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

My first intention when I purchased these vintage herb crates were 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. I will try to let y’all know when they are back in stock.

vintage style herb crates

Now how was I going to decorate these vintage 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

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

If you want to see more of my spring inspired mantel, click {HERE}. 

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 (artificial grass, artificial boxwood, artificial rosemary).

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.

What do y’all think? I love how the mix of vintage and greenery really adds warmth to a home.

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

Thanks for stopping by friends!

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37 thoughts on “Decorating with Vintage Style Nesting Herb Crates

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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