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    Clementines

    I LOVE these little orange beauties! I wait for them to show up at the grocery store each year and yesterday was my lucky day! They are so easy to peel and so sweet!

    I always assumed they were tangerines but I looked them up online and it seems they're in the Mandarin orange family. Who knew? I didn't! See here ~~~~~>
    Clementine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I also love the little crates they come in and I always feel like I should do something with them after the Clementines are gone instead of just throwing them out but never took the time to come up with a new use for them. Today I googled "Clementine crates" & "Clementine boxes" for some images of recycled crates and sure enough, some have been put to very creative uses!

    Check these out ~~~~~>
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...ementine+crate and also https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...w=1600&bih=708

    I feel inspired now as well as well nourished!

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    Re: Clementines

    I've used the crates in the past Tabby for Christmas gifts or birthday gifts.

    I fill them with Jams or bath toilet Items.

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    Re: Clementines

    That's a great idea ... did you paint or varnish them or leave them as they are? I like the idea shown in one of the links of using them for planters in the spring & summer. There is also one of a crate being used as a tray. Now I wish I had saved them over the last few years!

    The way my luck goes, now that I've found some uses for them, the producers will switch entirely over to mesh bags.

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    Re: Clementines

    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    That's a great idea ... did you paint or varnish them or leave them as they are? I like the idea shown in one of the links of using them for planters in the spring & summer. There is also one of a crate being used as a tray. Now I wish I had saved them over the last few years!

    The way my luck goes, now that I've found some uses for them, the producers will switch entirely over to mesh bags.
    What I've done for elderly neighbours Tabby Is leave them natural and put a layer of straw In the bottom and then fill them with jars of preserves, jams and pickles.... like a little country hamper.

    For my girlfriends, I've put In a layers of pink tissue paper scrunched up and filled them with toiletries.

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    Re: Clementines

    They are great, my husband loves them.

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    Re: Clementines

    I think they're the same as Cuties, right? The ones offered here come in orange mesh bags. Love 'em.

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    Re: Clementines

    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    That's a great idea ... did you paint or varnish them or leave them as they are? I like the idea shown in one of the links of using them for planters in the spring & summer. There is also one of a crate being used as a tray. Now I wish I had saved them over the last few years!

    The way my luck goes, now that I've found some uses for them, the producers will switch entirely over to mesh bags.
    I have about a dozen of those cute crates....should I send you some?

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    Re: Clementines

    Somebody should put those little crates on Acc's collectibles thread, 'cause you
    can't get anything around here any more but the orange mesh bags!
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    Re: Clementines

    Maybe it's an east coast thing, Val.

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    Re: Clementines

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoozeAgain View Post
    I think they're the same as Cuties, right? The ones offered here come in orange mesh bags. Love 'em.
    Yes, I think Cuties are clementines that are grown in California. We get them here occasionally but most of ours seem to come in the crates with labels from Spain.

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