A Tisket, a Tasket, a Old Look for a Basket

Generally, I prefer
authentically aged goods to
items that are made to look old,
but occasionally I find something
that looks close to authentic,
so I bring it home.When I found this metal basket
for 50 cents at a thrift store,
it reminded me of an
old egg basket,
but it is coated with rubber
and that rubber was shiny gray.

I gave it a quick coat of matte
black spray paint, then scratched
it up just a little with my fingernail.

The charming “tag” attached to the
front of the basket came from
Kristi at Vintage Skye.
It adds the finishing touch to the basket.

She contacted me a few weeks ago,
wanting to purchase some of
my old date nails, and I’d been
admiring her gorgeous items
for a long time now, so I
told her I’m much rather make a trade
than a sale.

She was game, so I got to do
some shopping in her Etsy shop
for the trade.

In addition to a set of the key tags,
I selected this knob,
Handstamped Clock Knob
these tags,
Sprigs of Grass Stamped Clay Mini Tag set of 2

don’t they look cute on my little tree?

and I was surprised to discover she included these also.
Handstamped Numbered Clay Tags
Thanks Kristi!!!  I LOVE them too!

Quick, cheap and charming … that’s my kind of project!

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  1. Love the basket. The tag adds just the right touch! I Love Browsing at Vintage Skye. I will have to make a purchase in the near future!

  2. I love your project, Angie, and all the little goodies, too!

  3. What a great trade 🙂

  4. Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage says

    Oh, you really got some wonderful items in your trade, Angie! I like EVERYTHING you chose…AND your thrifty basket, as well!

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday! It’s always a joy to have you join us.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  5. What a beautiful basket! I love that tag! Thanks for sharing at my VIP party this week =)

  6. Hi Angie,

    Your basket looks wonderful!


  7. What fun to make trades! I love it all!

  8. Very cute stuff-lovely stuff to relove 🙂

    Visiting from It’s OverFlowing linky party
    ~Smiles, Suzanne from WhyCuzICan in NW Illinois

  9. I ordered some tags from her, too! Isn’t she wonderful! Great project! I would absolutely love it if you would link your basket up to our “impossibility” party. Here’s the link:


    Thanks for the inspiration!


  10. I love this little basket. It looks fabulous.

  11. I love your basket, Angie! I have a basket similar in style but longer that is currently green. It has a liner {it was a garden tool kit basket} and I’ve been debating what color to spray it. I’d really like to use it somewhere as it would be a great piece to hold something. I love the tag you added, too!

    Visiting from Met Monday : )

  12. I love the look of the basket, and the tags are awesome!! I signed up to follow you on the new linky follower.

    Thanks so much for linking up to the challenge!

  13. I LOVE your basket! I too searched for an old affordable wire basket and never found one. You can check out my solution here:http://flyawayhome-4am.blogspot.com/2011/03/wire-basket-and-can-of-paint.html… Have a great day!

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