My Alpine Home

Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Tisket a Tasket Greens are in the Basket!

A week ago I went with my sister, Jeanne to a few shops that sale furniture.  She was looking for a new cabinet for her living room.
When we walked through one designer shop I noticed that on a lot of their coffee tables they were placing metal containers and baskets.  They filled them with all kinds of fun items.
Some of them were really cool and looked vintage.  I thought to myself, ‘I Can do that”.
Remember this basket that I had in my laundry room?
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Well, now it looks like this.
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For now, I didn’t place it on my table; but decided to leave it in the window.  This way the plants can receive some natural light.
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I’ve been anticipating what else might be fun to display in my vintage basket.  Which by the way, I bought at a small town antique shop that had once been a grocery store.  He said that it was an original shopping basket.  I paid $20 for it. I didn’t think that was bad.
Imagine all of the groceries it’s seen in it’s day.
I found a ‘RED’ treasure at an estate sale Friday.  Thinkin  it might look cute for Valentines in my vintage basket.
I’ll try it out Tuesday.  Just in time for Rednesday.
Till then, A Tisket A Tasket, hope you find a fun basket!
Jann
I will be sharing my basket with:
House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday
Creating a House of Grace for Twice Owned
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday


http://www.gritsglamour.blogspot.com/2012/02/welcome-to-1st-ever-wild-about-mother.html

32 comments:

Revi said...

Love this idea! It looks great in your window, too. -Revi

Kris said...

Hi Jann. I love your basket!!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love this vignette. I spy a really cool looking urn in that basket. Thanks for sharing my giveaway. Love ya!

Joanne said...

It looks great in the window. What a great find...an original shopping basket..too cool!
Blessings, Joanne

Terrie said...

Looks great with plants. The more I read your posts the more I love vintage stuff. You're inspiring. I find your blog full of ideas and following you.

Shannon said...

Jann, this is great!

Riet said...

That looks great. I used to have one of these baskets long time ago. Have a lovely day.

Karen S. said...

Oh that is cool! I even have one of those kinds of baskets that is a bit more decorative...I should stack my little books that are on the edge of one of my living room tables! I like keeping things in the same spot for the little grandbabies growing up...it teaches them to know if we keep putting it there it will always be there...the basket will make it easier to go through them ! Very cool idea, thanks!

Karen S. said...

Oh that shopping cart is so cool too!

camp and cottage living said...

I love it! I have several freezer baskets full of junk-this would be so much nicer.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I love this post! That basket looks so neat. Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

Great basket ans there is so much you can do with it.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

Love your wire basket, Jann. I think it looks great on your kitchen counter. It's so fun to be creative and change things up. I've always loved doing that, ever since I was little. Unfortunately, my new house is pretty small and I can't move my living room furniture around. Oh well. Accessories and kitsch are easy to change out. Have a great week!
Lynn

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Love the wire basket, everything looks so nice and green!!
Have a great week!
All the Best,
Christine

Vintage Home said...

That looks great...so fresh!

laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

HI JANN- NEWEST follower from linky party. I just saw your basket and where you put it and I thought I was in my kitchen! Would love a follow back! Can't wait to snoop around! laura@imnotatrophywife.com

Vicki/Jake said...

Loving me some green! And wire baskets. And cool red thingys!

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful living basket you have made!! I'd love to try to make something like that for my table. (And then I have to remember to water them!)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great vignette. Love the basket and so pretty with all the plants. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Barbara over at 21 Rosemary Lane said...

Hi Jan...

I am so happy that you found me over at 21 Rosemary Lane...now I know you! Great blog and aren't sisters the best shopping partners? My sister and I laugh our heads off every time we shop together!

Great vintage basket btw. And I like the way you think about all the groceries that basket has seen...boy if it only could talk! I think that way about vintage cars...all the places they might have been!

So I am following you you now and wishing you a very happy new year!

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

Love the use of the basket! And I like to see fresh flowers or herbs displayed this way. It will be very pretty decked out for Valentine's Day.

Barbara Jean said...

fun variety of displays. great ideas!!

blessings
barbara jean

Babs said...

Great idea! I love grouping things together in a basket. Yours looks great with all the little plants. Good idea putting them near the window.
Hugs,
Babs

Liz said...

The perfect reminder that spring is right around the corner! :)

~Liz

Kathy said...

I really love this! I like using baskets or display and organize things! How cool that you were able to get this vintage shopping basket! Love the plants displayed - thanks for joining in with Home and Garden Thursday,
God bless,
Kathy

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it!!!

Hugs
Charo

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

LOVE that basket. What a perfect way to showcase of grouping of plants. And best of all, its portable. :)

Thanks for joining in my first Wild About Mother Nature party. Blessings, Barb

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I have an old A&P shopping cart..the basket on top of it is very similar to yours!..It detaches so that you can just use the basket or place it on the cart to roll..The antique dealer that I purchased it from said that it was A&P because of the green paint that was still remaining on it...

You can see it on the Grits and Glamour post of the Wild About Mother Nature..I am the first posting...

Love the way you used the basket...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So Pretty!!

Miss Kitty said...

Very cute use of the baskets! I love the look and will be copying you copying the store displays. Thanks for sharing the idea...I saw your post over at Grits and Glamour.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Jann..A & P was an old grocery chain..thank you so much for your beautiful comment!...

Honey at 2805 said...

A charming arrangement, Jann!