Wednesday, June 10, 2009

VTT CRATES

VINTAGE CRATES
FRUIT CRATES

CAPE COD CRANBERRIES CRATE


YOO-HOO CRATE



Crates, crates, and more crates, these are left overs from my store. One day after I first opened my store, an old lady comes in walkes around and then comes up to the desk and ask me if I would be intrested in some old crates from the 30's and 40's. I said sure would, then she told me about how her and husband had a grocery store during that time and in the basement were a bunch of old wood crates. So I made time to go visit her next day and she took me to the old building where the store was. It is in another town about 2o mile from my store. The building is down town and empty now but in good shape. Well I ended up getting about 20 old crates some very big ones most were like these. There is an old Cap e Cod Cranberries crate , really neat on the one end is a map showing where it came from on the Cape. And we all know Yoo Hoo...then there is another pop crate from a local beverage co. called Nehi Beverage. Well know for its orange pop. Here in NW PA we call soda... pop. The other 3 are fruit crates from all over the country. I kept these to use as display in my craft show booth...but I think I will be selling them soon. Well thats it for this weeks VTT for me dont for get to visit our host
blessings to all
donna




29 comments:

  1. What a lovely lady to give you all these fab crates! They are beautiful. I've seen a couple of craft projects where you can make a bookshelf with old crates. They are just perfect for storage.

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  2. Am I the only one who doesn't know Yoo-Hoo?

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  3. Golly molly you hit the mother load...... those crates are GREAT and in such good condition..... what a find..
    HUgs
    Linda

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  4. I love old crates. I have two, neither as nice as your's. I sure would love that cranberry crate when you decide to sell it. I live in MA and I'm a cranberry junkie. I'm serious, so don't forget!

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  5. yoo hoo choco pop in a bottle lol
    i will remember u for crates elizabeth

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  6. Ooooo oooooo ooooo - - - I see the Cape Cod Cranberries box!!! I grew up in Central Wisconsin which is ALSO cranberry country.

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  7. Be still my heart....these are beyond fabulous! It's a good thing that you live a long way from me so that I am not tempted to buy some of these!!

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  8. Great collection of crates. I have a few, but none as cool as those.

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  9. Crates and bowls, you can't go wrong! Nice finds!

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  10. Wait, I wasn't delusional and seeing bowls...just that I love bowls personally and crates are similar to bowls in alot of ways and I really like the collection of crates. Did I just confuse things more?

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  11. Goodness....these are wonderful!! I love all of them....and you are going to SELL them??? I have a small problem selling ANY of my treasures!!

    Happy VTT.....I love the cranberry one too!! So cute!

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  12. Oh, I love Orange Nehi's, we have even heard of them down here in MS. they are so good. Do they still make them, I haven't seen one in years. Love Yoo-Hoo too. I love all of the crates, just a little piece of history.
    Molly.

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  13. ahhhhhhhhh the crates that I've been looking for! can you send some! hehehehehe.. just kidding.. I love crates and you lucky duck! 20 crates! gosh that is great!.. I've been wanting some for my lots of junks! hehehehehe.. Happy VTT and have a great day!

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  14. What a great collection! I've always loved the graphics and lettering on crates. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. i am ssoo green with envy!!..what fabulous crates & in great condition too!!...if i lived closer i'd be buying some from you lol!!

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  16. Golly! I lovvvve them! Know I'm craving yoohoo and cranberries at the same time.. weird! I wonder if that would actually taste good as a milkshake?

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  17. wow, what a collection of vintage crates.
    thank you for sharing

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  18. I love the graphics on the old crates and they make such a cheery display while taking us to a bygone time. Love the post. Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday.

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  19. Saw the name Donna and decided to stop in here and I'm glad I did. I'm a Donna, too. Boy, the stories those crates could tell. Nehi, I remember it clearly. We grow lots of cranberries here in WI, northwest part of the state.

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  20. Wow, you got the real deal. I absolutely love wooden crates and boxes. The labels look in wonderful condition.

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  21. Wow! I would be in wooden box heaven if someone walked in and gave me those crates! I love crates, and crate labels I have framed. There's so much you could do with them. Make a wall of crates that act as shelves; the list is just endless! Lucky girl!
    Brenda

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  22. I enjoyed viewing your nice collection of crates...such lovely vintage charm. Have a nice day!

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  23. Great crates...I used to get them at auction all the time as orchards were being plowed under for McMansions...
    Susan
    www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

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  24. I love all your crates..they're wonderful. Happy VTT..have a great day.

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  25. Those crates are wonderful reminders of the past!

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  26. those crates are fantastic!!!
    and i love your header..what a nice assortment of lovely red items.
    have a wonderful day.
    chasity

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  27. Great crates! I love the Yoo-hoo "A New Flavor Creation" crate!

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  28. Geez. I have ONE pathetic crate. I absolutely adore yours. I sure wish we could all come to a big yardsale, beings that you're consolidating!

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