Favorite Things Friday: A-tisket, a-tasket…I’m loving baskets

Happy Friday & welcome to my 2nd Favorite Things Friday!

Just a quick and simple weekly post where I share some of my favorite things.ย  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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve been cozying up my home, attempting to add little cottage touches here and there.ย  I recently made a few changes to our family room and my favorite addition?

My coffee table basket!ย  I intended to use it to corral clutter like t.v. remotes and the such.ย  But then it hit me–Ew.ย  I hate visible clutter.ย  And I purchased a new coffee table that has two drawers for such clutter–woo!ย  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.ย  I love the flower in the inside of it.ย  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.ย  But I’m selfish and greedy.ย  So I kept it for myself.ย  (I did buy another basket for the gift.ย  I did!)

I also have other baskets in this room.ย  You can see a banana leaf one in the background of the first picture with the bee pillow on top of it.ย ย  Here’s a bad shot with it in the background.

It holds some of my daughters toys.ย  She loves having “a place for everything” just as I do, therefore, baskets are a wonderful organizational item for her as well.ย  Bonus: I don’t have to stare at the mess of toys.ย  Win-win!

Here’s another basket across the room filled with a few favorite items.ย  A darling vintage plate given to me by my husband’s grandma as well as a matching antique cream pitcher & sugar bowl.ย  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.ย  I don’t mind if they’re not “matchy-matchy” (as my friend Jes says who is a decorating phenom).ย  I like it when they’re all a bit different.ย  It adds to the cottage feel I adore.ย  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!ย  Useful AND Lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚

Are you a basket lover, too?ย  What’s your favorite use/room for them?ย  Please share in the comments below–I leave to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping in for Favorite Things Friday!




  1. SO CUTE! I just love it! I recently received a serving tray from Crate and Barrel that someone was just giving away and its brand new, its my new fun home accessory now to jazz it up like you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I have had great baskets but then the accumalate. I use one for shoes by the front door tucked under the coffee table out of way for footwear one wears
    frequently. One for pet toys. I have a cool african one that I love but havent found a good purpose for yet….

  3. Sooooo pretty! I especially love that milk bottle with the French on it. I’m just a tad obsessed with jars and bottles right now ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. lovely!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Stephen, April, Stephen Jr, and Joseph says:

    I love baskets too! Can’t wait to start accumulating them and scattering them around my new home! (I love yours with the plate and bottle. I want one.)

  6. I have lots of baskets…I use them to put all kinds of things in, from plants to magazines. I use them for storage, too, in closets and cupboards to keep things organized. Your coffee table basket is really nice!

  7. I love baskets, too! Years ago, I used to make tiny baskets from pine needles and raffia – just big enough for a pair of earrings or so. Your home looks so lovely, Cozy!

  8. I love baskets! There are unlimited uses for them. Yours look beautiful — mine are just filled with clutter. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Lately, I’ve been feeling the DIY home decor bug biting me and you have just given me even more inspiration.
    Oh yeah! And I’m almost done with the basket that I started making with a group of ladies from church! It’s so cute! I just have to finish the weaving on the bottom and then stain it. I will be sure to share pictures when it’s all done. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I love baskets as well, don’t have too many for every day use. I tend to use them more when entertaining to hold food! LOL Love your use of them and the pretty items inside the baskets! Great post. Enjoy your weekend!

  10. I am in LOVE with the bee pillow! Your place is beautiful! I love the baskets. What an A+ job you do with your blog, with your home and family. Thanks so much for sharing so expertly and joyfully!

    • You kind thing, Tammy. Thank you for such a sweet comment. That bee pillow is a fairly new item in my home and I’ve been moving it around to find the perfect place for it ๐Ÿ™‚ I think you NEED a bee pillow in your farmhouse ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I have too much clutter for baskets but I would so love to have a coffee table with drawers – that is definitely on my wish list ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your baskets do love so divine!

  12. LOVE baskets! I have them hanging from walls, piled on a hutch in my kitchen. They’re everywhere! They cozy up a home, don’t they?!! I also have the one you have that stores your antique cream pitcher and sugar bowl. Mine hangs in my dining room.
    I am showcasing my kitchen tour on Friday, you’ll see my obsession. Brilliant minds think alike!

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