf..
via pinterest
as a rolling storage cart...
via pinterest
as a coffee table...
via the swenglish home

My crates often migrate around my house, depending on the season and on my mood.  But right now, this is how they are being used.

in my laundry room to hold detergent and clothespins...
this is my delaware crate
plates and napkin holder when entertaining...
this was a gift from a good friend
as a bedside table...
this one has my hometown printed on it
as a shadow box or to display framed pictures....
this is my $3 bargain (and I still have a second one in my garage!)
I love that all of them have a story. Even if it's just a $3 bargain from an antique sale.  They all feel personal and find a unique spot in my house.
Don't you love old wooden crates?!  I'm sure you do...how couldn't you!?
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