I am adding this post to Rhoda's party. She is a fantastic Southern lady who has excellent taste and loves to yard sale.
I found this fabulous market basket at a Church yard sale, by the way, my new favorite past time. I have always wanted a market basket to go to flea markets, farmer markets, yard sales and dragging papers to classes I am teaching.
So, I used this basket as my inspiration.
At $8, this basket was a great find but I was a little afraid I might look like an old lady with this basket. I thought about painting it but thought it might not look as good. So after a quick trip to the fabric store, some flowers will jazz this basket up.
How fabulous is this fabric? Would you believe the fabric is outdoor canvas? I have to tell you, these manufacturers have really stepped up their game with the outdoor canvases. No longer is it strictly striped duck cloth. And bonus it was 50 percent off!!!
So I decided to sew a huge basket liner. Isn't it cute? Remember these colors are also my office colors.
A side view:
I even sewed a pocket in the inner liner for my wallet or cell phone.
Total cost: $8 for basket plus $32 for fabric. Three hours to sew. I love it and do not think anyone will think I am an old lady with the new lined market basket.