Thursday, April 2, 2015

Decor Steals Design Ingenuity Event- Vintage Farmhouse Wire Baskets

A few weeks back I was asked if I wanted to participate in a fun event that Decor Steals was putting together called Design Ingenuity where they team up a few bloggers and  send them a mystery item and the bloggers have to come up with a way to use the item in their home. You all know how much I love Decor Steals so I was totally on board. I mean who does not like receiving goodies in the mail!?:) If you have not heard of Decor Steals before you are missing out. They offer up one deal a day at up to 80% off retail and shipping is only $5!
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My goodie box came and inside was a set of Antique White Wire Baskets. I had to put on my thinking cap for this challenge and try to come up with something outside of the ordinary. I mean there are so many wonderful uses for these baskets from using them for towels, toilet paper, magazines, fruit, cooking utensils. I mean the list could go on and on. You could even use them to create a light fixture with. I did not have enough time for that though.
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I was in the middle of trying to figure out my spring front porch and a light bulb went off ...no pun intended!;)
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I decided that the baskets would make the perfect containers for flowers on the porch.
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I grabbed my vintage looking display ladder and screwed in three small screws that I could hang the baskets from.
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I then ran to my local super center to find some pretty flowers at a decent price even though I have terrible green thumb. 
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After getting home I needed to find something to wrap the flower pots in since you would be able to see them thru the wire baskets. I first wanted to use burlap but I did not have enough. I remembered though that I had brown paper lunch bags stored away. They made for the perfect cover up don't ya think?
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Thank you Decor Steals for such a fun challenge. Mr. Front Porch came home and commented on how nice they looked out on the porch so mission accomplished. Now if I can only finish up the rest of the porch. I know I will be using these baskets many times over.  
Design Ingenuity Event- Decor Steals-From My Front Porch To Yours
My friend Anne from White Lace Cottage was my partner in crime for this event so be sure to stop on by her blog to see how she used her set of baskets. 

You will be excited to know that the basket trio is todays (click on the blue daily steal to order) Daily Steal ! Because you are a follower of mine you are getting a chance at grabbing them up before anybody else so hurry on over before they are gone. They sold out quickly the last time they were offered up and I am not sure when they will be back after today. Daily Steals go live every day at 10 am Eastern.
Be sure to sign up to receive Daily Steal updates here in your inbox if you need a reminder like I do. I kick myself sometimes for not clicking over soon enough. 

If you are feeling lucky and are on Facebook head on over to Decor Steals Facebook Page and enter for your chance to win one of three sets of baskets they are giving away in honor of the Design Ingenuity event with Anne and me! Be sure to tell them I sent ya. The giveaway goes live at 9 am central once everybody else is allowed to start ordering the baskets.

**I was compensated for sharing this event but all thoughts/opinions and ideas are my own.**


6 comments:

  1. Loved how u used your baskets. Perfect for your pretty flowers.

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  2. So pretty and very clever!!!! Now I want to add flowers to my porch but it is still way too early.....
    Happy Easter!!!
    ~Des

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  3. Super cute way to use those baskets, Pamela!

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  4. This was a great idea, Pamela! The baskets filled with flowers make such a great statement for your entry.
    Mary Alice

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  5. LOVE THEM! You created such a great display and Johnny Jump Up's are a favorite of mine :)
    Looking fabulous Pam!!

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  6. LOVE the way you displayed those pretty metal baskets and I LOVE your bunny planter! That corner looks so pretty! Happy Easter Pamela!

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