Old Farm Wire Basket Filled With Autumn Pleasantries
I found inspiration from this wire basket that came from a rural farm in Indiana and envisioned decorating it up for the autumn season using interesting gourds and other colorful botanicals.
A large gourd was placed inside that almost covers the bottom of the basket and has a crooked neck shape which trails over the top edge in style. An interesting chocolate brown wooden heart pod was filled with four tiny pumpkins while two other unique pods enclosed with pale orange berries were tucked behind it. A root cellar apple was used inside to gain height while two dried onions were placed on top.
A fluffy white cotton boil, a piece of an orange quince slice, beeswax corn, another smaller gourd and corn shucks were also incorporated inside the basket. Preserved flax stands tall off to the left accompanied by a wee piece of corn cob tied securely in place to the wire.
The basket sports early 1880 ~ 1910 black mourning print calico fabric wrapped on the top edge as shown in image 3 and is heavily worn. Cream colored burlap was placed in the back to keep the contents intact and sewn to the outside wire rim in a lackadaisical manner.
This basket is one of a kind and so unique! You can place this on an antique ladder as I did with an old feed sack nearby or this piece would look awesome hanging off of a cupboard door as well. What about hanging it from a shaker peg next to your wonderful textiles or from an old piece of wood..possibly an indoor window shutter? This farm basket has great decorating potential and promises to bring magic to your homestead just in time for autumn! Enjoy!
The overall height is 12" tall including the wire handle, the basket itself is 6" tall in the front, measures 7" on the sides and is about 6" deep (front to back).
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