September 10, 2012

Cotton Pickin' Basket & Fall

Hello Fall Friends

Almost every blog I visited today is talking about the cooler weather and the fact that fall is slowly slipping in and pushing out the long, hot summer. "With this year's record-breaking heat and drought, it's no surprise that this summer was the third-hottest on record for the Lower 48 states" says weather.com.

I am jumping on the 'I love fall' bandwagon...I have been waiting for this since the first day of summer!!!  With wide open arms, I welcome our current,  midday temperature of 80 degrees!!!  
Thank you, Lord!!!

Baskets remind me of fall
 So today...
  I am sharing my new find.


The booth next to mine at Old Bank Antiques 
had this lovely cotton basket
I have been drooling over it for a while!


Well, as luck would have it, this vendor is leaving 
I got it 50% off!!!!  Woo Hoo!!!


Don't you love a hand woven oak basket ?





 I am using it on top of the open bookcase in the den


 
 It is to wide to sit on it's bottom
so I flipped it on it's side


I put the wire basket full of dried hydrangeas inside 


 I like it!

 
 It fills in some of the empty space on the top...



This is the  before look 
What do you think?

Enjoy the cooler temperatures!  
I sure am.
Rhonda
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25 comments:

  1. Lucky you...50% off..yippee!!! Beautiful basket.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. i wonder if the slaves that used that basket to pick cotton ever got 50% off

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  2. I absolutely love it, Rhonda! That is a beautiful basket and 50% off makes it even more beautiful- xo Diana

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  3. Nice look, Rhonda! I have the same wire basket! : ) I use mine in our bathroom to hold toilet paper. I think hydrangeas look much nicer.

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  4. Love the basket Ceekay! Awesome vignette!

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  5. I love your new basket, Rhonda, and even more, I love the arrangement and how you placed it inside! I never would have thought to turn it on it's side!!

    I am so enjoying our cool weather! Yay!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. BEAUTIFUL BASKET AND AT 50% OFF YOU GOT A GREAT DEAL! I LOVE BASKETS AND YOURS IS A BEAUTY

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  7. I love it too!! Glad you got it 1/2 price! It looks beautiful with the wire basket of hydrangeas. Love, love it!!

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  8. I like the basket there! It adds a nice texture and natural color! thanks for following, I am a new follower as well.

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  9. What a great find! you have found a truly wonderful spot to showcase it. I am your newest follower. I do hope you stop by for a visit and follow along.

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  10. I love old cotton baskets. Yours looks like it's in great shape! Congrats on 50% off. It looks perfect on your bookcase!

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  11. Love it. It looks fabulous. The basket really does make a lot of difference. Great idea. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I love baskets & your arrangement is gorgeous.
    Fabulous Santos too ♥

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  13. That doll's arm moved! Freaked me out! Ha ha Oooh, I love the basket. -- Min

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  14. It's gorgeous, I love baskets, too, even if they're broken. great score at 50% off. Love it on the bookcase!

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  15. I'm a huge fan of baskets and love how you displayed them both. They really make the space look great.
    Babs

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  16. Oh my gosh, it's fabulous! Love your Santos doll! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  17. Great basket and really adds a interesting effect to the top of your bookcase and frames the basket of hydrangeas beautifully. Outstanding ... I love baskets too.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  18. Love the basket and what a creative way to show the flowers!
    Great idea!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  19. Oh, it's perfect! The basket holding the hydrangeas is so pretty. Happy Fall. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from FMFPTY. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-14.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  20. Great basket and love how you filled it with another one.

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  21. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

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  22. What a beautiful vignette Rhonda! I love baskets!!

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  23. Love this vignette! I have a weakness for wicker baskets, and yours looks great! I just found you and am your newest follower :)
    Susan

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  24. Oh you lucky girl...50% off that is soooooo awesome. The basket is simply gorgeous. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us. :-)

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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