Friday, August 26, 2011

Ode to Wire Baskets

Hats off to Domestically Speaking today for sharing her love of wire baskets today along with lovely pictures. I'm partial to wire baskets, as well. I mean, what's not to love? I love their timeless design and fun functionality. And I'm amazed by their ability to blend with any style, from modern to classic to cottage!

Since its inception last August, Willow House has introduced several wonderful wire baskets. You all know how much I love my French Wire Tiered Stand (a vital component of my Barista Bar). Her baby sister, the French Wire Carousel Caddy, is a little lovely with oodles of potential! And the French Wire Convertible Basket was so popular that we just couldn't keep enough in stock (welcome back, baby)! I really, really like them all.

But in July, I met a new friend. Three friends, actually -- the Wireweave Basket Trio. I liked them when I saw them simple and plain. Then I visited the Design Showcase at our annual Willow House Convention... and I loved them. Our designers turned them every which way but loose!

This trio works hard in any room, such as the office, where our designers organized books and papers (and notice that French Wire Carousel Caddy working hard in the background). I love how they lined the large basket with an old feedsack to add a pop of color and texture. Simple, but effective.

Next, our crew transformed the trio into an amazing tower centerpiece. By inserting the glass cylinders from our Galveston Footed Hurricanes into each of the Wireweave Baskets, they become vases for grocery store gerberas. Willow House designer-extraordinaire Susan added grass from her own yard into the top tier for a pop of green. Who knew such a big statement could be made so easily? (And, by the way, those little yellow flowers are known as "billy balls"... just one of many things I learned at Convention, thanks to Melanie Grant.)

But I was in awe when I saw the craft room. (Man, could I feel creative in this room!)

(I don't know if I'd actually be creative, but I could sure feel creative!)

(Note the French Wire Convertible Baskets on the walls -- and how 'bout that new Athena Crackle Vase turned lamp!)

There was a lot to be in awe of, but I think what really floored me was the use of the baskets as hanging lamps (thanks to fellow consultant Linda Burt for the great photos -- wouldn't you know that I forgot my camera). Those Willow House designers can turn anything into a lamp!

What about you? Are you loving the new wire basket trend, too? How would you use the Wireweave Basket Trio in your home?

If you're loving the Wireweave Basket Trio or any of the other products featured here and would like to see details or learn how to purchase, visit my Willow House website!

© Suzanne Jackson 2011.
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