Thursday, 4 March 2010

Apple crates

My grandparents had an apple orchard next to their house in 'apple county' Co. Armagh - if I'd known that crates were going to be such a lasting trend, I'd have siphoned off a few for future use.

Bailey's (crates £20); my cousin Christine's wall display. Christine has a craft stall on Saturdays at St George's Market, Belfast, so on Saturdays she just unhooks them and takes them from her house to the market (where they form part of her stall display.)


A pretty (but not particularly load-bearing) display, seen on
Design Sponge.

An easy coffee table; Lexington's (seen on Countrydays.)

Living Etc. You can buy castor wheels at shops like B&Q.

Some other crates resources, if you don't have a family orchard; from top left, Hibbits (£20), Metro Retro (£10), Plantstuff (£15).

Not bored yet? Check out these other crates posts from around the internet; Design Squish, Poetic Home.

17 comments:

Tonia said...

Love The Selby's: as a life-long follower of maximilism!

Sarah said...

Love the apple crates, just spotted some at willow and stone but will go check out those other links too, thanks.

notesfromthefrugaltrenches said...

My family is also from Ireland and I've always had a thing for apple crates!

skirts and wellies said...

I love crates as well. I was lucky enough to find a set of three being sold with my name on them. I think I am a type of potato. They say "Sandy". Is that apple or potato?

Britt said...

These photos looks like something straight out of the cutest country cottage!

Lynne said...

Sandy - how exciting! But I've no idea...doesn't really sound like either?

down bedding said...

Really great ideas - love the 'above-the-sofa' idea :)

Grace said...

I love apple crates but they are always so darn expensive at the antique shops. You have found some great inspirations photos. I want one on wheels, please.

graceandivy said...

Okay I gotta get some apple crates...super cute ideas!

HannahB said...

I really loved this post! and you found relatively cheap crates too- £10 is quite good i think. I bought 12 crates from shoreditch market about 4 years ago and I love them. (You can see a pic of them here: http://seedsandstitches.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-year-pottering-and-mini-house-tour.html) but i am now thinking about putting them up on the wall- it looks so cool above the sofa.

Anna said...

Just lovely - particularly those with the print on the side.

Jennifer said...

We always had a ton of apple crates around growing up! LOVE these ideas!!!

my spatula said...

i can't get enough of apple crates!

maybemayest said...

there're many abandoned crates beside me house but i don't know how to remake it ! thanks for inspiration :)

Anna Liesemeyer said...

wow...I have a whole new appreciation for these now! great post!

oh, hello friend. said...

a lovely collection of crates!! :) xo.

DS said...

Crates are awesome.