I purchased this basket several years ago from a local antique store. I knew I had seen these baskets years ago. I just forgot where ... cemeteries when I was a little girl!
It's a vintage cemetery basket. I love all things metal and of course if it is a basket that makes it better!
A few weeks ago I spotted this brightly colored bush across from our house in an overgrown area. We live off a busy highway and the field is deserted. I noticed it everytime I would walk to the mailbox.
I researched the bush online and found that it is a Firethorn shrub.
Pyracantha is a genus of thorny evergreen large shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names Firethorn or Pyracantha.
Love the detail in the base of the basket ... see why I love it!
It doesn't have many thorns but I snipped and "borrowed" a few pieces and plopped the Firethorn in the basket filled with water. I placed it on my front porch.
I knew it would be lovely in an arrangement for the house but wasn't sure if it was safe for animals. My "furbabies" in the house would have a wonderful time with the little berries. That's why it is outside!
I tried to get a better picture so I placed it on the steps for picture taking. I think it makes a lovely Fall arrangement with the brightly colored orange berries. I placed a few pieces in my front yard display I posted here. The berries look so pretty on the white pumpkins.
You just never know what kind of "pretties" you might find this time of year.
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