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Saturday, April 23, 2011

**Easter Grass Baskets** ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! Style...

I've been making live "Easter Grass Baskets" for at least 25 years now...  It all started when I lived in Nevada,  where I had seen them at what we now call - "Occasional Sales"...  These SOLD very well for me at Grayslake Flea Market a couple of weeks ago, and I filled quite a few "personal orders"...


 Daddio's Diner in Batavia, Illinois was kind enough to "Save Their Early Morning EGG-SHELLS" for me...  I colored them as you would whole Easter Eggs...









For the most part, I try to use older Easter Baskets... 



 The Shells will keep for next year as well...



 The Wheat/Rye Grass grows very quickly...
The Baskets last about 2 weeks when watered sparingly...










Now "hop-on-over" to Debra's COMMON GROUND BLOG to view all the other InSpiRaTion Friday Entries...
Have a wonderful Easter Weekend Everyone!!!

Jeanine...

7 comments:

  1. the baskets are like the one I had as a child and I love what you have done with them. Gives me an idea of what to do with all those baskets I have in the basement! Happy Easter to you and your family

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  2. Jeanine, this is darling and they are alive. The Easter message is all about life for me and this is the prettiest basket I have seen. Happy Easter. ♥O

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  3. Those are adorable!!;) Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  4. what a work - this baskets are so nice and a great idea. Wish you a nice easter
    Jacqueline

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  5. Very pretty! And creative.

    Jillian
    Bella Rosa Antiques

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  6. Jeanine, these are just the sweetest, i have to do these next year. Thanks for the tip on the type of grass, Have a wonderful Easter!
    xo
    Debra

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  7. Too bad I retired from selling LAWN MOWERS!
    Oh well, they were a bit big...
    Love,
    Froggy

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