A Wire Basket and a Hypothetical

Have you prepared a “My Favorite Things” post yet?  Or are you at least thinking about a list of your very favorite things.  If you need some inspiration, check out my list and get ready to link up your post this coming Monday, June 11th!  It’s going to be a swinging link party.  I can’t wait to see what some of your favorite little things are!  And remember, your list can be as random as mine, or specific to cooking, decorating, crafts, gardening, whatever is your thing.  I hope you’ll join in the fun.
But let’s move on to a hypothetical for you, shall we?  Let’s say you come across a wire basket:
Just an ordinary, nothing fancy, rusted metal wire basket:

and you think to yourself “Hmm, that would like nice filled with flowers”.  So you decide to clean up the basket, cut a couple of strips of burlap

weave two strips of burlap through the basket, to soften up the hard metal lines:

Then maybe you decide to hang the basket just outside your back door on your patio . . .

You could then, hypothetically, grab some terracotta pots that were sitting in your shed unused, give them each a coat of ASCP in Old White . . .

Then maybe, just maybe, you remember that you have some cute little number tags (by Idea-ology) that you found at Hobby Lobby ($7.99 for 9) . . .

So you might decide to string two of them up and tie them to your basket (because everything looks better with a number on it, don’t you think?) . . .

(Chalkboard made from an old cupboard door hangs on the other side of our back door with galvanized buckets filled with none other than sidewalk chalk and bubbles, for backyard entertainment)

And then you might also decide to plant some variegated vinca vine and victoria blue salvia in your new wire basket . . . 

You just might do these things.  IF you came across an old wire basket.  Hypothetically speaking, of course.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Thank you for reading!


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  1. Looks great!

  2. love this !!! I have several old wire baskets that are waiting for some inspiration- thank you

  3. Great idea! Gorgeous!!!

  4. Great post! I have a wire basket hanging in my garage and trust me it’s not glamourous at all..maybe the next basket. Yours looks great :) I love vinca vine its growing everywhere in my garden beds. I’m hoping to make a run to Hobby Lobby tomorrow thanks for sharing.

  5. Adorable, love your wire basket with the plants, wire baskets have so many possibilities! Have a great weekend!

  6. Great idea! Just found your blog..come check me out when you have time!

  7. We love this wire basket. What a cute idea! We are so happy to have you join us for our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back soon!! -The Sisters

  8. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I have a basket like that and never would’ve thought to display it like that. I’m stopping by from Wow Us Wednesdays and am your newest follower :)

  9. I love this and am adding it to my list of things to try! I found you over on Savvy Southern Style.

  10. What a great idea and I just love the vines trailing down the basket. Saw you on DIY by Design.


  11. I am so in love with this! I love anything burlap and I have several wire baskets! Awesome! Found you through a blog hop and am now a follower!

  12. I love this idea. And hypothetically speaking, I might have some wire baskets that would like a little treatment like this. Great idea!

  13. Ohhh…I love your cool “hypothetical” basket – seems you should do just that! I love it! And yes, everything looks better with numbers!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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