charming and addictive......
playful or utilitarian............
it is impossible to stop at one piece.
Whether old or new, it does not matter, we are hooked.
I like to show you some of what I have collected over the years.
Some are antique, some vintage and some are new.
I love it equally!
Here is a beautiful dress form
in its original version....
and here it is all dressed up.
I am not sure if this is vintage.
It spells 1901, but I think it is
I fill it with hand towels.
This is a very useful antique basket
which in this case holds toilet paper
in easy reach.
One of my favorite baskets, holding decorative soap.
Oh, they smell sooo good.
Another vintage basket, useful in the kitchen.
This is absolutely charming.
What this cloche usually holds,
changes with the seasons.
Both these cloches were gifts from my
friends Laura@52flea and Paula.
In this sweet "purse" I collect
most of my vintage red pincushions.
The little hanging strawberries were made
by my cousin in Germany. At a very special birthday
every guest got a set as a gift.
What a nice thing to do to remember a special day.
and new trivets.
I adore this one....and often wonder how
they attached this plate in the middle.
The birdie does not belong to this wonderful top hat.
I think he needs to be there.
Two playful interpretations....
This antique eggcup holds an
antique egg with advertising on it.
It opens up.
Even the flowers are made from wire.
Look at this intricate rim...lovely!
This basket was given to me by my friend
Laura@52 flea one year.
I filled it with "water" balls made from stone.
They were made to be used to filter water...
so I was told.
Seems to me, they could
have been used as ballast on a ship.
Does somebody in blog land know
the real story?
Unfortunately this soap holder does
not fit any of my bathtubs.
A vintage garlic basket.....
.......I keep shallots in it.
These are collapsible little baskets.
They are antique and have wonderful
This, I believe, is a feeder for horses
given to me by my friend Paula.
I think it makes a great cloche!
This hanging rack is special.
It has a fine delicate weave on the top.
French market basket, very useful.
Another gift from Paula.
Of course I had to dress it up...
and of course it had to have birds.
I think it came with one...who then needed
And you might remember this urn from
my Christmas post.
It held a little Christmas tree.
I find it practical for my magazines
and it will end up in the summer
planted with herbs or flowers.
It was my big bargain at $25.00
I hope you enjoyed my collection.
I wish you happy and warm