Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Reader Letter - Herb Crates


Hi Layla,

I have been reading your blog for some time now. I came across it when I was researching black painted kitchen cabinets. I haven't yet taken the plunge, but have enjoyed reading your blog. I absolutely loved what you did with the nesting crates and was so excited to hear Sarah had them for sale through her Etsy store "Whitewash Sundries"!

I've attached a few pics of what I've done with them.
Right now they are filled with platters, napkins and plates that we frequently use. I know that it will be so much fun to find different things to fill them with throughout the year and the changing seasons.

Colleen
Moorestown, NJ










21 comments:

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

Great idea!

Six in One Hand said...

I am in LOVE!!!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Girlfriend! Fleamarket is one smart kitty...He knows a good cottage when he sees it!
I love how your friend used her crates. Cute cute!

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

Those are gorgeous! I would have never thought of using crates for kitchen storage. Hmm...

Lisa said...

Layla -

the hyperlink is taking me to another Lettered Cottage store! Someone is stealing your ideas :(

Anonymous said...

The crates are wonderful - I loved them too and ordered them as well. Quick question - are the crates the same ones you bought and have hanging in your kitchen? I only ask because the hooks appear to be a different color? The ones on the Lettered Cottage look like black wrought iron and the new ones are different?

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

Aaah, the power of a sales pitch (or not even a sales pitch!)! I've been putting off ordering these - I wanted them the MOMENT I saw them on your kitchen wall! Can't wait to get mine!!! :)
~Karin
(a HUGE fan!)

Brandi said...

Those are awesome! Where did she get that table and chairs? I love it!!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh I love how those hang on the wall! Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Love those crates and how she used them! What a lovely home, too :) Cool chandelier! I ordered mine first day you had them on the Lettered Cottage Home and I'm checkin' my mailbox everyday--can't wait ;]
Sindy

Lindsey said...

What a beautiful dining room Colleen has! The crates fit perfectly in there!

Heather Bug said...

LOVE the crates!!! I need to order them. :) Just read your post about the wiring problem. My shower light turns off and on all the time by itself...I had no idea that meant something bad. :s Maybe I need to get an electrician out here. Happy Tuesday!

little augury said...

What a lovely kitchen and a beautiful use of the boxes- not to mention the great letter. la

The Green Pea said...

wonderful use for the crates, it makes for an interesting wall too. Have a nice evening. Sandi

Anonymous said...

Oh, those look wonderful! I think she should share more of her home, it looks so pretty. I'm begging, begging, begging for the paint color on the top 1/2 of the dining room. If she will share it I will forever be grateful. Many thanks!

Lorri said...

I love these crates and also ordered on the first day they went one sale. It's great to see how others use them. I can't wait until my set arrives!

SarahAnne said...

I have the crates, too, and love how she hung them. I never would have thought to spread them out like that. That gives me so many more options of places I can hang them. :)

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

Love the french country look!

Colleen said...

Hi everyone! Thank you for your lovely comments!! To answer a few questions: the chairs and table are from Ballard Designs; and the wall treatment above the chair rail is something I made up. It is a neutral base color in eggshell (not even sure what color) with glazed down raw umber rubbed on with a cheese cloth. Hope that helps, and thanks again for the sweet comments!
Colleen

Rona's Home Page said...

These crates would look terrific in our hallway.

Teeny Bows said...

when i click on the link to purchase the crates, it just goes back to the same article.
can you please help?