When my nest became empty,
I had to fill it with something.
My present-day fill,
It is often at an auction that I get
the best deals on
crates and wooden boxes.
My daddy's first cousin lived
in Florida so we got a cardboard box
or a nylon bag of oranges for Christmas every year-
no wooden box in my day.
|In antique stores and flea markets.|
a crate like this may sell in range from $35-$50.
Wooden crates are collected now and are often
found in sheds, under junk, under the house,
in storage or in the attic.
Dusted off they are used as bedside tables,
book cases, toy chests, storage and
of course, displays in antique stores,
booths and flea markets.
I recently read an article entitled,
"The Lure of the Label."
In early years, fruits and vegetables
were shipped in large quantities by railroad.
Labels with colorful art
attracted buyers and boosted growth.
Around 1955, the wooden box
was replaced with cardboard.
Nothing can replace the character of aged-old wood,
loose nails and water stains
unless it's the natural wood grain and holes or the label.
Now crates are produced in mass production
and sold in home good stores and
leading retail craft stores.
Will have fun using my crate
for display this weekend.
This is the time of year
to get busy in the booth.
Have a Happy Week,
Sorry that I've been absent these days.
I've been burning up 1-20, I-75. amd I-24.