4.15.2011

Green Basket for Pink Saturday

Happy Pink Saturday
After my rant on auctions last week, off I went to another this week.  Couldn't resist when my California neighbors called and requested a ride along and wanted to watch me in the process of actually bidding but doing it so no one could tell I was actually bidding. (does that make sense? :)  I am so glad I went.  Look what I got!!!  Isn't it gorgeous with it's original green worn paint and that fabulous patina.  This spectacular old garden basket is very large, spanning 2 feet across and with that wonderful wooden handle that spans 16".  This will go in my booth next week but today it's filled with the most fabulous smelling lilacs, compliments of my good neighbors, and in honor of Pink Saturday, it rest next to the just opening azaleas here in Va. Ah yes, Virginia is coming into its own this week as Historic Garden Week gets under way.  My brunch is today and I will be spending time with my family. Along with an array of tempting foods I've been working on all week,  my baby sister is making Belgian waffles served with blueberries, strawberries and home made whipped cream.   Oh my!  Wish every single one of you could join us!   Best Wishes for a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow.  xoxo


 Always a thank you to Ms. Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting our Pink Saturday....the best party on the internet!  Click here for more beautiful pink blogs today.

34 comments :

Cat & Cricket said...

Simply gorgeous.. and
I love your basket!
Have fun this weekend!
Smiles~
Cricket

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

How pretty!

You're probably brunching as I write this. Have fun!

Tete said...

Love this basket. You surely can't sell this one! Oh, My! I would keep it forever.
We are just leafing out here in Illinois- not a lot in bloom yet but the tulips and daffodils. Pear trees are beautiful and spring is in the air!
Have a great Weekend and eat something for me at your brunch!
Hugs- Tete

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh what a great basket! I love it.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Lynn,

Love this basket and honestly I would love watching you in action bidding for it. How fun!

Are we still up for lunch? ;o)


~ Gabriela ~

Blondie's Journal said...

How pretty, Lynn! I would have put up a fight for that! It looks gorgeous with the lilacs in it. Someone is going to get lucky in your shop!!

It does look like spring is here. We are to have rain all weekend, but that's what makes everything turn green! I hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend!

XO,
Jane

Ido said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Love your spring baskets, we are not even close to have flowers, you only see the flowers at the stores, but not at gardens, still too cold.
Have a wonderful day!
XXX Ido

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

The basket is fabulous ~ of course the lovely lilacs make it all the more special. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Have a great weekend :O)

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a fine olde basket.....I used to have a similar one years ago. I think I gave it to one of the girls, but it was wonderful for cutting hydrangeas and just laying them softly in the basket until it was full and letting them just rest and dry. Each time they they would dry beautifully and keep their lovely color!
Our lilacs are just getting teeny green leaves....we have a while to go before we have the flowers...one of my favorites!
HPS!
Jil

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Love the basket...so shabby sweet,
Happy Pink Saturday
Michelle

Sares said...

Fabulous basket! Wish I could smell the lilcas through the screen. I want to try an auction sometime to find things for our booth but can't get my crew to go with me!

Those waffles sound delicious too! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

That is a gorgeous find! I knew you couldn't rant against auctions for long...Ha! :)

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
Sarah

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Lynne Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday sweet friend. I SO adore this wonderful basket. Don't you just wonder who owned it, and who might have strolled through their garden picking flowers for her basket? Oh if only this glorious piece could talk, I can only imagine the joy it would share with us.

I can't wait to see this item listed in your shop. I will be watching.

Hope you have a beautiful Pink Saturday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Char said...

Oh my gosh Lynn, as a basket weaver I can tell you you found a find. That is just beautiful and should last for generations. Love that green patina too.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

That basket is fabulous! I can't imagine selling it and if I were closer I might come and snatch it, lilacs and all, ha!

Happy PS,
Jacalyn

Rose Haven said...

Lilacs...oh my favorite!! I can almost smell them. They won't be around here for another month - 6 weeks!! HPS!!

She'sSewPretty said...

What a gorgeous basket!! I love lilacs. I can almost smell them!! Have a wonderful pink weekend!

Aunt Snow said...

Oh, it is a fantastic basket!

I admire you - I would never know how to bid.

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Lynn, love your basket, and the lilacs are gorgeous! Hope you had a lovely brunch with your family. Love belgian waffles!
~ Julie
p.s. I am linking to Pink Saturday. {It took a little working with the shredded nests to get them looking right; and it was very messy :).}

Sunny said...

Goodmorning! The basket is beautiful in fact the garden is so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday! Sunny109

Beach House Living said...

Now that is a basket to love!

Fun With This and That said...

Great find.I love auctions ,HappyPS
Laura

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Lynn,
Your basket is fantastic. Enjoy those waffles, they sound delicious.
Bon week-end,
Mimi

Lynn said...

You did good. Love that basket. Hope your weather this weekend does not blow the just budding blossoms off the trees. I know there is wicked weather around your area. Blessings and safety.

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

How gorgeous! I remember those beautiful Virginia azaleas! Lovely! We have been blessed with some wonderfully scented lilacs here and love them! My senior mom would love to add them to our gardening projects but so far, we are just enjoying the neighbors. :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

Such a sweet basket! Thanks for popping over to say hello! off to peek around your blog! ps - i host a garden party on thursday's (if you ever want to link up, please do)! xoox, tracie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Lynn, I LOVE that sweet basket!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Theresa said...

the basket is beautiful Lynn, but I really want to come for that delicious brunch and to smell your lilacs! xoxo

Betsy said...

Oh yes, that is a fabulous find! I love it!

I work for an auctioneer...doing all the computerized clerking. Such an interesting job going to the auctions!

pinkkandy said...

Once again, we are gathering to enjoy that yummy color....PINK....it is the most delicious color I know.... have a safe and pleasant week end...God Bless You...
Kandy

Aunt Snow said...

Lilacs and azaleas.....the best. I had to come visit again.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Lynn.

Girl, that basket is awesome. I love, love, love it.

And, your brunch looks and sounds wonderful. I know you all must have had a great time together.

Sarah said...

That's got to be the best looking basket I've ever seen.
Glad it found you! ~ Sarah

BJ Roan said...

What a lovely arrangement. Really like the basket!

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