Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vintage Soda Crate

Hi friends!! I want to share with you a quick and easy change I made in my living room last weekend. When we first decorated the room several years ago, I was going for a coffeehouse vibe with the brick wallpaper and coffee decor. The wallpaper will eventually be taken down, but I have been slowly replacing my coffee decorations with vintage finds.

My in-laws gave me this old soda crate last year. Until now it's been shoved away in a closet waiting for me to figure out how I wanted to use it.

At first I thought it would be a great way to display tiny ironstone creamers, but so far I only have two. Scratch that idea.

Then I thought I could display tiny little oil cans like in the picture below. But even the tiny ones were too tall. Scratch that idea too.

Finally, it hit me!!!

I now have a place to put all of my vintage flower frogs!!!!!

 Teeny tiny ones

 Square ones

 Rusty ones

 They each have their own little space

And now hang proudly on my living room wall!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. Looks fabulous!!! But what's a flower frog - never heard of that before ( and inquiring minds do want to know ) lol

  2. That looks great--and I love flower frogs :)

  3. Love it! Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  4. You've found a very clever way to repurpose your soda crate! I love it!

  5. My heart skipped a beat when I saw your old soda crate because I am always on the lookout for them. I want to make Coca-Cola crate advent calendars for my grown kids. You can see them here:

    I really like the collection yours houses too!

  6. Great idea I love the Coca-Cola crate and flower frogs are something I also collect though I only have a few metal ones I have mostly glass.

  7. What a wonderful idea! I never thought to hang it. It's perfect for your flower frog collections.

  8. It is perfect for your flower frog collection...definitely meant to be!!


  9. I thought I was the only crazy girl with that many vintage frogs! Love the display.

  10. LOVe the frogs. Those are the best soda crates to show off some sweet finds. I have one too displayed in my dining room.

  11. How cool! Saw you link up on some link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

  12. No way! this frog collection is a perfect match for the container!!!! So jealous... Sorry, but I am....
    Good for you though......!

    hugs x

  13. How way COOL! I have a pepsi crate that I've used in the yard for years after a yard sale find. I love the idea of using indoors with a vintage collection. I love yours...and even though I don't have your kind of collection, I'm sure I can think of something!!

  14. Who would have thought to collect vintage flower frogs? I love it when I see such a unique interest.

  15. We had one of these growing up that we used for a special Christmas tradition. I will be sharing it on my blog at Christmas time :) When we all got married my mom got all of us one so we could carry on the tradition with our own families. I love what you have done with yours!!!

  16. Now I wish I had not sold off my flower frog collection and my soda crate. Never thought of pairing them - so cute!

  17. Oh! Lovely soda crate and lovely collection!
    What a coincidence, in my last post I share my oil cans collection, they are like the one of your third photo.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

  18. Love this! What an awesome display shelf for an amazing collection!! Can't wait to see what else you do with the livingroom:)

  19. This is the perfect display piece for your collection of vintage frogs. LOVE this!!
    Mary Alice

  20. Hi! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you'd stop by my blog and follow me back.


  21. I love all of your frogs and the way you displayed them. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  22. Love it...great idea! I could see a few old photos tucked in here and there many options!! You're so clever :)

  23. I have one of these, and I use it as a spice rack in my kitchen! It is perfect for your collection! :)

  24. So cute! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there!

  25. love the frogs! i have the same syle crate & put many odd tiny items in it. for Christmas... I put vintage ornaments in several compartments.

  26. Talk about serendipity--that crate was clearly meant for your frog collection.Congratulations!

  27. What a gorgeous crate! It's an artwork all on it's own.

    1. This is so awesome. Love that your collection each has a special little show case for them, and wonderful to now be able to display that thoughtful gift your in-laws have to you.


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