Monday, February 8, 2010

Arriving in Style

I love vintage agricultural produce crates. Out here in the ag belt of California, they still are turning up, but more and more rarely and usually they are pretty beat-up. I’m attracted to the casual craftsmanship that cobbled together a working crate that could, very evidently, survive a decade or 3 of abuse. More notably, I really love the romanticism of the printed graphics that they pasted onto the end of each crate. This was before moo cards and websites… and in the local and regional market places it worked. Like I was saying... Style.

4 comments:

Linda Starr said...

hey you've got a fortune in crates and great pots.

Becky Jo said...

Nice crates.

Oh, and I just blogged you and Mitch Smith a little. :)

jimgottuso said...

great image of the fruits of you labor in those fruit crates. a double life.

Jesse Lu said...

neato! It'll be a sad day when these are just memories of a culture. Why are all your yunomis in those crates? What purpose do you put them to?