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A LA CRATE HOLIDAY

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I come to you with tips and inspiration for how to make the holidays different this year. Don’t get mad at me for mentioning the “H” word in September (it’s really only four months away!). Plenty of time for buying gifts (P-L-E-N-T-Y), but if you PLAN or HOST an annual holiday party, this is the perfect time to start diving into details.

A LA CRATE teamed up with Fromagination, Natural Intuition and The Lageret to show how YOU can #DoHolidayDifferent this season. Hint: It’s all about NOT decorating. No santa, reindeer or poinsettias were used. It's simply about creating an engaging environment, for ANY occasion. One where guests can let their guard down and enjoy themselves! See our tips below. We hope you find them inspiring.

p.s. And you don't have to turn on the oven!!

A La Crate Rentals: Do Holiday Different

Winter Bridal Show!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Our tagline has been, "A warehouse of uncommon rentable goods!" and we thought what a better way to showcase our merchandise at a local bridal show than to literally bring the warehouse to it! Below is a shot of our Wedding Planner & Guide's Winter Wedding Show booth out in the front lobby of the Alliant Energy Center, followed by detail photos of our booth, partyscapes that included some of our rentals and the booths from some fabulous local wedding professionals that used some of our rentals to highlight their companies. Check out the pics below and holler if you would like to know more about any of these talented peeps that we collaborated with. Cheers!

A La Crate Tradeshow Booth

Round 1 of NEW Inventory!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

We have our first round of NEW inventory posted online friends! Simply click on our inventory tab (http://alacratevintage.com/inventory-list) and look for all images that have the word "NEW!" above them! Though we added over 25 new items/categories to the site, I'd love to highlight a few that have multiple functions and I hope you'll love as much as we do.

Welcome Courtney!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A La Crate Office Manager

ALC welcomes Courtney to our team as our new Office Manager!

She is a born and raised Texan, with a big heart, who moved to Madison for her main squeeze. We met Courtney out walking our dog a few years back and then worked with her when she and her hubby decided to tie the knot last year! They had an awesome wedding at the Goodman Community Center and made many of the decor items themselves. Just ask to see Courtney's ring! She needle felted one side and her husband turned wood on the other side. Incredible.

Courtney has a background in textiles (that we'll let her tell you more about below) and is a fabulous new addition to the team. She'll be the voice on the other end of the phone, email and you will often find her at the front desk. Now you can put a name with a face!

She will be Sarah's maternity back up as well, meeting with you to brainstorm ideas and do mockups in the shop. Her background is a great fit for ALC and we know you'll love working with her as much as we do!

If you haven't met Courtney yet, here are a few Q&A's she answered for us below!

Featured Item: Victorian Sofas

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Since using A LA CRATE's French Linen Victorian Sofa for my photoshoot, I have been obsessed with how these vintage beauties can be used in modern spaces. I never would have imagined something so "old" could look so hip and modern until I tried it out. Since I figured that I might not be the only one imagining Jane Eyre verus Kate Moss lounging around on one of these sofas, I decided it was worth a "Featured Item" post. Sometimes you just need to see how other people are using something to get your own creative juices flowing.

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