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Tuesday, 14 July 2009




As is often the case when one moves house (or indeed constantly for some, myself included) the hunt for treasures, nick knacks and storage solutions to organise and prettify your home with begins (or continues)....Being without bookshelves in the new flat, and getting annoyed with ever growing, teetering towers of books which surround me, I thought I should go on the search for something to store them in. I have visions of stacks of old wooden crates - an old, modern, modular bookshelf that can be re-arranged and moved as required.......






















Beverage crate from elizabethwrenvintage Soda Crate from ingenuityondisplay


Whilst browsing I inevitably started looking at things that were not book storage....and fell in love with these floral Atlas mason jars too (northwest vintage treasures) I kind of have a thing about transfers and decals on glass though...it gives it a haunting feel that I love...

Unfortunately, all of this is in America....and I am not. So I guess I will continue to trawl the antique shops, visit the auction house street sale on Thursday and see what I find....not that that is really much of a chore!

5 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

we use to have all kinds of old crates like that growing up. were great for books but also just so centre pieces in a room :) you should be able to find similar things in antique shops/fairs, if not try maybe finding old farmhouses or country fairs?

Carol Anne Strange said...

Hope you find what you're looking for. The crates are a good idea. I think I need something like that to house my book towers. Enjoy your search! :-)

everyeskimo said...

thanks so much for including my little letters... i'm so glad it led me to your lovely blog!

i'm wandering off to get lost in the forest now!

Amy said...

Ooo, a guy in my class used those storage crates to make book shelves, he screwed them to the wall and they look amazing! He's moving house soon as well, I'm going to be dropping some *serious* hints about buying them off him!

Barb said...

The flowers on the jars are elegant.