Friday, February 13, 2009

Flea Market Wicker Planter & Contest Winners


Remember when I went to the Eastbrook Flea Market in Montgomery with my Mom?
Well, after stuffing our bellies with some of the best Pad Thai I have ever had the pleasure of eating, and after scouring all three levels of the flea market for treasures, we came upon this in one of the very last booths:



I love it's patina:



And for the time being, (while my friend Jessica is staying here) it's being used as a place to stow the throw pillows from the bed each night, in the Guest Bedroom:





This one fits nicely on the bottom shelf...



I was also inspired by this photo though...





...and thought about the idea of using it in the Guest Bath, filled up with fluffy, rolled-up bath towels.


It may require cutting a piece of thin wood to size, but then I could also place items like these on the bottom shelf:












Choices. Choices. Gotta love a great flea market find to help get those gears turnin!


:-)


Layla


Here are the winners of the Craft Magazine Giveaway:



1. Inspired Kara
2. Cottage Rose
3. Shannon @ Silver Trappings
4. Jason and Whitney Powell
5. Drama queens mum


Email me at LaylaPalmer@aol.com with your mailing address and I'll ship out your Valentines Day gifts right away!




17 comments:

Kim & Ryan said...

What an awesome idea to use it for towels. I have a basket with towels in our guest bathroom, but I think that would be so much better!

Clean and Classic Interiors said...

Thank you, thank you! You just gave me a great idea for all those "decorative pillows" I toss on the ground when jumping into bed at night. We have hardwoods in the master bedroom and I hate the thought of them getting dusty but I couldn't think of what else to do with them. I did think of a trunk at the end of the bed but it would take up too much room. Instead I am off to find a wicker basket/planter perfect for the space!

Tracie said...

great piece. adore the 'loved' patina!

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I just love your blog...I have tagged you to participate in a fun blogging activity. It is a fun way to get to know each other. I would love for you to participate if you have a chance!

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Love the idea of the towels. It will make you feel so pampered in your own home!

Lisa said...

LOVE THE PILLOW/PLANTER AND THE WAY YOUR USING IT.

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

the rusty cupboard said...

I loved all of them. The wicker basket was a great find. Good JOb!!

Leigh said...

divine!

Inspired Kara said...

Thanks LAYLA!!!!!!

Amy said...

I absolutley love the wicker thingy and have always wanted one! The scale with shells on it is inspired. (How does one dust coral?)

I bought a heavy-gauge wire garden basket and put in my (as in "Mine, not yours") bathroom with rolled up towels and ya know what? It makes me feel just a little bit spa-like everyday ;)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

That is one great looking basket!! It's so pretty, and will look great no matter how you use it! :) And was I surprised to see my scale picture as inspiration for you! :) Too funny!! You'll have to take pics if you use the basket in the bathroom!

SoBella Creations said...

I love your great find!

Melly said...

What a great find and I love your ideas so inspiring, thank you!!!

Happy Valentines Day!!

Melly
:)

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love your flea market finds! Can't get enough of the wire baskets full of chunky soaps. mmmmmmm...
~Misti

Carla said...

Love the planter. I think the bath towel idea is a great one.

Elizabeth in Ontario said...

What a great piece. It is the perfect piece for your pillows! The colour and patina suit your room so well. Great idea with the towels too. It is always great to have a piece that 'works' in more than one place.

♥Aubrey said...

I simply adored this lovely find and wondered where i could get one for myself. This weekend i stopped by a favorite antique store of mine and what do you know...There it was- White chippy paint and all. With loads of things piled on top of it. ~It's perfect~
I placed it out on my balcony next to my front door as a planter under a window. Thanks for the idea!