Saturday, March 16, 2013

Basket for the Tea Party

How many eggs do YOU have in YOUR Basket?!?!
When I see baskets, from Easter to Decorative, I imagine all the fun items I can fill it with... flowers, eggs, toys.. wait! Maybe that's my kids, too!!
 
It's AMAZING that you can weave baskets with material, ribbons, twigs, papers and more!  With this fun Metal basket and our Tea for Two Designer Series Paper and Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim... I can't WAIT to fill this basket up!
OK can you awwww with me, here?!?!
Weaving 1" and 1/2" strips of 12"x12" pretty, mixed pattern paper from the Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (Spring Mini) was a fun way to create a vintage basket.
Fill it up?
How about try to keep it for myself!!!!
With sooo many little girls in my home, this basket was a natural draw and has since housed princesses, balls, a few super hero's (until my son re-claimed them, lol)... but no matter WHAT I place inside (or they do) - it's a fun basket!
The Vanilla 5/8"Flower Trim is soooo lovely and with 2 yards per packet, I had a TON left over!!  A perfect feminine and Spring twist to this basket.
I LOVE that you can color the roses with our Ink Pads, Stampin' Write Markers or ReInkers... but leaving a rose on it's own, sometimes the clean white roses can stand out on their own!
Our Designer Series Paper is DOUBLE SIDED!!!!
So if you fill it up or not, the patterns inside are d
ifferent but oh so lovely!
It's Spring!
Our trees are blooming and our citrus is ready to eat!
What would YOU fill this basket with?!?!
YEAH!!!
Can you tell that THEY love it?!?!
(Me too, but how do Iiiiii keep it?!?!)
If YOU haven't tried out our Flower Ribbon Trim, stunning Vintage but Trendy Paper and Ribbon is ideal for this woven basket.  I LOVE having found this wire basket and having changed it up with our Paper and Ribbon!
(I can do this for ALL Seasons with the aide of our papers and ribbons!  AWESOME!!)
This would be the perfect center piece for a Tea Party, Dinner Table, Craft Table (where Iiiiii will have mine - lol), Easter Dinner.. it's limitless!
 
How would YOU Decorate this basket?!?!
Tie it up with our Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon for an additional feminine twist of elegance for Spring.
Leave me a comment and let me know what YOU would do with this basket?!?! 
With a blank canvas that is lovely, on it's own, it's fun to change up the feel with our papers, ribbons and accessories!
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