A Fun Weekend Find

9.20.2015

Fall is definitely in the air. It's the time of year when fall festivals, fairs and antique shows are taking place. I went to an antique fair on Friday that takes place the third weekend of each month and then on Saturday went to an annual European market sale that shuts down a street with a huge tent set up where you can shop plus smaller tents lining the street like an open market. I didn't find anything at the annual fair, but I did at the monthly antique fair.

Isn't it cool? It's an old trapper's basket.

 When I found it I looked at it and studied it and thought about it and then walked off. Well, it was one of those things that kept gnawing at me so I had to go back and look at it again.

Of course I won't be going hunting with it, but I do have decorating ideas for it. As you can see it needs a good cleaning.

I love that it is tall and narrow. I picture it being filled seasonally with branches, leaves, flowers, greenery. etc. It could also hold throws next to a chair. So many uses.

 After a good vacuum and cleaning it was ready to use.

I hope y'all will come back tomorrow to see how I'm using it for fall. 
If you follow me on IG you already got a peek.
I hope y'all have a beautiful day.
 I will be working in the yard today before the rain gets here this week.


Have y'all been enjoying the fall tours in blog land?
 There's more to come this week and I will be sharing, too.

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22 comments:

  1. That basket is really fantastic. Glad you went back to get it!!!

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  2. Can't wait to see how you use your new find!
    We are heading back home from a beach trip, time to get back to the real world :(
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. Love it. I am a basket collector from waaay back...but still cannot resist a great one! You just reminded me to share a couple that I have. Thanks for the inspiration. Don't work too hard in the yard! Sheila

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  4. That's a great basket - can't wait to see how you use it!

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  5. Great find Kim...can't wait to see how you used it!

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  6. You find the coolest stuff!

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  7. Kim your basket it soooo great. I just love the shabbiness of it. I'll bet it has a history. Enjoy your day. Jo

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  8. We have a pack basket similar. It belonged to a friend. We bought it at their sale when they moved to town. He began using the basket for it's intended purpose around 1940 and it was old then. So it is older than 75 years. Ralph passed away a few years ago. The basket brings fond memories.

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  9. Love that old trappers basket and now am waiting for pictures to see what you are using it for!! lol

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  10. I like it!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  11. Love that trappers basket! I know you shared a peak of it with me, but I'm looking forward to seeing a better picture of it in your room. I have a weakness for baskets too. I went to the Suwannee Days Festival today and got a pretty pillow. Imagine that!

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  12. That's a great basket, glad you went for it!!!

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  13. Love the basket! Where is the monthly antique fair located? Is it Scot's in Atlanta?

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    1. Scott's is the second weekend of the month. This was Lakewood 400 which is the weekend after Scott's and much closer to me.

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  14. When I see a basket, I'm like you, I think I neeeeed it! Of course, I use them everywhere--can't wait to see where you use yours!!!

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    1. Donna, it's on the blog today. Do you subscribe and are you getting the posts a day late? Just curious.

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  15. I surely want one now after I saw how you used it !

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  16. Kim you always find the coolest treasures! Love this!!!

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  17. Great find! You have an eye for old baskets!

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