Today’s Friday Favorites is all about baskets. I have always been a fan of baskets. In fact, when I was in 7th grade I was allowed to “decorate” my room all by myself for the first time and I chose to hang different sized and shaped baskets on the wall over my bed! I don’t quite know where I got the idea, but I do remember loving it! I still love baskets, though now I buy vintage baskets whenever I can. There is something so charming about them! They have an age and patina that the new ones don’t. And the ones with writing, or buckles or straps? Be still my heart!
And what better way to add texture to a space than with baskets? They are not only stylish, but functional, too. They can be used in a myriad of ways. To corral small items on a table, to hold blankets or pillows, to decorate shelves, or house collections. And of course, they can be used for their intended purpose as well, and that is to store things! I’ve come to love the fact that baskets add style while also taking away mess and clutter. I mean, it’s a definite win-win for me!
Design by Sarah Bartholomew.
Absolutely adore this kitchen of Kristen’s at Ella Claire . I’m not sure if this basket is vintage, but you could use vintage or new here. It adds so much interest to the room!
Via Atlanta Homes magazine.
Love this basket! Any old one with writing on it gets me every time! By Brooke Giannetti.
So pretty! Love a basket used as a vase. By Vibeke Design blog.
Love how my friend Kim at Savvy Southern Style used two vintage baskets stacked to form a side table. Adorable!
I just adore a plant in a basket! This one probably isn’t vintage, but it’s great anyway. Via Country Living.
And on that note, if you can’t find what you want in vintage baskets, then I say buy the reproduction or one that at least attempts to look old. Baskets, whether they are authentically antique or simply copies, are still a wonderful addition to any space. And many of the big chains like Pottery Barn do really lovely baskets that can pass for vintage and still add lots of texture and character to the room!
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