Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Entertaining With BASKETS!!


Baskets are a wonderful way to add texture in your rooms. I love a beautiful basket not only for how pretty they can be, and for the texture they add, but I love to  actually use them on a daily basis.

When I have guest in my home I try to make up a snack tray that stays out on my countertop so they can grab a snack any time they want…..

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This is a tray that I did when I had some overnight guest using fresh produce of the season and pecans and walnuts.

I use this basket tray all the time, but sometimes it is too large for everyday use so I was thrilled when my friend Barb’s shop, Farmhouse  Décor Shop” started carrying three different sizes…….


Set of 3 Round Willow Trays

(10x3, 11.5x3.5, 15x4)

I keep the larger tray, which is not overly large at 15in. on my counter with healthy snacks for my family…….

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Nuts and cranberries always seem to hit the spot for a little snacking. I use the lemons, and limes in my water throughout the day.

By keeping it corralled in the tray it looks decorative and not cluttered. I love that!

I used the larger tray to hold a platter full of fresh berries as part of our morning breakfast………

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The smallest tray is the perfect size to hold dessert size plates in an attractive manner.

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I can not tell you how much I love these little baskets. They are so versatile and I use them all the time. When not in use they can be used decoratively as well.

Be sure and go to her shop and order some of these baskets, you can thank me later for telling you about them…….

(just click on the above image and it will take you to her shop, you will find them under French Farmhouse Vintage)

Do you use baskets in your everyday life and for entertaining? What clever ways do you all use baskets? 

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Stacey {steward of design} said...

I love baskets too! I just peeked over at her site, and can't believe the great prices. Thanks for the tip.

Leslie said...

These are great .. and priced well. Your welcoming tray is beautiful Kathysue! I'll check out the link:)


5th and State said...

yes, yes, yes!
love the textural effect. and, i have these baskets in my shop and at home, love them

but i am thinking chez kathysue would be a great place to stay!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Your baskets are lovely and so useful. I have failed to catch on to this wonderful idea. If I start now, I'll spend way too much to accumulate what I would need. I should have started when I was 25! :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I use baskets all the time...I love these and the price is incredible!

michele said...

i use them for everything! napkins, cutlery, blankets, files, and even a chip and dip thing. great texture with so much quiet color over here.

happy easter to you!



designchic said...

I'm the biggest fan of baskets, Kathysue, especially for organizing and holding towels in bathrooms. The first image with the baskets as wall art...stunning!!

The enchanted home said...

I use baskets a lot myself...they are so versatile and always look great. Love how you used yours!