I'm doing a small "re-do"of our family room ... the fireplace many of you commented on is still a work in progress. I've been emailing photos to my sister and her friend and they send back comments. It's been fun. And I've been "shopping the house." So I took this faux plant from the living room, or "parlor" as I like to say (it really isn't nice enough to warrant the title "faux"plant, so let's just say "fake"), and redid it in a large container for the family room, or "library" as I like to call it. It has been up atop a bookcase for years so I gave it a good cleaning. I don't even remember where I got it or if I arranged it myself and I never much noticed the basket it was in as it was way up there.
As I took it apart I realized I really liked the basket. I loved its shape. But what to do with it?
Aha ... some of my old books, formerly in a cloche in the wintertime, might look good in the basket. Set on the library table, this brings the basket to my line of vision many times a day.
And I smile.