Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A tisket a tasket..

I adore baskets! Today I ventured out in the rain to Home Goods and found these great baskets for my freshly painted white bookshelf. I picked up three: two biggers ones with lining and a small one. After playing around with them a bit I can't decide if I want to keep them all or not. Here's some options

I think I'm leaning towards the last one. I still wants to be able to put my massive amounts of books somewhere and the other options just might take up too much room.

On a side note, I found a basket super similar to the ridiculously expensive Wisteria one that I thought was cute for a fraction of the price....$20.99! They even had it in white which I might even like more. I'm sure it's not as heavy and sturdy as the Wisteria one but sometimes you gotta make sacrifices to save some cash....especially on what's really just a piece of decoration! Anyway, I didn't get it cause let's be honest, I don't have a fireplace and so there's really no reason to have it. If anyone does though (ahem Sissy) you should get to Home Goods because these buckets for wood are just sitting there looking gorgeous with no one to fill them. They also had some great fireplace screens.

I got 3 out of my 4 Target pillows in and I love them even more in person. Especially the two rectangular ones. They aren't nearly as metallic and shiny in person and that makes them even more delightful. As soon as the last one arrives (come on UPS) I'll take a pic of them beautifully displayed on the couch we currently own...no promises my dogs won't try to sneak in the photo, they can be such camera sluts.

Lastly, I went to Michael's today (I know! I'm a busy girl right!) and picked up some silk hydrangeas for the kitchen table and what look like big branches with round white disky shells hanging off. I'm sure they have a formal name but I don't care, I love them either way. Just don't know what I'm going to do with them yet.

8 comments:

Kristin said...

The bookcase looks great! You should probably hang on to all those baskets until you've got the books and other objects to fill those shelves and then you can fill in the baskets where you need them. That's the way I do it at least... no sense in thinking too hard about it now!

CTB said...

I want to see a picture of the hydrangeas once you get them arranged. I want an arrangement in my guest room and I need help! :)

BLC :o said...

Oh la la!!! I am loving your blog!!! Thanks for stopping by. Xoxo-BLC

paula said...

you are on a roll. it feels so good to cross things off the list.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

I love baskets too! And they're so great to place on bookshelves as you are doing.

down and out chic said...

you are a busy girl! i agree w/you that the last set up is my favorite (although you could probably use the basket elsewhere if you decided to keep it, no?)

Tara Gibson said...

busy girl! looks like everything is coming together and its going to be fab! ps your helpers on the post below are ADORABLE!

[Tara] said...

I am also a basket fanatic -- I use them for everything: bills, pictures, magazines, etc. the shelves look great!