Monday, October 4, 2010

Wicker Wonderland

Over the summer we redid a couple of our lower level family room areas.
We exchanged the office area of my husband's
and a sitting area where I have my white wicker.

I debated whether or not to show this right now,'s really not where I want it to be.

White wicker has always been  a compulsion of mine
and a point of contention between my husband and I.
I can't resist it...
He doesn't like having to fall over it in the garage.

I've had these white wicker pieces for several years
and I have had a few other pieces that were...
yes... gathering dust in the garage.

So when we rearranged the basement
I found that my hoarding instinct had been right after all.

A few other pieces were right for the re-do.
My gallon of off white Behr paint
made some magic with a library/dining table
and a round repurposed pedestal table turned coffee table.

I haven't finished some feed sack pillows that I have been trying to put together,
and the wall behind the sofa looks sort of bare.
I want to add an architectural piece, a mirror...something,
just not sure yet.

We've really enjoyed having this area,
we seem to gravitate there for coffee and conversation.

I found this great grain sack table runner from Lidy at Frenchgarden House.

And check out this miniature wheelbarrow that's holding
pumpkins and squash,
and some tiny gardening tools.

So this may be seeing some more change
as the weather gets cooler and I have time for a few more projects.
And I've learned something in all this...
use it or lose it!

I'm linking up with
 Marty for Table Top Tuesday
Kathleen for White Wednesday

Hope everyone is having a great week!

love y'all,


  1. Looks very inviting to me. I would love this look in the family room but alas I already have furniture and the newest in the house at that.

  2. Hi Debra,
    I love white wicker myself. You've made a very cozy space there with your wicker furniture. Love the displays too. The white box with the hurricane candle lamp is lovely! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week.


  3. Beautiful! It looks so cozy! I especially love the display on the coffee table. Warm and inviting!

  4. Hi Debra,
    You make everything look so beautiful. I love the vintage wicker pieces too and I know what you mean about "collecting" them and filling up the garage!
    Your fall vingettes are so pretty and especially the white round table with the oranges.
    Beautiful from top to bottom!


  5. Hi Debra, I love all of your wicker. I especially like the round white table. Using white wicker is an elegant way to brighten and cheer a basement space! I really must call You! hugs♥O

  6. Oh my Debra,
    What a beautifully warm and cozy room!! I could spend all day curled up on that sofa, especially on a rainy day like today! I love your hutch with the white suitcases on top, just wonderful!!!
    Beautiful post!
    Have a great day.

  7. Hi Debra, your room looks so cozy! I have a weakness for those divided veggie dishes, like the one shown in one of your photos. I just love using them for olives and cheese when serving wine for guests. All the white, and burlap look stunning too, keep up the good work, tami from the high street cottage

  8. Beautiful wicker but oh my how I love that coffee table:) Great post and you continue to inspire me! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS

  9. Love the wicker--and your decorating is so perfect!! you inspire me and thank you so much for the stenciling tips--you are a class act! continue all the good you do...

  10. Your instincts paid off girl! Your basement redo turned out great! Love the pedestal turned coffee table! It looks great painted white. I love all of the fall decorations you added to the room, too!!
    Have a great week, Debbie!
    Hugs ~ Jo :)

  11. Hi Debra, I have always loved white wicker too! My dad has his sunroom full of antique wicker pieces and I am always trying to talk him out of a few of them. Your basement looks fantastic! I adore the white suitcases, seed box and the darling wheelbarrow. Such a pretty room!

  12. I Love white wicker too!
    That grain sack is awesome!
    It all looks really good!
    Tammy :-)

  13. Looks warm and inviting and your fall touches are wonderful! I love the suitcases on the hutch!!

  14. Debra this is just beautiful my friend...How great to have a me all the white wicker you have and the white suitcases are too fun...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  15. That all looks so wonderful Debra! Love the round table turned coffee table and Yes, I am a sucker for white wicker too, just can't help myself! Good thing you hung on to all of it! Theresa xoxo

  16. Hi Debra , I collected wicker for years - Joe was so happy to have me lovin' something so light weight :)
    I can see why you gravitate to your new room. it is very cozy

  17. Oh what a fabulous room full of tons of fantastic eye candy. I love it all. This looks like such a warm, cozy and inviting room. I would really enjoy it. I think I drooled over every picture. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  18. Looks like you are doing a good job of using it all. I have some wicker pieces in my guest room, and use to have more, but have trimmed down over the years.
    Enjoy your week.

  19. Hi! I'm so happy I found your blog! It was recommended to me today by Christie over at 3 Pixie Lane and then I saw this link at Marty's Tabletop Tuesday so it must have been meant to be! I absolutely love your gorgeous rooms and had to scroll through it several times to take it all in! You have an amazing eye and just a beautiful sense of style! I'm looking forward to going through your previous posts!
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  20. The white suitcases are my favorite; it all looks so welcoming. Have we talked about your seed box before? I have two from the same how you are using yours.


  21. You've made a pretty space! I also love white wicker! I don't know why guys don't like it.
    ~ Julie

  22. Hello, Debra. New follower and new blogger here. I've followed Feathered Nest for a long time and always see the Vintage Inspiration Friday button. I think I'll have to join! What a cozy room. Love the table runner. Nice to meet you!

  23. This is in the basement, right?
    So theoretically, I could *live* in the basement, right?
    There are facilities down there, right?
    If so, I'm good to go.

  24. that looks very cute and homey. I have that same Mandeville Seed Box. It was my mother's. :) I have to loose it or use it also. Hubby hates it when I hoard goodies.

  25. I'm a sucker for wicker too, especially white! I think it's classic...timeless.

  26. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those white suitcases...and the wicker, and the grain sack and....all the rest! but...did I tell you that I LOVE the suitcases?????

  27. Hi Debra - Wicker always makes my head whip around, too! lol! I have mine on my front porch and back deck as well as in my kitchen, guest bedroom and study. Yup....pretty much all over the house! lol! Your placement of the furniture and decor is just stunning, girl! And excuse me while I drool all over your French ticking and grainsacks - my latest obsession. Beautiful job! Glad you kept them all! :)

    xoxo laurie

  28. I am a fan of white wicker, too...your room is really lovely!!

  29. so love your downstairs room, so bright and cheerful and full of rich textures!


  30. Hi Debra! Oh, your space is beautiful! You did so good collecting these pretty wicker pieces!! I would sty in here all the time! It just looks so wonderufl.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  31. A very pretty room, the colors are very soothing. The wicker looks great but I really dig the wheel barrow.
    ps...I love Behr paint, I recommend it to everyone.

  32. Love love all your wicker furniture, but my fav is the pedestal table made into a coffee table and the suitcases you have stacked. Oh! and the table you have as an end table. It looks so sweet with the arrangements you have on top.

  33. it all look wonderful.....cozy and comfy!

  34. What a warm, cozy place you have created. Love the white wicker. I don't think that ever goes out of style:)
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  35. Wicker is like an appaloosa horse...either you love it or you don' in between! I happen to sit on the side of the fence that loves it!
    No wonder you spend so much time in there. I wouldn't want to ever get up!

  36. I so understand your love of white wicker, Debra! Your room looks utterly charming!


  37. I think this room is beautiful and inviting. I made the mistake of painting the basement rooms blue, I am not a blue person, I painted it for my husband so there would be a place that was not white. Guess who does not spend time in the basement. I bet you can imagine what room is to be painted this winter. Yep, white. You have inspired me to change my room and make it pretty like it is upstairs. Have a wonderful week.

  38. Oh my heavens, Debra. This space is lovely! Your decorating sense is top notch down to ever single detail. It's so cozy and inviting...something only the best can pull off. I have been searching for a white suitcase for months and you have three, darn you. ;) I enjoyed walkin' through your wicker wonderland...(and now that lovely Christmas tune is in my head.)

    From one hoarder to another,

  39. I am too a lover of wicker!!! These pieces are just beautiful!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  40. I think it looks beautiful just the way it is!

  41. I would have a hard time getting OUT of this room! So cheery and bright with so many beauties around.Looks perfect to me! xxJQ

  42. I loved seeing this room-I think it's my favorite white post this week-great room!

  43. Relaxing. Inviting. Elegant. What a wonderful job you've done with this room. The tweaking at the end is all part of the fun!

  44. Adore it all...'specially the wicker!


  45. Hi Debra! Cute title for this post. You have some lovely wicker and I'm sooo loving how you have it all arranged. I really REALLY love how you painted the library table and how you decorated your new pedestal coffee table!!

    Can't wait to visit the Fall Porch Party. Mine is slow-w-w-ly coming together!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  46. Debra ~ Your Home is So Lovely, I would love to be a fly on the wall..... I always enjoy your photos & can only imagine how warm & cozy your Sweet Home Is.....

  47. Oh Debra I love all of this.. so warm and inviting.. and that cushion on your wicker chair... fabulous!!!! Hope you have a lovely week xxx Julie


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