Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Tisket A Tasket...

I found a room with a wire tiered basket and became obsessed so here are my ideas for you...

When I saw this photo of a gorgeous eclectic farmhouse style kitchen taken by photographer James Merrell (his website here), I fell in love. There were so many other great photos of this room, but alas I can't remember where I saw them, so this will have to suffice.

Ebay, looks a lot like the one in the above photo!

So many wonderful treasures can be stored within those perfectly rusted and delicately entwined metal weavery bliss. (I do realize that sentence made no "technical" sense, but considering the subject matter, does it really need to I ask?)

This idea is originally for an Easter setting by Better Homes and Gardens, but really, it can be adjusted for any season. Follow this link for more Easter setting ideas.

tiered wire metal basket easter setting idea
Here you can see how useful a tiered basket can be as a craft organizer (I wonder if it would make toy cars look more appealing?!) I found this photo at Pajama Mama in her post entitled Creatively Frugal Craft Space Organization... follow the link for some great ideas!

Pat Sloan's sewing room
can be seen on Stitchin' Heaven. She has TWO metal baskets for thread and crafts storage. Brilliant!

Country Living graces our eyes with this patriotic table setting, using a what? A tiered metal basket, of course! Here are the rest of the photos for this setting.

Gypsy Mermaid's lovely craft space is full of treasures, and two metal tiered baskets!

craft room shabby chic mermaid blue yellow white

fabric storage
These are not tiered baskets, but metal none the less and Mish Mash has an excellent vintage styled craft room that will make your heart melt, take a peek here!

Pretty Tasty Cakes has a buttercream springtime cake on an adorable metal bird stand. See here for more images and an extremely well made baking how to.

Bonne Fete has this lovely creame wire stand, look how lovely it is as a centerpiece with ornaments, gifts, flowers, and even popcorn!

Once again, Country Living provides us with this charming outdoor setting, with a glass tiered centerpiece. I would love to see some cupcakes and flowers on that! Image found here at this interesting little site.

Michelle of Mish Mas has done it again with this display, Gorgeous use of a bell jar, birds nest, moss, flowers, hanging baskets... perfection!

Here's Pottery Barn's take, use it for silverware, napkins and lemons!

Another Country Living craft room, great ideas here!

So, as you can see all of you non fruit eaters (tsk tsk), that wire baskets need not be only for healthy and yummy fleshy pieces of food, but for flowers, plants, eggs, crafts storage, centerpiece ideas... I found several on Etsy, Ebay, as well as looking through a Google image search, but I am sure you can also find some thrifting around! Happy hunting!


KnockKnocking said...

Wow, yes oh yes, I am SO in love with the wire basket. This is a completely fantastic blog, and I love this post.



Kerry said...

I am in the mood for some wire basket storage now! :)

vivian said...

great post! I loved seeing what everyone did with their baskets! I LOVE the one from Michelle of Mish Mas! how stinking cute!
have a great day!

Megan Gery said...

I found your blog on SSB (I randomly comment-surf sometimes) and I love your decorating ideas! You've got a new follower! :)

Betsy said...

Uh Oh! I have a strange weakness...maybe obsession for these wire things! Now I want everything in all of those photos! ha-ha!

Aisha said...

I love all things wire! My mom actually bought me a tiered wire basket for my holds a myriad of things and I adore it! All the pictures are so lovely :)

the undomesticated wife said...

Hi, I saw your comment about thrift stores. I haven't been to any on your side of town, but usually I go to the Salvation Army in Plano (my FAVE!) and then a few others in Plano and McKinney. It's kind of a crap shoot as to which store will have decent stuff on any particular day, but the SA almost never disappoints. Check and see if there's one in FW!

Colleen Hickey said...

you should know your pic inspired me to make my backyard baby shower as great as it was. thank you and country living (rip)

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