Sunday, March 27, 2022

Vintage Cottage Weekend: Wicker Florist Baskets for Easter

Hi Friends, so glad you're here for Vintage Cottage Weekend. Amber and I are sharing some fun from past posts, mixed with our current decor, and fun ideas and inspiration on Vintage Cottage Style. Today I wanted to share some snips and snaps from a few Easter posts from the past, and where I shared vintage baskets decorated with Easter goodies. 

I've always loved baskets and have a soft spot for vintage wicker funeral or cemetery baskets. Today things are usually disposable, but years ago funeral flowers were displayed in lovely, often intricate woven wicker or metal baskets. These baskets are becoming more rare and hard to find, but are treasured by those of us that love vintage items. They are so versatile for decorating, but especially suited for spring and summer decorating as they were usually painted white. 

These photos are from our previous home in the dining room from 2015, where I put together a vintage basket filled with Easter goodies, including a print, faux flowers, a chalkware bunny, and decoupaged eggs.

The vintage basket was joining some of my Spring Cloches in the Dining Room.

These next photos are from 2013 out on our sunporch. At that house I had a small sunporch filled with white wicker seating and a lot of white chippy pieces. It was such a great place to decorate for the seasons. Here is a funeral basket with Easter goodies, faux flowers, and my book page rabbit.

This is a vintage Better Homes and Garden binder
filled with tips and pics for gardening in the 50's.

My baker's rack has been around since the early 90's,
where it's always been a fun spot for seasonal decor.

Quilts and pillows have always been part of my vintage decor. Changing them up with seasonal color always sets the stage for a fresh new look. I loved that little sunporch and it was my "therapy spot". A great place to refocus and find a place for creativity. 

My vintage paper mache bunny on my own toddler chair.
aka the Garden Room, on my farm table as a centerpiece. 

This last post is from 10 years ago this week...
another post from that first sunporch.

I used the large handle of the basket to act as a topiary form
for my trailing ivy in an old McCoy planter.

As with so many vintage pieces now, if you come across an old florist basket, be sure and nab it as they are becoming so hard to find. You can use it so many fun ways for seasonal decor. And if you happen to have one... or any basket, grab a bunny and make a sweet Easter or garden vignette!

Please run by Amber's at Follow the Yellow Brick Home 
and take a look at her wonderful

Thanks so much for coming by to visit!

See you Monday evening at 6 pm for the Link Party.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art BoutiqueFarmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home, Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design
Friendship Friday at Create with Joy  Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. Hi Debra! Oh, I do love those old fashioned wicker baskets. I grew up in Alabama and I do remember those pretty baskets filled with flowers and some were on pedestals. You decorated it beautifully. I always drool when seeing your garden room - always so pretty! Have a great Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    1. oh thanks so much Shelia, I vaguely remember a few metal baskets at my grandparents funerals. I purged a few of them when we moved time before last. Love them.

  2. I love all your snips and snaps from the past. I especially love the easter bunny, flower magazine and old yellow tools in the basket. So sweet. Happy Sunday Debra. xoxo

    1. I wish I could find that magazine and bunny, but are probably living at the storage unit now, boo-hoo.

  3. Debra, it's always fun to look back. Love your baker's rack. I miss the one we had in our first home. Wish we had kept it. I love seeing your vintage garden things. That's a great vintage book! Thanks for inspiring!

    1. thankyou Sarah, everything you do is an inspiration for me!! Have a wonderful spring week!

  4. Well my brain fog strikes again...I don't know if I hit send on the comment I was working on but I wasn't finished typing. I am not sure if it will come through but I just wanted to finish by saying I love your Easter decor so much! The vintage magazine and your little chair are both wonderful. Great post!

    1. thankyou Amber, I do love vintage Easter goodies, ok well any kind of holiday vintage goodies!


  5. I love your vintage baskets and the way that you styled them. Your vignettes are always darling. Have a wonderful week.

  6. You have so many lovely pieces, Deb!! I just adore your cloches. Beautiful styling on every single have an amazing gift!!


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