Good morning my friends! Can I just say from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! Your support for my plans with this blog was overwhelming and so wonderfully encouraging. Some of you even decided to come out of lurkdom to tell me how you felt about my little ole blog and the direction I might be taking. The comment section reads as a testimonial of love and faith, Thank You! I love you guys.
Ok, then the direction for my blog is set, but it will take me some time to get there, in the mean time can I share something else with you…
Remember when I showed you my wishlist for the Thrifting Season? High on that last was a 3-tier basket. Right after I posted that I got a wonderful message from Tammy who lives (was living) in Germany but moving back to the States soon. She wrote me she had those exact same baskets and would love to send them my way. And so she did!!! But she doesn’t have a blog and didn’t even leave me her address so I could send her a proper thank you. So I am using this blog now: Thank you again, Tammy, I was and am astonished by your generosity. Thank you!!!!
I have had those baskets for some time now, and they have been all over my house by now. I just can’t decide were I like them best.
They started their life in my house in the kitchen:
I really liked the opportunity to show off some pretty things. But although it looked really nice, my kitchen is basically too small to have a ‘pretty’ spot on my counters. I need the space to work. So I took one more look at my pretty kitchen set-up, and than it had to go.
But I wasn’t ready to give up on the idea to use the baskets in my kitchen. I love them so much I want to see them daily. So if I used then in a more practical manner, maybe that would work…
So I filled them with fruit and veggies. And they looked pretty and useful at the same time.
Btw, you have no idea how hard it is to get a beautiful, nicely balanced shot in my kitchen with the black countertops and backsplash that I have…
I liked my 3-tier stand as fruit and veggie baskets.
But it still wasn’t very practical. So I thought about another spot to beautify with these babies.
I decided my bathroom could use a little accessorizing too.
This little set-up made my heart sing. All my little bath and shower trinkets looked so glamorous in the baskets. And my thrifted Sea Star looked right at home there.
But in the end, this little vignette had the same problem as the one in my kitchen: space was too precious. My bathroom is really tiny, think hotel bathroom, and you get the drift. And that little vignette was taking the space I needed to ‘house’ my toilet paper, and we all know you can’t live without toilet paper….
So I moved the baskets up another floor.
And here in my craft room they have been living ever since. Overflowing with lace and ribbons. Looking pretty on my library cabinet.
I love them just as much as I thought I would. They look like they belong here.
So were did you like them best? Or do you have any other ideas of how I could use them? Please share, I’d love to hear your ideas….