I'm showing a new platter today, and telling about a fabulous gigantic vintage basket I found a few days ago. As usual I have a few props to help me out.
My linen and lace runners are never far from the center of things. I always have linens stacked in a few places ready for action. Ironstone pitchers too.
I love the pastels mixed in with the browns on this new vintage/antique platter. It demonstrates well the conflict I have between dark and light colors in my home. I'm sure I'll always have both elements.
But I'm really excited to show you my new monster basket. I'm going to give you some scale, but you won't be able to see how truly enormous it is until you see it in person.
I have thrown my "cutter" mantel cloth over the edge in contemplation of making a liner.
Right now the only place this basket fits is under my dining room table. It is far too large to be placed anywhere in my house but on the floor. That's probably why it was practically free. But I can see keeping piles of tablecloths and towels in it there. Or pillows and blankets in one of the bedrooms.
I also just gave the top of my dining room cupboard a long past due revamp. It all started with the recent rooster party. My hen and rooster lived up there alongside a ton of stuff that somehow ended up taking up space and gathering dust. I really needed the space for larger scaled things like wicker bottles, cloches, and more baskets and linens that are in use often enough not to get dusty. Wish me luck with that. . . .
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