New Thrift Find. . .Reaching Higher and Higher

My new thrift find is helping me to reach higher and higher.

For a small tuppence of $3 I’m soaring high up into the sky.


My picnic hampers have all been yard sale or thrift store finds.  What started out as one has now become four. 

Picnic Hamper Collection

Stacked in a corner in the entry they make a fun fall vignette.  I tucked some faux leaves in the bottle holder of the top hamper.  A pretty embroidered sunflower table topper hangs out of the basket.  It’s extra special because it was stitched by my sweet Aunt Viola.


Love that sunshine streaming through the window on our entry door.


I stitched the sunflower wall hanging and the pillow.  The thrift find chair was given a coat of homemade chalk paint.



Our gorgeous fall weather has brought about the Harvest Moon.




Makes me want to go on a Fall picnic, how about you?



I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life Thursday
Melissas Antiques for Thrifty Things Friday
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
From My Front Porch to Yours for Threasure Hunt Thursday


priscilla said...

Love your stack of picnic hampers Jann! The sunflower pillow is so cute !

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Jann,
Love all your stacked baskets. They are all so awesome. Love that yellow chair and of course that lovely chippy door/window with the wreath. It all looks so great for fall. Have a great week end.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Oh I love baskets too! Love your sunflower stitchery. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

What a great collection of different shapes and sizes. Don't think I have seen any like them, looks wonderful. I have a set of metal ones stacked, great storage. Love how you added a touch of fall!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Hi Jann, as soon as I saw that basket on the header, I guessed immediately what you were doing with it. It's a 100% perfectly stacked fall entrance! Love your pillow, especially, and it goes so well with your chair and other framed stitchworks. Very inviting!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I like baskets all year 'round, but during the fall, they really add a nice texture to rooms. Your display provides a nice cheery welcome to your home, Jann!

Donna Wilkes said...

I see you have been fooling around with fall quite successfully. Both the colors and the textures work well with the other elements. Love the sunflower piece.

My Cozy Corner said...

Great job of collecting the cute stack of picnic baskets...I love your vignette at your front door. What a wonderful welcome to all entering your home.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Audrey said...

Hi Jann ... I love the interest you have created in your entry. That yellow chair is wonderful and ties in and anchors your colors. Your architectural pieces make a good statement too. Thanks for sharing.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

Kris said...

I love the hampers! I am draw to anything wicker! I love Aunt Violas table topper! And the pillow too! I love Fall, but ts well over 100 at home, so we are in Big Bear.
XO Kris

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Unknown said...

Wow Jann! What a wonderful collection! I really love this vignette you put together, wonderful!

Leovi said...

Yes, wonderful atmosphere, very nice flowers pillow!

Leslie said...

GREAT find! I love that little fall corner ~ so beautiful.
... and thanks, you just gave me an idea. I have a red piece, much like the tall white piece that you have behind the chair. I am totally painting mine white and leaning it somewhere. : )

Barbara @ 21 Rosemary Lane said...

I LOVE your fall vignette! Yes it does make me want to run out and enjoy a fall picnic. Love the pretty tablecloth peeking out from the picnic basket too. The weather here today is perfect for a picnic!
Thank you for sharing Jann and enjoy this beautiful day!
XO Barbara

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the look! I have some picnic baskets I should do that with. Love the stitched sunflowers. Perfect vignette!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love your baskets and your fall decorating. I have to comment on your Aunt Viola. Viola was my mom's first name as she was named for her mother. My mom was called by her middle name. When my son had a daughter, they named her Eloise Viola to honor my mom. Mom died in February before EV was was born in September. I had told Mom the baby's name and know she is smiling on her namesake.

Anonymous said...

What a cute corner display, so cheery and inviting!

Rose L said...

Yep, knew the fall decor would be coming! You must be so organized with all the seasonal and holiday decorating you do! Wish I were!!

Fran. said...

Jann that is some cool stackability!! I really do like the way it looks next to the yellow chair. Great color combo!! XOXO Love Fran.

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Love the vignette. Reminds me of those old wheat dishes that come out of a Duz dish soap box - my Gram had them. Do you have a tutorial on the homemade milk paint?

Hope that you enjoyed the weekend!


Art and Sand said...

Love everything, but the column is fantastic.

Liz said...

My mom collects picnic hampers. I will have to show her the wonderful ones you have. I love sunflowers! So I really enjoyed seeing your handiwork. Great fall decorations! I should start working on mine!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your stack of baskets!! Love the whole's so pretty!!

Anonymous said...

I need to got off hunting with you -- I would love to have a few of those picnic hampers on hand.. where did you find it...LOVE IT!


Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Those hampers were a fabulous find! I have one that is similar, but not quite as charming as yours!

Melissa said...

Such a cute little fall display! Thanks for sharing @ TTF.

farmhouse-story said...

love the stacked baskets and fall goodies, jann! and i can't help but notice the huge porch post-LOVE it!

A Joyful Cottage said...

A charming fall vignette, Jann. I love, love, love that yellow chair! Wonderful collection of picnic hampers, and I like the way you have them stacked. Also like the way you used personal stitiched items along with your Aunt Viola's table topper. So sweet. xxx ~ Nancy

Unknown said...

Looks lovely, Jann!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You always find great bargains / finds but I love to see your stitching as well! :)

Revi said...

Jann, the mustard chair is so great! And I love your stack of baskets. They make a beautiful vignette. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life!

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Jann, your picnic hampers make a lovely display coupled with your stitchery. How do you manage to find such treasures at such reasonable prices? Must be a real talent!