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Fall Decorating Ideas using baskets in fall decor

Welcome friends! Today 19 blogging friends have gathered together to share ideas for decorating with baskets for fall. Whether they are used to hold fall fruits, veggies and flowers or filled with stacks of cozy plaid blankets, baskets make perfect fall decorative accents. I am so happy to be hosting this blog hop and I can’t wait to see everyone’s bountiful fall baskets!

 

 

Today I am sharing a very random assortment of photos which highlight some of the ways I have used baskets in my fall decorating this year and in the past.

 

Currently I am pretty much obsessed with the centerpiece on the table in the breakfast nook so I am starting here. I am using a hyacinth basket tray to hold a beautiful vintage platter, a few adorable, free pumpkins from our patch, and my latest $1.00 junkin’ find— a gorgeous antique blue transferware ironstone pitcher.

 

 

Beautiful Farmouse Fall Kitchen With Fresh Fall Flowers Vintage Blue and White Transferware Pitcher Farmhouse Harvest Sign

The pitcher holds a lovely clearance grocery store bouquet that I “doctored” up with some fresh cut herbs from my garden. I will be sharing a post all about the bouquet and pitcher on Wednesday.

 

Beautiful Grocery Store Flowers Fall Arrangements

I just love this basket tray! In the summer it hangs on the wall behind the breakfast nook seating where the “harvest” sign is.  This fall I have been having fun using the basket tray in different ways.

 

Earlier in the season I styled the basket with an old crock jug, a sunflower, a wooden bead garland and a set of six colorful pumpkins from Antique Farmhouse (affiliate link). I love these little pumpkins! I shared a post all about them here.

 

I was honored that Antique Farmhouse chose to use this photo on their website.

 

Tobacco baskets are perfect for fall decorating. Just fill ’em with apples or pumpkins. Voila! Insta-farmhouse fall!

 

 

Last year I filled a tobacco basket with striped pumpkins, baby-boos, a few favorite antlers and a natural wooden bead garland as part of my fall coffee table styling. An iron urn “basket”  was filled with orange mini-pumpkins.

 

A larger wire basket held a wicker demi john, antlers, and a glass demi-john filled with pretty faux leaves.

 

 

 

This year I styled the tobacco basket full of pumpkins on the front porch for the Fall Porches and Patios Tour. It is filled with a free harvest of interesting pumpkin-gourd hybrids from our own pumpkin patch.

 

I didn’t realize until I was working on this post how many bountiful fall baskets I am using on the front porch this year.

 

I really love this natural laundry basket filled with a harvest of fall garden treasures.

 

Another favorite natural basket is the perfect size for holding a large pot of mums. This year I used deep red mums in the basket.

 

I had intended to use plain white mums but I couldn’t find any locally this year. Last year I used white mums in the same basket and I loved the look.

 

Beautiful white mums in French farmhouse basket pressed back vintage chair Early Fall Home Tour easy fall decorating ideas

 

 

An old apple bushel basket is being used for it’s intended purpose. Well, almost…the apples are faux but they do look good enough to eat!

 

I added a few more baskets to the porch and garden areas after the fall porch tour. I love this hanging basket simply filled with pansies.

I had totally forgotten to include this weathered basket with a rusty metal handle in my fall porch photos. It looks so pretty filled with mums.  This basket also looks great filled with an overflowing fern.

 

Today I moved the basket around to the shabby junk garden and put it inside a rusty old birdcage just for the Bountiful Fall Baskets Blog Hop. I know that so many of my fellow blog hoppers and readers love the mix of vintage garden junk with fall garden treasures as much as I do!

 

 

Here’s a little more shabby, rusty farmhouse fall garden goodness on the back porch! I love how my favorite fall plant (autumn kale) looks tucked down inside a farmhouse chicken wire basket lined with burlap.

 

 

 

I recently moved the basket to the new fall landscaping by the patio for a bit more seasonal interest. Scarecrow Joe is a new addition too! Just a little style tip: If you are allergic to hay or get really itchy around it like I do, raffia makes a great alternative in fall decorating.

 

On the patio a vintage bicycle is adorned with a wire basket full of “fall garden thyme” treasures.

 

More vintage metal baskets full of fall fun in the kitchen! This larger metal bicycle basket is used to hold just about anything and the contents are always changing.

 

If I come home from a day of junkin’ with a load of vintage ironstone mugs, platters, or any other kinds of vintage treasures, into the basket they go until they find their new spots.

 

Last year I filled the bicycle basket with some favorite decorating books, fall magazines, and a couple of seasonal Rae Dunn pieces.

 

The seeds from this little pumpkin must be where the three little baby pumpkins that I shared at the beginning of the post came from.

 

Let’s move on into the dining room to see a few more bountiful fall baskets. For this hop I decided to throw together an easy and original “Fall In The Fields” swag (wheat, cotton and corn) for the tobacco basket on the butler door between the kitchen and dining room.
I love making simple tobacco basket swags. My Christmas “Farmhouse Cotton Boll and Pine” tobacco basket swag was just featured in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Christmas magazine! (More about this exciting news in an upcoming post!)
In the corner of the dining room stands a tall, skinny basket full of dried hydrangeas from our Annabelle hydrangea bushes.
Dried hydrangeas in baskets are perfect for any season.
dried hydrangeas in basket fall decor
vintage cottage fall home tour farmhouse china cabinet with ironstone
Displaying dishes and china in baskets is definitely one of my creative uses of space when I am out of room elsewhere. I love using this long white wicker basket on top of the china cabinet in the dining room. It is perfect for displaying some favorite ironstone platters that are too heavy for the wall and too large to fit in the cabinet.
One of my DIY shabby burlap painted pumpkins and a pretty platter with orange flowers add simple fall touches.

I just love baskets and I use them all around the house. The weathered French style basket by the fireplace in the living room is my favorite.

 

I like to “think outside the basket” and find different ways to display my favorite finds when I am out of shelf, curio, cabinet or wall space. Baskets can be styled to hold just about anything. You know, the usual…a pillow, a transferware pheasant bowl, a couple of pheasant feathers and some extra plaid fabric. Anything goes if it will fit!

 

 

Last year I used the same method to style the big apple bushel basket. I wanted to create a “Fall in Kentucky” basket vignette. I had just found the collectible picture of Secretariat, (Kentucky’s multi-champion race horse) at a yard sale but I didn’t have anywhere to hang it. Once again a basket vignette gave me a chance to display the picture along with an old Kentucky horse shoe, vintage trophies and prized velvet pumpkins.

 

 

 

Today was perfect fall in Kentucky weather! Since the weather was so wonderful I went outside and and played around with an outdoor basket vignette. I filled a Longaberger basket with orange mums and grouped it with a vintage green picnic basket topped with fun finds. Longaberger baskets may not be “on trend” but I really don’t care… I am proud to say that I still LOVE them!  Anyone else with me?

 

I still think the Longaberger baskets are so pretty and useful! I don’t decorate with them much because the color doesn’t work well with my decor, but I use them all the time for storage, especially in the family room. I do decorate with them a bit more in the fall and during the holidays. They are great for serving and transporting food for holiday get togethers. I have quite a few Longaberger baskets, and I always pick them up at yard sales if the price is right. I have a feeling these “vintage” baskets are going to make a big come back in a few years.

 

Of course vintage picnic baskets are always in style! Just like my porch decor, this little outdoor vignette is definitely giving me all the fall feels! Today has been the first absolutely perfect fall day of the season, and it was wonderful to feel the cooler fall breezes mixed with sunshine on my shoulders as I took a few photos. A new plaid blanket and plaid scarf will be put to good use in the weeks ahead. Fall is finally here my friends! I hope you enjoy a bountiful harvest of blessings throughout the rest of this glorious season!

 

 

Fall Decorating Ideas using baskets in fall decor

 

With the bounties of fall in mind, it’s time to continue on with all of the bountiful fall basket inspiration! Next up is dear Debra of Common Ground. I have loved Debra’s fall decorating for years, and I can’t wait to see her creative fall baskets!  The hop continues with 17 other fabulous bloggers sharing fun fall inspiration. Click the links below to view each post!

 



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23 Comments

  • Reply Cecilia

    Amber, you have styled a gorgeous assortment of baskets! Happy to be joining the hop with you. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

    October 23, 2018 at 8:49 am
  • Reply [email protected] Stroll Thru Life

    Oh my, I loved seeing all the ways you use baskets. Such a pretty assortment and so much inspiration. Thanks for inviting me on the tour, it is always so much fun.

    October 23, 2018 at 8:55 am
  • Reply Kelly Radcliff

    Amber you never cease to amaze me! You shared such wonderful fall basket inspiration! Thank you for hosting this wonderful blog hop and for having me along!

    October 23, 2018 at 9:18 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    Amber, you truly have an amazing collection of baskets. I also cannot get over that green pear-shaped gourd. It is fabulous!!! Thank you so much for organizing this charming tour.

    October 23, 2018 at 9:43 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    Wow. Gorgeous photos. I have to say that your corner cupboard is always a favorite of mine. I’ve loved seeing how you style since your early days on your other blog. I think baskets are always in style even if they aren’t “on trend”. I’m so impressed that you grew pumpkins! I had some vines sprout up but something ate the flowers every time. Thanks for organizing this amazing tour and allowing me to be a part.

    October 23, 2018 at 10:03 am
  • Reply At Rivercrest Cottage

    Your porch is wonderful. I love the overflowing baskets. I thought I had decorated my home, but yours puts mine to sham! I’m going to have to break out some baskets and fill them up to catch up soon.

    October 23, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Oh Amber, they are all just gorgeous! I can’t wait to put some fall in a basket, you all have really inspired me!!

    October 23, 2018 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Kendra | www.joyinourhome.com

    Wow, Amber! Such a beautiful array of baskets filled with fall bounty! Inside and outside, you’ve done an amazing job, friend! Appreciate you so much, putting this fun blog hop together!

    October 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
  • Reply [email protected]

    I kept gawking at your pictures saying to myself – why didn’t I think of that, oh my golly look at that and only she would think of that! I loved them all.

    October 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    Amber, all your fall baskets are simply gorgeous. No shortage of amazing fall basket ideas here! Thanks so much for hosting this amazing hop!

    October 23, 2018 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply Jann Olson

    Wow, I have so many of the small baskets! 🙂 Whey didn’t I think of that? You’ve done so many beautiful displays! I especially love your dishware and your old hidden carnivals inside the mini baskets! I love the totally hidden dishwares. I am trying to hold off on Rae Dunn world. Opps, I am so sorry to not have bought any yet!!
    hugs,
    Jann

    October 23, 2018 at 1:32 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Oh my, this is an amazing post. You have a super collection of baskets. I absolutely have to get a tobacco basket.

    The mum in the basket is beautiful but in that birdcage made me swoon.

    Cindy

    October 23, 2018 at 1:37 pm
  • Reply CoCo

    As always you have outdone yourself, Amber! There are so many great ideas I seriously can’t get enough. I’m bananas over your horse art and tarnished trophies and don’t even get me started on all those baskets. They’re all gorgeous! Thanks so much for putting all of this together. Hugs, CoCo

    October 23, 2018 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces

    I am inspired by your decor and ideas…every single post! I can’t get enough of your beautiful decor!

    October 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Connie Adams

    All so lovely, my dear! You made me remember I have never seen a basket I didn’t like! I believe I will put mine to better use as you have inspired me!

    October 23, 2018 at 3:46 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Hi Amber, this is a great blog hop. I mean who doesn’t loves baskets! Love your breakfast table and that awesome harvest chalkboard art!

    October 23, 2018 at 4:04 pm
  • Reply [email protected] Bleu Interiors

    Amber, you have created so many beautiful autumn basket displays! I can’t believe you bought that pretty pitcher for only a $1! I have had so much fun with this hop. Thanks so much for all you do organizing these hops! You are such an inspiration, sweet friend!!!

    October 23, 2018 at 6:14 pm
  • Reply Gail

    I’ve reduced my Longaberger collection from 89 to 30 I use them to store socks, crafts, all sorts of things. Sturdy, well made, American made. Love mine

    October 23, 2018 at 6:36 pm
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Whoa, lady, you always outdo yourself when putting together a post on topic! You have so many wonderful baskets and different ways you’ve used them. Some of my favorites here are the Ode to Secretariat basket, the tobacco basket with new swag of corn & cotton, and the large wire basket on top of the china cabinet. Your use for platters too big for the cabinet, too heavy for the wall is perfect, and solves a dilemma I often run into. I don’t know if Longaberger will come back as big as it once was, but I’m in your camp for the good, sturdy usefulness of the few I do own. My sister painted her big laundry basket after looking at its out of place color in her bathroom for more than 15 years. 🙂 Amber, thanks for all the work you put into this blogging tour. It definitely shows, and you’re a terrific host.

    October 24, 2018 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Angelina

    You always go above and beyond! I love all of your beautiful baskets! Every where you look there is eye candy! I can’t wait for your Christmas decor!! Thank you for arranging this hop, it was so fun!

    October 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    Amber,
    Your use of baskets is just amazing! I adore your creativity with the layering. Don’t you just love grocery store flowers. Love adding the herbs to them!!

    October 25, 2018 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    There is no way I can even begin to tell all the things I love in these photos!! Each scroll down as I read I was more and more inspired and in love with this post!! I am in awe of you my friend! So much style, creativity and gorgeous baskets!!

    October 26, 2018 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful baskets at Vintage Charm! Pinned!

    October 27, 2018 at 11:26 pm
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