Sunday, July 25, 2010

French Wire Basket and some cute gift tags!!

Well, here is my latest antique find.

Helen (my sister) and I went to an Antique mall while we were in Radford for the 4rth of July.
I went specifically looking for a wire basket or an old metal milk carrier.
I hafta have a goal in mind or I'll walk out with everything and yet nothing I need.
Needless to say I did find an old metal milk carrier but Helen spotted it first and immediately grabbed it. I will have pics of her find soon. I found a spot for it in her new studio apartment;)
Since Helen had found something, I had to find something too!! Ever feel that way?
I kept looking and came across this rusty ol' thing. The only thing describing what it was was an old tag that had "french wire basket" written on it.
I didn't know what to make of it...
I bought it anyway.
I wasn't even sure I liked it....
until today:)
I filled it with glass jars and put some of my white hydrangeas in it and it gave me the
I was hoping for when I bought it:)
I don't have much of a garden outside of my house.

I have one hydrangea tree and 2 peony plants and some gardenia bushes and one honeysuckle that is doing VERY poorly:( I also have a passion flower vine that is taking over our small little shed like wild fire.

I really want a bunch of hydrangea bushes, lavender, roses, more peonies and whatever else falls under the "romantic" flower description:)
So since these are the only "pretty" flowers I have growing right now I am VERY proud of them!!!
Here is also sneak peak of some of the tags I will be making and selling in my new etsy shop:)
Princy n Paris will still be here but I am planning on opening up a new shop to work with my other love...
These are made from cork and are double sided. There is a different decorative paper on the other side of each tag. Strung with beautiful seam binding.

I am also making fabric tags made from some of my kids old jeans (washed 1st of course) and then scraps of tea stained fabric sewn onto them.
I'm quite happy with them:)
Of course the hubby is like,
"What can you do with fabric tags?"
I didn't respond.

Here is our eating corner in the kitchen.
Princeton is having a small snack so I allowed him to be part of the picture taking;) Especially since Paris seems to always be in front of the camera.

I didn't give it much thought but I've seen some people in blogland that like to drink from Ball mason jars...
I decided to try them a try.
I like drinking from them!! And...they're inexpensive!

The kids like it when I make cute little displays for their snacks:)
I did have crackers and cheese with ham but
the kids ate them while I was getting the kitchen ready for pictures.
I also like to add fresh fruit (whatever I have on hand) to our drinks.
Makes for a yummy and different drink every time
the kids can't wait to finish their drink so they can eat their fruit:)

Princeton looking at my dying honeysuckle:( I wanted something pretty to look at out of the window instead of just a fence.
The blossoms were pink and yellow.
They matched the interior of my house beautifully.
I would be lying if I told you I didn't pick that one on purpose;)
Hope everyone is surviving the heat!


  1. Love the sneak peek of your tags Prencie, and those book ends are TDF!! We have Mason jars too and we usually drink sun tea out of them.
    I just made a fresh batch for the boys. My husband and neighbors are building a swing set out back....I will be sure to post pics this week. xo

  2. Thanks Mande:) I got those book ends at TJ Maxx and the night I got them Paris broke one of them and I tried gluing it back together. Can't wait to see your swingset:) It was way too HOT to do anything outside today, it got to 108!!! Good grief!

  3. AWWW! Sooo glad about your new adventure cuzzzz I LOVE your tags and was going to ask who did them so I could get some for Forty Toes! YAY! So when you are ready I need some! Hugs Jenn

  4. Love those tags! And I LOVE the basket with hydrangeas! I can't grow them here, they don't seem to like the dry heat, but my parents have an abundance of them, they are so pretty and just LOVE the coastal wet air.

    Hey, I was going to tell you that my Evelyn rose is by David Austen. I think you asked once and I never got back with you on that. Anyway, I swear, you will LOVE it!! :) xoxo

  5. Thank you Jenn and Amy! :) I've been having so much fun making tags that I've been neglecting Princy n Paris's fall items:( Not a good thing! Jenn, let me know what you have in mind. Shoot me an email on etsy.
    Amy, I figured your roses were David Austen. Roses that beautiful just HAD to be his:) Thanks for letting me know! I'll have to order some. Did you order a bush or seeds?

  6. Soooo beautiful, Prencie!!!! And I am so excited about your new shop! Congratulations!

  7. So Adorable. The basket is such a wonderful idea!

  8. Your tags are so pretty! I love them! Can't wait to see your new shop! : )

    How do you have time to do TWO shops??? Impressive! : )

  9. Thanks Melanie!!:) Yes, I'm retarded. I'm going to try it and see how I can handle it:)

  10. What a gorgeous find! And I love the tags, yes, a man definitely would not understand! But I do, I definitely do! You have a gorgeous home! XO!

  11. Love the milk wire basket! What a score and the tags are great!

    Note to self... must go to Antique store!


  12. Love your new antique basket, it looks great with your gorgeous hydrangeas :) great find!

    The tags you are creating look great, I am sure you are having so much fun making them. I am excited to see you new shop when it opens :)

    Princeton is adorable in these pics.

  13. Thank you Shari, Leah, and Alisha! I'm getting anxious to open but I want to be able to offer a variety;)

  14. Beautiful basket and flowers and little Princeton too! That last picture is just sweet!

  15. What a great find and wonderful display. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Hi Prencie! Just popped in from WW and I'm loving what you did with your French wire basket! I nabbed a couple from an antique market recently and just didn't know what to fill it with. Now I do! Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

  17. Prencie... Enjoyed your post... I know about walking out with stuff you don't need if you don't have that goal!! :) But I think this is a great find! love the rust! And your hydrangeas are beautiful!!

  18. I love the basket and the hydrangeas! I have one hydrangea bush, but mine are not near enough ready to be picked. Usually at the end of September. I need to get them!!

    Read your previous post too and just had to laugh remembering when my children were young. Such fun times!!

  19. Thank you Ladies from White Wednesday!!:)

  20. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower! Yes, the corbels are for sale. You can email me at
    Thank you so much. Diane

  21. Love,Love,Love the basket!

  22. Those are beautiful hydrangeas. I love the basket they are in too.

  23. Can you tell me where to find that basket in your kitchen pic??? I love it! It's perfect!

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