Monday, October 7, 2013

Americana Decor on the Old Washstand and a Handmade Basket from 1840 Farm

We have an old English pine wash stand that was our very first antique bought 21 years ago. I love all the old tiles that are still intact and unbroken.  We love to dress it up with a little Americana.

I have been wanting a handmade fabric egg basket from 1840 Farm for a while so I decided to order one in red,
 white and blue.

Jenn lives on a fifth generation farm in Dover, New Hampshire. I even love the little tag so I left it on to dress it up.

Buying old and handmade objects just appeals to me. The little basket will be cherished and passed down.

You can see Jenn's egg baskets and other handmades at her Etsy shop. You know I think Jenn is living my life up there on her New England farm. Have always felt I was meant to live there.


  1. I love your washstand too, it is so pretty and your vignette is wonderful. Don't forget to link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  2. That is a nice basket!

    Your washstand looks nice

  3. I love those baskets...I have one too :) I got mine in the spring; one for me for easter and one for my mom for mother's day! :)

  4. I always love how you decorate your washstand, it's a piece I would love to have too! The egg basket is darling, I don't think I have ever seen one before, heading over to take a look now:>)

  5. Ilike how you have dressed up your old washstand. Neat rag doll!

  6. I have a vintage washstand a lot like yours with the tiles on the back. Love your new basket. Beautiful work.


  7. Darling basket, Elaine! I love handmade items. They make our home cozy and unique! Etsy gets me into trouble!

    LOL I just had chocolate! I love that little hand-stitched sign.


  8. I love that piece!! And I love the egg basket!!!
    xo Kris

  9. Thank you for sharing! I love the way our basket looks nestled among your beautiful collection of Americana. The washboard is beautiful. It would be right at home here in New England!

  10. My daughter loves to decorate with Americana. Love the washstand and you have it decorated very nice. The basket is beautiful....blessings

  11. I love the way you guys decorate!

    That basket is so pretty. My husband and I saw some like that the other day - I live in NH too - I wonder if they were her baskets?? Now I wish I'd bought one! I'll have to check out her Etsy shop. Thanks for sharing.