They demonstrated how to display vintage ornaments in old Coca-Cola crates. When I shared this idea with Wonderful Hubby, he said he could help with the 'alterations.' We have two built-in cabinets around our fireplace and we thought they would look nice on top with our other vintage pieces. The hunt for the perfect crates was on!
We had a lot of fun tramping through antique and resale shops that fall looking for just the right crates. (Memories help make these pieces more special!!)
After finding two crates that fit the bill, WH got to work repairing one and adding the eye hooks in each little cubby. When he finished, I found enough small ornaments that would fit well in the holes and secured each of them in their places.
We love how they turned out! Some of these ornaments are from our childhood homes but most we've found at antique stores on weekend getaways.
One of the best things about these little crates is how easy after-season storage is! Since the ornaments are SECURELY fastened to the eye hooks, all we have to do is lay the crate down and each ornament swings inside its cubby!
I don't have to take each one out and wrap it up! I stack the two crates on top of each other then place them inside a large plastic bag to keep off the dust.
Great look, simple display and easy storage!! How great is that?!
I'm linking up to these parties to see what other ideas you all have for decorating with vintage finds ..