Piddlin’ Decor | Coke Crates

‘pressed in the pauses of a crazy full season of life!

The vintage coke crate.^

There are a great many uses for this quintessential piddlin’ find.  Be ‘ware of imitators!

I first brought this crate back to Ryan (filled with cans of RC Cola) + he loved it so much, we decided to use it at our wedding  reception to serve them up once again as a parting snack: RC Colas + moon pies.

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We also have used a few of these sturdy wooden boxes to organize our movie collection, though I have since consolidated them as a part of the all-important collection culling process I last wrote about. (More to follow on that soon!)

These crates, four or five in all, have also been a convenient home to the dog’s items: his brush, ball, collar, dog bags + leash.  They have also served as our catch-all spot by the front door for the last five years, cordially known as “the front box”.  Keys, tide pens, lint rollers, mail, sunglasses, Burts’ bees, sunscreen…you name it.  It is one of the first antiques I gifted to Ryan to “fill his house”.

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Most recently, this same crate has helped us corral + display children’s books + was an instant hit with my toddler who loves to read!

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This piddlin’ find has become a functional must-have piece of piddlin’ decor around our nest over the years + could easily be used for even more purposes.  See more inspiration for decorating/organizing with coke crates by searching “coke crates” on Pinterest or Google + please do let me know how you would use yours!

(^) “coke” is of course Southern for any type of soda, though I should mention Coca~Cola is #1 at our nest!

 

| keep piddlin’!

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