I didn't want to make yesterday's post about Springfield too long, so I skipped the "Hey, look what I bought" portion.
But today's another story.
Hey, look what I bought!
The sap bucket was $5 (dahlia not included). And the metal picnic basket was $15.
This pattern of picnic basket is fairly collectible. Or would have been, if it had both of its wooden handles on it.
One of them bit the dust, so it's not really attractive to those picky picnic basket collectors. I, on the other hand, found it be be "well loved".
Neither of these items were bought with the intention of them being used here.
I tossed the dahlia in the bucket to lighten the load when removing things from my car that day. Between groceries, Springfield finds and flowers, my hands were full. When I got to the back porch, I dropped the bucket on the porch and laid the picnic tin on the shelf and took the rest of my groceries inside.
I came back outside with my icy cold Coke Zero and said "This doesn't look bad". There they stayed.
I call it accidental decorating.
Some of my best work happens when I don't use my brain. Not sure what that says about me.
Lynn @The Vintage Nest
ha! If I was picky about old stuff, I wouldn't have half the decor items in my house that I have. Love, love your accidental decorating and that color green is a favorite. Have a great weekend Pam xo
Ivy and Elephants
You are so funny! Love the lovely "accident" you created. Perfection is over rated:)
LOVE it when that happens. Looks like it was meant to be 🙂
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I have been following your site for a while but I think this is the first time I've left a comment. Why? IDK! Love your site. I just started a blog about 3 weeks ago and I've found your site very helpful and inspirational. Love your photos in this post! Blessings to you. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin
I love it when those accidents happen. Love, love, love the metal picnic basket, even without the other handle.
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I love your picnic basket just the way it is, and the accidental flower bucket is perfect.