Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Antique Wooden Crate

Well Hello my friends!

I hope you are having a fabulous week!

Spring is definitely here…warm temps and weekly storms are a making the gardens come alive :)  I’ll show you my herb gardens one day soon.  But today I want to share photos of how I’ve used this old wooden crate in my kitchen.

herb drying rack 2

On my last flea market trip to Canton Trade Days, my Tennessee friend, Amy and I found some great treasures.  This antique crate was one I just had to bring home with me.

drying herbs

Here is my inspiration photo (below)…

after seeing this photo of a rack hanging above the island on Kelly Harmon Designs site

(oh my heavens, I LOVE this kitchen!!!)

I decided to try my old crate above our island.  I hung lavender and mint from the crate.  But I think I could add an egg basket or two.

drying rack

 

island drying rack

This weekend, our kitchen will undergo another transformation.  We are installing new cabinets & countertops :) I’ll show you the finished photos soon..

wooden drying rack

I’d also like to ask if you would please take a moment to check out my new Sponsor, French Charmed.

I’m sure you will LOVE their French Farmhouse items!

herb drying rack

P.S.  Do any of you have a daughter who happens to love American Girl Dolls??  Well, my youngest daughter would love to get connected with them… she has a blog called Kyn's Kreations, where she shares her sewing projects and doll photo shoots.  I’d love for you to visit her, it would make her day :)

Thanks so much for visiting me today! I appreciate each of you!

I’m joining Wow Us Wednesdays with Kim :)

Blessings

41 comments:

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

I just love this~~~~ Great job, it looks perfect in your fabulous kitchen:)
Hope you are having a great week
~Cheryl

miabellavintage said...

wow that is finally one of those overhang things I like.....it looks great!

Robin said...

Oh Becky, I'm in love with your new crate. What a wonderful idea to hang it above the island. Your have just a great style, always inspiring.

Marsha said...

I love your new crate. It looks great in your yummy kitchen! Can't wait to see the new cabinets and countertops.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love this idea! Your kitchen is so pretty and your kitchen inspiration pic is divine!

Bliss said...

Your inspiration kitchen may be beautiful, but I still like your hanging rack better.

Bliss

Michelle said...

Wow, so pretty! Such a great addition to your beautiful kitchen:)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Amazing Becky!!!~
You are truly so talented!! Your home is absolutely beautiful!
I can't wait to see your kitchen when it's done.
Have a lovely night.
Sincerely,
Melinda

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Keeping it Cozy said...

Your wooden crate is fabulous and what a wonderful idea to hang it! I love the way it looks there and fits perfectly with your farmhouse style. Wow, you and Amy really found some treasures. :-)

Anne said...

Becky,
Love this idea.And the dried flowers are perfect.Can't wait to see your new cabinets.Still keeping the white?My daughter LOVES her American girl dolls.She is thinking of starting a blog this summer with photos and stories.She is pretty busy right now with school.I will send her over to your daughters blog.I am sure she will love it.My daughter is inspired by this blog
http://pleasantpiper.blogspot.com/ she has amazing stories and photos of her dolls.
Anne

traci said...

oh becky...i love that. what a great way to display even more beauty in your kitchen.

Samantha said...

I sent the blog link to my daughter who loves her American Girl dolls. Maybe it will inspire her to blog too. She is homeschooled and this would be a great project for her to apply some of what she is learning in a way that is fun for her. Thanks for telling us about the blog!

Amy Kinser said...

GIRL!!!! That is fabulous hanging up there. Your kitchen is already gorgeous but can't wait to see the updates.

You are so creative and so talented. I'm thinking that you need to consider doing some design consultations.

Love ya...

French Charmed ~ Chelle said...

Bonjour and Merci! We appreciate the mention :) and LOVE your kitchen!! Have fun this weekend. Looking forward to viewing the finished room! Have a charmed weekend mon ami ~ Au Revoir

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Becky,
I love that old sieve/crate and how you are using it in your kitchen...very clever and yes,some wire egg baskets would be awesome hanging there too. I'm looking forward to seeing your kitchen project as it progresses! I wanted to tell you that I received my copy of Artful Blogging and truly enjoyed your article. I really identified with your broken heart at the loss of your Mother...how important she was to you and how some healing has come through your blog. I too, lost my Mom to cancer just a year ago and miss her dearly. Your blog is delightful and I am happy that it has been recognized and featured in Artful Blogging. Good for you! :)
Take care, Laura

A Thrifted Market said...

I saw these at Canton but I love the way you used it in your home! Great idea!! Can't wait to see the kitchen cabinets and counters.

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

So lovely!
Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday
... I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll follow back :)

Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Heaven's Walk said...

THAT looks so very French country, Becky! LOVE it! New cabinets...??? You lucky girl!!!! Can hardly wait to see!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

helen tilston said...

Hello Becky

I love this crate and it looks perfectly at home in your kitchen. It has a glorious patina and I look forward to seeing the changes you make in your next post
Helen xx

Rakesh said...

This is the marvolus post. Now am in search of Furniture in Baton Rouge. I will get back to you shortly.

Mel's Designs...'n Harmony said...

Cheap and beautiful...great combination...love'n your kitchen...Mel's Designs

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh I just love this post...the crate is stunning but its how you have it that makes is sheer eye candy..oh how I love your kitchen(more than your inspiration photo)way more!!!!! x0

Sandi said...

I would love to have your kitchen just as it is! It is gorgeous and I L.O.V.E. your hanging crate!!!
Blessings~

toves sammensurium said...

Loooove your kitchen island...so good you got the inspiration to do this,because I got inspiration from you and my head is already making me a kitchen island!!!Wonderful!!!Love the finish,love the styling!!!!May I use your pictures on my own blog ?
Thanks for the inspiration,my heart skipped a beat or ten!!!
Happy weekend!!
Tovehugs :)

Becky said...

Ummm...Your blog is beautiful but I just checked out your daughters blog and what a treat! She takes better photos than I do (not very a hard thing to do mind you) My girls love their AG Dolls too, and I can't wait to share her site with them.
Becky L.

beachcomber said...

a very creative use of the old crate...LOVE it!! & your kitchen is beautiful :)
x

freckled laundry said...

Just gorgeous (as always), Becky! I have a similar type crate and looking at this makes me wish I had room to hang in my kitchen! Hmmm...I might try something. Thanks for the inspiration. New cabs & counters? I can't imagine your kitchen looking any prettier so I can't wait to see them.

Eleonora Boiserie & C. said...

Beautiful idea: bellissima
Hello! I found your blog and liked it. Is it ok, if i take some pictures to my blog and link it to yours?
Ciao Baci Eleonora

Lorrie said...

Your crate looks great! as does your entire room, such a dream kitchen!

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