Monday, July 19, 2010

French Wire Garden Basket

Good morning!

Since it's Monday, you know that I'll be over visiting Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday - and I'm sharing my French wire garden basket with you today!

Remember these treasures I discovered at the antique market last month?  

Well, I'm still playing around with the small square industrial ones, and I thank all of you for your wonderful suggestions! My creativity has been in overdrive trying this and that and using each of your ideas in various ways. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised to see how I may use them .  :)
(And I'll be showing you that sweet little vintage fan soon, too.)

The large wire basket holding all of these goodies, which I would like to think is a French wire garden basket (since I'm embracing more of my French ancestry) was sitting in a sweet woman's booth on a low shelf all by itself. I couldn't believe that no one had scooped it up and lovingly purchased it. 

So, since I believe that certain things are just meant to be - I did.

And it found a place of discrete honor in my kitchen.

Right there on the bottom shelf of the side table. See it? 

And I filled her with some wonderful Mother-Earthiness.

The vintage pots I claimed at a neat little garden shop in Indiana many years ago and have always loved their aged perfection.

Smeared with dark, irony looking color, white lime from the earth, and crusty pieces of other pots...

And of course, they were just crying out for a gift from the sea to keep them company,

as well as a discovered bird's nest that holds four faux robin eggs whispering that perfect 'Heaven's Walk Blue'.

(I just found myself staring at the word 'egg'.  Is that not a weird word, or what? lol!)

(Hello? Earth to to laurie.....snap out of it and get back to business.)

Ok. Anyway, that rusty, worn wire basket went from this.....

to this.

A simple touch, and just a bit more French-seaside-garden influence

to soothe my summer soul.

{Hugs!} - and see you over at Susan's!

~ laurie


  1. Lovely cottage - I found you on the Garden Blog Hop!

  2. Beautiful! I just found you and I'm loving your wire baskets! I collect them too! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Nice job,Laurie- The perfect fit for the perfect place. And, yes....EGG is a strange word. I especially like it used in egg-stranza ;>) Can't WAIT to see what you ended up doing in the other room. Well, I guess I CAN wait know....Diana

  4. Hi, I'm so happy i found your blog!! I love your wire baskets.I'm also starting to look for them at estate sale's...Kathy

  5. I love love those baskets! I am your newest follower! And thank you for following me. I waited all day to see my followers click over to 200 and it was you! Thank you! I will check back often. Glad I found you!

  6. I have such a weakness for wire baskets...and all of yours are perfect. Love the earthiness you filled them with.

  7. Oh Laurie~ the basket looks perfect with all the pots, and nest, and starfish in it! I love it!
    Good job filling it up sis!

  8. Hi Laurie,
    Love your french wire basket! It looks beautiful in its new home...really pretty!!
    Have a good night,
    ~ Jo :)

  9. Laurie,
    I love your french wire basket...and it looks perfect on the bottom shelf of your side table. I've been searching for some at our local thrift shops, but no luck so far.

  10. That is a great basket. It looks right at home where it is.

  11. I'm very envious right about now with these baskets! If you ever get tired of those....

    Have a great day!


  12. Thank you for all faithful visits to Sea Cottage and lovely comments. I so enjoy hearing from you. I'm sorry its taken me this long to come by and find you...summer has kept me away from blogging. You are definetly a kindred spirit. I too decorate in the french seaside theme. I have an organic garden and I listen to George Winston often. Your place here is so peaceful. I am now a follower! Oh and you are beautiful. ox~ fairmaiden

  13. Hi Laurie,
    I just had to come visit to tell you how much I appreciate your very sweet and encouraging comments about my mudroom!! It's always a pleasure getting a visit from you. Thanks so much!!
    I'm still love'n your french wire baskets!
    Hugs ~ Jo

  14. Oh Laurie, I love your baskets and they just look incredibly perfect in your awesome home! I am thrilled to have found your wonderful blog, I'll be back real soon!

    Nancy Notes

  15. Hi Laurie,
    VERY cute house!! Love your dining room :) Thanks so much for coming by & congrating me on my new shoppe! It means a lot to me all of you fabulous blogger friends of mine....:)


  16. Oh, love your cottage style and those French garden baskets! Nice find. Love how you displayed them too. Thanks for stopping by. Sherry

  17. Once again you've made something beautiful. You did just the perfect thing with the baskets. Very earthy, beautiful, and French!

  18. Your basket looks wonderful in this room. Really loving your style. Thanks again for the award, but not much time to list things about myself. I linked to your blog on my WW post and hope everyone stops by to check you out.

    Take care,


  19. Very Lovely, I am a new follower, found you thru Kathleens white wednesday, hope you will come stop by our blog for a visit! take care.

  20. Wire baskets...yum! You found a great one. It looks wonderful in its new home.

  21. Fabulous wire baskets!
    I'm also loving that awesome enamel pitcher you have on the table, too! :-)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  22. Hi Laurie!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I too am a wire basket lover!!! I'm afraid not many of them make it to the store though...I tend to hoard them !!
    Have a great week,

  23. What a fabulous, rusty, old, wire basket! I love it! Your dining room is magazine worthy!


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