Monday, January 13, 2014

Rag Baskets ~ Farmhouse Style

Happy Monday
Some time ago
I had an idea to trim a few metal and wire baskets with torn fabrics.
As it turns out, it is very much a farmhouse style look
and so fun to do.
A little time consuming with ripping
the fabric and tying around the basket edges,
but a nice result.
Here are a few I created.


Here's one in a shabby wrap style
with my painted cottage roses.

Another using a blue toile flannel fabric
 in a wrap style.

I'm also working on
a rag wreath and
lampshade rag trims
and I hope to share those soon.
The ideas using rag trims could be endless.
It reminds me of many creations
we used to call "Homespun"
from my folk art days,
which also used torn and ripped
fabric scraps.
Styles do come around again
and this idea really has a farmhouse look
using the neutral rags
and shabby using the pastels.
Hope you found some inspiration
using fabric rags.
Till next time.
Have a great week.
Celestina Marie



Jan Hermann said...

These are beautiful Celeste and of course, my favorite would be the one with your pink painted roses!! Those will never go out of style with me! Have a wonderful day...♥

Unknown said...

Celestina, how pretty are your baskets, the shabby one is my favorite but they are all pretty and useful too!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty touch, Celeste! I have an egg basket that would probably look good with that look around the top edge. I also have had plans to do a rag wreath. I have had the wire wreath form {2 actually} sitting in my craft room for about 6 months now. : ) I also want to do a lampshade in my craft/sewing room as a rag type shade.

Betty said...

They are so adorable. I love the toile book by the way. My favorite basket is the blue one. Right now I would love to be working on some crafts, but for current reasons I am not doing anything.

Julie Marie said...

Oh Celeste, I love your farmhouse baskets!... and I still use the word homespun too... those are just adorable!... I love anything with rags like that, I have a number of rag rugs that I will never part with... thank you also for your visit and comment about wildflowers... I would love to order something from you that you paint in wildflowers... xoxo Julie Marie

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Would you believe I have a wire bowl sitting in my garage that I spied yesterday and wondered what I could do to it or should I put it in the donate pile! It's comin' in the house today for a makeover!! Thank you for the great idea Celeste! I love it. Such great timing.

Have a sweet week! Love & hugs, Edie

Donna said...

What a great idea, Celestina! I bet your hands were more than tired with all of that ripping and tying! I especially love the pink one with your gorgeous painted roses. And the toile one of course, I adore toile! Have a great day!

Dorthe said...

Wonderful inspiration, dear friend... the wire baskets looks so pretty with your fabric wrapping and binding. The one with your painted rose is adorable.

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful all of them Celeste, you are so talented! I love the one with your hand painted rose especially! ~Diane

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful all of them Celeste, you are so talented! I love the one with your hand painted rose especially! ~Diane

deb said...

I love all ot these! Gorgeous♥ It's so much fun to ''rag craft'' (is that the name of it??) It changes the look so easily

farmhouse-story said...

too cute! love the pink wrapped rim and you pretty roses!

Heaven's Walk said...

What an adorable idea, Celeste! Of course, I just loved the pink one. lol And you painted those roses?? Wow! You are quite an artist! They're just gorgeous! Julie mentioned that you had done some painting for her, but I had no idea how good you are! ♥

xoxo laurie

Valerie-Jael said...

Whata wonderful idea, must give this a try! Hugs, Valerie

Cynthia said...

Celestina, your baskets are absolutely beautiful! I love it! Thank you, for your wonderful inspiration. Blessings to you and yours!


The "rags" sure add a little something to the baskets!

BECKY said...

Such a lovely idea!! They are each just so pretty!! I love finding different ways to use torn fabric! Just gives everything such charm!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a nice idea to make the baskets even prettier. I love a basket of vintage things...especially lace! Sweet hugs!

Createology said...

You are so correct that styles do come again. Your creations are beautiful. I love how you have enhanced each item. Lovely Dear...

Kathy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I have just the perfect wire basket up in my attic!

NanaDiana said...

Those are absolutely darling. I don't know if you got over to Julie Marie's today but she made one after she saw yours and hers is darling, too. When I first saw the word rag basket I thought of those we did back in the 80's where the rags were wrapped tight around fat cording and then woven together. Remember those? They were very "country looking".

Hope you had a great day- I got lots done but am about ready to call it an early night- I worked outside all morning because we have MORE SNOW coming tonight- ugh- xo Diana

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your farmhouse baskets!! My favorite is the one in the first photo that has the raggy pieces tied on it.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

The rug baskets are so lovely and this is a wonderful idea and many thanks for sharing.
Hope you are having a lovely week dear friend.
Sending hugs

Jeannette said...

wow,your fabric tablets its georgus,and your painted roses are amazing,wonderful work you used with fabric,very inspiring.

greetings jeannette

The Polka Dot Closet said...

girlfriend you are on a rag roll!!! I love them all, but of course my favorite is the shabby pink and your gorgeous painted roses in the basket! I love this idea..Yep, may have to steal that one!! Thank you!


Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your baskets - they look so good. I think I will try a few.
i have been wanting to do a rag rug for my kitchen - I just need to get crackin.
Have a good week dear friend.

Melanie said...

Love the baskets, they are so pretty! Yes, of course I found inspiration here, I always do! Must try!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Celeste. What a perfect idea. Shabby chic has now turned a page and farmhouse is the latest trend. I myself absolutely love it, especially for its relaxed simplicity.
Wishing you a lovely day, friend.
Catching up with your tour now.


Oh Celestina your collection of baskets are gorgeous each one! Great and pretty idea, you have inspired me as I have a couple of wire ones! Happy and blessed 2014!

Red Rose Alley said...

Rag Baskets - what a clever idea. Ooooo, I love the pink one. You know, my sister loves the farmhouse style, and I am starting to love it also. I enjoy looking at all the creative things you make, my friend.


Dreaming of Vintage said...

Look at you cutting that wood!!!! You are amazingly talented Celestina! I wish I could learn how to do the one stroke painting. I have a video, but I'm one of the people that is hands-on. Anyway, your work is gorgeous. Love the bluebirds!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Those are so pretty. I'm anxious to see the wreath and lampshade. laurie

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Your baskets are so pretty! Great idea. I have a couple of baskets these techniques would work on. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina!
I love the baskets. My fav is the one with hand-painted medallion

Unknown said...

Celestina everything you create turns into gold. How pretty! Love the baskets.

Have a wonderful week,

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..