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Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Tell me, do y’all ever buy something with every intention to personalize it and display it, but yet you never do? Kind of like when you see a picture frame hung with stock photos because someone hasn’t replaced it with a family photo yet? Yep, that’s me! I purchased these vintage herb boxes a while ago and they’ve sat empty on my kitchen wall for about six months. It was time to finally decorate my vintage style nesting herb crates.

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

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My first intention when I purchased these vintage herb crates was to use them for what they really are; herb crates. Then I remembered that I have a black thumb. Honestly, I can’t keep anything green alive.

I purchased these nesting herb crates from decor steals, and unfortunately they are rarely available. If they aren’t available there you can also get a similar pair of nesting boxes HERE.

vintage style herb crates

How to decorate with vintage nesting herb crates?

With faux greenery of course!

I received a pack of faux boxwood sprays from a company called Commercial Silk. I was really pleased with these faux sprays. I’ve purchased lots of faux greenery from all sorts of craft stores, and I have to say that I like this product better than any I’ve purchased.

I knew when I received these boxwood sprays exactly what I would do with them; fill my vintage style nesting herb crates.


After I started filling the herb boxes with this lovely greenery, I had the brilliant idea to create a faux Topiary Tree with the boxwood sprays.  I was so pleased with the end result!

DIY Topiary Trees with Boxwood sprays

You can see more of my spring inspired mantel here.

I had fun with the faux topiary tree project, but I still hadn’t solved my empty herb crate problem.

I started by adding the faux boxwood sprays to the two middle herb crates. I didn’t have enough of the boxwood, and I wanted a little variety, so I added 3 faux herb plants to the bottom nesting crate.

For the top herb crate I wanted a little color (well, something different than green).  I had purchased those white flowery twigs from Walmart a few years ago. I thought they would accent the crates well.

I love how the mix of vintage and greenery really adds warmth to a home.

My styled Nesting Herb Boxes

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates
Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates
nesting herb boxes with faux greenery
Nesting herb boxes

You can see more of this space and my chalk painted dining room table makeover here.

Nesting herb boxes

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  2. That’s really great and cute idea and I love it! The decoration looks amazing.

  3. P~ says:

    What a cute idea! Thanks so much for joining us on Friday Frenzy! P~

  4. Katrin says:

    Love adding greenery to the walls and this is such a fun idea!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Love these, Lindsey. Have always wanted to add something like this to MWA! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Linda says:

    I love these vintage crates and how you styled them! I’ve featured this posts at this weeks The Creative Circle link party! Hope you share with us again soon.

  7. These are really cute! I love house plants and have lots, but I struggle to keep them alive. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  9. frankie says:

    the plants look really nice in the crates, I love the way you’ve got them nested on the wall #bloggerclubuk

  10. Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing with us at the Homestead Blog Hop!

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  12. Karen | TwoTinyHands says:

    How cute are these. You have all the great ideas. I’d love a herb garden but like you I have a habit of killing them before we can use them!! ‪Thank you for linking up to the #familyfunlinky‬

  13. Nige says:

    Another fantastic idea look awesome Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

  14. Anonymous says:

    I am a huge fan of faux greenery. I’d rather dust my plants once in a while than try to remember to water them. Your boxes are adorable and look fantastic in that space.

  15. Pen says:

    These are really cute. I had been thinking about buying some indoor plants, and separately some herbs for my balcony. With these I could do two birds with one stone. Thanks Pen x #thatfridaylinky

  16. I love these herb crates, Lindsey, they are gorgeous! They have given the room a beautiful French provincial look. Pinning. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful project with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. These are really cute! I do struggle to keep houseplants alive too, but I have better luck with herbs, and I love having them in the kitchen. Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  18. Love this! They look so effective and will definitely stay looking more uniform than real plants would! x #SharingtheBlogLove

  19. Love this! Great idea! I love how it looks refreshing and not rustic like some farmhouse styles can look

  20. Teresa says:

    Those boxes are precious. Great decor idea.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party.

  21. Ellen says:

    As a fellow black thumber, I love this idea. You’ve inspired me to make some changes with my decor!

  22. I absolutely LOVE those boxes. Now if only Decor Steals would bring them back!

  23. Love this! I have a black thumb as well!
    I’m trying to flip my decor to a bit more farmhouse and these would be a great addition!

  24. What a fab idea. They look amazing. #FamilyFunLinky

  25. Kate Holmes says:

    Loving these looks so very much #FamilyFun

  26. I’ve been looking for some boxes to corral some things on my counter. Yours look lovely on the wall!

  27. Christine says:

    I saw those boxes not too long ago and now I am sorry I passed them up! They look terrific. 🙂

  28. Julie says:

    They look so pretty. such a lovely wall feature.

  29. That is a cute way to display the plants. Greeny whether faux or real adds so much.