In today’s post I’m inspired by some of the displays that I recently saw when out shopping and have adapted to my own style. I love fast and not too complex, and I am guessing that you do too.
Simple Foolproof Ways To Decorate With Crates
1. Drink Caddy and Bottle Display
There isn’t a flea market or vintage store around that doesn’t have a selection of vintage crates, as they were commonplace back in the day of home delivered milk and seltzer. I’m sure that you’ve seen the Coke crates that have compartmental dividers and there are reproductions on the market today too.
Why not repurpose them as a thing of beauty and if you collect old bottles (yes, I collect those…in case you were wondering ;-)) artfully place them inside for an instant way to DECORATE WITH A CRATE. Bottles just look appealing when displayed in multiples and here are some tips for FLOWER DISPLAY IN BOTTLES.
This butler’s table is so handy and I use it as a bar cart, but here I plopped the crate inside and filled it with this jaunty collection of color.
Old soda crates have those wooden divided sections that generally can be removed if you want one long crate. Weather permitting we eat outside, so a crate is perfect for gathering up flatware, glasses and napkins to cart out HERE.
2. Food or Flower Storage
Canned foods, in the pantry with jars of pickles or storage of linens are fantastic storage options if you have vintage or new crates.
3. Storage for Dishes and Plates
These are actually two fruit crates stacked on top of each other and when I want to have plates handy or just to have them out for display they work well.
The rustic nature of raw wood crates with a more refined style is something that calls to my vintage loving heart. You can find new crates but they just don’t have the patina and wear and when displaying my antique French terre de fer collection it works. You can use new WHITE DINNERWARE and all new pieces if you prefer…just make the look you love because it’s your home. I think that these are dutch, but I’m not sure. They are old…look at the telephone number!
5. Seasonal Display
More of that desireable rustic look and played up against the luxe silk velvet of the pumpkins it serves to give great contrast!
I’ve mixed in some of those fabulous faux florals that I talked about in THIS POST, and you can use my discount code at any time to shop!
The bonus of rectangular crates is that you can turn them anyway and utilize for either display OR storage…or both!
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