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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

White Washed French Country Basket

Bon Jour, Mon Amis!
Do you love the look of rustic baskets as much as I do?  Oui?  Well, today I thought I'd share with you one of my latest creations, a wicker basket that I gave a French Country accent to!
What could be more French Country than chicken wire? I really love the look.  I began by giving the basket a white washed treatment, which really gives it Old World charm, I think!
 Next, I created an oversized tag from one of my all time favorite French graphics from the Graphics Fairy.
The piece de la resistance is a key that says "dream".  As in "dreaming of Provence"!
 Oh, and I can't forget the big floppy bow that I made out of rustic looking burlap.  This was a fun project, which transported me to the French countryside (in my mind, anyway!!). I'm adding this lovely to my Etsy shop, if you care to take a peek!  Au revoir!


NanaDiana said...

That's a beauty, Donna. I think someone will snap that right up! Looks like you ae back at it! xo Diana

Fishtail Cottage said...

what a pretty find! love the key - so cool! xoox, tracie

Myric said...

This is so pretty. Made me dream of provence as well!


Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Love your french market basket! The burlap ribbon, tag and the key just makes it perfect.


Lisa ~Suburban Retreat~ said...

You've pulled it all together beautifully ... such great attention to detail!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I just love the tag and the key embellishment. Another fantastic creation, Donna.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Genius! Using the chicken wire is pure genius! Love it!

Myric said...

Oh you are so sweet Donna! I will try to take a rest. Keep warm yourself. I am surprised you dont like cold knowing you were from. I cant wait till I can get used to it. My limit is 77. Can u imagine? My hubby is hot and sweaty and I am covered in flanel clothes! Lol!


john said...

Hello Donna...mmm this looks gorgeous...you got me dreaming of Provence that's for sure...I can see the basket filled full of French lavender ahhh nice ! Have a nice weekend ! Gail x

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Debbie said...

I think this is the prettiest basket ever, Donna! The burlap bow really does it for me.

My Little Home and Garden said...

All your basket needs now is a big bunch of French lavender!
À bientôt!