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With chalkboard tags.


At 52, I am finally admitting that I have issues.  I love baskets!


If I see a basket, cute, sturdy, small, large a little damaged, it doesn’t matter.  

It’s ok with me.



I’m not a basket snob, I pick up

almost every one that I see.


If it’s a little plain, I add some chalkboard bling.


I got this one on this day:  thrifting with friends!


If one handle is missing, I cut the other one off and add some rope.


If it was surrounded by a little skirt, I ripe it off.

While I’m sitting at the red light on the way home.

I’m just curious, I want to make sure that I can refresh it.

It’s like getting fries at McDonald’s, I eat them in the car.

And I take fabric off baskets, before I get home.


When I get home, I clean up the baskets, sit them on the deck.

While they dry, I create little tags with

Plaid paint and little wooden disks that I bought at Pick Your Plum

(on my sidebar).

I use a stamp and write one of my favorite words.


I fill the basket with those checked napkins

and my latest silverware love.


I almost forgot to introduce you to “Red”!


Don’t you just love her!

She was painted with love by Mary @ Cotton*Wood Furnishing!

I thought about her for a week,

before I bought her.

I just could not get her off my mind!


Those baskets, and this chair how can I not



Sharing at:

Debbiedoo’s, Between Naps on the Porch





  1. I thought I was alone in my basket mania, but reading these posts made me realize I am not alone. Basket Lovers Anonymous anyone?
    The red chair is gorgeous.

  2. Haha!! And YOU think you have are a basket case!!!! I think I need to start a chapter of Basket Cases Anonymous. TeeHee I love that you start the transformation process, even before your baskets make it to your home. That’s bad!! In a good way! Thanks for making me smile, Debbie!!

  3. I love how you made the tags. So much easier using the stamps for lettering. thanX

  4. I need some cute baskets for my boys bathroom. They are starting to get more into gels and colognes, etc…these are really a cute idea Deb. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love that red chair and I ‘m also crazy about baskets…I have a small collection,wondering how I could display?..I saw you at BNOTP.

  6. Aww… why didn’t I see RED first? It’s my favorite color (next to Turquoise, of course) What a cute chair! And you did doll up those baskets! Great job!

  7. I LOVE Red! And the baskets and Red totally belong together! Love the fabric!

  8. Baskets also comprise my most addictive collection after chairs. I have too many of both! I love the idea of adding rope if there are not two handles.

  9. Amazing. Of course. 🙂 And very (re)fresh!
    xo Heidi

  10. oh I love Mary’s chair that red is perfect. I can see why you had to have her.. I’m thinking that cute basket with the new rope handles once was riding around in my car …love it. hugs, Cherry

  11. The first step in overcoming your basket addiction is admitting the problem!
    And what’s wrong with eating those fries in the car – they rarely make it home!
    Red is a beauty too!

  12. Okay, now I see you do love Red! Sweet Chair.

  13. LOVE that large basket! I bought one similar to it at an antiques store a few years ago for $100. Now it makes me feel queasy when I see/hear that other folks buy them for LOTS less than that. I’ve moved to a smaller house now and I can’t even find a spot for it. Love those cute tags you painted!

  14. I LOVE baskets too Debbie! Yours are great and “Red” is very pretty!

  15. I just donated that same utinsel basket and now I’m sorry after seeing how cute you dolled it up! I have lots of unfinished wood gift tags and now I will remember to add them like you did…so cute! Oh well! Seeing your red chair made me happy! Love it!

  16. Great baskets………..but the chair is a showstopper live the cushion too!

  17. And I love baskets with cute little chalkboard tags on them.


  18. I kept wondering about Red until you introduced her! She’s fabulous, and I really like what you do with your baskets. You know, tying on rope handles and making cute little tags for them. I’m looking for a large one to put on top of my fridge!

  19. I love baskets too! Cute idea to hang those chalkboard looking tags on the sides.

  20. Baskets are one addiction I haven’t succumbed to. I don’t know why. I see them in other people’s homes and love the, but I’ve never been bitten by the basket bug. Weird. Love yours and your RED chair!! Love me some red!

  21. Pretty.
    Love it.

    You eat fries in the car too?
    I KNEW I liked you :)))

  22. I love the chair, but more than the chair – I love baskets, too! I have a small collection of Nantucket baskets, Shaker baskets, and Longaberger baskets – I’m not fussy – I’ll take any kind of basket!

    Enjoy the rest of your week, Debbie!

  23. Debbie,
    I too am a ‘basket case’! 😀 I love how you refresh yours and give them a second life. Red is a real stunner.
    Your Friend,

  24. Awww. Red is darling!! I can see why you had to have her. The baskets are sweet too. I sooo will be trying the rope handle idea ( just broke the handle on one of mine) Can’t say I have ran into a basket with a skirt though. Hmmm… must keep looking.
    Thanks for sharing Debbie 🙂
    Cheers, Gee

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