As you can see, I’m still on the front porch. It’s beautiful outdoors so I am just looking for an excuse to stay out here. This basket was inherited and I almost didn’t keep it, but then I thought, “What would Peggy do?” and I realized the answer was “Keep it!!” She’s on a tight budget and that really does force you to be creative. You know what they say, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” So here’s what it looked like when we first got it. I’m pretty sure it was meant to be a sewing basket.
It’s big enought to hold enough for a light snack. Since we are always looking for a new place at the ranch for a picnic, I love having lots of baskets around. We just moved my wrought iron table and chairs over to the creek so I think this picnic hamper will be put to good use having a picnic down there. I also brought out my vintage French enamelware pitcher I bought on eBay. What can I say? I’m in love!!
I mean, who wouldn’t be? Look at that spout and the rust!!
Oh, it’s so glorious to be outdoors right now with the azaleas blooming, I was looking for an excuse to come outside.
Your little basket turned out so cute! I would have never guessed it is a sewing basket…it looks like just the perfect size for a snack :o) Your enamelware pitcher is so beautiful…I love that color!!! Have a great weekend :o)
Of course you’re not “crazy”! What a sweet basket AND enamel pitcher!
We’ll only think you are crazy if now that it’s spray painted you decide to sand some of the paint back off.
Did you uncork the vino?
Super cute! And yes, the pitcher is fabulous!
So pretty! It made the perfect picnic hamper! And I love your blue pitcher!
PS Aren’t you just loving this weather?
Debra @ Common Ground says
What a gorgeous setting, and that basket is perfect as a lunch hamper. and honey, that enameled pitcher is just glorious! Enjoy your beautiful days out there!!
Sweet! I love the little hints of colour peeking out. Great job!
Amy Kinser says
That blue pitcher is fantastically fabulous!
Love that you kept the basket and fixed it to meet your needs and desires. I love when people think out of the box.
Have a great weekend, my friend.
Charm Bracelet Diva says
I love that pitcher, too! And I’m jealous of the azaleas, we’ve always had trouble growing them here, not sure why. Happy spring!
JoAnne Weisser says
Anita ~ Where are you? I’ve been waiting and waiting!! I have the picnic blanket all spread out and we keep looking for you to show up with your adorable picnic basket all packed with a yummy snack! And btw, bring your enamelware pitcher too ~ I may need to “borrow” it! : )
Katherines Corner says
I love it!!!!! Smooches and Hugs!
Well done! It looks so much better that it’s original/inherited state. While I would say “keep it” – you are the one who brings things alive with your creative ideas. Wish I could be part of that lovely picnic.
Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen says
I love baskets, regardless of what they are used for. This one is just the right size for a picnic for one or two, so you were clever to think to use it this way. We’ll keep the redo of a redo our little secreat, okay? Hope you’re having a great weekend Anita.
Betsy@ coastal-colors says
I love your basket! It’s a perfect picnic basket now and so special that it was you MIL’s! Your table and chair set looks great and so ready for a day of fun! The enamelware pitcher is perfect for this! Lovely!
It makes a charming picnic basket, Anita! 🙂
That looks much better.Love that white.And that blue pitcher looks so pretty on your table.I can see those lovely flowers in the background.
Tracey@Breathing English Air says
Lol, you’d redone your redo before I’d done reading about it!
I love picnics. We used to take picnics with us a lot when we took the kids out when they were smaller, they used to think it was a great adventure.
Robyn @ Robyn♥s Nest says
I love what you did with the basket. The blue & white cloth inside makes me especially happy (oh yeah, and the wine too). 🙂 Robyn
very refreshing idea, just in time for spring.
Yvonne @ StoneGable says
Anita, You have a good eye and good sense to save that family heirloom. I don’t know if I would have seen the possibilities… but you did and it is such a great and interesting picnic basket.
The sewing basket has a new life and it is just gorgeous. I love the shape, square and not a rectangle. It looks so pretty nestled in your flowering bush with the pretty blue and white picnic blanket peeking out from the sides. I have so much Longaberger sitting in my basement… maybe I’ll paint a piece or two.
I am so happy to be blogging again, because I have certainly missed visiting my blogging friends!
Kelly @ NJ History says
Oooh very pretty.
Vickie @ Ranger 911 says
What a lovely place to sit with your new “pic-a-nic” basket!
reFresh reStyle says
I love the basket and the pitcher! It looks great!
Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes says
Thank you so much for joining my party, Anita. I was so pleased when I saw it was you. Your projects are always nice and I enjoy reading the stories about each piece that you show. —— Shannon
Shabby chic Sandy says
That picnic basket looks fantastic! Now I want to head off to Goodwill and find myself one!
On Crooked Creek says
I adore how you refurbished the sewing basket!!! Looks as if you’re all set to enjoy the seasonal weather with a friend! Great idea!
oh, I love these. I’ve always had a thing for picnic baskets. I’m your new follower. I hope you will come follow me, I just started my blog yesterday 🙂
Chubby Chieque says
Absolutely stunning idea. Love your idea with the chalk.
I love wrickers too and they are hard to handle with paint.