Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tone Change: Basket

The basket, below.  Changes the tone, with intellect.  A bit light hearted, a little sassy, nice narrative, good textural contrast.
Lightweight, easy to use.  Keep plant in its nursery pot, no worries.  If the bottom rots away, who cares, basket still perfect for your needs.  Use whatever rubbish at hand to raise potted plant to correct height.  Spanish moss at the rim, if needed, to hide the pot.
Best place I've found these baskets?  Thrift store.  Especially the 'laundry hamper' round (classic) or rectangular (modern) baskets.
Brought one home last weekend, $5, best find ever, about 4' tall, round & tapered toward its bottom, the style depicted in 18th century French toile fabrics/wallpapers.  Go me !!
Destined for the front porch atop a table, sourcing the perfect plant after Thanksgiving.  Anticipation.  Oh my.

La vita brillante: Natale nel solarium:
Pic, above, here.
Garden & Be Well,   XOT
No, not all laundry hampers suitable, many rather repulsive.  You'll know.  You've got this.  Enjoying buying for my ca. 1900 American farmhouse.  Much not suitable, would look stupid.  Another reason to choose a theme, and overdose on it.  Shopping easier, faster.  

1 comment:

Health eSCENTials said...

Thanks! Perfect timing, as it so often is! We just finished rearranging the front porch and just last night I told my husband we might just put the Christmas tree out on the porch, since our house is small and too much frou frou makes me nervous. Giant windows stars and and few special nativities are all that's going inside this year.

I might just go a bit overboard on the porch! :)