I have always loved old crates and wooden boxes. This one was in my laundry
room for years and has now been upgraded to a place in our breakfast room. It sits in
a sunny corner and makes me smile everytime I look at it.
The colors on this starch crate are very vivid and the corner fingerjointing is a nice detail. Isn't
it amazing how much work went into one box of starch?
Don't you love the picture of the washer women?
My "Apple Crate"
This crate I found in my mother's barn. I call it my "apple crate" but it obviously wasn't built for produce. It was built with square nails and it has hinges (on the right side) indicating it once had a lid. It was probably hung horizontally. It has a double letter tray (on the bottom right side). Maybe a home built wall unit that hung above a desk? I use it to store my tin collection and trivets.
Some tins are old and some are not.
Even a tin from an airline I worked for many years ago!
Perfect place for my trivets on the side
My favorite corner of my breakfast room!