Monday, February 6, 2012

Basket Case

Basket case- n.
  1. Slang. One that is in a completely hopeless or useless condition:

Yup, that is the name my husband called me when I bought this basket!

Granted...He said it in a very loving, but frustrated way.

 We were in Haiti on a missions trip.

We had brought clothing to leave and didn't have very much stuff to bring home.

 "Do you know what customs will do?" He asked.

 "They will take all of the other baskets that I am buying out of this big one and search through every single one." I said.

They did.

 We missed our connecting flight in Miami.

My Sweetheart didn't even say "I told you so!"
He just rolled his eyes and called me a basket case.

That was many years ago. We are still very happily married and I have added considerably to our basket collection. I continue to use this beautiful large basket. Right now it stores fabric and rolls of paper in my sewing studio.

These lovely picnic baskets store dishes and linens in our breakfast nook.

I use little baskets like the one below. 

Baskets in the sewing studio corral a bunch of odds and ends.

From baskets on top of my Fifi Storage unit to the floor of our pantry....big...little....medium size....I think I would be even more of a basket case without them! 

How about you?
 Do you use baskets to solve your organizational and storage dilemmas?

Guess what? Happy Day....Sweet Angie at Knick of Time featured my Here's My Heart post. If you have not met her yet, you should go right on over and pay her a visit! You will love her vintage goodies!

Knick of Time Tuesday

Blessings, Audrey

I will be linking to these blog parties;

Masterpiece Monday at
Metamorphosis Monday at
Showoff Your Cottage at houseintheroses,com
Club GW at
CowgirlUp Tuesday at CedarHill
Knick of Time Tuesday at
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at
Tablescape Tuesday at
Tuesday’s Treasures at
Turning The Daunting Into the Do-able at 
Wednesday is Rednesday at
What’s It Wednesday at
Open House Party at
Pearls and Lace Thursday at
Tablescape Thursday at
Texture Thursday at The Daily Wyatt
Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage
Treasurehunt Thursday at frommyfrontporchtoyours.blogspot.
Air Your Laundry at
Freestyle Friday at
Frugal Friday at
Home Sweet Home at
Show and Tell Friday at
Pink Saturday at
Sunday’s Best at
Think Pink at


Full Circle Creations said...

I love baskets too!


Gina said...

I love baskets and I use them to store & organize so many things!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love baskets too and have a lot of them. I use some of them to store thing, especially magazines because I have many of them.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm a big fan of baskets.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Baskets can be so versatile, can't they?

Susanne said...

All slang aside, the case that can be made for baskets is that they should never live alone - and only the best among us understand that and do more than our part to make sure it is the case!

Sherry Hicks said...

I love all your pretty baskets and how you use them!

Anita at Cedar Hill said...

I love your breakfast nook, it looks like it is in Provence with the table, French chair, basket and beamed ceiling. I'm a new LF follower, and thanks for linking to Cowgirl Up.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Thanks for helping to spread the word about the fun PARTY HOP. I wanted you to know I am following your new LINKY FOLLOWER tool. I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

Trails of Grace said...

Your baskets look lovely, I think you made a great purchase. I love baskets as well! New Linky Follower as of tonight! Thanks for following me!

Eclectically Vintage said...

You're my kind of basket case - I would have missed my flight too! Glad to have found you thru Cheri's blog hop! New Linky Follower - hope you can pop over soon!

Pamela said...

I love baskets too! Thanx for coming to the party!

Unknown said...

I'm basket (and bin) crazy, too! Love your gorgeous blog! Found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at

Anonymous said...

Lovely blog you have here - Linky Following now!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Found you through the Linky Followers blog hop. I'm your newest follower.

Unknown said...

You've got some great ideas posted here! Thanks! I'm linky following you :)

Erika @ One Recipe at a Time said...

I love baskets. It drives my husband nuts when I am in a thrift shop and come out with 5 baskets...hehe. But there is just so much you can do with them ;)

I am a new follower from the LF blog hop and hope you get a chance to stop by My Road to Savings

Predictable Me said...

New follower from LF Blog Hop. Would love it if you could stop by my page at

Michelle said...

I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

momto8 said...

ha! I one bought a beautiful set of baskets for my husbands secretary...they were just perfect..he looked at them found out how much I paid for them and said, "are you out of your mind? you paid that much for baskets! Is that even an appropriate gift?" haha he learned.
i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Jess said...

I look forward to reading your blog. I'm a new blogger would love it if you would follow back.

Anonymous said...

I'm happy to be following you from the Linky followers blog hop!! If you want to follow back, I can be found at

Unknown said...

I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!

LifeLessOrdinary said...

I'm a new Linky Follower (from the LF blog hop) and I'd love it if you would visit my blog,

Unknown said...

I'm a new follower via the Linky Party Hop.
I hope you will stop by my blog, say hello and follow me back!

Ivy and Elephants said...

I just bought a big one to store toys in, so I guess I'm a basket case, too!
Yours are gorgeous, thanks for sharing them with us at WIW. See you next week!

Ann said...

You have a wonderful basket collection and I love the way you incorporate them as accents and as practical pieces. I'm now following you via Linky. Love your blog.

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love your baskets, so great for storage and look great, too.
I'm a new Linky follower from the hop, would love for you to come visit and follow if you like. :)

Anonymous said...

Using baskets for storage has always been my go to idea. Love yours!

I'm a new Linky Follower! I hope that you'll follow me back. Be sure to enter my giveaway if you check out my blog.

Thank you! :-)

Jblanton said...

Hi- Love your blog
I'm a new linky follower- please stop by and follow me if you have a chance-thanks

Becky McNeer said...

Anytime I find a basket that is different, I buy it! This is great! New linky follower. Please stop by when you can. Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Not Your Ordinary Agent

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)

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