Blog - Featured Items

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 ( 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.

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.

Featured Item: Whiskey Barrels

Monday, April 21, 2014

photo credit: Laura Zastrow Photography

Our whiskey barrels are a favorite at A LA CRATE, both for their practicality and their rustic charm. These historic vessels, traditionally used for aging beverages like whiskey, cognac, and port, are perfect for giving a modern atmosphere some old-fashioned appeal or kicking up the vintage vibe at a barn or backyard setting. We often recommend using the barrels like the picture above: as table legs with our tabletop bar options (this particular one was made from a decontstructed cabinet!). We also have our rustic surface and reclaimed surface. Your newly created table can display desserts or appetizers or serve as the bar! But, there are many ways to use the barrels on their own.

Featured Item: Persian Rugs

Thursday, March 20, 2014

One of the new items in our inventory that we are excited to feature are our two vintage Persian rugs. These rugs add such warmth and elegance to so many different settings. What I love the most is that they can also work with so many different types of decor. From ethnic to bohemian to classic - they truly fit with each person's personal style aesthetic.

Featured Item: Birdcages

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

One of the things we like about our Featured Item blog posts is showing some alternate ways to use an item in our inventory. Birdcages are a perfect example of this, since we primarily find that we rent them for use as a vessel for holding cards at weddings or showers. As much as we love this idea - and often suggest it - we also love the idea of using our birdcages for other types of decor. Think centerpieces or chandeliers!