Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sweet picking find




Yesterday 
my friend and I attended a
vintage/antique sale 
at the home of my sweet 
and super talented friend, Carol,
who has a fantastic blog called

(One of these days I want to take
a camera to her home and interview her
with a photo tour of her fantastic home --
styled with drool-worthy vignettes
that you would die to see!)
I will work on that.

She hosts this event 
a couple times a year ---
and it is AMAZING!
Never know what you will find.

We bought so many great things!




But I had to share 
my favorite find
of the day:

 an antique apple picking canvas bag.




Brought it home
and stuffed it full of all the
green hydrangeas 
 in the yard.


The bottom unhooks to release the apples when full.
A sturdy iron frame allows it to hold its form.


Love this thing!
Wish I could find more
to fill for family and friends.








Let me know if you know where I can find more!  :)



Kind of cute, right? 

:)

26 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What an interesting find. LUV it stuffed full of green Hydrangeas. They are my favourite flower.

AntiqueChase said...

Yes! I love it!!!

Susan said...

It's great! You can use that any time of the year. The flowers are gorgeous in it.

Rebecca said...

Right! (And I'll wait eagerly for a peek at your friend's house. If you say it is "fantastic", I know it is!)

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your apple picking basket. It's the kind I used to use when I picked apples for pay in the 70's. I have one here that is similar to yours. I like your basket of green hydrangea blossoms. It's really beautiful.

Karena Albert said...

Alison what a fun and cute find! The hydrangeas are perfect in it!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karen said...

I've never seen one of these, but how cute with the hydrangea. Even the details of the buckle are wonderful.
What a great find.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Karen

Kathy Moreland said...

Great find. It looks beautiful!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Verrrrrry awesome! Hey, my last post had old crocks and green hydrangeas in it, too. lol. Your home is always so lovely, Allison!

Sarah said...

Alison, it is a terrific find! I love that you can fill it with hydrangeas from your garden. Seeing your crocks on your hutch makes me smile. I just returned from my trip to France and brought home a fun French crock that I'd not seen before. There were many from which to choose, but limited my purchase to one this time. '-) Will share it and photos of others soon.

Sarah said...

Alison, it is a terrific find! I love that you can fill it with hydrangeas from your garden. Seeing your crocks on your hutch makes me smile. I just returned from my trip to France and brought home a fun French crock that I'd not seen before. There were many from which to choose, but limited my purchase to one this time. '-) Will share it and photos of others soon.

The enchanted home said...

Hi Alison..its been awhile...still trying to put the finishing touches on my blog and get my bloglist back in order which has not been easy, go figure. Cannot wait til you are back so I won't miss your posts. Just wanted to say hi.
This is so pretty and charming and done with your usual finesse!

Ron said...

I love it so much. And I love the hydrangeas. Beautiful.

Donna said...

Very cute! Live it with the hydrangeas in it!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I love it too, Alison and love the hydrangeas in it too!!! Beautiful!!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So cute!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Katie Clooney said...

Darling! I love it!

Lisa said...

I've never seen anything like this...very cute!

Andrea said...

Love it! I have one as well, but it is metal on the sides and canvas on the bottom. It's in much rougher shape than yours. I found it in my Grandma's basement-she likely got it at a garage sale. I fill mine with greens at Christmas time, and place it on my front porch. I love your idea, though. I'd like to display mine year round. I always get so many comments about it from visitors :) ps are you on Instagram? I could tag you in a picture of it so you could see it

Kim @Tidbits&Twine said...

Hi! Just came across you through Pinterest and absolutely LOVE your new find! Beautiful!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the bag, Alison! So pretty filled with hydrangeas.
Hugs,
Sherry

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love what you did with this...so attractive. I have never seen one of these baskets before and I can see how you were drawn to it ~ very charming!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

oh so cute on the wall with the flowers. you always know what to do with the unusual!

Deserae said...

Yes, I love it.....what a great find!!! The hydrangeas are so gorgeous too :o)
~Des

-Lisa said...

Holy moly I love that apple picking bag! I have never seen one. Looks gorgeous with the hydrangeas - would look great in the fall filled half way with filler and then topped off with real apples.
Now I am on the hunt! Thanks for sharing.
Fondly,
-Lisa

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!