...just because I loved it.
Now, I know that I don't have much blue in my house, but I wanted to keep the basket, and somehow make it work.
Do you ever do that?...see something you love and really want to keep, even though the colors don't go with anything else in your house?
I dragged the basket all around the house and finally decided on the hutch in the kitchen.
I used my Blue Willow and Bordallo Pinheiro cabbage plates to repeat the blue and green in the basket.
Here are some close-ups...
I took this photo, standing on a chair, so you could see it at eye level.
I don't know what the "flower box" in the center is called.
It looked like this when I found it at GW.
Does anyone remember what they were used for?
Holding napkins, maybe?
I painted it cream, slapped on a bit of mushroom-y RL glaze and painted the handle gray.
I admire all of y'all who paint and distress furniture so beautifully, but I have no talent...or patience...for doing painting techniques.
The things I try, always end up looking like a muddy mess.
Well, back to the close-ups...
I was still standing on the chair when I took this photo, too. I wanted you to see the "stand" for the teapot...a cabbage bowl.
Hey, I know a teapot on a cabbage bowl looks a little funny, but I'm using what I got.
This pedestal came from an antique mall. It was already painted and distressed... Yay!
Believe it or not, I've had the blue napkin rings for years, but I don't think I've ever used them.
There. A new look for the hutch...and I can justify keeping the basket.
BTW, I added the tall blue flowers to it for a little added height.
I'll be joining these parties:
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party
Honey @ 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Sherry@ The Charm of Home
Heather and Vanessa@ At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Debra@Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Kathleen@Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish
Jody and Stan @ Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays