Vintage Christmas Coke Crate

I’ve mentioned before how my husband always found treasures for me during our early married life when he worked as a land surveyor.  Well this treasure is a favorite of mine and was since the day he brought it home with a quizzical look on his face saying “if you don’t want it I’ll take it to the dumpster”.  It was a rusty coke crate marked Chattanooga 1970 on the inside.  I snatched it up and said don’t you dare go near a dumpster with this.  This coke crate has moved from apartment to house, to house, and to house with me.  When my basement flooded last year it was one of the few things I told the guys cleaning out the basement not to get rid of no matter what shape it was in.  Fortunately it was up on a shelf so it is still in its same rusty crusty shape.

Today is a rainy dreary day in Georgia and I wanted to do a quick easy Christmas project that I could complete with items on hand.   My old coke crate immediately came to mind.

Coke crate collage

So I started digging out rustic junk to pull this vignette together.  Some old red horse shoes, bed springs, antlers, pine cones, moss ball, and a scrap of burlap all went into the coke crate along with a charming little Christmas tree I picked up at Hobby Lobby last week.   I fell in love with the little Christmas tree with its tiny pine cones and wispy branches.  At the last minute I threw a short strand of lights on the little tree.

coke crate 4

One set of these antlers is faux.  Can you tell which one came from a deer and which from Pottery Barn?

coke crate 1

My old coke crate is still serving me well after all these years!

coke crate 6

Oh no, one of the bulbs is already out.

coke crate 3

I’m glad you stopped by today and be sure to come back tomorrow when I am sharing another Christmas project.  Please follow me on social media and if you don’t already subscribe to my blog be sure to sign up, so you will never miss a post.  Thanks for visiting!



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  1. distresseddonna says:

    Beautiful vignette with the Coke crate – love the story behind it. Isn’t it always the way – all the lights and ornaments on the tree and a strand goes out!

  2. I like this vignette very cool. thanks for sharing at tuesday hop have a great day I’m lorraine at

  3. How adorable!!!! Just Lund you on Funky Junk! Merry Christmas!


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