Sunday, February 15, 2015

Six ways to use a vintage egg basket

When we picked up these vintage egg baskets last weekend, Cody questioned me and what I planned to do with them.  He thought they would just sit there going unused and getting in the way.  I told him there were lots of things I could do with them and since he challenged me to prove it, I did!  Challenge accepted! 
There are 2 baskets here (I couldn't pry them apart).  One has a handle and one does not.  The first thing I did was rolled up some towels for the guest bathroom.  The basket holds 4 bath towels perfectly and are in plain sight so guests don't have to look all over for them. 
Next up, I filled the basket up with rolls of toilet paper for the guest bathroom.  The worst thing ever is running out of toilet paper so this should help solve that problem! 
 We could use a basket to hold dog toys.  They are clearly spoiled!
 It could hold extra pillows for the daybed out on the patio.  Spring will be here soon and I am sure many naps will be taken out there.  
 I can use a basket to hold root vegetables in the kitchen.  Having them in the basket will let me see if I need to get more and obviously I do!
 I could also use it in the kitchen to throw all of my dirty towels and rags in.  So many uses for these baskets.  One thing I won't be using them for is collecting eggs...I am afraid of chickens so that's not happening!  What are some ideas you have for my vintage egg baskets?
Speaking of baskets, I picked up this pretty French laundry basket at Hobby Lobby.  It was originally $149.99 and was in the 50% off aisle.  Someone mislabeled it at $22.50 so of course I grabbed it as quick as I could.  It lives in our bathroom and collects our dirty clothes.  I love that I can wheel it across the house to the laundry room so easily.  Now if I could just get Cody to put ALL of his dirty clothes in here! 
I don't think I ever showed you this adorable wheeled tiered cart thing I bought last fall.  I couldn't resist it when I saw it even though I have no idea what I am going to do with it.  It may go up camping with us this summer and be put to good use! 
I made Creme Brulee for the first time last night as our Valentine's dinner dessert.  Oh it is so yummy and now I am going to need to get a kitchen torch so that I can make this all the time! 
The dogs got their own Valentine treats too!  Homemade peanut butter dog bones.  I am thinking that I am going to make all their treats from now on because I like knowing what they are eating and it makes me happy to bake them treats!

Have a wonderful week!

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June said...

I love these ideas for your egg baskets Trisha! I love baskets because you can easily see their contents. So many uses. I bet Cody is a believer now :)))
It looks like you had a good Valentine's day and so did the dog.
sending hugs...

diane said...

Love the basket ... and the cart thing :-D
have a wonderful weekend
diane @ thoughts & shots

Donna said...

Your egg baskets are a great find, Trisha! You could also use them to hold magazines or books:) I love your French laundry basket!!! What a great deal, I am envious! And your tiered cart is adorable! Wouldn't it make a cute dessert cart at a party?

NanaDiana said...

Cute ideas with the baskets. Love that laundry one with the fabric insert, too. Hope you have a great week- xo Diana

Jacqueline said...

What fun egg baskets - I loved that he challenged you and so you showed him all the fun ways - make sure he reads your post!!! Haha.
The towels are my favorite. Lovely tea towels in the kitchen would be great or in the sewing/craft room filled with pretty fabrics or rolls of paper. You can't go wrong. Sounds like you had a wonderful Valentines!

Unknown said...

I think I've used my egg baskets in many of the same ways -- and then there's Christmas and all the ways to use it then.

Great find!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Love your egg basket ideas! I have a small one I had to have and it is still sitting there empty! Time to fill it up!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your basket, how fun and so many fabulous ways to use it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a lucky find! I hope you're eventually able to get them apart, then you can double your fun. I keep magazines in an old wire basket I found years ago in a thrift store. What a deal on that Hobby Lobby basket! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, I love old egg baskets! I have one out by my potting bench holding clay pots. You managed to show your hubby how useful they are. Not sure what you paid for them, but around here they are marked $30 each now. Love both the basket and the cart! Crème brulee is one of my favorite desserts. Have never tried making it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Libbie said...

Look at you whipping up crème brulee!!! SO special! I need so cooking lessons ) I'm the worst! So that is way off my skill radar! :)

Love those egg baskets!!! I'm sure over here they would become robot case you needed one more idea ;)

Tea in the Library said...

The egg baskets are a brilliant score. They will be very useful. Love the little cart. Good idea about making the dog treats. Considering all the bad press about dogs being made sick or dying from bad treat I think it's an excellent idea and worth the effort.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Love your basket and you sure have come up with some clever ways to use it!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!