Friday, October 28, 2011

Basket Love & A Winner


I have always loved baskets, especially vintage one.  There is something about the texture
of rattan, willow and wicker that I absolutely adore.  Not only are baskets decorative but
also great for storing things. 

I have collected quite a few baskets over the years and I thought I would share
some of those with you. 



The two below are my newest additions.  These two identical baskets were found on the same
day at different estate sales.  They now hold some of my demijohns.



As you can see this vignette get changed around quite often.




One of my favorite baskets is this vintage cart.  I had to climb over a
pile of lawn mowers, tools and junk to get this cutie.





Baskets help keep me organized in my home office.




I use my vintage laundry basket a lot!


You  know my love for wicker covered demijohns

The bee skep is technically not a basket but I love the texture.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my collection.  I never pay much
for my baskets. Most of them are from thrift stores, estate sales, auctions and
antique malls.  I don't normally go looking for them....they just seem to find me!

 Below is my dream basket from the movie It's Complicated.
I am on a quest to find this basket style table.
I can just hear hubby sighing now!


The winner of the Memories Suite giveaway is:
The Thriving Thrifty

Congrats and I will send you an email shortly.

This week I will be partying at:

Thanks for visiting.
:)  Sherry


76 comments:

AntiqueChase said...

S W O O N.... I was going to tell you which I loved the most.. but I love them all!

The enchanted home said...

LOVE YOUR STYLE....so beautiful. Congrats to the lucky winner and have a super weekend Sherry!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh gosh, I love every single one!! xo

Richard Cottrell said...

I have always had a thing for baskets too. Your are more continental than mine, which are early American, but, still baskets. great to decorate with and to us. Thanks for sharing pictures of your lovely home and baskets. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Marigene said...

Great collection of baskets...I have several of the older picnic baskets. They are wonderful for storing table linens, candles, candle holders, etc.
Have a wonderful weekend, Sherry!

Maria Wheeler, Simply Cool Stuff said...

Basket Love! I can identify with your passion, Sherry. In fact, I have the 'same' laundry basket which was handed down from my mom, after years of use with 5 children - and one husband! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Such beautiful baskets, we all love baskets, vintage and new. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

Kathysue said...

Sherry I am such a basket lover! I just purchased a French market basket on wheels at the Alameda Pointe Antique show. I love it in my home. I love the texture and warmth baskets bring into the home. YOu have a wonderful collection, Happy Halloween weekend, Kathysue

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful baskets, you have a wonderful collection. My fav is the one on wheels, so unique.

Decorating with Cents said...

They're all very beautiful!

Katie said...

What a beautiful collection of baskets!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your basket collection is wonderful! I luv them all! The great thing about them is not only do they look pretty, they actually "work" for you in holding so many goodies!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

You have an amazing collection of beautiful baskets! I love that basket cart and love the ones with the numbers painted on. Oh wait, I think I love them all! :)

Have a great day.
Pam

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm a girl with not one basket in my house!! Can you believe that? I never thought of it until now, I love baskets and I love how you have added words and numbers.

Carol

Olive Cooper said...

Sherry, I adore your very fine collection of baskets. I am proud to say I found three bee skeeps two weekends ago at a yard sale for just nothing. Yours is so pretty in that vignette. ♥O

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry your basket collection is beautiful! I love them all but my favorite is the same one as yours! I always enjoy looking around your beautiful home:) Martina

Stacey said...

You have some beautiful baskets! You know, they made me think of those baskets we all bought in the 80s. Yours are 10x prettier! I have to go buy a cart now....where can I find one. :)

A Vintage Vine said...

Agreed, the cart is wonderful...You have so many great baskets....Thanks for sharing!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love love love your baskets Sherry!! Yes, there is something about wicker baskets! I am so in love with that cart- how fantastic!! Thanks for sharing at my party and congratulations to the winner! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, you have wonderful baskets, demijohns, breadboards and etc!

At The Picket Fence said...

You have such an amazing collection of baskets Sherry! It makes me want to go stock up on more for my own home. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
Vanessa

Gail said...

You have a beautiful collections of baskets Sherry. I love baskets myself and tend to pick them up here and there as well. I just recently picked some up at a Thrift Store and patina them. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love baskets too, Sherry. You have a beautiful collection. I'm also drooling over that rustic piece next to the stack in that first pic.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Sherry, your baskets are just unreal. I love how you have them all displayed. So beautiful. You really do have such a great variety and they all make great vignettes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

Wow! All those pictures knocked my socks off! I adore french looking baskets. I love all your demijohns too. I never knew you had so many especially in such a large size. Wow! You're so lucky. You have so many accessories that I covet. You did a great job displaying them. BTW, I have that same brown garden finial looking thing (sorry, I don't know what it's called) that you have on the table next to your armillary. Mine is in my kitchen on top of my black armoire.

Betsy (BB) said...

I love your vignettes! I have Demi John envy! You have a wonderful collection of baskets!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I am in love with your basket collection. I didn't realize how much I loved baskets until I saw yours!! I mentioned your blog in my post on homemade chalk paint. http://cedarhillranch.blogspot.com/2011/10/homemade-chalk-paint-and-cautionary.html
I know you said you got some nasty comments, but so far, I haven't gotten any. (But my blog doesn't have the large readership yours does. It does cover my mishaps, but final success. I am trying calcium carbonate next time. Sorry for the rambling.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love your wonderful collection of baskets. Congrats to the winner!

French Basketeer.com said...

Sherry, thank you for the tour of your basket collection~ You don't need to convince me, I also love the look of any kind of vintage basket! glad to see the clear jar found a nice place; everything looks just perfect....

Jennifer said...

A woman after my own heart!

Ginger Zuck said...

Love all your baskets. you have an awesome collection. Love them all!

Dumpster Diva said...

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Comeca Jones said...

I want a demijohn so Im loving yours.Everything looks great!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh my heavens, Sherry.

Love the mirror and the table with baluster legs! Your demijohn collection is great, love the deep greens.

Your basket collection is wonderful.

I somehow missed that large hamper type basket from It's Complicated and I just watched it again over the weekend! Have never seen anything like it.

Thanks for showing us your cool things. :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love baskets as well. You have an amazing collection! So many differnt sizes, shapes and textures. Love them!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love all your baskets. Such a wide variety. It's great that you use each and every one.
Hugs,
Patti

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love baskets too, they have such great texture! You've done such a good job of displaying them,thanks for sharing.
Karee

Victoria said...

I love your baskets and the way you use them. It makes me regret all the baskets I left behind when I sold my upstate New York home for SW Florida. Fortunatey, I saved a few of the older ones. Maybe I will just have to start collecting again. Thanks for the inspiration.
Best...Victoria

A Vintage Vine said...

Sherry thanks for the visit at Coastal Charm's open house Sunday, I appreciated your sweet comment! Have a great weekend!

Mom in High Heels said...

Wowzers! You have quite a collection. They're beautiful. I love the tall thin basket in the second photo. I'm on the hunt for one like that.
I bought my first wicker covered demijohn at a flea market today! I also have several of the large wine jugs that you have. I have a 35 ltr green one and 2-15 ltr clear jugs. I saw about 20 at the flea market today and was sorely tempted, but held myself back.

Butterbean Row said...

I love your style and Frenchness!

June said...

Oh you do have some gorgeous baskets Sherry. I am a basket nut too. I'm always finding one I can't live without.
If you do ever find the one in the last photo, I'll flip you for it :-)
hugs from here...

Karen said...

Sherry,
I love your baskets. I too can't resist a great basket when I find one. I especially like your baskets with words on them...they look antique, are they?
Karen

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Fabulous baskets!!! I especially love the basket cart! It was well worth the climb! :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

So many gorgeous baskets! I love the one with wheels. I would have climbed over stuff to grab that too. They just add a bit of warmth to a room. Love that!

Babs said...

Sherry, I'm "losing it". I wrote a comment yesterday and somehow managed to lose it. So in case you get two comments, you'll know why. I keep going back to look at your awesome basket collection. I, too LOVE baskets, especially hampers with lids. Also, just about anything made of wicker, so you know I'm droolig over your collection. Great shopping cart with the foxgloves. LOVE IT!!
Hope your're having a great Sunday,
Babs

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

I'm in love with baskets too. I'm still remembering your gray paint basket tutorial and hoping to get around to it some day. XO, Mona

Michele Smith said...

I am drooling, I absolutely LOVE your style. Everything is fabulous!!!!

jayneonweedstreet said...

A wonderful collection! I would love to know how you manage dust and cleaning them - they all look pristine!

debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ said...

I am in love, with all your baskets and the one your looking for! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Your collection is amazing and well used. I adore the cart basket, it was well worth climbing over the other items to get it.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
They find me too:) I'm so happy to see that you have lots...so when the hubs tells me...really you need another one? I will say...well Sherry has more than me!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Melissa said...

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I am hosting my first LINKY PARTY! I would love to have you and all of your friends join the party!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Sherry, I am a confessed basket-a-holic, too. In fact, when Debbie (Confessions of a Plate Addict)and I go thrifting, I have to ask her to hold me accountable! I agree, through, that long basket table is fabulous! Oh, my mirror that you have commented on came from HobLob a few years ago. Thanks for noticing. Linda

Marianne said...

I just love your home....it's one of my favorites Gorgeous baskets and demi johns!
Marianne :)

Hill Country House Girl said...

What a fabulous collection of baskets! I loved getting a peek inside your home, too. Thanks for the visit!!

Sue said...

Sherry, I am positively swooning over your collection of basketry!! Fantastic, my friend.... Your styling of them is impeccable, as well. :-) Sue

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh, I am a basket girl too! I love every single one!
It is so fun to see other baskets that you now want to collect!
Yvonne

French-Kissed said...

I'm a basket case, too...love each and every one of yours...can a girl ever have too many?!

Jermaine

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Great baskets~I find them so useful and pretty too.

Pinecone said...

I am truly overwhelmed at all of the beautiful baskets that you have - oh my!!! xo Ashlyn

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog from New Zealand. Jane :)

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am in love with all of your baskets. Every picture is amazingly fabulous. You did an outstanding job. Everything is wonderful.

Paula

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Love your basket collection...good luck finding that diamond...don't blame you because it is one gorgeous piece!!! Have a beautiful day!!!

xinex said...

You have a beautiful home and you decorate it so nicely, Sherry. It's really perfect and so comfortable!...Christine

getgrounded said...

You made me want that last trunk myself. This one is similar, but without the rounded corners: http://www.marketworks.com/storefrontprofiles/DeluxeSFItemDetail.aspx?sid=1&sfid=98118&c=198367&i=246530182

Linda said...

OH this is a beautiful post, Sherry! I am truly inspired to start using my baskets...and that cart is really special!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love all of your baskets! But, what I really love is that bluish pot that is sitting next to the stack of baskets in the first picture! Absolutely faint! Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love these baskets!

Shirley said...

Una preciosa colección de cestas y felicidades a la ganadora

Susan said...

Your baskets are so pretty. I love baskets as well! I keep most of mine stored and pull them out occasionally for specific vignettes!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The vintage cart is wonderful! You know how to tastefully decorate with baskets.

S said...

Wow, lots of wonderful baskets - thanks for sharing.

Audrey said...

Adore your basket collection...ALL OF THEM! My husband was calling me "The Basket Case" at one point!Thank you for sharing. I will take some pics of mine to share w/ you.
Audrey

Amy said...

I know you're talking about baskets on this post...but I LOVE that chunky legged entry table. Was that a "find" also or did you make that? I just found your blog today so if you've done a post on it before, I apologize! Would love to know more about it! Can't wait to tour through you blog some more! Love it!

wicker storage baskets said...

Such beautiful baskets, we all love baskets, vintage and new. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY