Happy Friday & welcome to my 2nd Favorite Things Friday!
Just a quick and simple weekly post where I share some of my favorite things. I welcome you to share YOUR current favorites, too–so that I can add more items to my “to buy”, “to make”, “to love” lists. 😉
I’ve been cozying up my home, attempting to add little cottage touches here and there. I recently made a few changes to our family room and my favorite addition?
My coffee table basket! I intended to use it to corral clutter like t.v. remotes and the such. But then it hit me–Ew. I hate visible clutter. And I purchased a new coffee table that has two drawers for such clutter–woo! Now the basket is just for a few little pretties.
Right now the basket holds a little vanilla candle, French “creperie” coasters, a bit of greenery, a white metal candle holder which travels from room to room as my mood changes, decorative matches (love them!), and one of my favorite English mugs. I love the flower in the inside of it. I placed it there so I can see it daily as I lounge on the couch, read a book, work on the laptop…
To be honest, I originally bought this handled basket as a gift. But I’m selfish and greedy. So I kept it for myself. (I did buy another basket for the gift. I did!)
I also have other baskets in this room. You can see a banana leaf one in the background of the first picture with the bee pillow on top of it. Here’s a bad shot with it in the background.
It holds some of my daughters toys. She loves having “a place for everything” just as I do, therefore, baskets are a wonderful organizational item for her as well. Bonus: I don’t have to stare at the mess of toys. Win-win!
Here’s another basket across the room filled with a few favorite items. A darling vintage plate given to me by my husband’s grandma as well as a matching antique cream pitcher & sugar bowl. Again, I can see them multiple times a day as I walk by and I don’t have to hide them away in a cupboard.
I’m in love with baskets. I don’t mind if they’re not “matchy-matchy” (as my friend Jes says who is a decorating phenom). I like it when they’re all a bit different. It adds to the cottage feel I adore. Plus, they’ve so many uses in each room of the house–how can you not love baskets?
And there you have one of my Favorite Things–Baskets! Useful AND Lovely. 🙂
Are you a basket lover, too? What’s your favorite use/room for them? Please share in the comments below–I leave to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping in for Favorite Things Friday!