Summer Basket Decor

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:

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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22 thoughts on “Summer Basket Decor

  1. I love your adorable vintage picnic basket. I’m going to share it on a round-up of picnic baskets on my blog this weekend.

  2. This is such a fabulous idea! I need to create this to sit by the back door going onto the screened porch. There are some things that I just don’t like to leave on the porch with the high humidity, and this is perfect.

  3. Your idea of a basket on the move is brilliant! I love to read and relax on the patio and how handy it would be to have everything in a basket ready to go! Maybe even a can of peanuts to go with a glass of wine! 😊

  4. Niky, I LOVE all the different locations you have for relaxing and enjoying the views around your home! The pond is beautiful… We drove by a house with a pond here in North Texas and… it was $800,000 for that gorgeous 2-3 acre property. So I appreciate your lovely views!!! And your traveling basket works in all… 🙂

    Enjoy your lovely home and the warm spring weather,
    Barb 🙂

  5. WOW, I didn’t realize you had such a large piece of land! So many gorgeous spots to tote your basket to! Great spin on the challenge, Niky! (Did you know my family is from Newton?)

  6. Trifecta is right! Love when things work together for ease and beauty. I need to find a basket with handles like that so I can tote it around from place to place. Maybe then I wouldn’t feel bad about the bouts of relaxation I take. LOL! And what a sweet gift from your kids. Glad you took it with you. Thank you for joining us. Loved this challenge. Pinned

  7. Niky, you’ve shared some wonderful ideas for places to tote a basket. You have all the perfect spots for relaxing, from front to back and in~between. Enjoying decorating and hopping with you.

  8. I love the design of your basket and how you shared the many spots in your home where you can enjoy using it. I hope you are now at the end of your school year and are about to begin your much needed summer vacation. There is no tired like the end of May teacher tired.

  9. I love this idea, wish the weather would hurry up and decide what’s it doing here in the UK so I can set to work on my very own summer basket. Trying to think of all the essentials I would need…think I may need a big basket hahaha.

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