Friday, February 24, 2012

I'm having an affair. With Ironstone and metal baskets apperantly


I am up to my eyeballs in projects right now. My biggest is a  showing of my paintings on Gallery Night, March 24. So nervous about this! I spent most of the afternoon painting but I still have lots to do. Besides the finishing touches I need to varnish and do the edges and sign and give them time to dry. I WILL be done by the end of the weekend. I must.
But I also get distracted (stop laughing mom) by daydreams of changing up my decor. I have a plan for my dining room. Part of my plan involved rounding up all of my white ironstone. I don't have tons, and I've mixed in a few pieces that I don't think even ARE ironstone but who cares. It's my house and I can call it ironstone if I want. I also gathered up most of my metal baskets. I had NO idea I had so many. And it's dangerous to leave them mounded up all together right girls? Because we all know that eventually the hubs will notice them and ask you why on earth you need 200 metal baskets. 

The mess was so pretty I just had to snap a few photos and share them with you to let you know I'm still alive! 

Do you like this caddy I got at Home Goods? That store is SO fun isn't it?
 










Those are some of my paintings over there to the right...I need them outta here!




Oh look...another basket...


I kinda like them just laying there all together.



Boy my house looks empty back there. I can't believe there's a wall space I haven't filled up yet!


This is my fave. I got him at Canton about 12 years ago.  See that bucket back there? $1 at the thrift store!  I think I'll plant some basil in there...
project #86. Plant basil in bucket. : )

26 comments:

classic • casual • home said...

I love Home Goods TOO...and wire baskets and white china are at home in my place too.

Anne said...

You have a great collection.Love that ironstone.We have a home goods around here too.I try to stay out.I do better at thrift stores.

Bliss said...

LOL.... I'm sort of afraid to actually write down all the projects I want to do. #10,401 just seems so daunting!

~Bliss~

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

My husband asked if I wanted go antiquing anywhere this weekend and I actually said no. I've never said no before, but our house and garage are so full of unfinished projects, it's making me DIZZY!

BUT, there's no reason I couldn't go and look at ironstone pieces or wire baskets like you have. They're already done! No refinishing, painting, etc. to add to my list. Your collection is quite impressive already!

Blondie's Journal said...

I adore Homegoods, ironstone, baskets and I am sure I would love your paintings, too! :)

XO,
Jane

blhitchcock901 said...

Adore the wire baskets. I always manage to sell mine and now I have none. You and I share the same love for ironstone. I don't really think all of mine are ironstone either, but the white, ivory, teapots, pitches, bowls, etc make me smile and that's all that matters. See my posts and some of my ironstone. I've only photographed a few. More will follow.

Kristel said...

You have an amazing collection! I too am in love with metal baskets, and would love to add more eventually, for what, i don't know. I also have so many projects, the only problem, they are all still just in my head! I need to get moving. Good luck with your paintings.

Pamela said...

What a great collection Linsey! Hope all is going well lady!

Anne said...

LOVE all your ironstone and baskets! Great post...lovely blog! Best wishes for your ipcoming show!
Anne ♥
(A new follower!)

summersoul said...

good luck with the painting. I love your basket collection. And again I laughed while reading your post. I too have a list of projects a mile long. Happy to have my mom and stepdad here. He sure is helpful :) Have a great weekend and don't work too hard.

MC

Heather said...

I am anxious to see what you are going to do, since ironstone and wire baskets are my two of my favorites as well! I love Home Goods too, especially since my oldest daughter works there! :)

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

I love all of your ironstone. Jealous of your wonderful collection. And a girl can never have enough baskets:)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend
~Cheryl

Janis said...

Great collections you have! Love your style! Found you through crafty Texas girls! I'm following you on Google and Linky!!...just so I'm covered!!!

LoloDesigns said...

Hi, saw you on my follower list and thought I'd would pop by and say hello. Glad I did as your blog is lovely, so inspiring. Really loving the metal basket thing you have going on. Love Lolo xx

Butterbean Row said...

I ♥ your collections of ironstone and wire baskets. You take good photos too!

♥charlotte

chateau chic said...

Wonderful collection of ironstone (I think my all time favorite thing to collect!) and metal baskets. I'll be checking back to see what arrangements you come up with. Great textures to mix.
Mary Alice

Revi said...

We're on the same page AGAIN, and still loving it! Can't wait to see your new paintings, Linsey! :)
-Revi

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Hellooooo FARMHOUSE PORCH!*!*!
Soooo glad I FIRST discovered you on PINTEREST - & now your BLOG!!! You are just darling!!! Your enthusiasm "just radiates" ALL OVER YOUR POSTINGS... I'm DEFINITELY now following along... AND love ALL your W*H*I*T*E I*R*O*N*S*T*O*N*E...
Jeanine Burkhardt

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Linsey, you have quite a fun collection of sorts there! We have the same taste and affairs with ironstone and wire baskets. LOVE your stuff girly!!

xo
Becky

Honey at 2805 said...

It is a beautiful mess! If you need someone to take some of it off your hands, I'm here to help! ;)

Tisha said...

Be still my beating heart! I love your collections, and I agree, the baskets do look nice all clustered there together. I'm visiting from Cowgirl Up (thanks for hosting!) and I'd love it if you'd link up at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

A Thrifted Market said...

I have the same obsession! Thanks for hosting the party..I linked up!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Every time I'm in Dallas I make a trip to HomeGoods! Love that store! Also love your collections of ironstone and metal baskets. You just can't have to much of either!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

I love the shot of all of your white ware on the table with those awesome fat hydrangeas. Lovely!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I love all of the white dishes...love you caddy and all the better that you found it at Home Goods. The hydrangeas look great in it. I'm with you...likin' the baskets just as they are all grouped together.

I saw in your profile that you are in Humble. I'm just a little west of you in The Woodlands. I'd love a chance to meet a fellow blogger!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Two of my favorite collections...wire baskets and white ironstone! thanks for sharing yours with us at NTT.

Blessings,
Linda

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