Friday, April 27, 2007

For Andrea

Happy Friday, everyone!! It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend here in Minnesota. Sunny and in the 70's. Lovely! I will continue on with sharing the May Baskets I made for my three partners. The second basket has arrived and this was especially made for the vintage queen herself, Andrea. Check out Andrea's blog too, she has a fabulous giveaway going on. So what's a girl to make for someone that seems to have the most fabulous vintage goodies already?! After I found this milk glass basket, I knew I was set. Just what to do with it....Lets start with the outside. I found this gorgeous, very vintage brooch at an estate sale and thought that Andrea would really like it. I made a paper rosette around it and attached it to the basket with pink tulle.For the "heart" of the basket I made a little nest. I added the fun vinage birdy and then started adding flowers and more flowers. I had my radar on at estate sales for vintage flowers and found many different ages and style. I like how they all come together.

Finally I added on one of my favorite old postcards. These darling children are holding lilacs, the ultimate sign of spring here in Minnesota. What a fun May Basket to put together, all with a little vintage flair for my pal, Andrea!!!

19 comments:

dede warren said...

beautiful! you are brave to try and decorate a bowl. i am sure i couldn't have done it. nice job, i am sure andrea loves it!!

Kim said...

oh wow!!!!!!! i absolutely love this! i'm sure she will also! your brave shipping it!

Sugar Bear said...

What fun! Andrea is sure lucky.
Karla

Lilli said...

Kari, this is so beautiful. The milk glass is perfect, the brooch stunning, and everything else divine :)

Bonnie said...

Oh wow again-I am sooooooo sorry i didn't take part in this now-kicking myself, but I would have had nowhere as much imagination as displayed here to create such a beautiful basket.

Lori said...

I had to go to flickr to see your creations, my laptop is still giving me FITS. Anyway the basket you made and the bird cage are over the top gorgeous!!!!

Dawn said...

Your friends are very blessed to be receiving these lovely, lovely baskets!
There is such joy in creating gifts for others.

Felicia said...

What a beautiful basket. This is a very fun swap!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

so pretty! when do you find the time to hunt down such pretty thing AND put them together so beautifully!?!?!?

rebecca said...

kari, your work is beautiful! love your blog--so inspiring. blessings, rebecca

Cabs said...

These baskets, and indeed this whole swap, is such an inspiration!!

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Kari, I forgot to take pictures of any part of my basket. I do deeply appologize!
With Kindness,
Mary

lauren said...

Wow Kari! This is a beauty. I already know you give the best swaps, and these just prove it!

Beautiful and clever!

Stevie K said...

Beautiful!! I love the post card and brooch!

Vickie said...

Beautiful. Lucky her.

Tiff said...

OMGoodness!!! That is absolutely gorgeous! Andrea is a very lucky lady and you are very talented.

Sue McGettigan said...

Your baskets are adorable, what a fun project!

suzi finer said...

I can't even tell you just how much the basket you sent me brings home memories, scents, sounds and textures of the places I love the most. That Ox Cart!!! Wow!
I am having the very best May Day experience in my entire life! (okay, it is the first time...but you know what they say; first time's the best! So true...LOVE YOU!
Enthusiastic? oh yes. See my blog on the first of May, baby!

Allison said...

So beautiful - another amazing basket!! Great job.

allie
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