A Busy Week and New Storage


Hi everyone!

It's been a really busy week for me, and I haven’t been able to visit much. I'll be sharing what has kept me busy soon, so stay tuned . . .

Meanwhile . . .

I'm always looking for ways to store items in our little home, and this fits the bill perfectly. This roll away vintage basket will now tote papers and supplies for me throughout our home. I don’t have a permanent work space, so this rolling basket makes it easy to set up anywhere.




The handle of this basket was a bit rough and rusty. I wrapped a ribbon around it, and added the millinery flower for whimsy.








The inside liner is a large antique monogrammed pillow case. I've had this pillow case stored away for years. It's nice to see it out and having a useful life.




Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

LiLi M. said...

Love the monogrammed pillow case and you are so right to use it, instead of leaving it in the closet, where no one can admire it. I see these carts on all american blogs but our carts for doing groceries or taking to the flea market are more or less big bags on wheels, no cages on wheels. Things have been globalized very much: the States are very much European like, but once in a while I see an unexpected difference! Totally unimportant, but a difference! Hope your day is filled with joy and your head isn't filled with totally unnecesary information like mine!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh Nancy, it's lovely! I love the delicate lace next to the metal. And the blue of the wheels. Perfect!
I used to see carts like that all the time in France. What a fun thing to have at home.

Laura said...

Hi Nancy!
I have 3 of these carts...one home here...stored in the trunk of my car...always at the ready...and two at the lake house..the extra one for any visitor that needs one. A wheeled cart is part of my standard flea marketing gear. I have dressed mine up pretty to take to flea markets but found that my brand of antiques are a little rough on pretty fabrics and started thinking that I could make a "better deal" if my cart wasn't so well dressed....therefore,I have dressed down recently! Having said all that....I never thought to use one in the house..I don't know why because I love all things wire and it looks charming and is practical! Thanks for helping me look at my carts in a new way!:) Laura

Lori said...

that is such a pretty idea...it looks gorgeous enough to be out all the time...i hear you on the storage...we have no where NEAR the closet space that we need here...it is frustrating sometimes...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

You can immediately turn any object into a work of art and beauty, Nancy. Such softness is just the feel I seek in everything around me, to cushion us from the harsh edges of the work day. Merci ma chèrie pour toutes ces belles images...

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...this is so beautiful...what talent you have. I think I really need one of these! xoxoxo

LW said...

Nancy,

This is such a wonderful idea,
so pretty…

This would also work for wrapping paper,
those long rolls are always a pain to store.
Or a nice place to keep rolls of vintage wallpaper.
Or fill it up with gifts for a special birthday…
Ok I need a half dozen of these…

Louise

PS...Have a wonderful weekend....

Ulla said...

OK, I NEED to hire you to come and re-do ALL of my storage! This is GORGEOUS!
Busy with privates the next 3 days then I'll connect!
U.

Rosemary said...

Really great idea Nancy!!
So cute with your little touches.
Have a great weekend,
Rosemary

Gabriela said...

Hello Nancy,

This is so lovely! I love it!



~ Gabriela ~

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Your vintage storage is gorgeous, Nancy! When you roll it does it go "squeak"? It looks like it should with those beautiful wheels and that pillow case is a dream!

Happy weekend to you too.
xo~Tracie

Natasha Burns said...

Oh I adore this! Just awesome Nancy! You've given me inspiration that I should find something tall and upright to hold my wallpapers rather than the way I have them on top of a shelf. Wonderful and beautiful work!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dear one,
Thank you for coming to have a cup of French tea, a macaroon from Ladurée, and a lift into my wildest of dreams! I pray you are well. Your brother sends his love. Bisous, Anita

The Rustic Victorian said...

Extremely beautiful!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Nancy, your cart is absolutely gorgeous, and such a practical place for storing things. I have a cart like that that I need to line as well, so I may try to poach your wonderful ideas :)

Cathy said...

Absolutely stunning. I want one of these so badly, but I don't have another inch in my little house to put one more pretty frilly treasure. I will envy you a bit today!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cathy

bluemuf said...

Oh Nancy, what a lovely idea. Now you can move your supplies in style to wherever you want to craft. The pillow case is gorgeous.

Hugs Karen

Chatelaine said...

You are so clever. Love the monogrammed pillowcase. Your basket is pretty but practical.

Sweet post.

Betzie said...

Only you could make a plain old wired cart look elegant and beautiful Nancy...
Enjoy the holidays! betzie

❦TattingChic said...

The cart with it's rustic metal frame and the contrast of the delicate old lacy trim on the silky soft pillow case makes for a lovely mix!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello Nancy,

Your cart came out beautiful. I love the idea of a millinery flower on it. I have one I made an insert for too. Since I use it at the flea markets I have a cup holder on mine.
~Debra The Capers of the Vintage Vixens

EVA AGNES said...

What a wonderful thing you have made there. It goes so well with the old brick wall.
Wonderful!
Hugs Eva Agnes

Joanna Thomas said...

Your little cart is so lovely and fits right in with your style! You would die laughing if you so my junky cart I roll around that holds all my supplies! I would much rather have your soft romantic one!
xoxo

Cathy said...

I love your rolling basket! Functional and beautiful! And what a great idea to use it at home. I think it could be used in so many wonderful ways.

Cathy ♥

The Victorian Parlor said...

Nancy,

That is so creative! I love it! What a lovely way to move papers and stuff around:).

Blessings,

Kim

shiborigirl said...

Hey Nancy!

I LOVE this sweet little basket, and what a stroke of genius to stick a fancy pillowcase in it.

I love the way your mind works. :)

hugs,

Kate

Rita said...

Hi Nancy,
this it not my first visit to your blog but definitely my first comment. That basket looks fabulous. Handy and chic at the same time. I guess I'll steel your idea for this coming weekend, but unfortunately do not have such a beautiful monogrammmed pillowcase. And that millinery rose... so charmant. I love roses in all possible forms, hence the name of my blog - http://ritashabbychicrose.blogspot.com/
I'll be back again for more inspiration. Meantime I'll do some musing over your older posts.
With warm wishes
Rita

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Nancy,
I havn't seen one of these baskets in years, and not one that has a beatuiful linner like this one. Its gorgeous. I love it.
Thank you so much for your sweet words on my newest doll. You are such a sweet lady.May God bless you and Happy thanksgiving.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Margaret said...

Nancy, I'm constantly amazed at how you can make even the most ordinary of objects lovely!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Just coming by to say hello tonight, dear friend!
ML, Tracie

BellaRosa said...

Nancy I so love when you show lil glimpses into your beautiful home, like I said before...You have beautiful taste and know how to show your treasures to reveal their true beauty...now that being said...I love your storage idea...I think I have one of those lil carts tossed in the abyss that is our huge yard, check :) I have some pretty pillow cases, check...now where do I get a gorgeous flower like yours :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas. Besos, Rose

The Rose Room said...

just fabulous, what a great idea!
rachaelxo