Friday, February 28, 2020

Vintage Mini Spring Baskets

I'm ready for Spring, I know most of you all are too. We've had a lot of cold weather here and frequent snow. Not deep snows, but snow none the less. The latest was this afternoon as I'm writing this. So many years we have a warm late winter when all the buds pop out, then a deep freeze will hit and early flowers and buds are killed. I'm hoping that doesn't happen this year. Let's get all the cold weather over and done with, then bring on the sunshine!

Over the weekend my little hibernating chipmunk friend thought he'd come out to check on the weather, but after a few run-arounds the front porch and a momentary plop on his pillow he was gone. I think he figured he better spend another week or two snuggled up before he made a major commitment to hanging out "topside". He was like a mini groundhog, but moved too fast to see if he had a shadow.

Last week I brought out some of my green transferware and vintage ivy dishes to get started on Spring out here in the Garden Room. I wanted to do a couple of small baskets with a natural Mossy look for Spring using live plants. These little wicker baskets are antiques that have somehow survived the years. I use them throughout the seasons, so I brought them out and added in some snipped ivy tendrils that I potted in a teensy little clay pot, and a small fern leftover from last Summer. Then I added some faux blooms and pussy willow branches for a little more color and texture.

I'm styling the inside of the Holiday Cupboard 
for St. Patrick's Day and early Spring this week.

My little Lamby iron paperweight is sitting on a stack of old books.

The little green chair is all that's left of a toddler table set
that was mine back in the 50's.

Recently I've been using this scalloped wooden tray
here on the bench/coffee table to corral my vignettes.

I like to layer quilts and blankets out here, but today it's just the old cream matelasse coverlet
with floral pillows and the big needlepoint with a brown background. I'm just getting started on Spring decor because it's still too early for pastels around here. This week is our 1 year Anniversary living here, and even though it was a long drawn out transition with a lot of hard work, it's been good to be here.

This is the time of year that my "mossy things" come out. 
Flower pots, rabbits, nests...

Weekend will be in the low 60's 
so nice for a change!

Come by next Monday evening
and join the fun.

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
 Create, Bake, Grow and Gather at Shabby Art Boutique
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Love these baskets they're interesting, filled with all of the prettiness.

    I'm slowly taking my dried hydrangea out. I love decorating with for spring. I dry new for fall from our yard.


    1. I love hydrangeas, fresh and dried all year long. I'm hoping the hydrangea bushes will do better this year over here. One didn't bloom at all. Have a wonderful rest of the week, Cindy!

  2. Debra, it is just perfect, truly.

    It's snowing to beat the band out today - but I feel the promise of spring seeing your beautiful and inspirational decorating. Looks wonderful!!

    1. oh thankyou Michele, I'm so ready for some warm Spring days, sounds like you are too!

  3. Love your pretty mini baskets for Spring. They look so cute. Have a great Thursday.

    1. thankyou Kris, I hope you have a warm wonderful weekend!

  4. Nice mix of the faux with real, Debra. Happy 1 year anniversary! We just passed the 1 yr marks of buying & selling the condo & house, respectively, but it'll be another couple months for the move anniversary. Like you, the transitions were hard, but feels good to be here and have all that behind us! Happy weekend.

    1. I think we both have had enough moving for a long long time. I've realized it takes about a year to make it really feel like home. I'm so glad that we both made it through!

  5. Debra,
    Lovely arrangements within your vintage Spring baskets!
    Congratulations on you one year anniversary in your new home.

  6. Adorable. I love your little lamb paper weight. The baskets are lovely. I love reading about your chipmunk friend. Happy Anniversary. You’ve done so much in a year.

  7. These are adorable, Debra! Perfect textures to get in the mood for spring!

  8. Hi Debra! I'm a newbie to your blog and I found it while pinning gorgeous photos to help me create a prayer corner for my home. I fell in love with your post from 2011 and the Madonna in the lantern. I realize it's been almost 10 years, but I cannot find anything that comes close to being as perfect as your lantern. Where did you get it? Thank you.

  9. I think I put this in 3 different boards on Pinterest because I love it! So adorable. :)

  10. So so pretty! I love spring flowers.
    Here in the UK we seem to have had non stop storms with high winds and loads of rain for weeks now. It's very boring and I'd like it to stop now!

  11. Just pinned this, Debra! Seriously so cute. You totally nailed it :)

  12. Debra, loved your innocent iron paperweight lamby! Do convey a hi to our chipmunk buddy, it's so thoughtful to include a pillow for him! That green toddler set brings a lot of nostalgia to me, as I had something similar too, in a different colour though. Have a great weekend, in the meanwhile do share ideas how I could redecorate my chimney with objects like those you have used.

  13. The vintage Spring baskets are truly amazing. They are made with much precision and care. The colors of the flower and leaves in the baskets indeed remind the beauty of the spring season.

  14. Debra,
    Love these sweet baskets..You inspired me to dig out a vintage green funeral basket that I have and do a St. Patrick's Day arrangement in it!!Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  15. I love these arrangements. The baskets are gorgeous!

  16. These baskets are so perfect for Spring! I love the tall shapes of them both! Have a great weekend! Donna

  17. These are the sweetest little baskets!
    Thanks for sharing them at Fabulous Friday Link Party!


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