Sunday, May 24, 2015

Swinging Basket


Is there anything better than walking across a yard to your garden beds with a basket swinging on your arm?

At this wonderful stage of life, I can’t imagine there is.

Of course I had to search the flea market for just the right basket .

There is always a search at the flea market .

The key? You never plan the search. 

First I found this one, and I loved its no frills practicality.

First Basket

Here it is on my pondering table ( in my new zinnia garden area) where I sit and

think about all sorts of important things.

I also liked it because of what was printed on the end.


But then one early morning at the flea market, I found this one, and I knew it was the one.


It has the perfect swing.



Linking to Sundays at Home at Thoughts of Alice


Blondie's Journal said...

These are so cute. I got over the basket fetish and moved on to trays. Not sure what will come next.

How's the weather down your way...hearing dreadful news.

Jane x

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love your colorful zinnias. I have some seeds planted, but you're way far ahead of us.

Stacey said...

So pretty! I'm thinking that it looks like the sun is shining at your house. We need to see it too. :)

Stacey said...

So pretty! I'm thinking that it looks like the sun is shining at your house. We need to see it too. :)

Karen said...

Hi Laura,
What gorgeous flowers and baskets! Love the colours. I wanted to let you know that after you were wondering where to get Fusion paint I added to my post where you can purchase Fusion paint in Canada. It is so nice to meet you and thank you for visiting me! Take care, Karen

Patricia @ CorninmyCoffee-pot said...

a swinging basket and a pondering table... Well, both are perfect.
beautiful zinnias too!

Unknown said...

Love your sweet baskets! I see you live in South Texas! I live in Spring! Glad to have found you!
Blessings My Friend,

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Laura, I love your pretty flowers and the baskets! I was just reading through my comments on the Summer Ranch Dressing Salad Recipe and realized that you are a new follower and welcome you to my blog! I am now going to follow you back too. Thanks for the sweet visit.
Julie's Lifestyle

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, what pretty flowers you have cut and placed in the basket. Spring and summers beauty for us here in Texas. Hope you are doing okay in all this rain. It is so sad for the families that have lost so much in the floods. Praying for them all.
Have a great week.
Hugs, CM

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi's the little things isn't it? I had to have just the right one too..mine is a large rectangular shaped shallow one. Large enough to lay the flowers flat in. Problem? I don't have a picking garden least not much of one.
But you are's all in the "swing".. :):) I like both of yours.

Kim said...

I totally agree, Laura, never plan the search! Looks like your unplanning plan worked out just perfectly! Fabulous basket! I can see the swing from here!

Elizabethd said...

Half a peck, that's interesting. Does it refer to the old weights and measures we used to learn as children, I wonder.

Nancy's Notes said...

You and your flowers make me smile~

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

So, so pretty and happy!
Just because of you I have planted zinnias from seeds too and now they are just about ready to bloom!
Happy Day!

Jeanie said...

Perfect swing and marvelous and colorful flowers from within! Oh, happiness!

Creations By Cindy said...

I love baskets too! I am not as bad as I used to be though! one time I had baskets of all shapes and sizes hanging from the rafters in our barn! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy said...

You can never have too many baskets!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I love a good basket and yours are darling!


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