A Vintage Wicker Basket!
I read somewhere that this is called a funeral basket. That sounds so sad, but I was certainly not sad when I found this 28" tall-handled basket. I love the "chippiness" and patina of its original green paint though I'm sure some of you would grab the nearest can of white spray paint.
I wanted to take some pictures of the basket filled with colorful summer flowers, so I headed to Mom's house. She has a green thumb! Unfortunately she didn't have a pot of flowers small enough to fit inside the basket.....that is, except for a poinsettia! Yep....Mom is bringing back a poinsettia that I gave her at Christmas. I told you she has a green thumb!
To help you imagine how it would look filled with flowers, here's the basket sitting beside a pot of Mom's colorful petunias.
Not sad.......AT ALL!!!
I'll be taking my basket to the following parties:
Vintage Thingie Thursday at Coloradolady
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground