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Easy Vintage Seed Packet Farmhouse Style Basket

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Hello dear readers! I just finished making this vintage seed packet “farmhouse style” basket and it turned out so cute I couldn’t wait to share it with you today! It was so quick and easy to make, and with just a few inexpensive supplies you can make your own! 

Cute vintage basket farmhouse style basket

Earlier I was doing a little thrifting and found this adorable basket for only $1.00. I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with it when I brought it home, but when I looked around the kitchen and spotted my faux thyme plant and vintage seed packet, I got the idea to make this simple farmhouse style herb basket. I just love it!

Beautiful farmhouse basket with faux thyme and vintage seed packet rae dunn collection fixer upper style

If you have been following my blog then you know I am absolutely crazy about herbs! I am passionate about herb gardening and cooking with fresh herbs, but I also love decorating with realistic looking faux herbs.

Gorgeous farmhouse style cottage kitchen copper, vintage crocks and faux herbs chalk painted kitchen cabinets

realistic faux herbs

Beautiful faux herbs and vegetables arrangement in a herb tote and tobacco basket

Back in June I found this fun burlap herb tote which is actually for growing herbs, but I used it to hold an arrangement of some very realistic looking faux herbs and veggies. Soon I am going to be changing up some things in the kitchen for fall anyway, so I just swiped the thyme out of this arrangement to use in my farmhouse basket.

Vintage Seed Packets and ironstone platter

Last month I found these awesome vintage herb seed packets while on vacation.  I knew I was going to be adding little touches of black in my kitchen update, so I thought the packets would make great decorative accents. There were plenty of bright veggie packets to chose from, but being a blancophile, I fell in love with all these white ones! They look so pretty displayed on this antique ironstone platter. I am thinking of using them to make some kind of garland for the window above our window seat. We shall see!

Since Thyme is the only herb packet I bought, I decided to use it along with my faux thyme plant to make my farmhouse style basket. I gathered up the few other supplies I needed and within just a few minutes the basket was finished.

Quick and Easy farmhouse style basket vintage basket Vintage seed packets faux herb basket

I keep a roll of twine in my kitchen and use it for so many things! If you don’t have any, run to the Dollar Tree and get some. You’ll thank me!  To attach the seed packet I simply tied a string around the basket and used some little black craft clothespins to gently clip the seed packet to the twine. Then I just stuffed the faux thyme down in the basket and voila! A vintage seed packet-farmhouse style basket!

Cute farmhouse style basket thyme vintage seed packet Rae Dunn Collection

For now I have put my thyme basket on the front of my 1940’s cabinet filled with Rae Dunn. It certainly adds a nice farmhouse style touch!

Farmhouse Style Herb Basket Vintage Seed Packet Vintage Thyme seed packet

My faux thyme is “growing” profusely out of the basket. Outside my real thyme is also growing profusely!

Grow Your Own Herbs Growing Thyme

To make your own farmhouse style basket, choose a small, flat basket and a seed packet of your choice.  I purchased my faux thyme from Hobby Lobby. You could also just find some inexpensive floral picks to match the plant variety on your seed packet.  If you don’t have any vintage seed packets there are many free printables online. Or you can purchase original vintage packets like mine on Etsy. I have included some great links for both at at the end of this post!

Gorgeous farmhouse kitchen cottage kitchen banquette fixer upper window seat breakfast nook Rae Dunn

Since I am sharing this shot of my herb basket hanging on the cabinet, you are getting a “pre-reveal” of our breakfast nook area/kitchen corner makeover. I am still holding out for a drop leaf round table before doing a full reveal post, but the family is loving this new space! I am really going to enjoy sipping my morning tea while watching the leaves change this autumn!

Cute Farmhouse accessories faux herbs letter board bread boards vintage seed packets vintage rolling pin

For now the rest of my seed packets are on display in this cute garden-themed box in the corner of our window seat.  I really love adding garden style to my kitchen! If you would like more ideas for decorating with faux herbs and adding garden style to your decor, be sure to check out my post, “How To Faux Herbs Indoors.”

Speaking of gardens, I’m off to Lowe’s to get some mums to start “Autumnizing” (my word) the landscape. With school starting tomorrow the reality that fall is upon us has hit and I might as well start transitioning in my interior decor and garden. “Might as well?” Who am I kidding! I am ecstatic! In my next blog post I will be revisiting my fall gardens from the past for a little inspiration! I do hope you’ll join me!


*Click on the photo to purchase these original vintage seed packets on Etsy.

*Here is a link to Old Design Shop and a beautiful, FREE vintage Thyme seed packet printable!

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  • Reply Tracey

    Love this! I’m going to get some faux herbs! I’ve tried many many times to grow real ones in the kitchen, with no success. Because of the porch, which I love, I don’t get enough sun in the kitchen. I have been on the hunt for vintage seed packets forever…I’m just going to print some off until I find the real thing. ?

    August 17, 2017 at 12:18 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      I can grow herbs in my kitchen but it seems the soil always draws pesky critters so I gave up on that and searched out some beautiful faux ones and they are no maintenance! I hope you share what you make! Thank you for visiting today!

      August 17, 2017 at 4:31 pm
  • Reply Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique

    This is so sweet Amber. Thank you for sharing this tutorial at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your project at tonight’s party and pinning too!.
    Hugs – Kerryanne

    September 8, 2017 at 8:07 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much Kerryanne! Looking forward to the party. Thanks for stopping by!

      September 9, 2017 at 4:37 am
  • Reply JaneEllen

    Amber, love your blog, visited your post about making ship lap out of vinyl flooring and had to visit this post also.
    We used to live in KY, Few miles north of Bowling Green out of little town called Caneyville. I loved our place out on Hwy. 95 but the climate there didn’t like me, I have allergies, asthma and arthritis which really wreaked havoc with my health.
    I miss so much about where we lived and the great vintage shopping everywhere . Where we live now, western CO, is so expensive, especially compared to our place in KY. We used to go to a small town north east of Bowling Green called Smith’s Grove, oh the goodies to buy there, several antique/vintage stores. Our two youngest kids live here but they have good jobs, we live on SS and this is no place for that. We live few miles west of Grand Junction now, just not someplace that’s my favorite.
    We lived in MT before KY and San Diego areas for 21 yrs. before KY. Before San Diego we lived in Tucson, AZ where I met my husband.
    Glad I found your blog. Enjoy fixing up your old house in KY. Be happy. Have good weekend

    September 9, 2017 at 2:53 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Hi Jane! I can certainly identify with all the health ailments that come from living in Kentucky. It is a great state, but not so great for those with physical issues. I have not heard of Smith’s Grove, but I will be planning a visit! Thank you so much for visiting. Stop back again soon!

      September 11, 2017 at 12:51 am
  • Reply Angie

    This fantastic post is a HOME feature on the October You’re the STAR blog hop:

    October 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm
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