Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I Heart Baskets

I love, love baskets!  What's not to love about them when they're pretty, versatile, functional, often inexpensive, and they help keep me organized, so when this came in the mail a couple weeks ago.
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my heart did a little pitter-patter.  I couldn't wait to get my kids in bed that evening so I could pour over the pages!  When I thought how much I've used baskets over the years, I felt compelled to do my own little "ode to baskets"...
I use baskets for virtually everywhere in my home.  From storing toys, shoes, laundry, and office papers, and even toilet paper in the powder room, baskets are great for making things that aren't-so-pretty look so much better... 
But I use baskets to store those pretty things too... like extra throws, blankets, and pillows by the couch and clean towels in the bathroom.
They're also perfect for keeping extra candles, fresh fruit, pantry goods, and other pretty items that need corralling. 
You won't find a seating area or bedroom in my home without a basket of books or magazines.  Although I don't knit, I love being in homes that have baskets with a current knitting project tucked in...so cozy!
Since I do quite a bit of crafting, painting, and jewelry-making, I rely so much on baskets with labels to hold all of my materials, while looking cute at the same time...

They are also perfect for holding pretty ferns, potted plants for the porch, and my "branch arrangements" that I like to use....
Unique shapes and sizes of baskets seem to be everywhere - from old locker baskets at the flea market, to new woven ones at a discount store. I've had most of my baskets (which I've never paid more than $10 for any of them) for several years, rotating them around. I'd say that's some serious bang-for-your-buck...no wonder I love them!


Kristen

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25 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I heart baskets too. Great post.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I LOVE,LOVE baskets and am always scouting new ways to use them

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty display, Kristen! For a moment there I thought your first pictures were from the Pottery Barn catalog, but as I scrolled down more I realized they were yours. I used baskets quite a bit, too.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Oooooh, so much eye candy! I love your displays and that table! Thanks for sharing!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I HEART baskets too! Kristin your arrangement looks like a page right out of the PB catalog!

Olive Cooper said...

Your basket display is off the chain. Love it...PB should call YOU.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, your display is stunning. I totally love it. What beautiful pieces and you do have them displayed so beautifully. Hugs, Maryt

Full Circle Creations said...

I love, love, love your basket vignette. It looks amazing! I'm your newest follower.

Holly

dee dee said...

I love all your baskets too!
Your photos are lovely and very inspiring!
Dee Dee

Audrey said...

Baskets are one of my favorite things too. I love the way you have yours displayed. The pictures are great to. Found you on Savvy Southern Style. Hope you will visit me at Timeless Treasures.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

Audrey said...

I love baskets too. You have some wonderful baskets and have them displayed the so nicely. Found you on Savvy Southern Style. Hope you will come visit me at Timeless Treasures.
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Blessings.
Audrey Z.

Alisa Lewis said...

Love the way you style things!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Wow! You are so talented at putting things together. I agree with the posters above...looks magazine perfect.

I too love baskets and don't think I will EVER have enough to satisfy myself...those and foot stools...love them.

Holly said...

Baskets are one of my biggest weaknesses! Love, love, love them and could use them everywhere. I recently scored a huge one from Restoration Hardware when their local store went out of business and am using it in our playroom. When I saw it in there and marked down, my heart rate tripled! Great post!

Babs said...

I HEART baskets, too and I love your vignette. It's so funny that you found inspiration from the PB catalog...I did/do too. I used the same catalog for my "trays" post, but I had already had my trays. :) BTW, love your tobacco basket, too and I'm a new follower.
Babs

Eileen & Karen said...

Kristen! It's so awesome to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by our blog! Man we are going to miss having you across from us at Farm Chicks this year! Be sure and come by to say hi! Hope things are going well for you!
hugs!
Eileen & Karen
Forget Me Not Dreams

Deserae said...

Gorgeous vignette....I thought it was a page out of the PB magazine at first!!! I have always loved baskets too and have them thruout my home.....
~Des

PS. I am now following you on Google...hope you will follow me back :o)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

This is just gorgeous, better than the PB shot!!! and that antique desk is amazing! xo

Blissful Blooms said...

I might have a larger than one person should have collection of baskets. I'm always drawn to metal baskets . . . just can't seem to get enough! :) I love the way you can store something messy in one spot and it looks neat and tighty! Beautiful pictures!

Andrea said...

I too have a fairly healthy collection of baskets, both new and vintage. I TRIPLE heart your display. WOWZERS! I would never, ever change out your vignette. It's perfection!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful baskets...lovely display!
Audrey

Honey at 2805 said...

You have a fabulous basket collection and they are beautifully displayed!
Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I had to check a couple times, I thought your picture was taken from the PB site! Gorgeous. I love your nightstands below too - they look great with the black and white accessories. I think I just pinned about half your blog to pinterest :) I want to join your fan club!

Claire said...

Your basket display looks so professionally staged!WOW!!I'm your newest follower and I, too, have 3 little (big) girls-lol-they'd love to read that!!! Stop by for a visit!!

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Sophia your blog is beautiful! I'm your newest follower from homeroad.net
Great to find you!
Susan

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