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Interesting Centerpieces and Containers

Pop in anytime during shop hours on Thursday, August 31, and find ways to create unique centerpieces with interesting containers. Past Basket Owner, Linda McFadden will be inspiring us throughout the day with her displays featuring easily put together table arrangements. Unusual materials from your home and garden can create something unexpected. See how Linda gives new life to a […]

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Get The Look: Four Steps to “Breezy Entertaining”

Past Basket owner, Linda McFadden, describes “Breezy Entertaining” as simple, casual, and above all – unpretentious. Whip up your favorite potato salad recipe, head down to the water, and get busy relaxing this summer! Here are four helpful tips on how to get that Breezy Entertaining look: Step #1: Opt Out of Paper Products Don’t be afraid to use your […]

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The All-White Approach to Style

Many, if not most, of the brides we talk to choose white dishes for their wedding registry. And while we love the clean look and design of our vendors that select the snowy hue, we wonder how this aesthetic has come to reign in major popularity. From all white kitchens to everything white in a table setting, we have to […]

Styling your home: 5 ways to achieve a farmhouse look

When reminiscing about my grandmother’s farmhouse in Estonia, the word that always comes to mind is “simplicity.” In the room where family gathered to eat, there was a table and chairs and – that’s it. The “farmhouse style” trend is everywhere, no matter whether you live in the city or the country, and many would like to capture the modest […]

Color Pop Glasses in Turquoise

Notable new treasures for Spring

#1 – Bunnies! We all know how bunnies like to multiply and that’s exactly what’s happened in our store for Spring! We’ve added Bunnies By The Bay to our Kids’ Room, which include sweet (and exceptionally soft) plush stuffed animals. In the kitchen we are stocking bunny tea towels and in terms of whimsical décor, Vaillancourt Folk Art rabbits have […]

vis-a-vis paillettes in gold by Le Jacquard Francais

Alternate ways to use a tablecloth

Don’t be afraid to be creative with your table linens. Below are some perfect examples of how to be brave with your textiles via  Le Jacquard Francais. From runners to luxury linens that let your gorgeous vintage table peek through, we’re all about inspiring our clients to make their homes a place they are eager to host celebrations – or […]

Coral Iswar Shower Curtain, John Robshaw at Past Basket Milwaukee

Amazing luxuries en route to Past Basket: AmericasMart Atlanta Update

Attending AmericasMart International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta is always a whirlwind experience. Miles of beautiful items for home, your legs not only get a workout but so does your imagination! Our orders are packed with new items from some of our well-known vendors like Juliska, Simon Pearce, and Yves Delorme. Below we are highlighting some new bathroom accessories that got […]

Image of Field of Flowers by Juliska at Past Basket Milwaukee.

4 tips to successful outdoor entertaining

Outdoor entertaining can be as simple or complex as you make it, so rather than reinvent the wheel, why not get on the repurpose bandwagon and bring your favorite home accents outside? From easily transportable herbal plantings in lovely containers, to bypassing misconceptions about using everything “paper” during the warm weather season, here are 4 tips for knockout (and memorable) […]

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Three gifts your mom will love for Mother’s Day

If there is one day you need to really love on your mother, it’s the annual holiday that reveres the mama. While brunch is nice and flowers are a lovely expression of how much you treasure the matriarch of the family, Past Basket has some fantastic gifts that will inevitably make you the favorite, once and for all! We’ve narrowed […]

Spring updates for home and indoor gardens

Spring is a time of renewal, change, and a desperate need for freshening up after the chill of winter finally makes its exit. There are so many ways we can put winter to bed, from inviting greenery onto your mantle display to finding places to weave in color, we couldn’t be more excited to offer suggestions for making your livable […]