What to do with a vintage fruit harvesting pack? Fill it with dried lavender of course! This vintage basket is one of my favorite finds from the Shop the Maple Cottage sale this past summer! There was no second guessing this one, and I knew exactly what to do with it as soon as I spotted it!
I have been busy adding fall touches around the house and changing it around (fall tour coming up next post!) but thought why not keep it up through the season?
These packs were worn during apple harvesting. When the pack was full of apples the harvester would pull the drawstrings to open it up at the bottom, thus releasing all the apples over nearby bins while never having to remove it off of his back!
You may remember what I did here last year for the October Cottage of the Month feature. Here is a little refresher...to see the full COTM tour again please *Click Here*. Come to think of it, this apple picking sign would go perfectly with the apple harvesting basket, don't you think?
On another note, I want to thank you again for your support with our previous cookbook project and give you a quick update on my sister, Alexandra! It has been two months already since we said goodbye and put her on a plane bound for Tanzania, Africa! Boy, do I miss her, especially with the holiday season coming up! And because she is up in the mountains in a remote village there, communication is very limited. There are no phone calls so we won't be able to hear her voice for a whole year, but we do receive some emails! Honestly, some days are tough, but we are certain that she is following the Lord's will and because of this we are given peace that passeth all understanding! I just know that the months will fly by and she will be home to us safe-and-sound again before we know it!
Fall home tour coming this week just in time for Thanksgiving! THANK YOU for being here and THANK YOU to all of my new blog and Facebook followers! Your sweet comments mean the world to me!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge