♥I’ve decorated with wicker in most of its variations since I first began decorating my bedroom, sometime in my teen years. I continue to have a soft spot in my heart for wicker hampers, Kooboo chairs, wicker trays and chargers and baskets of all shapes and sizes.
I love the idea of storage baskets with wheels…how convenient!
The French, linen-lined bread baskets are so charming and impossible to find in my neck of the woods.
I love the antique and vintage baskets that served as vessels for baguette and breads, laundry and other commercial endeavors, but can rarely afford the authentic vintage/antique version. But that doesn’t stop me from buying and using baskets that are knock-offs of those early working baskets.
A little grove of olive trees in these old laundry baskets make such a great accent.
The recent resurgence of wicker hampers as coffee tables and blanket chests seen in so many of the magazines and books are a draw for me. I love the warmth and country feel they provide a room.xx
I would love to have croquet mallets mounted in a family room and the fireplace is stunning as well!
Delores at Vignette Design always sets a beautiful table, if you’ve never visited her blog be sure to stop in.
The daybed with storage baskets underneath is inspired…I may have to copy this in our study/granddaughter’s guest room.
Brooke and Steve Gianetti used this vintage hamper as a side table to great effect.
Do you use baskets in your home? I would love to hear from you.
Ohhhhhh what a beautiful post!! I love, love, love, everything that has to do with baskets! They make a room feel so warm and inviting. I have baskets in almost every room of my house. The images you selected are beautiful, Karen! . Thanks!
Thank you! It’s fun to realize wicker has a long and lasting beauty, as well as function, in the home of today as it once had for the past 200 years. I too love using baskets in nearly every room, whether out or as organizing tools for a cupboard.
I so appreciate your visits.
Linda Coble said:
Being the basket nut that I am, I loved this post! What is it about baskets that calls to me? I suppose that I love all the different varieties. I also love the way they can add to a room’s decor. Whatever the reason, I can’t get enough of them. Thanks for a wonderful post that validates my fondness for all things “basket-like.”
Karen, you, Linda and I have been collecting baskets for as long as I can remember. They’re a perfect accessory – affordable, practical and add great texture. I’ve noticed that Pottery Barn has some really wonderful new shapes and sizes. Maybe it’s time to add a few more to my collection…..
I also love baskets and have quite a large collection. My most recent purchase were two huge basket trunks that I plan to use as end tables. Thanks for joining my party. xo, Sherry
I really like wicker trunks, especially the ones that have painted numbers or letters possibly indicating the lot number or something.
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Karen B. said:
I’m so sorry, that happened to me on a site that I commented on. I think if you revisits the same post you can go to the comment section and un check the check ark in the box that says send me additional comments.
I hope this works. Thank you for visiting.