Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I'm ready to pick flowers now!

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I went to Carmel with some friends on Saturday. I'll share more photos of that tomorrow but today I wanted to show you what I bought!
I remember seeing one of these in a magazine years and years ago, I think it was in the old Victoria magazine and I've always wanted one but never saw one for sale anywhere! It's a basket on a pole that you can stick into the soil in your garden to hold your flowers as you cut them. The tip is pointed so it will be easy to push into the ground. I'll be using it in my garden when my roses bloom but for now it's just decorating my living room. Those roses aren't real but they look like they are so that's good enough for me.
I just think it's so cute (and practical)!

43 comments:

Seasons for All at Home said...

Cindy, what a treasure you've found! For some reason I'm conjuring up Mary Poppins -- in the springtime. I'm looking forward to seeing more photos as you pick those flowers! ~Arleen

desiree said...

I love it. I too am ready for spring/summer bouquets around the house!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Me TOO! I want Spring. NOW! Pretty, please?

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

What a great idea. Fun and functional. I hope you can fill that basket over and over:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Jennifer said...

What a find - this is adorable and your idea is great - love it! Jennifer

elinAnita (eddaskreativiteter ) said...

Never seen before...cute:)
have a nice evning...
elinanita

Deserae said...

So pretty...and clever too! Great find :o)
~Des

Lavender Cottage said...

Martha Steward used to have a larger basket on a pole she used in her garden similar to yours on her show years ago.
Can't say I've ever seen one for sale anywhere so you made a great find.

AshTreeCottage said...

Cindy that is just so darling! It ranks right up there in my book with wicker shopping carts. It looks so sweet next to your comfy chair. I know you will have such fun using it in your garden!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Jeannine said...

Very clever basket. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for pics of Carmel

vintage frenchhen said...

So cute! I absolutely love Carmel, I have so many happy memories from that precious town! Eating at Katie's, the lone cypress, The Cobblestone Inn, AGH...I need a road trip! I especially love that the Plaza now has an Anthropology! Marcia

French-Kissed said...

I have never seen one before ~ absolutely charming. Now, I want one! This is going to look so great in your rose garden. ~jermaine~

Andrea at My Feathered Nest said...

What a neat idea! I could have used one of those so many times in the past. I am itching for little green sprouts to start popping up, BUT FIRST, we have to get rid of a foot of snow and it's snowing again this morning...ARGH! I guess I need to start another indoor project.
stay warm
ANDREA

Kathysue said...

Carmel!! Be still my heart! my favorite place in the whole world, it can be rainy or sunny it is still the most gorgeous place to me. I love your flower picking basket. I can just see you filling it up with lovely roses from your yard. This little basket will make the experience that much more enjoyable, kind of like a market basket. Great find and purchase, Kathysue

Paula said...

Oh, how lovely, Cindy! You're so fortunate to have found such a treasure. It looks adorable in your livingroom. Now I have something new to search for on my antique buying trips!

Paula

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Very pretty room! Love your chair cover. I don't always comment but always enjoy your blog.

Elsie said...

Cindy~ I think you're right it was
in Victoria mag. I remember seeing
it and thinking how unusual it was.
I love it and if I ever see one for
sale I will buy it too. I really
thought your roses were real,they
are so pretty. We are suppose to
get snow again for the third time
this season.UNBELIEVEABLE!We never
get snow one time much less 3.
HURRY UP SPRING!!:o)

Lou Cinda said...

I have never ever seen one of these and it is just awesome!! You were so lucky!!

I am SO ready for Spring!!!

Lou Cinda ;)

House and Garden Boutique said...

What a great find!......I have never seen a basket on a pole. Definately a very useful item to have when you are gardening. Enjoy seeing unique items like this.....Lynn

Marilyn said...

Leave it to the "old-timers" to invent something practical. I love the birdcage beside the chair. I am a birdcage junkie!! LOL!!
**Smiles**
Marilyn
xxoo

Herself said...

I love it, Cindy!

Jan ~ BellaCasa said...

I've got one of these. Bought while living in Europe. It is very useful for flowers or vegtable picking.

Cozy Little House said...

How cute, Cindy! I love the view outside too.
Brenda

Becky from Tennessee said...

That is so cute, Cindy! I love
your "birdhouse" table. I had
my sweet hubby make me one a few
years ago but mine is outside.
I even had a little wren pair
make a nest in mine...so sweet!
Your roses look fresh picked to
me!

Becky

Mélanie said...

I really love it , too. I'm ready for spring , too but it seems the weather is not ready

Sarah Sarniak said...

I like it! I think it'll look great in your lovely garden.

Susan said...

Cindy it is so very cute!! I am looking forward to spring and seeing you post about all your beautiful flowers!

Julie said...

Cindy...soon - very soon, you are going to need a bigger place! Great find!

myletterstoemily said...

what a lovely idea!

makes me long for my roses...

vignette design said...

I want one of those! Great find Cindy! Can't wait to see the Carmel photos. It has been a while since I've been there.

Lacy said...

Ooh! now I want one too! How neat is that!

afistfullofweeds* said...

Never been to California, but, it's on my bucket list!! You can use your basket on the pole for a cane and doo-dad holder when you get old! LOL! Rhonda

Old,New and Handcrafted said...

Cindy, I'm a new blogger I was just wondering how do people feel about snapping a few photos in their shops? I go on alot of outtings and I'd love to snap some pictures of the beautiful shops I visit.

fairmaiden said...

Carmel is one of most favorite places in the world!!! I bet you had a beautiful day. That basket in your living room looks like straight out of a Victoria mag. Those roses look real! Such a cheerful cottage you have...I can hear the birdsong.

Betty said...

Cindy, flower basket is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I picked my daffodils yesterday. Last fall I planted 75 blubs and with all this rain they are still beautiful. Just a little muddy.
P.S. love your store. The candy dish is to die for.

Flowers said...

Your Home decorations are just fabulous and your home is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lily Rose said...

Give romantic gifts to your girl friend and impressed her heart!!!

susan said...

Great basket and I love the view out your window. It looks much warmer and I am envious! I can just picture that basket full of flowers!

linda said...

what a great find it fits in perfect in your lovely home it was ment for you to find it :)

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful treasure! It suits your home perfectly.

- The Tablescaper

Glenda said...

Your patio looks different. Did they cut a tree down or trim it back. I know that's not the object of the post.

I want spring too, but also love the rain.

Ciao

Linda Q said...

These baskets on canes make me think of the English or Irish country side, way cute!

Linda

Robyn said...

Awesome purchase! I'm so ready for spring...I HAD to buy daffodils at the grocery yesterday!