I thought people might be amused to know what eventually ended up happening with the basket: My cat took ownership of it, as cats are wont to do with things in "their" home. I have a pretty adorable picture of her sitting in it in my photo gallery. (Read the comment for more background info.) Thanks for all your suggestions!
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That is beautiful. Do you have a hobby? My mom would have sat it on the floor near her chair & kept her reading material in it. I would keep my Sudoku book, pencil, and meal planner in it.
I would consider where I could display it. If you have a table that it could sit under, it would be beautiful with perhaps an artificial vine or a real one. Some vining plants do not require sun. But you would want to consider whether you were risking the basket developing mold with a live plant.
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I like artificial flowers (have allergies). I have found some at garage sales that are so unusual (mostly because they are old).. I wash them (upside down in the kitchen sink - the dry the same way outside) Then stick in a foam base glued to the bottom of the basket. It makes an old basket look gorgeous and you can also spray paint the basket first with a color that co-ordinates with the flowers !
If you want to put marbles or potpourri in it, but don't want to buy a lot, do what the photo-stylists and window dressers do with props: bolster the bottom with something else and then put the marbles or potpourri on top. It will have the same visual effect as if it were full.
I would put a nice green plant in it (being careful to protect the basket from water by using a plastic plate or liner). Then put it in some strategic place like an end table or cabinet. Greenery is always a good thing.
Hi everyone! I was doing some cleaning today and found a wicker basket that is being used to store dusty old papers and such. It's such a pretty basket, though, and I'd like to show it off somehow. It looks a bit like this:
(Oops. The original link I posted didn't work. Try going to http://www.inkity.com/catalog/product/3/79 14/Round-Wicker-Basket.html and scrolling down to "Woven Basket" -- it's fourth down on the list.)
What are some frugal ways to turn this into some sort of centrepiece? I originally thought flowers, but then I'd always be replacing them and that could get expensive. Then I thought fruit, but it always gets eaten too quickly, plus (the larger problem) it attracts bugs. (Even though it's January, the stupid things refuse to freeze and die!) Potpourri or marbles might work, but the basket is pretty big, so I'd have to buy a lot. What do you guys think?
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