Decorating with Baskets and a Fall Kitchen Tour

Happy Tuesday, dear friends! Today, I am excited to be joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our bountiful fall baskets. This fun event is being sponsored by the talented Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. If you are visiting from Let’s Add Sprinkes, welcome!

When Amber invited me to join the tour, I was a little intimidated. I use baskets to corral magazines and books, but I had never given much thought to decorating with them. However, I thought the theme of bountiful fall baskets was a good one and decided to accept the challenge.

Last week, I attended an estate sale and was fortunate to find a few baskets, at a great price, that would work for the fall basket theme. My first basket creation graces my French pastry table.

I simply placed a colorful cloth napkin in the basket to create a foundation for my display. Then, I added a pretty potted mum and some blue and white plates to my ensemble. I love the added texture that the basket adds to the vignette.



Across from the pastry table is my breakfast area. I chose French table linens that reflect the colors of the autumn season. Sunflowers and apples create a simple centerpiece.

On the serving area behind the table, I placed a pumpkin, apples,pine cones, and fall flowers in a dough bowl.

Now, for my second bountiful basket idea…How about creating a serving basket for the kitchen island? This weekend I made several batches of chocolate chip pumpkin muffins for my family. I thought why not make a pretty fall basket with all of the accouterments to enjoy the sweet dessert.


First, I placed a pitcher of bright orange mums in the basket along with a creamer to hold dessert forks.

A stack of dessert plates and an adornment of fall vine and a pumpkin complete the autumn look.



Next up on the the tour is Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.  You will find a list of all of the participants below. Thanks so much for your visits, sweet friends. I hope that you have a terrific and blessed Tuesday!!!


Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Common Ground

Our Southern Home

Decor To Adore

Petite Haus

My Thrift Store Addiction


Art and Sand

A Stroll Thru Life

Let’s Add Sprinkles

Belle Bleu Interiors

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

The Painted Hinge

The Crowned Goat

Beauty For Ashes 

White Arrows Home

Thistle Key Lane

The Tattered Pew

Joy In Our Home

Linking with:
 Coastal Charm – Dwellings

Savvy Southern Style – French Country Cottage – Stone Gable – Confessions of a Plate Addict

Worthing Court – Between Naps on the Porch – Cedar Hill Farmhouse – A Stroll Thru Life –

 The Charm of Home – Follow The Yellow Brick Home – Shabbyfufu – Designthusiasm

Katherines Corner – Share Your Cup –  21 Rosemary Lane  –  Life and Linda

Rustic & Refined – Celebrate & Decorate – Peonies and Orange Blossoms 

 – Sweet Sensations – Imparting Grace– The Dedicated House


  1. Shannon, your French Country home is beautifully dressed for fall. I love the way you used the baskets in your entry and your kitchen. Every detail is perfect. Wishing you a lovely day sweet friend!

  2. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things

    Both basket arranges are lovely!

  3. Shannon, your baskets are beautiful and one would have to find a seat in your lovely home and just sit and take it all in. I have two words – perfect and beautiful!
    Wishing you a beautiful fall week, my friend!

  4. Shannon, you meet the challenge wonderfully! Your vignettes are stunning and creative.
    Could you come to my house??!!
    I give you an A+!
    Have a great day!

  5. Oh Shannon, I want to make something in a basket!! I LOVE the one on your French pastry table, just beautiful, and so smart to include the fabulous plates and napkins! You have truly inspired me, I can’t wait to see all the other creations!

  6. I am absolutely loving your tour! I just got back from Provence and seeing all of your Provencial touches to your table and basket just makes my heart so happy. A truly great tour!

  7. I really love your Provencial blue and whites mixed with fall colors. Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. For someone who doesn’t “decorate” with baskets, you knocked it out of the park.

  9. What a beautiful way to decorate with baskets! Your entry table is so pretty and I love all of your different sets of blue and white dishes. They are all totally fabulous. Hugs, CoCo

  10. Hi Shannon, such a wonderful warm French Country Kitchen. It’s really a beautiful space. Oh that French Pastry table is amazing!

  11. For your first time decorating with basket vignettes you nailed it! I love, love, love how you have displayed your dishes in them. The baskets look perfect in your home and maybe you will want to use them more often now! Great estate sale finds too. Simply beautiful Shannon!

    So happy you are hopping with us again. Happy fall!

  12. I’m enjoying your French styled home so much, especially your kitchen! Your basket with the stacked plates is the perfect French country vignette. Lovely!

  13. You have styled your Fall baskets so creatively and most beautifully Shannon!…enjoyed touring your kitchen too!….lovely, lovely vignettes for the French Country lover or any lover of great design!!

  14. Love your ideas for styling the fall baskets! I’m so glad to decided to accept the challenge and join us in this fun hop! 🙂

  15. I would never have known you didn’t normally use baskets in your decor! You have so many beautiful baskets and displays. Thank you for the inspiration and loved hopping with you today!

  16. Oh so many pretty basket displays. I especially love the one in your entry. So pretty

  17. Shannon, I love all your gorgeous fall baskets! Hard to believe this is your first time doing it! I love how you incorporated your blue and white plates with your fall decor. So happy to be hopping with you!

  18. Shannon, if you had done nothing more than the entry table with basket, you would have done plenty enough! That pastry table and its decor is stunning!

  19. I always look forward to see how you’ve styled for each season. My favorite basket is the one on the baker’s table (which is also stunning!). Your baskets are styled perfectly!

  20. I’m so glad you took the challenge to join this hop because you so inspired me!! I love what you did with your plates in the baskets!! It shows them off so beautifully!!

  21. Everything looks amazing Shannon! I love the blue transferware.

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