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champagne crate

Champagne. Loved and disliked in equal measures as far as I can tell. Me? Well, I wouldn’t say no to a nice glass of champagne if you handed me one but I am highly unlikely to buy a bottle let alone a crate that size up there.

That being the case (oh dear, pardon the pun)you would be forgiven for wondering how I came to have a champagne crate on my hall table. Well, my office is moving and today was clear out day. Suffice to say that, today, I came by this box and duly accepted the offer without even considering the 3 train commute home. It was  fun trying to manoeuvre around London in peak time commuting mode whilst carrying a big crate.

You might remember, from Sunday’s post, that I visited Greenwich Market where I came across the most beautiful florist.

greenwich market flower shop

who had the most inspired herb box. It was also a very inspired price of £55 which floored me, after all it was just an old crate. Needless to say the crate was left in the shop.

Can you see where I am going with this?  Yes, I have been thinking about a herb box for some time now. Not just any herb box, I wanted something chic but not expensive.

And so I intend to change this

champagne crate

Into something like this

Source: google.co.uk via cheri on Pinterest

or even

I was amused to discover that the post officer in work thought I was as mad as a box of frogs. It was also nice to hold a 10 minute discussion with my colleagues about what they might do with the box. Suggestions ranged from a wine rack to a bathroom cabinet. So, what would you do with it? Would you even have thought about taking it home? Do you think I am as mad as a box of frogs?