Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Baskets Baskets Baskets!

When it comes to baskets, I think you could say that I am crazy about them! I have collected baskets for years. I just love that they are handmade, useful, decorative and functional. This morning I toured my home with my camera and took several pictures to demonstrate how I use my baskets. Enjoy the trip!

Pictured below are a few baskets holding pinecones that I will "someday" work into a wreath. Seems like "someday" never comes. I've had these cones forever!

My favorite baskets to collect are pie and picnic baskets. They not only make excellent out-of-site storage, but they are also useful and decorative.

Inspired by baskets, I created this framed embroidery designed by Rhonda at Primitive Stitches. Tomorrow I will be consigning this at Primitive Gatherings, where I sell several of my creations.

Below is another one of my basket-inspired projects using a yard sale frame and bits and pieces of wool scraps with embroidery.

Baskets are so "useful", . . . . .

. . . . . and "decorative" . . . . .

. . . . . and "inspiring" . . . . .

. . . . . and "functional" . . . . .

I have this niche area in my bedroom that I had my husband wire for electricity. I lovingly decorated it with my favorite collectibles, including some baskets.

One of the walls in my bedroom is also decorated with my favorite rustic things.

I built this shelf above the door as a nice way to display more of my collectibles.

Another basket thrown atop a wardrobe with some rustic birdhouses.

Down cellar in my "girl cave" I have many many baskets containing fabrics, craft supplies, embellishments, etc. It is sometimes quite a chore to find things. I will have to develop a labeling system.

If you want to see some really awesome baskets, check out my blogging friend Pam's blog, Baskets n Prims. She does a great job with her baskets.


  1. LOve the old picnic baskets! They are wonderful!!

  2. I love, love, LOVE all the country things you make and how you decorate!!!! Beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!