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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Thanks so much for visiting today! Have a beautiful and bountiful fall!
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