You can really do anything with them. Here I’ve filled them with a few of my vintage seltzer bottles, some inherited movie reels, and blue Mason jars filled with vintage sewing notions. The other box holds linen fabric and an old coffee bean bag.
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Another use would be to display dishes. I’m thinking they might work well to use during a luncheon when I am serving buffet style.
I even added some vintage dollies. I love the writing on these old German crates.
See the dish peeking through the crate? It’s one of my favorites. a Spode.
I’m thinking these crates would also work well to hold grain sacks, coffee bean bags, or fabric just waiting for the right project.
Or how about using them to hold bath towels?
And do you want to know the best part? You can snag one or more of these crates for yourself for a great price. Many of you ask me where I get things I show on my blog.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
Great photos, Anita! I love how you used the crates with the dishes. I think that would be a great display for a buffet.
Yes, I use old crates as serving pieces and for organization…much like the examples you provided. Happy to hear you do as well! Great photos.
Keeping It Cozy says
Gorgeous photos, Anita – love the styling! Wooden crates are one of my favorite things… I have way too many of them! 🙂
PURA VIDA says
ha! I am just coming up from the cellar from taking down crates…we bought an old baking powder crate at an auction just this weekend. I mostly have wine crates (filled with corks) but also have a dynamite box and a few other interesting crates down there. I love your display!
Debra @ Common Ground says
these are really wonderful, I love how you’ve styled these rustic pieces with the gorgeous romantic dishes!!
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Great pictures Anita. Adorable crates and I luv the one with the china and the towels..
Going over to peek at Decor Steals no.
Thanks for sharing.
Come on over and take a peek at my ‘new’ old dresser and vanity. 🙂
great inspiration. I have an old coke crate in the theatre room, that would look great with some seltzer bottles =)
Kristen Soderberg says
LOVE your style! They look great! I think we are vintage sisters as I have very similar style as you! Great job!
Alison Bayne says
So inspiring, I’ll be asking our green grocer if he can spare some. Thank you!
Ellie VanCaster says
Great pictures and fun post-I’ll never pass up an old crate again.
Dayle @ A Collection of This and That says
I love wood crates. So versatile.
On Crooked Creek says
I love these wood crates!!!
Great ideas for their use, as well!!!
None from Germany for me, though…as “Mr. Ed” has made several here on the Prairie! I’ll be showing one soon in the updates for Studio One!!! Stay tuned!
Love that your photos were shown again on Decor Steals!!!
Donna Wilkes says
Wonderful photography and ideas for using crates. I have enjoyed your post.
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Oh my gosh I love every single picture! I want to pin all of them. Thanks for such a lovely post ~ Ann
At The Picket Fence says
I love those Anita!! You’ve given us so many great ideas and beautiful inspiration as always! 🙂
Tammy Henderson says
These are all great! Pictures are outstanding
Christine Vandormolen says
I love them and not only because I am from Germany….lol….Anita, can I ask, did you take the pictures?? I love them! I also just started a BLOG 2 weeks ago and my very first post was about crates and how I use them in my home. If you get a chance, check out my BRAND NEW BABY BLOG..since I am so new to this I would love feedback from the PROS. Christine from WA State
Christine Vandormolen says
Sorry I messed up my address..here is the correction:
Great styling on your crates and great photos.
Claudine from ReStory.ca says
Great ideas, Anita!!! I have a few crates, AND a bunch of things I could display on them! I have fabric waiting for projects… and dishes… and mason jars… Thank you for the inspiration!
Jenna LaFevor says
Gorgeous crate decorating ideas! Pinning this! Lovin your whole blog! New follower!
Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com
Tricia Kokoszka says
Oh no, we have a crush on the same boy! 😉 I love your use of crates, might just have to swipe an idea or two for my home. PS…saw you on Finding Fabulous and just had to swing by.
Nook and Cranny says
Love, love an old crate. I have a few in my home and use them for many different things. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Jamie -Better With Age says
I LOVE these! I also love how you styled them. Thanks for sharing 😉
Jamie ~ Better With Age
Diane Jordan says
Hi lovely lady.
Your post is Gorgeous with the wooden crates.. I would like just one for my kitchen. Did you see my new tablescape for Valentine’s Day.