Monday, February 7, 2011

The Magnificent Vintage Wire Basket

I adore all things vintage but have a real love of the vintage wire basket. These wonderful treasures seem to have endless uses and fit into all types of decor. They are used in living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, craft rooms, garages, and I've even seen an old gym basket used in the trunk of a car. In fact, I'm thinking of getting one for the trunk of my car to hold the water bottles when I refill them. (In Nevada water bottles hold a sacred place in our lives. LOL)

Wire Basket

Rustic Wire Basket

Vintage Wire Egg Basket Shabby Chic

A few years ago my father gave me a wonderful old white chippy paint egg basket that I use in my living room. I've also used it several times as a prop for my photographs of product on Etsy.

Happy collecting. Pepper/Helmet Head


Angela said...

I love them too!! I pick them up just about every time I see one.

VintageEmbellishment said...

I have been known to have a few in my home too!

What a wonderful item to repurpose, it would break my heart to see these end up in a landfill!

goodgosh said...

I loved them before, but I love them now even more after seeing some of the cool uses people have shown!
There's something about an old wire basket holding fresh clean towels that just appeals to me. :)

jj said...

I love the old wire egg baskets.
You have shown some really cool and different ones.