Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Bountiful Basket Blog Hop

I'm excited to join a great group of bloggers who are all sharing how we use baskets in our fall decor.
Many thanks to Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting this fun hop together.
If you are coming Marty's blog at A Stroll Thru Life ,welcome.
Be sure to visit Shannon at Belle Bleu Interiors after you finish here.

It's already happening. As Halloween inches closer, the orange over saturation phenomenon begins around here.
I can only take so much.

The dish dresser in the garden room was the first to get de-oranged. It got a makeover courtesy of my brown transferware collection. 
The pumpkin and sunflowers were replaced with squirrels, nuts and leaves that coordinate with the brown tones of the transferware.

My plaid collections start to emerge as the clock starts ticking closer to Christmas. 
I have a darling collection of plaid picnic baskets that shine best during the colder weather. 

I found a little green basket when I was out junking with my brother a few years ago.
I filled it to the brim with green oak leaves from the yard and a little sprig that has just begun to change.
The green basket weave print coordinates beautifully.
The other leaves are a few years old. They are wax preserved.

I adore squirrels. I found this adorable resin squirrel at Hobby Lobby last week.
I've been eyeing him and finally put him in my cart since he was 40% off. His fur and tail needed a little bit of augmentation with darker brown and black paint. 
I think he looks a little more realistic now. He's cute tucked in with the oak branches. 

A few wooden nuts round out the display. I think I found them on eBay or Etsy.

It took a while to build our collection of brown transferware.
It's a little hard to find and it seemed very elusive in my price point.
I am a cheapie!

I try to stay under $15.00 for plates, platters, and pitchers. The covered casserole was $35.00.
That was the most expensive piece in the collection.

I'll round out this display with a few turkeys in a week or two.

Below are some other ways I've decorated with tin picnic baskets in fall decor. 

The green and red plaid one belonged to Bill when he was a child.
I just love it.

If you think they look cute now, just wait until Christmas!
Click on the blog names below to visit some of the other amazing bloggers.

Follow The Yellow Brick Home / Common Ground / Our Southern Home / Decor to Adore
Petite Haus    /   My Thrift Store Addiction   /   PanoplyArt and Sand
A Stroll Thru Life / Let's Add Sprinkles / Belle Bleu Interiors / Have A Daily Cup Of Mrs. Olsen
The Painted Hinge / The Crowned Goat / Beauty For Ashes / White Arrows Lane
Thistle Key Lane / The Tattered PewJoy In Our Home

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Such pretty vignettes and I absolutely adore your little squirrel in the basket. How fun.

  2. I need that darling squirrel! I must get to Hobby Lobby stat! What a lovely tour Katie!

  3. Oh I need to do a basket, your basket makes me think of my concrete squirrel outside, guess I could stick him in a basket
    I have a few pieces of my brown transfer ware left, I got tired of it a few years ago and sold most of it. Your's looks great in the cabinet they are sitting in

  4. Your little squirrel peeking out is darling! I may have already told you how much I love your transferware, too! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. I smiled so big at that first picture with the adorable squirrel! And that has to be the cutest little plaid picnic basket ever! Love it

  6. That little green basket is so so cute!

  7. that squirrel peeking out is just too cute. I'm like you, love squirrels and chipmunks, not everyone does. the green metal basket is perfect filled with leaves. Your shelves are full of wonderful Brown Transferware, one of my favorite things!

  8. That little squirrel peaking up out of the green vintage picnic basket had me smiling from the start! This whole post is full of all my loves and has me swooning and sighing. I have been collecting the elusive brown transferware for several years, and I dream of having a collection like yours! Like you, I am starting to phase out some of the bright oranges for my favorite stage of fall, with browns, rust orangy, burgundy, dark gold, and other neutral fall colors. November is my favorite month, and this post has a very "November" feel to it. I love all of your plaid picnic baskets and I look forward to seeing them in your Christmas posts.

    So happy to have you join our friendly group of blog hoppers. Happy fall!

  9. I can't get over that sweet little squirrel in your vintage picnic basket - it's so cute! I love all of your brown and white transferware collection too. I've been collecting it for a long time so I can definitely appreciate how elusive the hunt can be sometimes. Your pieces are a treasure. Hugs, CoCo

  10. I have a weakness for plaid and adore your plaid picnic baskets. I'm going to start looking for one next time I go junkin!

  11. I love your beautiful plate collection. And I'm a fellow cheapie! ;) Thanks for all the great inspo. So fun to join you on this tour.

  12. Katie, your little squirrel is adorable! And I'm crazy about your vintage picnic baskets. You have some treasures. I collected brown transfer ware years ago, but haven't added anything in years. I love it for this time of year.

  13. Ok now I love squirrels too! You shared so many beautiful vignettes and baskets but your brown transfer ware has me drooling!

  14. Katie, you and I share a love of brown transferware, and your garden room dresser looks terrific. My only problem seems to be restraint, as my collection has outgrown my desire to store it all. Your picnic basket with squirrel is very real-looking! And Bill's basket from childhood is the best kind of vintage - firsthand! It's been a pleasure sharing

    ps I have a lot of tea leaf ironstone (tea set, platters, bowls). If you're interested, I will purge it to you for just the cost of shipping. If interested, just email me and we can exchange details.

  15. Hi Katie! I love all your gorgeous basket eye candy! The one with the squirrel next to the acorns is just too cute! And I love how you incorporated natural elements into everything. So happy to be hopping with you!

  16. ok, that basket with the little squirrel popping out is just adorable! At the end of the post I scrolled back up to see his sweet little face again! Your brown transfer ware collection is wonderful!