My Father's Daughter...


This is why my house is never clean.

" Stuff "

Do you have this problem?

It stems from my parents.


Just when I think I have gotten over it...."stuff 'iness

My Father calls...

Guess what I have for you?

What Dad?

A friend was throwing away some old wine crates.

I thought you may be able to use them in your little Etsy store.

Wine Crates?  

How many?

Just a few.
 I will leave them on the porch for you.

Thank' s Dad.

Really.



Now I have old wooden wine crates.


You know I wont be able to rest a wink this weekend.


I will be spending it wondering

what on earth can I create with these...



If you have any ideas

I would love to hear them...


Maybe you can ease my A.D.D


Heidi is already helping...


She likes this one on top.

It has a broken sideboard.

Just the right height for her a bed.

Thank you Heidi !


Oh.

And  thank you Dad.

I am so my Father's

Daughter!

** Dont forget if you have yet to enter for the pillow giveaway it's not too late**

Just drop down one post and say Hi!

xoxox Susie~

45 comments:

  1. Seeing you with your daddy made me tear up...you see, my daddy wasthat way to..always thinking of us and what we might want and need. He passed away three short years ago and my sister and I miss him so much every day. Thanks for sharing your daddy with a fellow "Daddys Girl".
    Sheila Wynn
    Mandeville, LA

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  2. Oh boy...those are dreamy! Dads always seem to know best :) I think you should work your "sign" magic on those babies and make some fun personalized crates to hold towels or blankets. You could always hang them on the wall and use them as cubbies too...in a bathroom or garden shed, although I think I'd want to show them off more than that haha. ANYWAY...sorry to ramble...I'm sure you'll come up with something cute! :)

    Jana

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  3. Your Dad has the most invitingly warm smile ever...actually..come to think of it...you have that same smile!! My husband just brought me home a couple of these crates as well and I am loving them! Can't wait to see what inspiring creation you come up with so that I can make it for myself...just joking!! Your Dad is awesome and it just shows that his baby is always on his mind...sweet!
    Happy Friday xOxO Nerina

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  4. Love those wine crates. I don't have any ideas for you, but I can't wait to see what you do with them...

    :) Laura

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  5. I know you will come up with something for the crates. And your daddy is a cutie!!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  6. Awww..how cute :)
    I say combine them all together at different angles (horizontal and vertical) and make a small bookcase! Im sure your dad could find lots of things to fill it for you :)
    Happy Mothers Day XOXO

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  7. I took four small boxes to Goodwill on Monday. I felt so proud I was decluttering. On Tuesday 5 large boxes were delivered from UPS from my Grandma. She is downsizing and sent me part of her collection of antique dolls.
    I might need your wine crates for storage. :)

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  8. What neat boxes! A local wine bar used these boxes as drawers in a dresser. Or maybe you could hang them on the wall as shelves. So cute!!

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  9. I love it when Dad's get involved with our junkiness. I have a Dad just like your Dad. He is always thinking of me. Some stuff I like and some stuff, well, I could do without. But I love the fact that he gets me. Your Dad is a treasure. You are one lucky girl...

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  10. Yur dad knows great "stuff" when he sees it. Lucky you. Sea Witch

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  11. Those are really great! I'm sure you'll come up with something wonderful. I'm the same way here, we're always in the middle of a project and there are tools piled in a room or I have stuff sitting waiting to be priced and packed for my store. The dining room corner never looks clean. At least it's all for a good cause, just like your beautiful crates!
    ~Michelle

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  12. Well, I created a fairy garden out of an old box like these. If I had that many, I might use them as "shadow box" type shelves and showcase things on a wall. Gotta love Dad!
    Brenda

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  13. what a sweet dad! i love the way they look! i have a few wine crates too but my are not that old! cant wait to see what you do because you know i might copy! xo

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  14. That's so cute that your dad thinks of you when he sees stuff. Those are gorgeous!! It looks like a couple of them would make a great sign!!

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  15. Well, I was going to say make pet beds out of them but.... somebody else already had the idea!! LOL! Love the numbers stamped on them.Whatever they turn into or hold they are wonderful!

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  16. Could they be outdoor planter boxes? Maybe trays for serving iced cold lemonade in the summer?

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  17. Dang, I thought they looked pretty cool right where they were like - "oops, we just had a killer party last night and forgot to put them away."
    Nice Daddy you have!!!

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  18. These are great! You could make flower boxes, paint Les Fleurs on the side add some pretty flowers. No matter what I am sure you will come up with something amazing!

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  19. These are great! You could make flower boxes, paint Les Fleurs on the side add some pretty flowers. No matter what I am sure you will come up with something amazing!

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  20. Dad's are the best!! Can't wait to see what you decide to use them for or create with them!!
    Happy Mother's Day!
    Wendy

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  21. Susie, if all else fails, upcycle them for your signs! What great wood!

    I use a Pepsi crate at school for extra handouts/worksheets for when kids are absent. I had mine forever when I saw PB started carrying them!

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  22. I've got that problem in my house, too--always filling it with stuff. But my stuff isn't nearly as pretty as your stuff! That's so sweet that your dad thought of you when he came across the crates. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them!

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  23. Did you say you are giving away a Pillow??????????????? Love the crates...I know you'll come up with something awesome!

    Suzanne

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  24. What a great dad you have! My dad has always loved flea markets & garage sales. Yes, I am also my fathers daughter. He accumulates things he thinks I might like. Everytime I visit he has trinkets for me.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  25. Oh, Susie! How sweet of you Daddy to bring you crates! He know of your talent and I'm sure you'll figure out something! I guess you could take your sewing skills, make a cushion for that top crate so little Heidi could have a soft bed! :)
    You have your Daddy's smile!
    Be a sweetie and Happy Mother's Day!
    Shelia ;)

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  26. Wow...those wine crates are really cool...now I'm obsessing over what you could do with them....hhhmmm.
    Great shot of you w/dad!
    Have a great weekend!
    By the way, I love those plates on your wall!
    Beth

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  27. They would make great roll out storage for under cupboards or under beds if you pop some small castors on the bottom. I am sure whatever you decide, they will be just fabulous! Hoping you (and your lovely Dad) have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

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  28. Those are really cool! I would totally turn that one into a dog bed. The rest, not so sure! I can't even decide what color to paint my walls!

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  29. Your Dad is FAB! He looks like he'd make a brill Santa!!!

    The only idea I can come up with for the wine boxes is to fill them up with wine again, then drink it??? hee hee. xxx

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  31. oh, love those boxes. you could sell them just as they are! (if you can part with them!) who could resist an old rustic box?!
    I'd hang some on the wall, store some books/mags in them, add rollers to the bottom for toy storage,... can't wait to see what you do with them, your dad will be so proud!

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  32. You are to funny! I get tired of 'stuff' too:)

    The crates are great though and you will make something great with them.

    Happy Mother's Day.

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  33. Dad's are the best, aren't they?
    lucky score. I love ol' wine crates.
    I have seen folks take them apart and make table tops out of them. They would be great left as is to store magazines, or to hold towels in a bathroom or guest room. You are so very creative, I bet you have ideas rolling around in your head already.

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  34. Oh, Susie, what a wonderful post. You're going to have a wonderful time with those wine crates. . . and you're always going to be blessed that you're your father's daughter.

    A dog bed? What a great idea!

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  35. How lucky for you that your Dad could pass those on. They're super and I can't wait to see what they become.

    Ruth

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  36. Great Dad. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with the wine crates.

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  37. These boxes are gorgeous. I just know you will think of something fabulous!!

    I loved your ruffled purse tutorial! I went out last week after reading it and bought the bags at Walmart! Can't wait to try it. Love the fabric roses too. Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!! I could spend hours here on your blog.

    God Bless,
    Kathleen

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  38. susie, i'm catching up a little on my reading & see you have lots of new, beautiful stuff...er...treasures!! hugs

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  39. Gotta love Daddies! : )

    I look forward to see what you and Heidi come up with! :D

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  40. What a sweet picture of you with your Dad. You both have such big smiles. Love & blessings from NC!

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  41. I love that photo of you and your dad!!

    Happy Mother's Day, Susie!

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  42. Oh Susie,
    It's so nice to meet you and I'm so glad that you stopped by my blog. I am becoming a follower of yours. You had me at the wine boxes. You and your dad are just adorable!!! It sounds alot like MY dad.. he was always finding treasures that we couldn't live without.

    My BFF (we are from Napa Valley~ Wine Country) had an awesome idea for wine boxes and started a little online business~ check this out~ such a cute idea for your little pup!!!

    http://www.vintagecanine.com/photos.html

    Have a great day, and so glad to meet you!

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  43. thats so sweet,, I'm like my daddy (and mama too for that matter) in the same way, so much stuff because of what it "could" be one day.. My dad does sweet things like that too. I love the sign,,

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  44. Saw your dilemma and instantly remembered this site with a really cute crate project- check it our here;

    http://treyandlucy.blogspot.com/2010/05/i-wait-all-year-for-mothers-day.html

    whatever you decide it sounds like fun!

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  45. It looks to me that your house is immaculate! I'm hard pressed to believe that you have too much clutter. I can see why you'd want to decorate with those crates though. They have a rustic appeal to them. My first suggestion would be to either sand them down and polyurethane seal them, or paint them to add a contrast to your decor. I would test the colors a bit on one before making the final decision. After that I think you will have new ideas.

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