Saturday

Rummaging Up Emblems of Spring... Vintage Silver Baskets...Marble Eggs...Rusty Bunnies

a few years ago...

three vintage French baskets came to me at a yard sale... for a song.

They are composed of woven strands of tarnished silver...mimicking their humbler wicker cousins.
(Above you'll see the smallest of the three.)

The largest was a charming wine basket...

into which I tucked a bit of moss and nestled a bottle of our homemade, herb vinegar

This would make a lovely and welcome hostess gift...if only I were willing to give up the basket.

Into the larger, more traditional basket I tucked more moss...

and rummaged around my holiday pantry looking for...

...these three marble eggs I've had for years and years.
I also tucked in an old rusted metal bunny...for fun.

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So...what emblems of Spring are you rummaging up at your house??

To see more vintage Easter ideas visit
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39 comments:

Angie Bailey said...

Those vintage baskets are just beautiful -- thank you for the inspiration! As always!

Ang

Terri and Bob said...

Love the vintage baskets and the photography as well.

Mary Ellen said...

Tracey I love your vintage French baskets!! They remind me of the vintage funeral baskets that I have only smaller-

You have filled them with loveliness!

I haven't been able to get a lot of Easter decorating done but did get out my Mom's sugar eggs that she made for us years ago - love those!

We get our building for ministry this week and have guest arriving this weekend so it will be a busy one!

bee blessed
mary

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello Angie!! Hope you enjoyed/survived your big birthday cavalcade! I had so much fun reading your last two posts...it was dangerous though...I laughed so hard I spilled coffee on my shirt!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Terri!! I especially appreciate you noticing the photography. I've been practicing A LOT lately to make my pictures look a little better. :) Even still, I've a long way to go, especially since my camera decided not to work and all the photos from the past three posts have been made with my iphone!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Audra said...

I am in serious envy of these silver baskets. They are just too lovely for words. What an incredible find, I too would be reluctant to give them away even if they would make an amazing gift.

Thank you for sharing, I need to get busy and put a few decorations out...time is flying by.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Why don't you join up and link this cute post to the Vintage Easter Blog Party!

It will be a wonderful way to have new readers find your delightful and timely blog!
xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

So GREAT !By the time I got back you had done just that.

One request though. Please add a link or button to your post so your readers can find the other participants... and find and read about all the other wonderful Vintage Easter Treasures. Thank you so much! xo Joan@anythinggoeshere

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Mary Ellen, thank you for the kind words, as always!! I have to tell you how much I love those vintage eggs from your mother...along with the story about when you were little!! I wonder if my kids will be telling tales like that in years to come! ;)

Oh, thanks so much for the link to Joan's Easter blog hop! What a fun way to share ideas and inspiration!

Love,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Audra, I totally forgot I had these baskets until I found myself rummaging for some simple Easter decor in the junk...ummm...craft room cabinets!! These were sooo simple and quick to put together which makes them,of course, my most favorite kind of project! (Always a goal of mine, projects that look expensive and time consuming...but are not!!)
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear Joan,

Thank you so much for the kind words!! I hope you don't mind, but I've taken you up on your generous invitation and have already linked up and joined in!! (You'll see your badge at the bottom of this post!).
What a lovely idea...I can't wait to explore all the links!
Thanks again.

Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

~~Carol~~ said...

I've never seen baskets like that before. They're so lovely, such a wonderful shapes to each one! Can't believe you got them at a yard sale!
Happy Easter!
Carol

Dragonfly Treasure said...

WOW those are gorgeous! They way you've decorated them is beautiful as well
*hugs*deb
Happy Easter!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Carol! The funny thing is I didn't even recognize how well made they were at first. (I was thinking they were cheap knock offs, like those baskets you can buy at the dollar store.) I bought them to make gift baskets and then noticed the maker's mark once I got them home and started to clean them up a bit! (I only paid a dollar each for them.)
Thanks again!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Deb! Decorating them was incredibly easy. I had the moss out from another project I had just finished so I tucked a handful into the smaller silver basket...and I liked it! The hardest part was digging up those marble eggs I had tucked away in my holiday pantry/cupboard a while back! ;)
Happy Easter!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

all of your baskets are wonderful
thanks for sharing
happy spring

Dumpster Decorators said...

I might actually make up an Easter basket if we had one like yours. They look lovely.

shirley said...

I sure can understand why you wouldnt want to part with any of those beautiful baskets..(of course unless it was coming my way :) They are a true treasure!

Happy Easter Greetings!

scrappy quilter said...

You are incredible when it comes to decorating. I am always inspired by you. Hugs

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

So glad you came by my blog! Everything is so beautiful! Your book sounds absolutely wonderful! I've never won anything in blogland! There's always a first! Your baskets are so adorable! I'm a follower now! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello Nanny G N!! Thanks so much for the kind words. I sure enjoyed viewing all your vintage Easter goodies too!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

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Shirley, you are so funny!! Thank you for the nice comment...I appreciate you stopping by to say hello!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hugs right back to you Carol...my sweet friend!! Thank you, yet again, for your kind words and generous praise.
Love,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank YOU Miss Lauralu...for your good words and for visiting me back!! I truly enjoyed browsing through your Easter collection. :)
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Sherrie said...

I would never get rid of those baskets. They have such a gorgeous look, I can think of other ways to use them, more than just Easter. Thanks for stopping by today. Aren't these parties such fun.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Sherrie!

You are so right...these baskets have been used in other ways...mostly to hold cookies and biscuits and wine on a buffet table! This year, however, they've been hijacked for spring decor!!

This is the first time I've participated in a blog party/hop and it's so much fun to visit you and all the other bloggers on the bunny hop :). You have such fun and pretty collections!!

Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Tracy,

Nice to meet you! So glad you hooked up to the party and joined us. thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit. Love these baskets!
I want to go and check out your other blogs!

Happy Easter!
Debbie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Tracey, so nice to meet you. These little silver baskets are just wonderful, I have a few and I just love them. Love that rusted metal bunny you have tucked inside. Have a wonderful Easter Week!
Blessings
Debra

Jess said...

Lovely. All of it especially the eggs and baskets.

Happy Easter.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Debbie! So glad you came by! This blog party/hop is so much fun...don't know why I've never joined one in the past!?! I'm meeting so many nice new people!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Debra, thank you so much! I'm feeling especially blessed by all the new visitors!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Storybook Woods said...

How funny I have a French wire collection too. I started a long time ago. You have some lovely pieces. You I am soooo lame, I have not done any spring decorating. I am in a funky place right now xoxoxo Clarice

Cinnamon said...

I cleaned up all my terracotta pots and planted all new herbs. So excited!

http://thebusiestbee.blogspot.com/

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Cinnamon,

What a great feeling!! Now you've given me the bug...it's so nice today I think I'll gather up all our pots and soak them in a bleach and water mixture tonight!! Then they'll be ready when I'm ready to transplant the herb seedlings we've been starting in our egg cartons!!

Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Tracey,
Love your basket collection! It looks like I can't pass a basket by too ;))
Many thanks for your sweet comment.
Happy Easter,
Monica.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Monica!! I do believe you're right...we must be kindred spirits of the basket kind! (I hope that doesn't mean we're basket cases... :)!!
Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Natasha said...

Looks like you have a beautiful collection of Easter baskets. Hope they are filled with lots of yummy Easter eggs on Sunday!

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello Natasha! Thank you for the kind words. I love your blog!! Your photographs are lovely and I am still thinking of that gorgeous blue and white mug in your recent "Blue Monday" post (and those delicious looking sandwich cookies keep popping~up in my mind as well :)!

Good thoughts and a Happy Easter to you too!

Warmly,
Tracey
x0x

Debbie said...

The baskets are so pretty. Happy Easter.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Happy Easter Debbie!
Warmly,
Tracey

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