Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A-tisket a-tasket a pretty new basket...

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Ok, so the lyrics to that song by Ella Fitzgerald are really
"a-tisket a-tasket a brown and yellow basket",
but you can clearly see that my basket may be brown, but it's not yellow.
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Over the past few months I've found these new baskets at Ross, 
with a heft and weave that reminds me of the look of a european basket, 
although these were made in Indonesia.
I love baskets for corralling items like throw blankets,
or miscellaneous items, both pretty and useful,
that sit on the counter between my kitchen sink and corner kitchen windows.
Contained in a basket, the items look less like clutter,
and more like a planned grouping.
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Items in this basket include flowers from my husband in an antique French jar,
vegetable and dish brushes made in Germany that were a Christmas gift 
along with some French olive oil soap in antique ironstone,
and a living plant plopped in a 99 cent Ikea container that I spray painted copper
beside a candle in a hobnail glass container from Bath and Body Works.
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The best thing about these baskets, besides how well made they are...
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was the clearance sale price!
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still following,



23 comments:

  1. I have never met a basket I didn't like and want to take home.
    Your display is praise worthy.

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I have a weakness for these chunky type baskets.

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  2. How beautiful! I love the way you have everything arranged...such a pretty site to look at while doing dishes! God bless you. )

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    1. Cheryl, I'm kind of smitten with it myself! Thanks so much for your kind comment.

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  3. I love how the shallow basket just kind of corrals in the various bits and pieces. I use a similar thing in our bathroom. Instead of a basket, though, I have a small wicker tray. :)

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    1. A great idea for corralling stuff that collects on the bathroom counter!

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  4. Lovely romantic images.
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-endless-variety-of-orchids.html

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  5. A lovely arrangement, Elizabeth! I love the iron stone dishes!

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  6. Love that soap! Thanks for linking up Elizabeth.

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    1. I'm so glad to have reconnected with you. For a while there I was getting an error message when I tried to find your weekly link up.

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  7. The soap is my favorite! You are so organized. You inspire my messy self!

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    1. Sharon, if it would make you feel better, you should see our garage! :)

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  8. Baskets...so much for for still lifes, right?!?!? Thanks for sharing at Song-ography.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your link up!

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  9. Those do look just like some antique baskets I bought in Europe. I love them.

    Lisa @ LTTL

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