Monday, May 24, 2010

It all started with a


            Nope no romantic notions here....didn't start with a kiss......it started with this gorgeous (to me) antique picnic basket I found last week while out thrifting. Funny how those things happen...hmmm?  I love the texture....the tactile sense of baskets.....and the simple fact you can store junk in them doesn't hurt either. 
This one caught my eye in a new to me thrift store the other day...it was sitting at the top of a book shelf looking neglected.  I grabbed it and felt a longing to display it proudly...somewhere.  See I have been  trying to get myself back to my love of sprucing and decorating...which has always been my first love.   This basket just might be my ticket.  I forgot the little world I fall into when I nest for myself.....I actually started humming a tune....I started with a bit of dusting...and a clean slate.  Took everything off my entry cabinet...and started playing house.   It made me happy as a clam to "create" via a display.   I ask myself this..what was I waiting for?   Why the procrastination?  So what if this is not my "forever home"....  it does not have to be.  Sure we.. like so many others out there... have had tight budgets the last year.  There are many things I would love to change about this house..or just simply move.  It isn't in the cards right now.  Sooo I am going to try to appreciate this roof over my head and love it a little.   No cards today friends!  Just a picnic basket.  Hugs to you all!  XOXO, CHerry

23 comments:

Jessabells said...

Wow, you threw me off guard there with no cards. lol. I think cabinet looks great. You are truly talented in more then one way. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

what a great find...I love picnic baskets...you did a great job displaying it...

Darlene said...

Hi Cherry,

I LOVE your new picnic basket. It is so pretty. You have made a great vignette with it. You always have your things arranged so beautifully.

Hope you have a great day.♥

Lori Lucas said...

I needed to read that tonight! We have been living in a rental house after moving from another state and leaving our dream home behind. I thought we had a new house (new to us!) but we got outbid on it. I have been moping around ever since! I know why I am moping too and I just could not shake it. So today I got out a bunch of my vintage red, white and blue things and some shells and I thought I would make summer vignette's. I hope I get as happy as you did today, as I LOVE doing that too. AND just so you know, when you post pictures of your home, I look at them for every single little tiny detail, as you have the MOST wonderful arrangements and eye for making ordinary look extraordinary. Thanks again. I am going to try and shake this funk!

Snappy Di said...

Love a new vignette and sometimes all it takes is a great looking basket to get things started.

Di

Linda said...

Wow...I love that basket...and the vignette you designed around it!

Kristi said...

LOVE your new basket Cherry!!! I have a "thing" for baskets as well!! Love your new foyer wall, it looks fantastic as always :)
Kristi

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Well, I would never have known that wasn't your "forever" home....it looks FAB.U.LOUS....and I love your basket too. How cute.

Huggies,
Spencer

The Martys said...

I love your display. I wish I was talented like that. Love your little plates too.

Amy

mary beth said...

so pretty! You should do this more often! Your vignette puttering is just as inspiring as your card making! I too am a basket fiend and love to see them involved all around the house...thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Nelson said...

OK, I SERIOUSLY need you to come decorate my home for me! LOVE the picnic basket and everything else in your beautiful photos!

kathy said...

Hey GUrl , love that ya stopped by -- I so love baskets -- also the quainteness and texture against the other cool color -- so
beautiful . I love it when the baskets are so smooth from many hands -- using them to collect or work - Blessings dear friend - KAthy - ga ♥

Laurie-Jean said...

I'm in awe of the faux B&B you painted on the wall. What a great job! The vignettes are so charming!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous! It's funny what can spark your imagination. I have one of those gorgeous plates too. Your whole display is just feast for the eyes!

Manuela

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh how imaginative your vignette is. I have a similar picnic basket (currently filled with magazines), but I would never have thought to display it the way you did. All of your treasures look so pretty surrounding it. I love it. laurie

Angela said...

Cherry your home looks as beautiful as your cards! I'm amazed by your talent. You should seriously be published if you haven't already. I know - gushing!
I really like the picnic basket, too. It's unique and deserved to be prominently displayed. Have a great holiday!

Angela said...

Well I guess you HAVE been published now that I look closer - Artful Blogging! Perfect! :)

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Cherry! My long lost blog friend! I have been absent for so long now and what a fun, fun, fun post to come back to say hi to you with! I have a LOT of catching up to do peeking at your blog. Thinking of you and hope all is well! Hugs, Les

Cathy Cobblestone said...

It's beautiful Cherry - it is so inviting - beautiful paint and paint technique - love the colors, textures and simplicity of it all. Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

Cherry decorating! I've missed your decorating posts, they are so inspiring. This one is no exception!

I also love your paper arts posts...now you've inspired me to try my hand at that too :)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Cherry...I just love seeing posts of your home...so lovely....
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

Elise said...

I LOVE seeing your home, Cherry!! I get so much inspiration from you, so I am glad you found the basket!! ;)
Elise

Kelly McMaster said...

Oh! I adore what you've done here! Your great taste and creativity never cease to amaze me!