I do not know exactly how time has escaped me, but it has. I have been caught up with Prairie Style - the book, blogs and magazines.
I cannot get enough of the decorating ideas.
So I jumped in over my head with a pile of baskets to alter into prairie style - plain and primitive.
Here are the first two finished.
More baskets are on the way.
I took two creel-inspired baskets from the 1980's in horrible shape.
The baskets had come unwoven and parts missing.
I whitewashed them first.
(Well, I first cleaned them - they were dusty!)
I took vintage mattress ticking fabric aged with taupe dye and coffee to alter the creels.
I repaired the broken weave in places.
Tied pieces together.
Added a strap of the ticking for a hanger.
Used some vintage buttons.
Made rosettes of distressed torn calico in a blue floral.
Also made a tassel for the front.
A view of the back.
I am happy with the result and have become engrossed with other baskets and how to alter them into prairie style - plain and primitive.
I have made stacks of torn cotton ribbons and rosettes and tassels.
I promise I will be around to check on all of you soon. I have a pile of emails and comments to answer and I am starting right this very minute.
Well, just as soon as I get this post scheduled to publish.
I also have some goodies from the Peach Tree 23 yard sale to show you.
These first two baskets are listed on Etsy along with two polo tray trophies.
Oh, no, another hour has escaped me!
UPDATE: BOTH OF THESE BASKETS ARE SOLD AS OF 6/14. MORE ARE BEING LISTED IN OTHER STYLES.
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