Tuesday, December 7, 2010
SOLD- vintage milk crate from Montana- $30
the community creamery in Missoula, Montana was a processing facility for regional dairy farmers back in the day. some of the best cheese and milk you've ever tasted was produced there (or so i'm told. but, i'm still betting dairy from Wisconsin would win a blind taste test... just sayin'.) anyway, none of that matters now. what does matter is that this gorgeous relic survived the dark and sad years it spent holed up in a garage in far north seattle, waiting to be set free and put back to work. the wood is all in great shape, and the metal edges add a perfect industrial-farming-rough hewn situation. the stray paint splatters on the crate further its patina and sense of history. a pretty great piece of americana.