In my last post we looked at how baskets add texture and storage in several pretty spaces. Today I thought we would look around here at some of the baskets that are used in rooms in our house. I love that one in the top photo that holds plants on our door (and its twin is hanging on the back porch.) The green ones in the playroom, below, help keep all the game systems organized. It would be a disaster without them!
All of our movies are organized in these baskets in the great room. I have sorted them alphabetically by title and made tags with card stock and clear plastic frames. Ribbon is hot glued to the back of the frame and tied to the basket. The ones on the playroom baskets are baseball card holders.
Also in the great room is this basket holding bottled water and an ice bucket on top of a large piece of furniture.
This one in the kitchen holds magazines and computer printed recipes most of the year. At Christmas it’s where I stash the Christmas cards we receive.
This next one is in the master bathroom atop the antique cupboard that is in there. It holds extra towels that don’t fit in the linen closet. It came from Pottery Barn Kids many years ago, and I would love to find another one just like it. The laundry room is missing it!
I don’t have a recent photo of daughter’s desk baskets, but here they are in the Valentine’s post. Obviously, they hold books in her room.
Now don’t you think it’s time for another giveaway? Yes, I thought so, too. After looking at all the photos of baskets in the last two posts, I thought a basket would be a good giveaway. And not just any basket…no sirree…I have a treat in store for you!
One of my readers, Barbara Hinkse, has had her first novel published. Isn’t that wonderful?! It is a delightful read about a widow, Maggie Martin, who has inherited an estate (that she knew nothing about) in a small town. Maggie moves into Rosemont, adopts a precious little dog named Eve, gets involved in trying to solve a political corruption mystery, and even throws a big Easter celebration at her new home in the small town of Westbury. (It was a fast read, and I want Barbara to do a sequel so that I can find out what happens to the love interest of several of the characters.) She has a website (here) if you would like to read more about her and the book.
So my giveaway Easter basket has a copy of Coming to Rosemont, a mug and box of Earl Grey tea for you to enjoy while you read, some new Caspari napkins (that I just love!), a stuffed animal version of the little puppy that Maggie adopts, a bag of my daughter’s favorite chocolate candy (what’s an Easter basket without candy??) and a chalkboard plant stake (that I forgot to put in the second photo) packaged together in a basket for one of you.
All you have to do is leave a comment on any (or all) posts published between now and Sunday, March 17 (lucky St. Patrick’s Day!) I’ll close off the entries at midnight that night, and a random number generator will choose the winner. Good luck! That wraps up all I have on baskets for now. I hope to hear from you in the comments. Here is a question to get you started:
What is your favorite Easter basket candy?