Thursday, February 16, 2012

Basket Makeover



I have a serious love for basket style handbags. I hardly ever find the ones that I like, at the price I am willing to pay at the retail stores. So what do I do?
I find baskets at thrift stores and embellish them however I like.

The hard part is finding the baskets that are in really good condition with character.

Once I find some, there is no way that I can pass them up, I have to have them!

This basket has a lot of potential; let's see how I do...


Isn't she a cutie? I love the shape, and how the handles are flexible.
After thinking it over(and over and over) I finally started working on it.

First I added leather to the handles...


Then, I used a handkerchief I had, for lining. Folded the sides and added a couple buttons...


I was pretty happy with the results so far, then as usual I got stuck with decision making...

Silky brown flower corsage?


or, a cotton flower corsage?


I guess I don't have to pick only one, since they are removable, I can switch them up and have fun! Which one is your favorite?






By the way, I was asked to do a review for Olive Garden, and the post is coming up next week (did I mention a giveaway for my Tea Rose Home readers?!). I can't wait to share my experience trying out their 3 course dinner for $12.95 promotion! :)

15 comments:

  1. Ever since I saw your earlier basket makeover, I have been looking for a suitable basket to makeover. I haven't found one yet, but I'm sure the wait will be worth it :)
    I love everything about this basket, especially the leather handles. I will go for the silky brown corsage, gives it an unexpected glam touch.
    Enjoy your lovely basket, Sachiko.

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  2. I absolutely love it, the brown rosette I think is my choice,orrrr maybe the stripe,no the brown.:)
    Happy sewing
    xx jeanetteann

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  3. Very cute! I personally like the silky brown corsage best - it provides a nice contrast to the handkerchief.

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  4. I like the brown flower best. :)

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  5. That is super cute! Makes me want to go find a basket... :-) And I place my vote for the cotton flower; it has the most personality.

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  6. I'm going consignment store shopping this weekend so I'll be sure to be on the look out for interesting baskets after seeing how great yours turned out!

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  7. What a great idea!! I love both flowers... makes for a good change when you feel like something different :)

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  8. This is so creative and just beautiful! I love the brown flower! I also love, love the measuring tape ribbon! How fabulous, thank you for sharing. . .keeping my eye out for baskets now!

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  9. I love this idea. I will be looking out for vintage baskets! I prefer the cotton stripe corsage. Maggie xx

    http://prettyflowersinthewindow.blogspot.com/

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  10. Che meraviglia delle meraviglie il tuo blog, non lo conoscevo ma ora non lo lascio più,naturalmente mi unisco ai tuoi followers.
    Se ti va, vieni a trovarmi
    Baci
    Emi

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  11. HOLA SACHIKO. MI NONBRE ES MERCEDES, Y TENGO UN HUMILDE BLOG, QUE SE LLAMA EL OLOR DE CADIZ. A TRAVES DE OTRA COMPAÑERA, HE LLEGADO HASTA TI Y TU BLOG, Y ME HE QUEDADO ENCANTADA. Y SI ME PERMITES, ME HAGO TU SEGUIDORA, Y APRENDO DE TODO LO QUE HACES. ESPERO ESTAR EN CONTACTO. SALUDOS DESDE CADIZ, ESPAÑA.

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  12. it is lovely!
    have a nice day

    najmaworld.wordpress.com

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  13. I like the brown flower but both are darling!

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