Sunday, July 12, 2009

Painted Basket

Whilst strolling through The Picket Fence Flea Market on Friday I spied a bushel basket...a pretty common item, utilitarian to say the least...but I immediately liked it...it had a handle...not the little silver kind I'm use to seeing...a nicely handled bushel basket, not so common.

It was a little dirty, someone had put something on the handle that resembled a bow...but for $1.00, I could think of something to do with it.

I could let it hold toys...

we have a lot of those....



I could let it collect books and/or magazines...

...we have a lot of those too...

I gave it a white wash to seal it off and give it a fresh look.


I could have it to gather twigs...


or nuts and berries...

...you know, because I do that...




It could pose in the wilderness...
with the twigs...

and the nuts... (oh wait, that's me)




But you know what?



I've decided...



It's perfect function...for the now...



Forget toys, books and logic,

It is my "Carry Things Outside to Photograph" basket...





Perfect

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24 comments:

  1. It's wonderful, painted white. I think you've found the perfect thing to use it for.
    Beautiful photos!

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  2. Well isn't that just dandy! You did a great job and your bushel basket will be very handy!

    ~Liz

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  3. I need one of those! Gotta think of something to drag things outside that are photo-worthy! I love your dialogue too!
    Brenda

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  4. LOVE the basket and painted white is just perfect. Now what a clever idea to use it to carry all the things you need to tote around, especially outside. Great basket. Hugs, Marty

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  5. A basket can do multiple things, you are correct ! Love the white , it is so cheery !
    HUgs ~ Kammy

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  6. I love your "dish" purse!
    The whitewash looks great. Good idea.
    Rhonda

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  7. ooh it turned out lovely, I am soooo looking for one of those on my thrifting this week!

    happy met monday

    Sarah

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  8. Well, perfect...and the whitewash is perfect!

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  9. You are too funny! That IS the perfect basket to carry things outside to photograph! We all need one of those!
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  10. sooo cute the whitewash....love the outdoor shots, xoxo~Kathy~ Up-North...

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  11. The whitewash is perfect! This is my first visit to your blog and I certainly will be back. Have a great week.

    Charla

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  12. I like your basket. I have been looking for something similar to keep under my kitchen worktable for storing recycling items. Yours is especially cute because it has a handle. The white wash made it even nicer.

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  13. It looks very pretty white and how functional!...Christine

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  14. Love your post! I would use it to collect our apples, they are close to being ripe! Cindy

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  15. Hi Michelle,
    It's funny that you asked about flipping the towel holder! I originally had it that way and was planning on doing a mosaic on the square part that would be on the top, but I didn't like any of the broken china that I had. Then I was gonna decoupage a photo or print. I just got tired and did the quick thing. Now, I am going to be racking my brain for an idea! It's not over yet!!!
    Rhonda

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  16. The perfect job for your new little helper! Love the white wash on it. ☺ diane

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  17. Shall we call it a bushel for all seasons...very useful and oh so cute.

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  18. Hi Michelle, thank you for leaving a comment on my Kitchen and Dining room guest post over at Martys met monday post. Love the many uses of the bushel basket and I can see that it will have many uses and I would bet many colors in its future. Hugs Kathysue PS sorry about the orange. I am a Spring girl so orange never works in my home, I know it is a huge decorating trend color right now, but it will just always just be ORANGE to me,hehe

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  19. Very nice and I love your tablescape!

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  20. I love it whitewashed. And it is the perfect basket for taking stuff outside to photograph. Even if it wants to be in the photos itself.

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  21. So cute and what a great transformation. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    Sherry

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  22. Everyone needs a basket that helps carry things outside that need photographed.
    I would love for you to come visit me and sign up for my Give Away
    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  23. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway. I'll announce the winner on Tuesday.

    ~Liz

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Michelle