I have always liked baskets, wire, woven or otherwise.
Baskets make organizing decorative giving them a dual purpose for functionality and aesthetic appeal. I use them in every room of my home for magazines, blankets, recycling… I have a basket for chips in the kitchen pantry, as well as several on my pantry shelves, a basket for potatoes and one for onions and garlic in the kitchen. I also have other decorative containers serving a similar purpose, but baskets are my favorite.
I themed the display for my shop window for spring and summer with spring cleaning in mind and how baskets and containers can aid in this chore, beautifully. Getting organized has always been a huge part of spring cleaning for me, so we’ve been gathering baskets and containers while out picking this past winter with this purpose in mind.
We have baskets and containers of all sorts in varying shapes and sizes available in our vintage lifestyle shop. Because I like to take an item and use it for something entirely different than its originally intended purpose, I have done this many times with baskets and other containers, such as buckets.
Here are some ideas for what can be done with an average basket or other container. Keep in mind that you do not have to put anything in them… by simply grouping several baskets or containers together, you can create a pleasing vignette. This can be done, for example, by hanging several baskets from a length of chain or from a pot rack making them easily accessible for when you would like to use them for something.
I hope you enjoy these ideas and are inspired by them…
I hope this inspires you to look at the potential of vintage items and thrift finds that can be used for organizing and containing items and enjoy the possibilities of repurposing and reusing.
And may your spring cleaning include fresh cut flowers in the basket or container of your choice…
Inspiring your vintage lifestyle,