Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rustic Fruit Crate

It's the 4th day of the 6 days of Spring!
I am having so much fun seeing all the fantastic ideas everyone is sharing!
I hope you are enjoying it too!


The 5 minute touch of Spring from earlier this week got lots of comments about
the easy ways to add Spring and charm.
So I thought I would share another simple easy way to create
 big Spring impact in just a few minutes.
If you saw my post yesterday sharing an outdoor Spring table




 you might have noticed the blooms sitting in the background near the fireplace.


I kind of have a thing for crates.
Big chunky ones, small delicate  ones.
 I am not picky about their size or if they are very worn~ I just love them.
I have a couple of them in the guest cottage kitchen on the shelves


Love them stacked up to use as a side table



and love this wine bottle crate that inspired a little centerpiece
 I will be sharing soon... so just a teeny tiny peek today.
;)

While I was thinking of another way to add lots of Spring impact in just a few minutes
I thought of rustic wooden crates & flowers.
I happen to have a few old wooden fruit crates but you can also use any type of
container like a galvanized bucket or old weathered basket as well.


Those same potted tulips and daffodils & a calla lily from my posts this week
got moved around again and were simply set inside. 
No need to plant them in dirt.
I left them in their pots and grouped them in a way that I liked.


When I put the crate outside I also added paperwhites... 
well, what's left of their blooms anyway.
These are from Christmas.
I just liked their height and the grassy look they have. 


You can also add bricks or something to set them on to give some of them a little height
 if you would like.
I think this would be so perfect for a party decoration or an entry way.
A crusty bench with a charming crate of flowers by the front door would be sweet for a 
'Welcome'
You can also bring it indoors and place it on the table or on a sideboard

 I love the rustic charm of the weathered crate mixed with the elegance 
of the painted sideboard and French chair.
Perfect.

 


Day 5 of the 6 days of Spring coming tomorrow
followed by a fantastic Spring Link party and AWESOME
giveaway with Pottery Barn!
Head on over to visit my party friends!!








See you this afternoon for Feathered Nest Friday!!




15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous table ... of course what wouldn't look amazing with that fireplace as the backdrop! Sweet crates and they are really pretty with the pink tulips & daffodils...they say Spring for sure!
    xx,
    Cindy

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  2. I'm also a big fan of old wooden crates...they hold so much charm. See ya later today at the party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. Love the crate with the tulips! Just beautiful - as always! I'm having a bit of envy looking at those outdoor picks - here on the east coast it's still so cold and gray! Can't wait for spring!

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  4. So beautiful!
    enJOY a lovely today,
    Kimberly

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  5. Everything looks so pretty, Courtney! xo

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  6. So pretty Courtney! Yes I love those old wood totes.And I have a fondness for the rusty metal ones too! Love the graphics on your tote!
    xx
    Anne

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  7. OK, I can't resist saying it, what a "crate" idea! I have a serious infatuation with boxes, crates, trunks--all of it, and think your use of your crate is wonderful.

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  8. been pinning some of your beautiful pics :)

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  9. I just adore your outside eating space....
    Hugs, Gee

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  10. It all looks so pretty and bright-I, too, love old crates, containers of about any type. I best get myself some spring flowers to brighten things up here (in the midst of this snowstorm) LOL

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  11. I love using crates, too.
    I'm crazy about the blue chair and sideboard!

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  12. Crates are so great! We use them for storage at our house as well as firewood. They're so fun to stain/decoupage/paint/etc too.

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  13. While it pours here... I can look at your lovely flowers and photos and dream of Spring Courtney. Thanks for the little escape!!

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  14. I love the rustic crates mixed with the delicate flower ... so pretty!

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