Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fall Baskets

Welcome to the Bountiful Fall Baskets Blog Hop organized by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you are following the Hop from the beginning, 

then you were just in West Virginia at Panoply where you got to see the beautiful home of my friend Rita- isn't her style great!

Baskets are one of my mainstays throughout the year - adding a little seasonal decor is an easy decor fix.

I love to add flowers to baskets both inside

and outside for a pop of color.

Peaches, pomegranates and blood oranges are just the right colors for a fall display.

My vintage look shopping cart had been in the garden, but I like it in the entry filled with faux pumpkins and real flowers from the garden.

I know very little about flower arranging, but that doesn't keep me from having a bit of fun.

This arrangement began with ornamental cabbage from the garden and a few Mexican sunflowers - I added flowers from Trader Joe's to give it lots of color.

Although I loved it on the dining room table, I like it better in the living room -

it's fun to see how it mimics the colors in the plaid throw on the sofa.

This big metal basket is one of my favorites.

 I began with roses in a glass jar then added leftover greenery and some old twigs I had in the shed.

With the house full of baskets, I got busy outside.

I like using baskets around the garden to add height.

 Nasturtiums are a perfect fall flower for the old cruiser that's hanging out by my shed these days.

Pansies and mums in an old basket sit on a rickety rocker Steve found on the street.

And there, along the fence, is an old chair holding a picnic basket full of mums.

Pansies last nearly year round in that 30 year old grapevine basket.

All the baskets definitely add color to my garden that has been neglected for too long.

And this little visitor seems to like the baskets of flowers.

Now it's time to head to the desert home of Marti at A Stroll Thru Life to see how she is using baskets this fall.

Enjoy the rest of the Bountiful Fall Basket Blog Hop - there is so much inspiration from this wonderful group of bloggers.

               Petite Haus                  My Thrift Store Addiction                    Panoply                        Art and Sand

          The Painted Hinge                The Crowned Goat              Beauty for Ashes                White Arrows Home

           Thistle Key Lane                  The Tattered Pew                 Joy In Our Home


  1. So many pretty baskets, but the fruit basket is my favorite! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  2. You write: "I don't know much about flower arranging..." Hah!!! Your arrangements are always so gorgeous ~ whether they be live or faux, or both! You have the knack for combining color & form, and it shows ~
    don't sell yourself short, my friend!
    Hugs ~

  3. Your baskets are just stunning. I love the nasturtiums. I wish I could grown them here.

  4. I am squealing with delight over that vintage shopping cart! All of your baskets look so sweet for the season.

  5. I love your beautiful artistic cottage, and the bright fall baskets you created are just so pretty and of course, artistic! So perfect for your beach location! I am loving this hop, so many great ideas and inspirations!

  6. Carol, when you do something you always do it right and to perfection. So many baskets and every one of them artfully filled and displayed.
    You Rock!!!

  7. I stare at your photos for what seems like forever. Love that vintage cart and all of your ideas for baskets. So adorable!

  8. Oh Carol, what a pure delight! So many gorgeous photos and charming baskets! I love that green metal basket too, but your old shopping cart is amazing. Everything is just beautiful. I will be pinning away for future reference.

    Thank you for hopping with us! Happy fall!

  9. Carol, I seriously just want to sit in your garden for 5 minutes and relax! Every image is really beautiful and I know how hard you work to tend it all. You're such an inspiration throughout the year. Sending you hugs, CoCo

  10. I always love coming here to see your wonderful splashes of "color". So many pretty arrangements. My fave is that great chair with the basket of fruit!

  11. I liked your big metal basket with the flowers on the table too. Thanks for joining in this blog hop. I've had a great time viewing all the entries.

  12. You have a lovely collection of baskets. My favorite is the green metal basket. Perfect size for arrangements and looks so pretty on your table. :)

  13. You have such a great collection of vintage baskets! Love the ways you've styled each of them! So much inspo. So fun to join you on this hop.

  14. Beautiful baskets Carol. You do fall so pretty with your California climate. Everything is gorgeous.
    Love this blog hop so much great ideas and pretties to look at.

  15. Carol your home is just gorgeous! I love all of the sunshine! That vintage market basket and all of your colorful flowers made my heart happy! Thank you for sharing your special space!

  16. Oh that dear GOOSE is just precious. I'd have him sitting just like this on one of my chairs too! Lovely fall displays, Carol!

  17. There's no way you can say you know little about floral arranging, Carol! These arrangements and all your baskets are outstanding. Oh my goodness, that basket arrangement in the LR with that throw couldn't be more perfect! The petite cart in the entry, the painted stepladder with pansies perched in the garden.....you are quintessential beach cottage in everything you style, and that is why I've followed you for so long. I just love it all, and it makes me feel like I'm right there with you each time I visit. Thanks!

  18. Oh my mercy! I love that vintage shopping cart! Loving the baskets. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. Carol, I name you Queen of baskets. You have always used them since I have followed you. You always do a great job with flowers inside.

    First thing I said when seeing the throw, the flowers make it really pop.

    Enjoy your day


  20. A lovey and beautiful post. I loved all your baskets arrangements. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  21. You, of all the people I know, know more about flowers and arranging them in a way that makes us all envious. Seems everything you touch turns out in such a special way that is all YOU. I love every one of your baskets.
    Be sure to let me know when the bag ships so I can watch for it. We've been having a little trouble with getting some of our mail and I surely don't want to miss getting the bag. No rush at all...just wanted to be sure you let me know when you mail it. xo

  22. The fall baskets are all so pretty. I love the metal one on your dining table best!!!

    1. (It's ME, Ricki Jill....sorry I'm logged in today as Trip!)

  23. For someone who claims not to know much about flower arranging, you sure did good! I love your colorful photos. Makes my day!

  24. Oh wow, you have so many wonderful basket vignettes, I have loved seeing them all. The vintage shopping cart was so much fun, what a treasure. I really loved being on the tour with you.

  25. I love all your gorgeous flowery baskets! I don't think I could ever get enough of looking at them! And that vintage shopping cart is amazing! So happy to be hopping with you!

  26. Carol, you have the brightest and most wonderful colors throughout your lovely home. Your dining room table looks so charming against the french doors. All of your baskets are just beautiful. I love them all..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  27. I love your beautiful baskets. My favorite is the vintage shopping cart basket! I love how you styled them all

  28. I can't even! I love the metal basket on your dining room table, and the arrangement, as well! The square straw ones are lovely too, Carol!

  29. I'm missing flowers already. All that's left here is mums. :-( I beg to differ when you say you don't know anything about flower arranging!

  30. I received my bag and I am sooo thrilled with it.
    I want to fill it with Christmas so will wait a bit before shouting it from the rooftop ( aka blog post). Thanks so much....

  31. Are you saying that we should send you everything we don't want? Because I have boxes for you! ;)

  32. So very pretty! Your fall touches are just lovely in your home!!!