Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rolling Market Basket and Sunflowers...

Hi Everyone, Happy Weekend!

I've had Sunflowers on the brain for several weeks,
and have made a few faux arrangements for the house
 in vintage watering cans, baskets, 
and now this old rolling French Market Basket
that I keep in the Dining Room.

I had a few of the longer stem variety so I bundled them up
and filled up the basket with tissue paper to keep them together.

My Mom and Sis and I were out the other day having lunch,
and my mom was admiring a basket across the aisle filled with Sunflowers.
She commented on their perfection; 
"Almost like they're real." 
They ARE Mom.

you had to look really close...

It's amazing how close to nature some silk flowers can be...
I wish I could enjoy the "real ones", but too many allergies
and kitties who like to nibble.

So, I do the next best thing.

Here's a pic of the Botanical Window and grandmother's clock 
that I painted several years ago; just in case you're new here
and didn't go through all the angst
 of painting a million pieces of furniture "50 Shades of White".

I have more Sunflower escapades coming up.

Enjoy this late Summer weekend,


joining in here:

Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at StoneGable
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Share Your Style at The Essence of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
The Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush


  1. Debra,
    Oh, dear friend, I l o v e sunflowers!
    This is the first year since arriving to this side of the Prairie
    that "Mr. Ed" hasn't planted any.
    Our Gardening friend told us the reason we had a sparce blooming last year
    was due to the need of more nutrients to the soil.
    She suggested we let the Sunflower Patch lay dormant for one Season.
    Your Mother is correct with her statement that the faux ones appear to be real!
    Your Sunflowers within the Market basket are stunning, indeed!

  2. So pretty! I love the market basket! Sunflowers are so perfect this time of year!

  3. I absolutely love that rolling basket - and putting those sunflowers in it looks awesome!


  4. Your sunflowers are beautiful in your basket. Love silk flowers. Just fine with me. I love your mom's reaction!


  5. Oh I love your basket and the sunflowers are wonderful.

  6. The sunflowers in the rolling basket are perfect!

  7. I love the rolling basket and the beautiful sunflowers in them. They look almost real.



  8. Beautiful Debra...have always wanted one of those gorgeous market baskets....the sunflowers are just perfect in it....had to chuckle at your mom's sweet and cute!

  9. Debra, you are so right about the silk flowers. Hard to tell the difference sometime. I used to have a market basket like yours but not any more. It looks so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend..Judy

  10. You know I love the sunflowers! They are perfect every August and perfect in that basket.
    I remember the 50 shades of white era. I had the same one over here.

  11. Just beautiful Debra. I love the sunflowers. :)

  12. Sweet Debra, Love that clock and your windowpanes with the fabulous basket. What a treasure, Sandi

  13. Beautiful Debra. Love that basket and the sunflowers are gorgeous in it.
    Happy New Week.

  14. Love the sunflowers, I am so ready to decorate for fall, my favorite.

  15. I love sunflowers. They are so cheerful. Yours look great displayed in that pretty market basket.

  16. Love your flower market basket Deborah! It is beautiful.

  17. The sunflowers do look real and love them in the basket...I'm not giving up summer till I have to but I did see a fall filled basket from last year that did tempt me. One could never have too many basket, except if your talking to my hubs!

  18. I WANT THAT BASKET! I've been looking for one that I could afford forever. It looks perfect with the sunflowers. Let me know if you want to sell the basket...just sayin'.

  19. I love sunflowers and they are perfect in your market basket.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  20. I am not one for using artificial flowers, but I like the look of yours. And, that basket is wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.


I love hearing from you. Feel free to comment, big or small. Be sure and leave your name and blog if commenting under anonymous. Thanks friends

New Posts in Your In-Box