Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Simple Shopping Trip


Needing to give my search for the pedestal table a rest I moved on to an easier task. On this shopping list, baskets.

The living room, soon to be work space, needed some additional storage. Where to put all the fabric samples and a few catalogs? Two large baskets tucked under the coffee table provides a spot to toss them when not in use.


My first stop was Target, nothing really made me feel the love. Then I swung by Pier 1 and found these chocolate brown wicker baskets lined with canvas, and the best part...the cute bow. (Later while online to grab the link to these baskets I saw they are Laundry Baskets...ha! Who knew. Oh well, I think they look chic enough for my purpose!)

I was infatuated, grabbed two and was relieved to have this shopping trip over in just a few minutes.



Up next: While I continue to deliberate my table situation, I've called the electrician to add a junction box so a chandelier can be hung in the center of the room. Yet another item I need to start looking for. Do you have a favorite online resource for great light fixtures? Please share away...

20 comments :

  1. cute baskets! I don't anything about lighting. I always follow you!! By the way I got the chairs!

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  2. I know, I just saw your comment on Twitter and was heading over to leave you a comment! Awesome, can't wait to see what you do with them!
    Janell

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  3. Love the baskets, they are such a great storage/organization item to have around.

    I love circa lighting, but then again who doesnt? its nothing new that you dont already know about though :)

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  4. Amen to quick shopping trips. sometimes I wish I was magic and could make everything in a store disappear (including the people!) except for exactly what I wanted and needed and could afford, and save myself a bunch of time and hassle. Wow, that makes me sound really cranky! But it's true! :)

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  5. Love the baskets! I have two under my coffee table and love them. BTW I just gave you an award! Check it out! .

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  6. Hi! Just found your blog through the All The Best contest. Love your designs and your blog! I had a contest recently giving away a Shades of Light fixture. Check out their website, they have some really cute stuff.

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  7. What are the dimensions on these lovely baskets?? ;)

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  8. The baskets measure 11" high, 17" wide and 24" deep. A lot fits in them!

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  9. BTW my dear....it says your mailbox is full...eeek! LOL

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  10. Thanks! Anyone sending photos along with your questions please send to: janellbeals@email.com

    I've got to add a "contact me" function to this blog!

    Janell

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  11. love the baskets, sorry no advice on light fixtures

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  12. Just saw your bedroom on All the Best - it's my favorite. Love your use of color - it made that small room so special.

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  13. Hey I have a project next week and wondering if you can give me a hand? e-mail me and I will go over more info.

    Cheri
    cheri.peoples@live.com

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  14. Hi, Janell! My favorite sources for lighting are: LampsPlus.com, CSNLighting.com (love them), and overstock.com.

    Good luck!

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  15. p.s. oops! hit the enter key too quickly. Glad you had better luck with baskets than you did w/ a table! :-) Have a great day!

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  16. Baskets are great! Lampsplus and CSNLighting... or Shades of LIght. Admittedly haven't ordered from them yet- am debating which dining room chandelier I want to get!

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  17. Lighting -- depends on the budget. If you can spend more, Circa Lighting is the BEST. (Great customer service, too). If you're on a budget, I really love ZGallerie (got a great Murano knockoff from them a few months ago actually).

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  18. I recommend browsing eBay for a deal on a chandelier. I just bought a new $495 Restoration Hardware chandy for about $58 including shipping.

    Love your site,
    Rebekah

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  19. Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I may have found my light option at Shades of Light, it is a really great site with a wide variety of options...
    Janell

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  20. Baskets are looking good.Hope you found light fixtures of your choice.

    If you are still searching for,check out
    Eco-lights.com .They provide eco-friendly light fixtures in good designs.

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