I went to out vintage shopping with my husband recently. And he asked me what I was looking for this trip – and I told all the good vintage things. And everything. Including ironstone (to fill up that cupboard in the dining room) vintage chippy anything and old baskets.
The first stop- we didn’t find a thing. And the second stop was looking to be much like the first- until I spotted the ‘basket’ room. Really not just baskets- but there were a whole bunch of them. And I picked up the first one that caught my eye- a charming branch handle basket that was perfect for gathering flowers. As I was looking at it, my husband walked in and I said- ‘I found the perfect crustic basket.’
And he looked at me and said ‘Crustic?’
I nodded yes. ‘ Crustic. Crusty and Rustic = crustic so Yeah, Crustic.’
We both laughed about it-because though I tried to say crusty rustic basket – I combined the words as they came out and voila- Crustic was born. The rest of the day- we both bantered back and forth about ‘crustic’ baskets. Crustic furniture. Crustic garden tools and basically, crustic anything. I did manage to find about 5 charming crustic baskets for a styling I am working on- so you will be seeing those coming soon.
Vintage Baskets & New Baskets
Which brings me back to baskets in decor for Friday Favorites. I have long loved using baskets in decor- from something to hold flowers or all the things that need a home- to hanging them on the wall for something charming and more. Today I am sharing a couple of my favorite basket displays from the past.
Wicker Trays & Baskets on the Wall
An oldie for sure- but a fun one. You can read more about this styling HERE
Simple Storage Ideas
I use these baskets in the bathroom in the armoire even now- they basically store makeup, contact needs, toothpaste and anything extra that needs a home in the bathroom but doesn’t need to be ‘seen’ out and about. You can read more about this storage idea & others HERE
French Market Basket Display Ideas
This is a fun one from a few years back- using a French market basket to display flowers- and the secret to be able to do that. Sharing all the details in THIS POST.
A Basket Full of Towels
Back in the bathroom- I used a vintage laundry basket under the sink for holding rolled up towels. You can see more about it and also see This Bathroom Before & After HERE
I love this vintage basket for the garden. So easy to tote around with me and toss clippings into – or use it to display fresh flowers. You can see more in this post HERE
A Basket Full of Blooms on the Door
This is a favorite since this floral arrangement is part of my collection at Balsam Hill. This is the French Market basket and it looks darling on the front door. You can See more of the collection in this post HERE and also SHOP THE BASKET HERE ( the whole collection is CURRENTLY 40% OFF!)
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