Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bittersweet Door Bucket

This weekend my Mom and I spent time together and made our annual trip to Baldwin, KS, for the Maple Leaf Festival. It is a huge Fall festival that starts with a parade and goes on for a couple days. There are food vendors, crafters, entertainment by local schools and bands. We really love going this festival and since it is about 30 minutes outside of the city we make a day of it every Fall...which gives my Mom and I time to spend quality time together.
As you all know by my post about bittersweet, I love it and use it to decorate every fall. There is just something about the orange berries I love!
I told you in my post that I had planned on getting some, and I was finally about to get my hands on it! I picked some up at the Maple Leaf festival and was able to complete some of the vignettes I had started. 
Here are a few picks of how this started. I used this metal basket that I found at the thrift store this Summer. Dull and boring, huh?
Yeah, that's what I thought, but with a coat of white spray paint, some bittersweet and a burlap ribbon, it is now worthy of show.
Here it is on the front porch with some pumpkins. The orange pumpkin is sitting in a plant stand that I got at guess where????? the thrift store! That's right! And the white pumpkin is a plastic pumpkin I bought at the festival this weekend. I may do a decorating treatment to it....haven't decided yet. I kind of like it the way that it is though.
Here is a closer view.

And here it is inside leaning up against the fireplace screen. You can see my full mantel here, and read more about the fireplace screen too.  



Here is the before and after.
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I can honestly say this time, WHITE was the perfect color! I often times pick black or oil rubbed broze but this time white was the right choice!


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  1. Bittersweet is my favorite find for fall, and your bucket shows it off well.

  2. Thanks Lulu! I was happ to FINALLY get my hands on some!

  3. I love this idea! New follower here. I'll be back and hope you'll come share this post at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

    Fresh Eggs Daily

  4. Your welcome bucket looks so fresh and pretty painted white! Bittersweet grows like a weed here, but it is pretty! Linda

  5. Love your bucket. Yes the white color is perfect.

  6. Love it all! I love bittersweet also -- cheery little orange berries!!!! LOVE THEM!!!! Your bucket is picture perfect! Sending uhgs and let me know how you like the extract -- it's yummy!!! : )

  7. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I don't know if you realize, but your email is set to noreply. Your bucket turned out really cute. It's amazing what a little white paint can do isn't it? Have a great week!


  8. what a cute little bucket, you must be good at seeing potential in things. I would have passed it by and then kicked myself after seeing your cute transformation!
    Love the bittersweets too! :)

  9. Thanks guys! I was happy how this turned out. It looks so cute with our pumpkins on the front porch.

  10. The bittersweet looks so sweet... So delicate.... so fall...
    So lovely

    Awesome job!
    hugs ~ Crystelle

  11. I love what you did with the welcome basket. I pretty much will spray paint anything I can get my hands on. I am your newest follower via GFC and would be so happy if you could visit my blog and return some of the "blog love." Have a great Tuesday!

  12. I like how everyone decorates their porch for Halloween, its not really a tradition in Australia but the kids still do come around to collect lollies from us! Your porch looks great, I cant wait for our front renovation to be finished so I can decorate mine with a nice bench seat and pot plants :)

  13. Looks excellent, sure made it better!

    Well done!

  14. Anything with berries I love!

  15. Jennifer, Your bittersweet makes your hanging bucket come alive. Love that pop of orange and the sweet burlap bow.
    Mary Alice

  16. SO beautiful, I adore bittersweet too!

  17. I love bittersweet, and it looks so nice on your porch =)

  18. Hi Jennifer, Your welcome bucket looks perfect in white with your flowers. It turned out gorgeous. Love the bittersweet. Perfect for the season.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  19. This looks great...gotta get me some bittersweet.
    You did a great job...
    Over from Lavender Garden....and following you now.:)

  20. I am having a love affair with Bittersweet as well!!! Debbie Vintage On A dime

  21. I love your wall pocket in white, too! Just makes all the difference! And with the berries in it, the perfect fall touch!

    Thanks so much for sharing on Blissful Whites Wednesday!
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  22. The bittersweet looks so pretty. You are right, the bright colour of the berries is lovely.

  23. Oh I just love that bittersweet in your new wall pocket...perfect..xo

  24. You did an amazing job on the wall pocket! So pretty. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  25. Love it! You did a great job! I love that bittersweet! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

  26. LOVE IT!!!! thanks for sharing -- we are back today at junkin joe after having our party crashed by a storm named sandy! hope to see you again soon...sending hugs and thanks!


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