Thursday, May 13, 2010

Please Help!

I'm calling all my friends in blogland to help me out...I need some help with this wall basket! I had it at my condo for years, but I decided to change some things up there and so it came home with me. I have hung it on my pantry door, but the problem is...I don't know what I should put in it...PLEASE HELP!!!! I would luv to hear your ideas and know you gals must have some awesome creative ideas just waiting to share with me...sooooo...let me hear them...I'm all ears!
Just thought I would share with you the latest look at my kitchen window...you see...I change it out about every few weeks...I really think I need to get a decorating job soon, before I drive Mr.CC crazy!I really luv looking out at my window box while doing the dishes!The Girl Creative

29 comments:

kim said...

I love those wicker wall baskets. Was wanting one for quite some time, but haven't found on I like. I first saw a large wall container in on of Charles Faudree's books and he had it filled with lavender. So I think any kind of flowers would be nice. If it was in a bathroom it would look good with rolled towels and maybe a back brush stuffed in it. Just depends on where it is located as to what you cant fill it with. Tell Mr. CC you are not the only one changing things up a lot. I am always moving things.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Dried hydrangeas? I also like the lavender idea!

Mary Ellen

Melissa said...

The pears are very pretty - I third the lavender idea...

Shellbelle said...

Since it's on your pantry door, I would fill it with wooden utensils, maybe a whisk and add a red spoon for color. It looks kind of deep, so put a towel or something on the bottom to bring the utensils up a bit.

Love your pears and your E A T plates. I'm going to look for those rub on letters and make those plates. Such a great idea!

The Painted Home said...

okay, here's an idea I saw somewhere, but never used. Hang it upside down above a bed and drape fabric out of it. I don't know what you call it, but it turned out looking like a canopy over the bed/headboard. Can you see it? good luck,-Denise

Darlene said...

Oh gosh I will have to think on it but your other suggestions sound wonderful! LOVE the basket!!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

I would paint the basket a coordinating color of your kitchen. Green to match the pears would be super cute, then add some (real looking) long strands of grass (like striped pompass grass), herbs (lemon verbena, the lavender others talked about) something to add color and texture. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Suzanne said...

Hmmm. Lots of good suggestions already! I think I would paint it and distress it a little, then put some bright kitchen towels, wooden spoons, and maybe some flowers out of it. Love your wooden base with the pears too!

AuroraSuzette said...

Lavender here too. Or Rosemary, which also smells wonderful. At our house, it would too quickly become a catchall, for stray badminton birds, bottle caps, and dust!

Beach House Living said...

Flowers was the first thing I thought of too. I see many others did as well. The kitchen towel idea also previously suggested is a good one. Find some with a motifs that match your little weekly window box changes.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so funny because i read the first comment and saw the "rolled towels" which is exactly what i was going to say- excapt not bath towels! i was thinking that you could put a few cute rolled dishtowels in it and hand one out the side, like a cute embroidered one from anthropologie. i do know one thing for sure- whatever you do do NOT out any fake ivy in it. YUCK!

Anita said...

I had to go back and look at what else was in your kitchen. I saw your cute bold fabric on your curtains and bamboo rods. So I would probably paint the basket a color form your curtains and then add something textural like see grass or something twiggy. You just want it secure and not floppy since you'll be opening that door a lot!

Victoria said...

I would paint it white and put dried Lavender in it:)

a little lovely said...

love the pears!! im into lemons right now. they are all over my kitchen :)

Maya said...

Oh, I'd fill it with seagrass!!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

The wall basket would look lovely with some dried flowers or lavender hanging out of it!

Diann said...

Hi Linda!

Hummmm, I would add some pretty napkins or add some favorite decorating magazines in it. Or a combinaton of both.

Kelley said...

I'm the fourth vote for sea grass because it's beachy. My husband bought me a "wall pocket" basket like this in Minnesota several years ago. It is covered with that peely ?birch? bark- so textural. It hung empty on wall, beautiful all by itself. Then I took apart a gorgeous rooster feather duster I'd bought in Manila from a street vendor. The feathers are greens that turn colors in the light-- lovely. I put foam inside the pocket then poked in the feathers- long ones, short ones. I love the result. Probably have a picture of it if you'd like. E-mail me and I'll share it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I have a similar basket and I have always had the hardest time figuring out what to put in it. I once filled it with dried wheat but it shed everywhere. Just recently I put dried hydrangeas in the basket and I love it.
Hugs,
Sherry

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Maybe you could change it out seasonally with different dried and or artificial flowers/twigs/greenery. It's such a great basket! Love it!!
(or I could come live in it since it's at the beach!) *jealous* :)

-heather

Debbie said...

OK my friend, I have an idea, in fact I am going to be doing this in a little bit....you buy bread, rolls, etc.....let them get stale or put them in the oven on low til they get hollow....then you varnish them so they are shiny and coated....you can totally do that and they would look so cute, they keep forever....but if you do it, give me the credit LOL LOL!!~ Good luck on the giveaway Linda....glad you like it.

Donna said...

I like the flowers idea. The utensils idea is a cute idea too!
Blessings,
Donna

Mary Ann said...

I had one of these on my front door for about a year. I changed it with seasonal flowers. I had so many compliments on it and then retired it. It was a great substitution for a wreath. Wish I had pictures to show you.

sissie said...

Lots of wonderful ideas posted here for your basket. I like the idea of painting it white and distressing it a little. Then fill it with lavender and a white cotton linen tea towel with lace trim.

hugs
Sissie

Brenda said...

I think I would roll up some of my favorite kitchen towels and store them in it. Or some small vintage cookbooks would look cute also.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

It would look pretty painted white. And I like the idea of lavender or hydrangeas in it. Also, the rolled up kitchen towels sounds cute. Love & blessings from NC!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Well, I have almost that exact same wall basket. I use mine on the front door for my mail to fall in when the mailman pushes it through the mail slot. I love it and it looks so attractive.

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

You could use it for a number of things
1) flowers, place a small jar to hold the water and then the flowers, unless you have dried or fake

2) Fruit, lemons, oranges, apples, potatoes, onions

3) those plastic grocery sacks

..thats all I can come up with at the moment

miss corner cape said...

since it's on your pantry door--and i was thinking it could go on the inside of the door--but a place to put take out menus. or your favorite recipes. but those wooden utensils are a great idea too.

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