Mount Basket has become higher and higher as I paint, repaint, and paint yet again to achieve the thick distressed finish I am looking for.
When I am not painting baskets, I am overdying calico to tear into ribbons to make rosettes and tassels for the baskets.
Some are listed on Etsy (some of those have vintage linens with them).
Several have made their way to the booth and found new homes.
The large lidded basket - perfect to slide on a shelf - distressed white paint - stained ticking with a calico rosette.
A large picnic hamper lightly distressed with stained ticking, calico rosette, and tassel.
I stained this one dark first then painted white.
Added a stained calico piece around the edge with a rosette.
I am in love with this market basket, but have it listed on Etsy.
Heavily, heavily painted with calico ties around the edges.
Added a tassel with a rusty concho.
A wooden basket with twig sides - distressed white paint job.
Mod Podged a striped fabric to the sides.
Rosette of floral upholstery fabric (betcha thought I was going to say calico - HA!) with added pearls.
My distressed roses are getting a work-out being a photo prop. Read how to create them here.
This one is listed on Etsy.
This is one gigantic twig basket - distressed white with added tassel.
Too huge to ship - in my booth.
It would be great with rolls of vintage linens.
We all got together outside for a Prairie family portrait, but all of the baskets would not fit into the photo.
Here's the first group.
And here's the second group.
So in conclusion, I have been away from Bloglandia painting baskets, making rosettes and dying fabric before tearing it up.
Also I have been glued to the TV watching The World Cup. I have decided our football players are wimps compared to the soccer guys. Congrats, Germany - you had to be good to beat us!
I am now on my fourth washcloth for knitting class. In the fall we will meet again to knit a scarf.
I continue to purge the contents of this house.
My long-held belief that one had to have on hand every craft supply known to exist is ridiculous.
I am now moving into the "buy it and immediately use it up" mode for all craft supplies and paint. Let the stores worry about where to hide, er, store all that junk.
So if you follow me on Etsy as well as here, be prepared for major destash.
If you are a customer of my booths, be prepare to be inundated with supplies and vintage stuff.
First up will be the Mount Basket residents.
For those needing a little Prairie - Plain & Primitive Style.
Use this discount code to receive 10% off your purchase at the Distressed Donna Etsy store:
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