Warm, Wonderful, Woven Wicker

I love wicker for the warmth and texture it brings to a room.
Chances are you will probably find at least one piece of wicker in every room in our home.

This wicker basket belonged to my father-in-law. As a florist, he took it every morning to the flower mart to purchase his flowers for the day. It's very old and precious to me.

In fact, I prefer vintage wicker, like this magazine holder with applied majolica flowers.
I found this at an estate sale years ago.

Another favorite piece is this little French picnic basket found at the flea market.

A vintage wicker settee in the entry was also a flea market find.
I upholstered it with grain sacks. It's a perfect place for a cat nap!

In Asti, an old seagrass table serves as a bedside table.
When we found this at an antique store, there was no hesitation!

A vintage tiered stand was another piece I couldn't pass up!

As well as this little vintage trunk.

Southern Living
It reminded me of a similar trunk that Heather Chadduck used for her bedside.

What can I say, wicker just speaks to me!

In the kitchen, wicker cake stands and vintage demijohns feed my need for texture amongst all the smooth white marble and tile.

I love this kitchen vignette styled by Heather Bullard, using a simple wicker tray to corral everything together.

This centerpiece wouldn't look nearly as good if the lilacs were in a clear glass container.

Many of my tablescapes incorporate some kind of wicker or willow too.

Wicker, majolica and burlap!

Grey washed willow placemats and matching barstools in Asti.

The same placemat under the tent, alfresco.

More alfresco tablescaping with wicker.

I found these chairs at Marshalls last year. They were quite a steal, and I love how they look with the concrete table.

And of course, the kooboo wicker chairs from Cost Plus gave the breakfast room a whole new look too.

A wicker trunk from Williams Sonoma Home replaced the formal coffee table in the family room.
It's also another great place to store stuff!

Even just a touch of wicker warms up a room.

Pottery Barn
Chances are if you love wicker, you also love linen, seagrass, grain sacks and burlap.
They all provide texture and are the foundations and backgrounds highlighting the finer things in our rooms.

See what I mean? The wicker covered bottle is what makes this vignette come alive.

Pottery Barn
But practically speaking, there is nothing like a warm, wonderful, woven wicker basket to hold it all together, don't you think?
After which I say, "you can never have too much wicker, or too many baskets!"
Look around. I'll bet you have more wicker than you think you do!

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