July 25, 2007

A Tisket, A Tasket, I Love this Aqua Basket

You can't control what your heart loves. For reasons unknown to me, I fell hard for this basket that I found in an antique store yesterday. While I have always had a deep and strange love for baskets, the compulsion I had to own this particular one was very strong. I love its aqua color. I love its rusty patina. I love its character and I know that I will use it happily in my studio and that every time I look at it, I will smile. Not a bad return on a $7 investment.

36 comments:

  1. I might have felt compelled to own that as well! Very cute and I love the color.

    Thanks for posting about my journals. I orginally found the idea at Eyes of Wonder (there is a link to her post about journaling on the second Journals post I made yesterday.)

    P.S. I put up some pics of my house. I'm loving my new camera!

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  2. I love wire baskets and THAT is a great one. And since, I'm such a Home Companion nut, I have to add that I recognize the photos on the left...super cute girl bedroom.

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  3. I love it, too--it's a fabulous color and a wonderful find.

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  4. That is a super fun basket! Congrats on the inexpensive price.

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  5. $7- what a score!!
    i love the blue patina too.
    so cute

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  6. It's absolutely perfect and for only $7....what a deal!

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  7. I like it too!
    I say whatever makes you happy.(Within reason)
    I have been liking that color more and more.
    Enjoy!
    Rosemary

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  8. Adorable! Love the aqua colour too.
    Great find Jen.

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  9. That's a great basket, Jen. I love the color and it's practical as well! You did good!

    Pat

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  10. Oooh luv it! Aqua is a favorite color of mine. I wouldn't have been able to resist it either, especially not at $7!

    Manuela

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  11. Cute, cute, cute!

    I like how you have used it as well.

    My girl's bedroom is aqua (Dutch Boy "indigo sea") and it is such fresh and happy color!

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  12. I'd have definitely been doin' the Happy Metal Basket Dance if I found that treasure :)

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  13. Love the basket and the (tablecloths?) inside are cool too!

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  14. I love your aqua basket Jen! I'm SO happy that it now belongs to you!
    xo,
    Kim

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  15. SO cute!! Love that aqua basket!

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  16. That is a beautiful basket. Target would have sold that for over 20.00 and it would have been fake character. Yours is so much better.

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  17. I love it. I also have the same towel that you have sitting on the top - love that too!!

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  18. Ooooh! Love that basket! I, too, am a "basket case" and can hardly resist any basket...and that aqua one is a doozy. Congrats on a wonderful find!
    Laurie

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  19. Fabulous, chippy colour! And I love those magazine tear outs!

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  20. Good Morning,
    I just love it when you find that special piece of treasure. Love the color, so rich in aqua and it looks so nice with your vintage fabrics. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a note. Your blog is very nice and your little girl is soooo adorable. Looking forward to reading your blog. Nicole

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  21. I completely understand!!! I love it-as you know aqua is one of my favourite colours! Wish I had found it!!

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  22. I can totally see why you fell for this one. It's gorgeous and looks really lovely filled with your pretty fabrics.

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  23. It is very pretty. I found one as well at my parents-in-law summer house; it was at the garage full of dust. I took it and bring home, it is beautiful too.

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  24. I think it is an antique egg basket. I love it! I want to have chickens on our farm so bad... but husband always gives me this 'look' when I bring it up..

    :0(

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  25. My heart would fall too...I have a similar basket that I keep my paint samples in...sweeeeet

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  26. Very pretty, Jen! I'm loving aqua lately too & it really doesn't go all that well in my house, except for one spot.

    I love your basket! I picked up a pretty iron bird today about the same color..just couldn't pass it up.

    Rhoda

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  27. cute basket.
    just found your blog and I am swooning over all the pics you are posting, love your style, seriously loving every pic.
    I have to work my way back through the archives....

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  28. Very cute! Boy would I love to go shopping someday - you always find the best things.
    Heather

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  29. In the last few years, aqua has moved to the top of my list in attraction! I even have 2 planters on my front walkway in aqua. If gives my heart pleasure, that's all I know.

    kj

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  30. Oh, it looks fantastic! I am serious, i also love the old worn look of it, the patina..just perfect :) I don`t see them that often here were i live..Very cheap too :) Have a fun weekend! Aina

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  31. I love the aqua basket too!
    The color is so chic...

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  32. I've had those baskets before, but had to paint them to look that way. Perfect color!

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  33. Great find! What a deal, too. Becky

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  34. I can absolutely see why you fell in love with it. It's so cute and I really like the color!

    allie
    www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

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