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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vintage Baskets




I like just a touch of seasonal and holiday decor. We don't have tons of storage for it, (no garage, basement, or attic, for instance) so I don't buy many decorations either.




But I really prefer to use my vintage collections to feature a holiday anyway. This vintage flower basket is a natural for spring.




I also love using illustrations from A Country Diary in some way throughout most of the year. The numerous nature drawings and the hand lettering have such appeal, and there's a beautiful chapter for every month. 



Old ribbon and lace makes a nice bow. But lately I am loving torn fabric strips and have made a bow with a chenille bedspread "cutter" that I have been saving. It was already worn to shreds when I found it. 








I'm sort of crazy about this old bent up wire egg basket that I found in the Colorado countryside last fall. I've been toting things everywhere in it lately. A tatted doily in the bottom is a pretty way to display eggs.



A little lace napkin liner makes a sweet embellishment. (Imagine just how many gathered eggs it could hold!)




A few pretty linens make a perfect nest.




I don't remember the last time I bought a special Easter basket for the occasion, but it was many seasons ago. We always have plenty for eager egg hunters!





I love dressing up a little basket every now and then!

I hope you're having a fantastic
 White Wednesday too!

Jacqueline




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29 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

SIGH! So beautiful!

living from glory to glory said...

So refreshing and the eggs speak of new life...
Blessings, Roxy

White Lace and Promises said...

Love all your baskets. The chenille bow is a precious idea. I have a piece of chenille that my granny hemmed around the edges for one of my older cousins when he was a toddler (68 years ago). She gave it to me to use on that same bed when my daughter was born. I'm waiting on her to have a baby and it will be hers again. Your posts are always so refreshing.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty! xoxo

chateau chic said...

Love your unique touches, Jacqueline...the lovely printed pages, the darling bow, and such pretty linens in the darling basket of eggs.
Mary Alice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Gorgeous. Sometimes simple really IS the best! You have such a talented eye.

Art and Sand said...

I love your crooked wire basket and I love your idea of using the books pages in the baskets for your spring display.

As usual - LOVELY LINENS.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Everything looks so sweet together! Loving that chenille bow it's so shabby perfect! I have that same book...isn't it wonderful~~~

KathyB. said...

I especially love the bird's eggs in and around the vignettes. Always so lovely here at your place.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely white Wednesday indeed!! All of your decorations and arrangements look lovely. xx

lynn said...

such lovely vignettes, jacqueline:)
love the little peat pots with your printed cards on your sidebar, too:)

Haworth said...

Your own lovely treasures highlight the seasons and holidays so prettily, Jacqueline. I love your wire egg basket! And Miss Holden is a favorite of mine... she perfectly captures the way each month looks and feels outside. Hoping your day is as sunny as ours.

Attic Clutter said...

oh love it..very soft an(:) gentle..

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty and so simply done. I love the pages from the book and the egg basket. It all looks so lovely. Enjoy your day, Jacqueline.

Cihanin Bahcesi said...

harika gozukuyorlar..
sevgiler:)

Cynthia said...

These are such beautiful and simple photos and items. I must say for simple, the y are GORGEOUS!!! Love the first one with the dish and the baskets are so pretty as well as the linens.

Cynthia

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty as always, my favorite is the platter, love the pattern!

June said...

Oh how beautiful are these spring vignettes!!! I can see why you adore that egg basket, it is wonderful and you made it even more wonderful with that lovey doily in the bottom.
It's always a joy to see how you decorate your lovely home!
hugs from here...

Consider It All Joy said...

Soft, simple, perfect! Blessings, Cindy

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Beautiful baskets - you make them even more special with your pretty embellishments! Love the linens...Hope you have a lovely weekend, Jacqueline! xo Karen

Donna Heber said...

I just adore your beautiful vintage baskets! I finally feel as though spring is on the way.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the Edith Holden book, and often have it open to whatever month we're in. That chenille bedspread bow is wonderful!

Jeanie said...

Your Easter baskets are precious, elegant and perfect! The bunny would be proud!

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

So so lovely...baskets, bows & eggs ~ oh my! We use the Country Diary china as our everyday dishes, always makes me smile!
Kari

Linda Perry said...

I spent most of 1 day and lots of ink! copying the "Diary..." and pasting the pages on a wall of our bathroom as wallpaper.Lots of positive comments on how unique and pretty it is.

The Charm of Home said...

Wonderful baskets. Love the neutral looks.
Sherry

Ana Lopes said...

Wonderful baskets!!! I loooove all details about them!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady has always been a favourite of mine and I love the way you have woven it into your Easter/spring vignettes Jacqueline. Such timeless beauty that I'm thrilled to feature at the Shabbilicious Friday party tomorrow.
Hugs and Happy Easter,
Kerryanne

Jann Olson said...

Jacqueline, I love your style! The basket has such a unique shape and I love the graphics from the book.
hugs,
Jann

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