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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

Ooh! It could also be a bulletin board for the kitchen if you attach cork to the back of it (or fabric, with criss cross ribbons).

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

Great ideas on how to use crates and trays, everyone. There are some very creative ideas from people here on how they actually use these. Mallemo- great blogs you referenced & I like the fabric hearts you found, but cannot seem to locate them online. There are just soooo many to look at. I need to narrow my search terms. Whitelinen- that Bevern crate is sure to turn up again. Marsha- great tip on designing your centerpiece on the tray, and then just picking it up to move it. Love your trays, Desperate housewife-I bet they look great with your leather chairs.

Momtodogs, Qualitygal, Rudy, Anabellethecat, Blondie, Erniesmom, Rudy & Lolakimono- thanks for your input!

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

I bought a couple old crates and barrels years ago, and they are still in my storage room....just never came up with what I wanted to do with them. Thanks for the ideas !(:
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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

Like them, but the Peterboro baskets QVC once offered are still my all time favorites.

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

On 1/25/2014 mallemo said:
On 1/25/2014 whitelinen said:
On 1/25/2014 mallemo said:

French fabric, stuffed hanging hearts for Valentines day, red toile de jouy linen. Shabby chic with vintage fabric loop for hanging

Valentine Hearts Toile Fabric Lavender Sachets Shabby Chic Decor Cottage Chic Farmhouse Decor

Mallemo where did you find these toile hears?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175982825/french-fabric-stuffed-hanging-hearts-for?ref=sr_gallery_16&g...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175142034/valentine-hearts-toile-fabric-lavender?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref...

These are pretty too...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169705665/shabby-chic-hanging-heart-french-toile?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_...

Thanks so much mallemo. I'm still looking for the pink/green hearts you liked. I didn't save the search for those hearts, so sorry!

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

On 1/26/2014 whitelinen said:
On 1/25/2014 mallemo said:
On 1/25/2014 whitelinen said:
On 1/25/2014 mallemo said:

French fabric, stuffed hanging hearts for Valentines day, red toile de jouy linen. Shabby chic with vintage fabric loop for hanging

Valentine Hearts Toile Fabric Lavender Sachets Shabby Chic Decor Cottage Chic Farmhouse Decor

Mallemo where did you find these toile hears?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175982825/french-fabric-stuffed-hanging-hearts-for?ref=sr_gallery_16&g...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/175142034/valentine-hearts-toile-fabric-lavender?ref=sr_gallery_1&sref...

These are pretty too...

https://www.etsy.com/listing/169705665/shabby-chic-hanging-heart-french-toile?ref=sr_gallery_27&ga_...

Thanks so much mallemo. I'm still looking for the pink/green hearts you liked. I didn't save the search for those hearts, so sorry!

Not a problem!

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

I've always liked trays, crates too. What's the appeal? I don't know! (I'm also attracted to blankets and throws.)

DH collects all his junk on some shelves. I got so tired of looking at it and went to Michaels and got 4 crates and loaded the stuff in. The shelves look a lot better.

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Re: I'm obsessed with trays and crates lately~are you?

Yes...I love those distressed looking trays. I adore that look. Rosehill, that would be something my 89 year old mother would say too. She doesn't get why anyone would want to pay for something old looking...yet she has a house full of antique furniture.

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