Millington & Hope, based near Leamington Spa, offers both “Swedish simplicity and French style”, a charming collection of unique and unusual vintage finds for both your home and garden (or balcony!). From French shutters to old cafe chairs, there is a raw rusticity and enduring appeal to each distinctive piece in Millington & Hope’s collection. Their stock changes constantly, so it’s worth dipping in and out of their website regularly. On our latest visit, this weekend, we’ve found some wonderful vintage storage solutions which we were eager to share with you all. N.B. these are all one-off pieces so, if something catches your eye, be sure to get in touch with Millington & Hope as soon as possible. There are no individual product pages on the Millington & Hope website, so we’ll simply direct you to the Accessories section on millingtonandhope.com, where you can find all of these fantastic vintage storage solutions!
These colourful old wooden advertising crates are hugely popular and make useful trays for serving drinks or nibbles. But we’ve also seen them put to great use as storage in the bathroom. Our tip: create a striking wall feature and mount 2 or 3 vintage crates alongside each other – perhaps adding shelves to the crates – to store anything from spices and condiments in the kitchen to bits and bobs in the bathroom.
Old wooden advertising crates, £30 each, Millington & Hope
These wonderful old French crates and weather-beaten wire oyster baskets will bring a strong rustic edge to a space. We think the French crates would prove useful for carrying laundry, while the possibilities for wire baskets are endless!
Old French crates and wire oyster baskets, £45 each, Millington & Hope
This charming vintage hat box is the perfect size for storing jewellery or watches and ties. The former owners’ initials are still clearly visible on the lid, enhancing the box’s character. And if your own initials are W.T then so much the better!
Vintage hat box, £65, Millington & Hope
This crate of heavy glass soda bottles would make a nice feature in the centre of a kitchen table. Our tip: fill each of the heavy glass soda bottles with loosely arranged country flowers for a striking centrepiece.
Crate of 10 heavy glass soda bottles, £95, Millington & Hope
These galvanised florist buckets are also a lovely way to create a charming rustic floral display. Arrange in a row, as below, and plant with small olive or bay trees.
Tall galvanised florist buckets, £18 each, Millington & Hope
If the rustic vintage storage solutions we discovered from Millington & Hope appeal, then you might also like to read our review of the beautiful design book “Modern Rustic”, by interiors stylist Emily Henson. And be sure to visit our dedicated Vintage and Storage + Shelving sections and Pinterest boards too!
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