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  1. I love all of your crates!!! And love how you have styled them all! Seriously sooooo cute!!!
    -Emily

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Emily!

  2. Lora, I just painted and stenciled a crate yesterday–you know what they say about great minds! You have so many charming crates and I love how you have used them! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinning!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, they are wonderful to have around for decorating and organizing, Cecilia!

  3. Lora, I love old crates and have a few that need some restoring and love. Thanks for all the ideas.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Your welcome, Carol! And thanks so much for the feature!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Marie! It actually turned out cuter than I thought it would; kind of did it on a whim;) Sometimes it’s the easiest things; boy I overthink it!

  4. Super cute ideas Lora! My favorite is that succulent planter crate with the handles. After seeing your crates I am anxious to get back to a local antiques shop because I passed over a cute crate with a tomato label a couple fo weeks ago. Grr! I knew I should have gotten it. Maybe it’s still there. Great tips for cleaning and sealing them too.

    So fun hopping with you. Thanks for inspiring!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Amber! Oooh, that tomato crate sounds awesome; good luck!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wonderful, Michelle! I’m sure you’ve got plenty to decorate with, too:)

  5. Great idea about the Modge Podge Lora, love all your great ideas. I love old crates and have a few but always find myself scratching my head over what exactly to do with them. You have so many examples of functional ways. Paper and plastic bags can get away from me easily. Always love old fruit labels, so bright and fun!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Debra. You’ve got a wonderful collection of vintage crates! I can always make room for one more;)

  6. Oh my golly, so many fun ideas! I am always in awe of your collections and ideas. You amaze me! Now I want to put little handles on one of my crates. It would be so much easier to carry around. Some of them are full and heavy! Thanks so much for joining us. Pinned

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Cindy, adding handles adds to their beauty and function! Thanks:)

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have a few that i have collected but didn’t know exactly what to do, you always have the best ideas, thanks Lora.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So happy you got some new ways to enjoy them, Marlene!

  8. You have an amazing collection of crates. I can clearly see that ours are not living their best life. This post is an inspiration! I love your styling.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I love that idea, Katie…”not living their best life”. I may have to steal that quote;) Thanks!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      So glad you enjoyed it, Laura!

  9. I enjoyed seeing your crates Lora. Great tips to take care of them too. I love sealing all the age into pieces I find. After all that’s what drws me to them.

    Cindy

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Yes, Cindy, you can’t fake that character with store-bought versions!

  10. I so much enjoyed seeing all of your vintage crates and how you use them for practical purposes and for home decor. I always enjoy visiting your blog as I adore your vintage style decorating.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks so much, Paula. I just can’t say no to a cool old crate with great graphics;)

  11. I had no idea how to stop the edges from fraying like that, Lora, thank you so much for including how to clean and restore vintage crates in this series. I love the way you’ve styled yours throughout the different seasons and all over the house. They’re all so fantastic and charming. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you went away with a helpful tip, CoCo! Always love seeing your beautiful inspiration, too:)