Monday, March 17, 2014

Old French Basket

Hello everyone!

I spied this basket hiding under a table in someone's booth.  I walked passed it and later kept thinking about it.  So, I went back for a better look and decided it was a keeper!

 At first, I used it on my kitchen table.



I played around with it and decided it might look better with something draped in it.  So, I decided to use one of my grain sacks in it.




It has wonderful patina and is quite large.


I liked it here for a few days.


Until I tried it in the family room.



Who knows how it long it will stay here either.
Now, I need to clear out some baskets that aren't being used anymore down in my basement. Baskets are another weakness of mine!

Thanks for stopping by, and for those who celebrate, Happy St. Patrick's Day!

~ Kelly ~

39 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great basket and I really like the grain sack too. Hugs, Marty

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

oooh I adore that basket! Love how it looks on your kitchen table with the grain sacks inside. I am also loving the gorgeous blue hydrangeas in that white bowl....your home always looks so beautiful! Happy week!~hugs, Poppy

Suzan Sweatman said...

When does it go in the bedroom lol?
Nothing stays in place very long either - but what a gorgeous basket - would even be beautiful on a floor with magazines!!!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Baskets are very addicting and you have some beauties. Your new one is wonderful...love the rectangular shape and the aged patina. Have a super day Miss Kelly! Jane

Bliss said...

Top 'o the morn'n to ya. All caught up now, and wanting to put burlap on a lampshade.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is an awesome basket! I have a basket I just mixed with a little table that I had never imagined before. Mine isn't a neat antique though. Yours looks wonderful on your coffee table- great idea!

Stacey said...

How pretty! The grain sack is perfect in there. How about an ivy?

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Baskets are a weakness of mine too Kelly...especially ones like this!! Love it on both of your tables!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So many great ways that you'll be able to use this wonderful basket, Kelly! Beautiful find!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I think it looks perfect with the grain sack in it. You have such a good eye for things like that. I love baskets too. Such a pretty way to store things around the house. Happy St. Paddy's Day!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nice basket. I was going to go back to Lakewood this weekend, but had Leila most of it.

aldia arcadia said...

pretty!

Wanda said...

I'm a basket lover too. My lemons are in one, my pot holders are in one, my cloth napkins..on and on. I find some pretty nice ones at our thrift store.

Love what you do with yours. Gives me good ideas.

Susie said...

Kelly, That is a great basket. I love baskets too. They are so good for decorating and organizing at the same time. xoxo,Susie

Art and Sand said...

I am glad I am not the only one who moves pieces from room to room. I drive my husband nuts.

I love the simple grain towel in the basket.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a pretty basket! You're right, it does have wonderful patina!

White Lace and Promises said...

I like it on the kitchen table, but the thing about stuff on the table is always having to move them since I have a small round table. I love it on the coffee table. There's so much you can do with it. I'd definitely put magazines in it. You found a treasure, for sure!

Bonnie

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
I have a little basket collecting issue too. They are just so darn great I have a hard time passing up a good one too. This one you found is awesome. Love the little feet it has too. Looks great both in the dining room and family room.
Kris

Ron said...

Great basket and grain sack.

Lorrie said...

Versatile describes that basket well. You can use it in so many places. I like the grain sack lining. Things don't stay in the same places in my home very long - it's fun to switch things around.

AntiqueChase said...

I love that you can use that anywhere! Perfect for magazines too!

AntiqueChase said...

I love that you can use that anywhere! Perfect for magazines too!

chateau chic said...

Great Basket, Kelly! I have a feeling we're going to see it travel around your home because it'll look so good in a lot of places.
Mary Alice

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love your basket! I have one very similar on top of my armoire in my bedroom filled with dried hydrangeas.

Your looks great in both places.

Deserae said...

Love your new basket, it is such a great size! Happy St. Patrick's Day :o)
~Des

Blondie's Journal said...

I love this basket...you're right, it has a nice patina and that's what I look for. I'd like to learn how to paint or stain baskets to give them that look.

I think you are going to be moving it around a lot! I like it in both spots and the grain sack is perfect in it!

XO,
Jane

Cozy Little House said...

I'll probably be getting rid of some baskets before the big move. I want to simplify things and just flat won't have the room. The basket is so big you could do most anything with it!
Brenda

cynthia lee designs said...

What an awesome basket!! I have a basket collection and am waiting for my hubby to get the new shelves up in the kitchen, so I can put them back out on display.
~Cindy

Lori said...

I love the basket and really enjoy your posts. I was wondering if you could let me know more about the wonderful horse you have on you mantel!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful Kelly...it is larger than i thought...it looks wonderful on the table!...Have a great day!!

Cynthia said...

What a great find and so large. This can be used for so many things. Linens, dried hydrangeas in the fall and magazines. Just love it on the coffee table.

Cynthia

My Forever Changing Home said...

Very pretty! I am a baskaholic too. My kids have actually begged me not to buy another basket... I love them. So many uses. I saw one this past weekend that I keep thinking about. I should have bought it! Maybe it'll still be there.

Carol said...

That is a wonderful old basket -- love how big it is!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

we must be related :) I have bought 3 basket in the last week... I love the size you got.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I have a weakness for old baskets, too, Kelly, and yours is sweet! And is that green grass and sunshine I see through your open door?!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

It's a great basket, and it's one of those that will look great anywhere you put it. I like it in family room!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

love love love old baskets with a bit of that grey washed tone...

White Weathered Hutch said...

Wow! That's a keeper. So many possibilities!!

Anne said...

Oh my what a beautiful basket!
xx
Anne