Saturday, July 6, 2013

Wonderful World of Wood and Wire


(Thanks so much to Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen for featuring this post!)
Hi, everyone!  I hope you had a great July 4th 'weekend'!  While looking around my home recently I noticed that I pair wood and wire together...A LOT!!


 What can I say?


 It's not a conscious decision...


...it just seems to work out that way.


I guess the reason...


...is that I'm always drawn to rustic (aka shabby) wood pieces...


...and I never met a wire basket (or wire anything for that matter) that I didn't love!


And there's just something...


...about the combination of the two materials...


...that really appeals to me!


So I guess I'll just keep on pairing them up...


...because it makes me happy!  :)
Looks like I'm not the only one who likes wood and wire!


How 'bout you?  What do you love to mix and match together?  Have a wonderful day!

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45 comments:

  1. Love all your touches. I have never found an old wire basket that I didn't love too. The kitty for 78 cents is so cute:)

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  2. I love how you have mixed your elements together. I love old wire baskets and would have more except my hubby already thinks I hoard things. WHAT? lol Anyway, great post- xo Diana

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  3. I love that combination, too. I recently picked up a basket very similar to the first photo, now where to put it, hmmm...
    The kitty in the basket made us smile : )

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  4. Love all your wire baskets, Susan! There is just something about them that always has me stopping to look at them. Especially the ones with some curves to them.

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  5. Completely agree! Found a great one the other day at a sale...but someone had already set it aside...I could have cried.

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  6. I love wire stuff too! Especially love the old wire rack you have with the vintage seltzer bottles in. I have an old rack that was my Dad's and I'm looking for the right thing to put in it. I was for gasoline bottles and the openings are smaller that milk bottles. But eventually the right things will pop up. That's what's so good about junkin' isn't it??

    I always LOVE all of your "junk" girl! You have such a great way of putting things together Susan.

    Have a great week - Blessings, Edie

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  7. LOVE the combination of wood and wire, and you do it so well, Susan!! Fabulous wire birdcage!!!!
    Mary Alice

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  8. You do that because you have great taste. Wood and wire always looks great together. All your pics are so pretty and I will take that kitty for .78 . what a great bargain. He or she is just to beautiful.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  9. Hi Susan,
    I love the wire and wood together. I love all your wire baskets too. You have a wonderful collection. Love the last picture of your kitty for .78 cents!!!! I take one!!!!!
    Kris

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  10. You have a nice collection of wire baskets. I love wire baskets! They work perfectly in your home too. I like the industrial vibe they give off. I can tell a lot of yours are authentically old too!

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  11. Love this combo too and you match it perfectly!

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  12. The last photo is too funny! I guess your cat loves the combination, too. Love all your vintage pieces!

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  13. Yes...even the cat coordinates! I love wire and some natural wood mixed in with the painted pieces, too. It's a compromise of masculine/feminine and texture that makes white not look too sterile. Love it!

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  14. You do it because it works and it's gorgeous! Oh yeah, wood, wire, rust...it's all good.

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  15. Enjoyed the post and especially how you style with wood and wire. I am obsessed with wire baskets also. Saw 2 on sale at Home Goods and love them both.

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  16. and that's why I like your blog...wood and wire...and your style in general :)

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  17. A vote here too...wood, wire, and a little shabby white to soften.
    So happy I found your blog! :)

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  18. I love wood and wire together too, but I only have a couple of wire baskets right now. Been on the lookout for them at the thrift shops and flea markets. Love the photo of your kitty in the basket...too cute!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  19. And it works for you so very well! I love seeing how you pair things - wood, wire and otherwise!
    Liz

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  20. I LOVE wood & wire.. they're pretty common around our home, too..
    Loving all your treasures & how you put them to use / display!

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  21. Loved all of the pictures, but the last one was my favorite!

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  22. What a lovely post:) and thanks for sweet words on my blog.

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    Have a great week dear

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se

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  23. Hi and thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Everything look so perfect! I have a hard time with husband, daughter and dog, but I try! Lol!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  24. Wire, wood, silver, glass and chippy paint...all favorites! You do it so well!

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  25. I love all of your pairings with the wire and wood! I didn't realize it, but I think I'm a big fan of the coupling too! I also like fresh cut flowers paired with old tarnished silver vessels, chippy painted wood with sea shells - lots of things! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures! Hugs, Leena

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  26. What a wonderful blog, it`s full of inspiration!
    thanks for your comment and following and of course I`m following you back!)

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  27. Great pictures! I love wire baskets.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesdays-with-twist-14-is-here.html

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  28. I love it too and your house just looks fantastic.

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  29. They're a great combination and you do it so well. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  30. Hi Susan, wood and wire....ww a perfect couple!! Never tire of seeing your vignettes...such wonderful ideas! My weakness is old wrought iron and wire too!(but I also love old wicker) Have a wonderful week....Roxie

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  31. Wire and metal lover too, but your sweet white bench caught my eye! Pinning! Saw your post at knick of time. Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/vintage-swimwear.html

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  32. Oh you have so many fantastic wire baskets that you fill with the most amazing things...my fav, is the one with the baseballs!!!

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  33. What a great collection you have here...gotta love some wire baskets!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  35. Hello...Must love junk...LOL,
    Came to see what new good junk you have...LOL.
    But I'll just say hello.
    XXOO Marie Antoinette

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  36. wow, beautiful home you have! love it!

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  37. I always love looking at your photos!

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  38. Sigh....wood and wire...two of my most favorite things!!! Throw in some chippy white goodness and I'm in heaven! ;)

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  39. All so pretty. I like to mix wood and metals too - the warm finish with the cool finish just seems to work. Happy Weekend!

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  40. I always love how you put things together! is kitty happy or mad? great spot for napping!

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  41. Just a match made in heaven! Great vignettes, saw you on Cottage of the Month, too- BEAUTIFUL! Kitty is gorgeous.

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  42. I love anything wire too Susan. You pair it so beautifully with wood. Love it all! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  43. Susan, I love the look of wire and wood together and especially if there's a little rust involved too. I think you have paired the two up brilliantly in your home.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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  44. Hi Susan, just popping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  45. I love it together, too...
    xo bj

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