It’s time again for another fun Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407! This month’s challenge is about spring and summer basket decor. If you’re coming over from Thistle Key Lane, welcome! Wasn’t Michelle’s quilt basket lovely? ❤️
If you haven’t heard about the Pinterest Challenge before, here’s how it works: Several different bloggers take the same photo, and create something similar that will work in their own home and with their own style. It’s so fun to see all the different interpretations of the same photo!
You can see some of my past Pinterest Challenge posts here:
- A Christmas Basket
- Spring Kitchen Decor
- Birdhouse Spring Decor
- A Traditional Spring Table Vignette
- DIY Burlap & Ribbon Valentine Wreath
Our inspiration photo for this month comes from Anderson + Grant. She refurbished her beautiful basket from a broken picnic basket.
My Summer Basket Decor
My summer basket is both functional and pretty. That’s the best combo, right? I love something that looks beautiful, works with my home decor style, and is useful. Trifecta.
I can’t wait to use this beautiful vintage-looking woven basket for seasonal displays throughout the year, but right now I’m using it “on the move”. Because of the wonderful double handles, it’s ideal for toting around from place to place.
With summer approaching, I’m ready for a little R&R, and this basket is perfect for transporting my relaxation essentials to wherever I want to kick back and put my feet up.
The Porch Swing
One of my favorite places to spend summer hours is on our porch swing. I can fill this basket with my favorite magazines that are waiting to be read, and carry it right outside with me. The front porch stays shady in the hot afternoon, so it’s perfect for swinging, sipping my afternoon iced coffee, and catching up on my reading.
The Back Deck
The covered back deck is another favorite place to kick my feet up and relax. On mornings when there is still a bit of chill in the air, my basket holds a light blanket. I light up the fire table, cover up, and sip my cofee in the fresh morning air.
The Screened Porch
If the weather is less than ideal, I carry my basket in to the screen porch, where there’s still bright light and a pretty nature view, with some protection from the wind or rain. If it’s really chilly, I turn on the gas fireplace and cozy up with my blanket for some rainy day reading.
The Garden Swing
The garden swing sits out toward the back of our property. If I want to be close to nature, this is where I go. Add some sunglasses to my basket, and it’s ready to tote out here with all I need for an hour or so in the summer sun. My dad and I built the A-frame for this swing when my children outgrew their playset at least 15 years ago, and the swing itself was a Mother’s Day gift from my children way back then. When we moved, I couldn’t bear to leave it behind, so my sweet husband dismantled it, lugged it to storage, and then when were settled into the new place, patiently reassembled it all for me again. 💕
My Favorite Cozy Chair
My summer basket looks right at home next to my favorite comfy chair inside the house, too. When new magazines arrive, I pop them in this basket until I have time to enjoy them. I like to roll them up and tie them with a little piece of twine before placing them in the basket. It looks more tidy and visually interesting than just a random stack of magazines. This way, the basket can serve as a stylish home decor piece while it’s waiting to be toted along with me.
Shop My Favorite Summer Baskets
If you need a basket for your summer R&R essentials, here are some of my favorites…
Now, I invite you to head over to Bluesky at Home to see Carol’s wonderful ideas for decorating baskets for summer.
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