i’ve gone crate crazy


I mean … what’s not to love? They hold wayward things AND make you look like you’ve traveled the earth – or your grandma’s attic – looking for the perfect piece to hold your newspapers, apples or, in our house, those pesky preschooler shoes that pile up at the door.

When it comes to organization, I’ve gone through phases of wire baskets, galvanized tins, flower buckets … and now, I’m loving vintage soda crates.

Pottery Barn’s PB Found Soda Crate

Since my husband works for Pepsi, I noticed these right away in our Pottery Barn store a few months ago. I love those rare finds that in addition to being cute, have some sort of personal meaning.

These crates are part of Pottery Barn’s new “found” line that includes unique products from all over the world – some actually vintage and others just made to look like they are, which – btw – is 100% fine by me!

Of course, in my house these crates would not have ice cold Coke bottles sitting on them. THE HORROR!! These crates can be purchased for $19.99 right now at PotteryBarn.com.

Three Potato Four’s Hoffman Soda Crate

Now – if you’re looking for the real deal, the Hoffman Soda Crate from one of my favorite online stores Three Potato Four, is made from thick wood, re-enforced metal edging and according to the description on the site, one of the graphics is “very worn.” I imagine by some dude named Earl or Charlie who hauled this thing around filled with gorgeous glass bottles of brightly colored soda you couldn’t open by twisting.

The Hoffman Soda Crate for $35 at ThreePotatoFour.com. But keep in mind, this ain’t Pottery Barn … there’s only one of these puppies. Who’s going to get it first?

If you live in Philly, you can visit the Three Potato four store location or subscribe to their email newsletter so you know when they’re having their next big Barn Sale. You owe it to the rest of us who don’t live there!

Have you seen other soda crates?? DO TELL!

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