Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bountiful Fall Baskets Blog Hop

Using baskets has been a fun and creative way for me to decorate since I saw the first issues of Country Living Magazine back in 1978. One of the best things about them is that they can be found at any vintage market, flea, antique shop or garage sale, usually for a price that will fit anyone's budget. Baskets come in so many varieties; mostly wood products, wicker, willow, and even metals. Since I turn first to vintage finds, I have a good stash, big and small, that I can choose from. Today I'm joining in for a Fun Fall Blog Hop that's showcasing Baskets decorated for Autumn. If you're coming from Follow the Yellow Brick Home, so glad you're here. I think Amber loves this time of year just as much as I do.

My good friend Amber has gathered a bunch of us that adore decorating for Fall and can be sure to have at least one basket filled with seasonal goodness. Thank you, Amber for hostessing all the fun and inspirational Blog Gatherings!

We're in the middle of a renovation of an older home built in the 60's right now, and it's consuming my time, energy, and brain. I haven't been able to enjoy the Fall Season like I usually do, but I'm trying to make the most of it and not let my favorite season be ignored by paint and packing boxes.

I have a few places in my current home that I'm trying to be free of "all things moving" and the Entry area is one of them. 

Entry Area this Fall

I started collecting vintage and antique funeral baskets years ago, and even though that sounds a little bizarre, they are beautiful wicker baskets meant for long ago floral funeral arrangements. Most were left graveside in the elements to later be discarded. Metal baskets are a little harder to find, and by now usually rusted, leaving little of the beautiful original paint intact.

I've had this particular basket in my stash for years, and almost sold it many times for just a few dollars. But the wonderful green paint patina kept me from parting with it through the years. Last year I decided I needed to put it to use, so I used some faux leaves and berries with a small white pumpkin and even some birdies flew in. 

Last year in the kitchen.

A few years ago I used two small baskets with handles are filled with moss, twigs, and a grapevine orb, sitting on the Entry Console.

Another metal basket I've had for many years is this gray painted Italian metal piece I have been using on my Dining Room table. It has a base of moss and ivy which makes it easy to just change up the florals for whatever season I'm decorating. I love using faux hydrangeas, adding in some fall leaves, berries, and pumpkins.

I've kept this very old open weave basket with wooden handles on top of my china cabinet here in the Dining Room. The high ceilings at this house have given me space to decorate "vertically". It's hard to see, but the basket still has remnants of white paint that add to it's vintage charm.

A gray washed door Basket has been used each season while we've been here. With a new door and a new house I'm going to have to re-think my Front Porch Door displays. Here again, I usually keep faux Hydrangeas mixed with other seasonal flowers and branches. Adding a wired ribbon helps dress up any basket for a Seasonal or Holiday display.

In the kitchen Sitting and Dining, Area I again have the top of my china cupboard decorated with a large laundry basket, a chalk board from Pier 1 several years ago, an antique bird cage and small vintage watering can.

I love using Bittersweet to sprinkle around the house in Fall. This was an old bunch that I tied together with gardener's twine to use on the old laundry basket.

Another year I kept it simple with a vintage tray and small grapevine wreath.

I found this antique Fishing Basket last year. This photo was taken before I used a furniture stain to clean it up a bit.

Here it is later filled with Fall faux foliage, when I had cleaned it up a bit. 
The Minwax stain helped to rehydrate it a little.

This rolling market basket is a favorite of mine and is usually kept in the Entry filled with seasonal florals and branches.

I use Baskets on the porches, but try to keep them out of the elements. Orchard Baskets are a fun and inexpensive way to display mums, pumpkins, and Fall florals.

And we don't want to forget metal gathering baskets. I have several of these and when they aren't holding magazines they can hold some fun Fall decor.

Metal picnic tins are another fun "basket" to decorate with for Fall. 
These are stacked on my front porch last year.

Thanks so much for coming by. I hope you'll continue on the Bountiful Fall Basket Hop to visit Christy at Our Southern Home. And please be sure to check out the others who are part of this Fun Fall Blog Hop below on the Link-Up. I know you'll find some fun ways to use baskets for the seasons.

Joining in here:

Sunday at Home at Little Farmstead
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
The Scoop at Cedarhill Farmhouse
Inspiration Monday at Refresh Restyle
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles
Style Showcase at Savvy Southern Style
Share Your Style at 21 Rosemary Lane
Share Your Cup at Mrs. Olson's
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


  1. As soon as I can stop hyperventilating from all the gorgeous fall basket inspiration I will try to comment!!!! Actually I will be back again later to take in all the glorious details. Simply stunning Debra!

  2. You have styled your baskets so beautifully! I love your little squirrel, too! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  3. So pretty as usual Debra. I love the way you use basket in all kinds of vignettes. Always tons of inspiration for my own decor.

  4. You know I love all of this. Taking stain to a basket is just genius. I love, love your funeral basket. That paint is gorgeous. You have inspired me to take some of dried hydrangeas and redecorate to get me through to the Christmas decor comes out. I hope the remodel is going well. I can't wait to see what you are up to in the new house.

  5. I love baskets too and love how you show yours off!! I still have my 1st copy of Country Living!! Can't wait to see more of your new home!

  6. When I began writing my blog in 2012, your blog was one of my inspirations. You always styled everything to perfection and you are still knocking it out of the park.

  7. Debra you always inspire me! I have oene lovely funeral basket that I only use at Easter time. But now I am going to get it out for fall. Beautiful tour!

  8. Debra, I have 5 funeral baskets, hanging in my she shed. :) I thought I would use them, but It didn't even entered my mind! :) Love everything you do and that squirrel is so very cute!!

  9. Debra I simply love, love, love all your gorgeous fall baskets! Your decor is such an inspiration to me! So happy to be hopping with you!

  10. I don't think I've ever seen so many vintage and antique baskets in one place, Debra! I am so excited about your collection. I love that you collect funeral baskets, they are really beautiful. Thanks for giving me so many fun things to pin. Hugs, CoCo

  11. I have kept all my Country Living and Country Home magazines from 30+ years. They fill bookcase after bookcase in my house. Even though they are old, I still can thumb through them and find "new" ideas for my home. Beautiful basket decor. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Hi Debra, I love your china cabinet with the huge laundry basket. Just had to pin that one! So happy to be on the blog hop with you. :)

  13. I had to smile at the very end; I have the same metal picnic basket you have on your porch. We used it for picnics when I was a kid (now 67). Today it holds my stash of Christmas cards. I still have a row of small baskets on my kitchen soffit to be replaced by blue and white dishes eventually. Love my baskets. Your styling was absolutely lovely!

  14. Your home is beautiful Debra and I love all the baskets throughout! That table in the entryway is gorgeous! So fun being in this hop with you!
    Kendra |

  15. You have a wonderful basket collection. You've used them with bountiful fall decorations -- everything is lovely.

  16. I love all of your baskets! Especially that rolling market basket!! You've shared so many beautiful ideas!! Happy to be part of this hop with you.

  17. I love all of your fall decor and baskets, Debra...and that squirrel is so wonderful!

  18. You shared some fabulous baskets and ideas but I have to say your metal baskets are my favorite. I have one and now you have inspired me to get it out!

  19. Debra, you have so many tasteful styles and uses with your baskets. I have long admired each and all of these you've shown today, along with all the little elements - from the pretty plaid ribbon to the little birds and tied bittersweet - each one unique. I think that funeral metal basket is a keeper. There's something about the round handle feature that makes it like a wreath on a basket - a two-fer. I'm so glad you took the time to enjoy and share your style on this fall tour.

  20. Debra, I swoon every time I see your entry foyer console table. When you mentioned the space, I hoped to see the table and was not disappointed! Your new home is just lovely, even in process.

  21. Debra, all of your basket creations are so pretty! The dining table centerpiece is absolutely stunning! It has been so much fun being on this blog hop with you! Happy Fall!!! Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

  22. Debra,
    You have the best collection of baskets! And great ways for styling them all over your house, inside and out. Good luck on your move and settling into your new/old house.

    Happy Fall,

  23. Debra,
    I just love your home and style. You have a fabulous collection of baskets that look amazing decked out for fall!

  24. Debra,
    What a lovely collection of baskets you have, dear one!
    I adore all the texture they bring to home decor.
    The Fishing Basket is absolutely gorgeous and the dark stain truly enhanced its detail.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely Autumn decor.
    Autumn is also, my favorite Season of the Year!


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