My husband and I chose strange things to buy when we were first married. Because of limited funds, our tv was sitting on a cardboard box covered with a blanket when we decided the purchase of this antique milk crate was important. The same day, we also brought home an old wooden shipping crate for a coffee table.
I just love the character that old useful items have. They give an authenic charm to a farmhouse, I think.
The fact that it has a alternative yet practical purpose makes me like it even more. Magazines are a perfect fit on top of the wire dividers. Or for a different look, you can roll the magazines up and stick them in the slots. It's a fun way to keep your favorites out to look at again and again.