Oh My Darlin’ Clementine

One of the saddest parts about this gray time of the year is the lack of fresh local produce. We visit our neighborhood farmer’s market every week during the summer, so adjusting to imported vegetables can be a subtle shock to the palate.

However, my entire family finds great delight in the adorable little clementine oranges found in abundance at the grocery stores lately. These tiny fruits are a perfect snack to grab when we’re running out of the house, and the size makes Evelyn think they were designed just for her.

Clementines are packed in sweet little crates.  Instead of tossing them when the fruit is gone, I like to re-purpose them around the house.  These handy containers don’t belong in a landfill when they have so much cuteness to share!  We re-use our clementine crates as…

…a quiet place to rest bed time books.
…an organized spot in a dresser drawer for ballet gear.
…one of many little doll beds.
…a small storage solution for winter scarves, gloves and hats.
How are you re-using your clementine crates?
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  1. lexie says:

    love your blog – such great info & tips! and clementines? love. them. thanks for the ideas about what to do with the cute, little boxes they come in – clever! on another note, love the looks of the white & yellow chair from the first photo…any chance of a home tour? 🙂

  2. HomemadeMother says:

    Thanks, Lexie! I bought that fabulous chair from a Chicago area furniture retailer http://www.smithe.com

  3. Anonymous says:

    I use them to store my spices in the kitchen.
    Love your blog

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