Thursday, June 28, 2012

My New Blue Basket

Hello everyone!

Remember when I won a giveaway for a shopping spree at Antique Farmhouse?  Well, I spent the last of it on this adorable blue wire basket.



At first, I was going to put magazines in it, but then realized that the basket wasn't large enough for them to lie flat in the bottom.  (I don't like my magazines to stand upright because it curls up the bottom of the pages ..... OCD I guess!)  So, I placed it on my fireplace thinking it would look good there.


But, then I decided to move it again.  Are you still with me? 

It ended up in my foyer.


I decided it needed something in it.  I threw in some bundled books without the covers.


So, for now,  she sits here.  She adds a little pop of blue in there and I'm happy.  I love all of the possibilities of how it can be used.


Isn't it fun to get something new and figure out the perfect spot for it?

  I'm still waiting on my New Cottage Style book to arrive.  The company sent me the wrong book, so now they are supposed to re-send it out to me.  Arghh!

We are experiencing a heat wave here in GA too.  We will be reaching triple digits this weekend.  Yikes!  Thank goodness for air conditioning.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~ 


28 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

It is really big and looks great in your foyer. Would also look good with faux purple hydrangeas. I am not looking forward to 100 degrees and have been watering my flowers and hydrangeas deeply. I am praying for rain big time-we need it badly. hugs, olive

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love your new basket Kelly! We are suppose to be in the high 90's here this weekend.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I LOVE the wire basket!!! I think I have a new addiction!

Anne said...

Kelly,
That is a great color on that basket.Oh yes lots of fun uses for that.We are having a heat wave here today 100+ degrees.We are staying in with all the blinds closed to keep the heat out!
((((Hugs)))
Anne

Kelli said...

Love your new blue basket. I really like the little pop of color it adds.
Enjoy your Thursday!

Andrea said...

great basket! We are having a cool, wet summer here so far, but that is good for me-I don't do well in the heat. I don't think I'd make a good southerner, and I almost ended up in Dallas after vet school =)

missy max said...

Great Basket..and, of course, you'd find the perfect use for it..

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love it and it is way too hot!! So nice yesterday. What a difference.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great basket, Kelly! I'll bet you could come up with a lot of different ways to use it. We are supposed to be hitting triple digits here, too. Fingers crossed the power doesn't go!

Deserae said...

Very cute basket....love the color!!! I'm sure it will make the rounds in your house...it is a great size and so versatile :o)
~Des

Gail said...

Your basket is so pretty Kelly and it looks nice where you have it! Weekend weather here in Maryland is going to be in the three digits too....not looking forward to that. Oh well, I have things I can do inside. Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Linda Chapman said...

Triple digits in Texas, too!!

Love baskets - wire, wood, ANY kind of basket!

Babs said...

Cute wire basket! It looks perfect on your entry chest. Great color, too. Stay cool!

โ„ณartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty Kelly, I love the way it looks with the books! Mid 90's here in NY this weekend and the humidity is back YUK! Stay cool and have a great weekend!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great purchase, Kelly. Love that shade of blue. We're at 101+ here in the midwest. Blehhhhh!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

That is adorable Kelly and you found the perfect place for it!
For two days we had such nice temps but today was in the 90's and so hot!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

That's me, I get something like that and then can't figure out what to do with it. Always looks so stylish in other people's house and dumb in mine.... I like it in yours! :)
~betty

Cozy Little House said...

It's been triple digits in OK every single day. Whew! I'm OCD just like that too!
Brenda

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it Kelly! The pop of blue is so summery and it looks beautiful. It was so awesome to meet you in Atlanta and I only wish we had more time to talk! :-)
Vanessa

Melissa Miller said...

The basket and color are really soft and pretty. I like how it pops but not overwhelms.

We are getting triple digits as well. I'm not looking forward to that at all. Stay cool! :)

rockpaperscissors said...

Love your style...very Jeanne d'Ark Living....

NanaDiana said...

I absolutely LOVE that blue basket. I hate when companies send me the wrong thing- blessings- xo Diana

Pondside said...

That's such a pretty blue. You'll have lots of fun making it work through the seasons - I'll be watching for it!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kelly...love your new blue wire basket and I love it on your table...Did you make those bundled books..they look really cute in the basket...love the color too!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Love your newest purchase filled with books on your table! We've got an 80 degree sunshiney day and I'm going out to play. Have a great weekend!

Robin said...

Love your new basket, the color is so yummy! i love it with the book placed inside. It's the perfect accent.

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I really like the basket! How fun is that! I think you found the perfect landing place!

Have a great weekend!
karianne

Debbiedoo's said...

What a cutie of a basket Kelly. I am loving the finish and color more so than anything. Very pretty. Enjoy the weekend. It is hotter than the blazes here too.