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,


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

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

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

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

  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. :)

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

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

    Lisa @ LTTL


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