Welcome to the very first
I am so thrilled that you joined me!!!!
Giveaway and Linky are at the end of the post…

What do you do with a basement FULL of old baskets? 
I am breathing new life into some of my old Longaberger baskets by painting them!
If you are a Longaberger consultant you might want to skip to the giveaway!
But if you have these collectibles collecting dust in your basement you might want to give painting them a try!
Painting Longaberger Baskets
I chose to let some of the beauty of the baskets original stain to show through, creating more of a washed look than an opaque finish.
First choose a basket you would not mind painting.  
Using a clean damp rag, go over the basket removing any dust and stains.
To paint the basket, I used a combo of 50% Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and 50 % water. Mix.
Wet down an area of the basket with a damp sponge, this helps give the basket a washed look. Paint AS chalk paint over the damp area and lightly wipe over it with a soft dry cloth removing some of the paint. Work your way around your basket.  Work the paintbrush in all the nooks and crannies of the basket.

Paint another layer of watered down AS chalk paint to your basket and continue to wipe some of it off. Keep repeating the process until you like how the paint has accumulated in the creases and is softly rubbed off on the slats.
I used several light layers to achieve this soft warn washed look.
Use a brush that has been wiped of most of the paint and dry brush paint the basket here and there.  You can always use a damp cloth to soften the brush strokes after it has been painted!
Let dry and apply a light coat of clear wax. Gently buff.
I am using this tall spoon basket to hold white geraniums on my potting bench!
I am participating in…
Let’s celebrate TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS kickoff with a Summery Giveaway!

One lucky StoneGable friend will win…

~ a PT1090 Brother Label Maker

~ a Pottery Barn galvanized drink holder ( I LOVE mine!)

~ 4 red and white Pottery Barn checked placemat

~4 red cotton napkins

~ 4 square white ironstone plates

~ 4 place settings of red handled flatware

~2 cheery red and white tea towels

~ a red double insulated travel cup (for lots of great iced tea!)

~ a little sweet treat

Each entry give you one chance to win…
Please enter each chance separately, thank you!

1. Leave a comment

2. Become a follower of StoneGable or let me know that you already are

3. Mention the TTT giveaway on your blog or sidebar or Facebook page

Winner will be selected by random number generator and be announced next Wednesday, June 27th at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS

Good Luck!

Thanks, for joining us and sharing!

* Please link your post using your permalink
* Please link back to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS in the body of your post
* Visit other TTT participants… let’s all visit at least 2 others and comment
* Please link up only photographs that belong to you.
* It would be nice if you would follow me, thanks!


  1. says

    Hi darling, Thanks so much for hosting this fun party. The party is so unique and different can’t wait to see all the talent and ideas floating around blogland. Love, love, love your painted basket, the vignette with the ironstone is incredible.. Yes, I’m a follower I’d be ever so honored to win any of the gifts you’re so generously giving away.. Congratulations on your first linky party darling.. hugs ~lynne~

  2. says

    How I would love to have a basement full of old baskets . . . oh wait, I would love to have a basement, LOL! You really have a knack for making anything look beautiful, Yvonne. And if I DID have a basement, I would totally want to organize it with that labelmaker :) I’m a follower, so count me in! I’ll edit my blog post right now to add your giveaway. Congratulations on your first Tutorials Tips and Tidbits! I would really love to be a regular contributor here. This is going to be a lot of fun!!! xoxo, Andrea

  3. says

    Love this idea, and now I can make my potting bench look more charming with a pretty basket of flowers! Thanks for hosting…I look forward to the many tutorials. I’ve been a follower for a while now :-)

  4. says

    Well, I do have a houseful of old Longaberger baskets having once been a consultant (decades ago). At first I did take a sharp inhale of breath when I saw that you painted your baskets, but I think they look great! I might actually consider doing this with one or two of mine to freshen them up.

    What a super fantastic giveaway, Yvonne! You have really outdone yourself with the many goodies included. Who wouldn’t love winning this giveaway?

  5. says

    Yvonne~ Your baskets are beautiful with a soft white wash of color! What a wonderful & generous giveaway~ I have the PB bottle caddy I use REGULARLY for picnics and toting our wine light bottle torches out to our chairs~ some lucky winner is in for a treat! Thanks for the invitation to join you at your inaugural TT&T! I’ll look forward to it each week :)

  6. says

    Hi Yvonne, this is such a great new party and a wonderful and extremely generous giveaway! I don’t know anything about Longaberger baskets but your update is such a good idea and it came out beautifully! I’m off now to google “Longaberger”–I always learn something here at Stonegable. Linda

  7. says

    This is a beautiful gift. Although I didn’t post my blog since it wasn’t anything craft related, I have really enjoyed my visit. My blog follower isn’t letting me follow anyone, not sure what is going on, so I can’t join as a follower, but I’ve enjoyed the visit and I will be back!


  8. Kitty Schane says

    Hi StoneGable, love your tips and toutorials,and everything about your blog. I am a follower of you on your blog, facebook and pinterest.

  9. says

    I love what you did with the Longaberger baskets. The white wash really gave them a great new look. Thank you for hosting.


  10. says

    I would surely love to win this fabulous giveaway Yvonne! I am a follower through GFC and will post your giveaway on FB. Your baskets did come to life and look great!

  11. says

    What a great give-away prize, Yvonne! Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for starting TTT!! I have lots of Longaberger baskets from back in the ’80’s. I like how you updated them.

  12. says

    I love this idea. I have so many baskets… This is my next project. I have a great painting area and my baskets are going to be painted in abundance. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. I hope I win. The giveaway would be a beautiful Tablescape.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner #1 leave a comment

  13. Tammy says

    Hi Yvonne
    I’m an avid follower of stonegable…so excited aboutthe giveaways..mso generous!

  14. says

    Love how your basket turned out, looks so beautiful filled with the white geraniums. Your ironstone collection looks gorgeous! Thanks for this wonderful party for us and for your sweet comment on my garden party. I’m happy to be here today:)Have a lovely evening!Hugs,Poppy

  15. says

    I just shared this on Facebook!!!!!!!!! Thanks for making it easy to have 3 chances. I dislike blogs that make you jump through hoops to have a chance at a giveaway:):) You are the best and this is a FABULOUS giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. says

    I came across your blog from a side bar and think it’s a great idea to share even more. You are one very talented and creative person. I enjoy ‘reading’ you so much and look forward to being able to for a long, long time!

  17. Anonymous says

    LMH_A@hotmail.com I follow you on Facebook and email. Love the “new look” for old Longaberger. I also have a basement full of them, and have stained a few to match my kitchen cabinets. LOVE your idea too and I may end up doing this as well.

  18. says

    Yvonne,I follow you on FB,Pinterest,get your emails,I am absolutely in LOVE with everything you give me the pleasure to read and look at daily.I tell my husband I have to get my Stone Gable Fix everyday(ha!ha!!)I do not have a blog,but I”ll share on FB.Love you see everything you do,Bless your heart for the joy you bring.Thank you,Vicki sonnynuckols@att.net

  19. Mollie Pearce on Facebook says

    Ii enjoy your site. You inspire me to try different thing!
    Thank you
    Mollie Pearce on facebook

  20. Anonymous says

    I am a follower, just love everything you do! I just love your idea about white washing your Longaberger baskets! Living in Ohio, I have a ton of them and have been thinking about selling some but now you gave me an idea for them! I think I am gonna try it and you know they sell seconds too, would be great to do this to some of the seconds if you didn’t want to do the perfect ones! Thanks so much for the idea!

  21. Anonymous says

    Oh shoot! I recently saw a bunch of these at a garage sale and didn’t give them a second glance!! I will now!
    Terry in Milwaukee

  22. says

    Yvonne, this technique will be put to work in my conversion of a teen’s bedroom into a guest room retreat! Thanks for sharing.

  23. says

    I’m so glad I can get to know you through your blog, Yvonne…. only wish you lived closer to me here in St. Louis. I feel like we’d be fast friends.

    Love TTT – it’s a great idea!

  24. Anonymous says

    Love your blog and the redo of your kitchen. The gifts are lovely for your linky party of which I can’t join since I do not have a blog yet. The attention to detail that is given to each post is outstanding— wish you lived close we could have coffee at your coffee bar that you set up in your kitchen. Cheryl T.

  25. says

    I adore your blog and TTT is simply Icing on the cake! I’m a faithful follower on FB and would love to win this week’s giveaway with goodies in our Nation’s colors!

  26. says

    oh, i do have a garage cabinet full of old baskets just waiting to meet annie sloan! and the give-away items would be so lovely here at our pretty mountain picnics. love your blog

  27. says

    Hi Yvonne! Sorry I had to link and run before. I was just about ready to go to work and saw your post pop up on my dashboard so thought I’d quickly join in with your new party! Thanks for having me.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  28. says

    I am a follower of you blog and always look forword to reading it. I have download some of your tutorials and put them in a file of ‘to do’ projects. Your giveaway is special. Artfully chosen and compiled. Who would not want it! Great basket idea also.


  29. Anonymous says

    What a nice tutorial! Have been following you for a very long time. Love your blog!! Thank you for the chance to win this great give away. Barbara S. in Cumming,GA

  30. says

    Don’t have FB, don’t have a sidebar but I am a follower of your site. Every morning you are my inspiration. I am an early riser, so every morning about 5am I take my coffee tray with my french press and all the fixins for a great cup of coffee and sit on my deck and read your blog.
    I’m in trouble when winter comes.

  31. Anonymous says


    Love this giveaway and your creative talents! So happy you have returned to the Stonegable blog so that we can keep “living the dream”. You’re the best! Hugs, Rae Ann

  32. says

    Love your tutorial! I have a stack of old baskets of my own – Longaberger and others – that I have been wanting to paint. Now I know what to do with them!!! Thanks so much. I follow you via email and love your blog. Count me in on your fabulous giveaway :)


  33. says

    Love the tutorial on painting baskets. I’m so glad you have returned to your blog, you are such an inspiration to me.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

  34. says

    I love seeing your e-mails in my inbox, I really enjoy all the wonderful decorating ideas and the recipes. Awesome giveaway, love red!

  35. says

    Your timing is perfect! My summer goal is to clean the basement and I’m faced with what to do with my large basket collection. Guess what I’ll be doing this weekend?! :)


  36. says

    Love your blog…..I have been a faithful follower. I love chalk paint. I use CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint. I will try it on my old baskets.

  37. says

    Wow Yvonne, what a great giveaway! Thank you for your chance at these gracious gifts from the heart. I have to get my stuff together to participate in this meme.. loving it. Thanks for the chance.. you’re the best.. xo marlis

  38. says

    Wow Yvonne, what a great giveaway! Thank you for your chance at these gracious gifts from the heart…… I am a follower, I checked, and have been for eons. thanks again.. xo marlis

  39. says

    Oh I really need to win something! LOL!!!!! You know I am your follower..feel like that sounds like being in a cult or something. Love your basket girl! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  40. Patti S says

    Fabulous postings all week Yvonne! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful inspirations. Looking forward to seeing the guest room completed. I am a devout follower of AS Paints. Retiring next week and I am READY to paint. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  41. says

    Thanks Yvonne for hosting and congrats on launching your first linky party! So excited for you and I wish you great success with it :) Just linked up and added your link party link to my blog! Stay cool in this sizzling heat wave! Heather

  42. says

    Following you via GFC! So glad to make a new bloggy friend and can’t wait to see what other great projects you have in store in upcoming posts! Heather :)

  43. says

    I just became an “official” follower but have been enjoying your blog for some time now! I am so inspired by the beauty you create! Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I am so in love with the galvanized drink holder and would love to have one of my own. I looked at PB my last trip but could not find one. :( Maybe I will win one here!

  44. Anonymous says

    Good morning Yvonne:
    Your basket looks so beautiful. I had never heard of these baskets.
    I must go check them out.
    Everything is so beautiful.


  45. Anonymous says

    Amazing what a little paint and a great imagination can do! As always you have scored another one…your giveaway looks wonderful! I can see my name in print now when you announce the winner!!!!! —Marti

  46. Bonnie G says

    Thanks for the idea of painting those good ole Longaberger baskets. I too have a rather large collection…..dated from 1987! Why not restyle?
    By the way I have enjoyed following your blog for the past year and think your photos are wonderful!

  47. says

    THANK YOU for posting about painting your Longaberger basket!!! I have a several and I am just not digging the “orangey” color anymore so I have googled “painting Longaberger baskets, looked on blogs, etc. and only found one person who did it. I have painted two of mine white and love the look but plan to paint more. I love the white washed look of yours. I still use mine to carry food to places and serve out of, etc. but I keep them in a closet and would much rather have them out. Thanks for the giveaway too! I love everything!! Love your blog too!! :)

  48. Veronica Butler says

    I’m a follower for awhile now. Love your blog! Can’t wait to paint some of my baskets, too! It will be a fun, quick project that will satisfy my need for creativity and provide me with an updated accessory without costing a lot of money!

  49. Lynn says

    I don’t have a basement full of Longaberger’s but I do have a basement full of “Country Home Collection” baskets (which are almost identical). Thank you so much for this tutorial – it is just perfect for me and I’m definitely going to do this. casemlynn@gmail.com

  50. Anonymous says

    I’m already a follower, love your blog. Your photos are GREAT!
    Thanks for this chance. Have a Wonderful Day!
    Diane M.

  51. says

    THANK YOU for the Longaberger basket new look idea. Yours is beautiful. Just last week I searched ideas for updating that huge stack of L baskets in my laundry room, and once again, you’ve answered the call! Now, off to purchase ASCP pure white to add to my growing stash…
    I am a follower.

  52. says

    Love the painted basket idea….I have a large collection of baskets that are stored away!!! I will be dragging them out. This is an amazing give away! I would be blessed to reveive it. Your blog is the blessing…post after post!

  53. Sharon says

    Love this idea. I have just become a follower of your blog. I’ll be sharing this with my business page on Facebook–Sand Hill Mercantile. Love the giveaway!

  54. says

    I love baskets and yours looks great. What a lovely idea!

    You just have such a sweet touch of putting things together – a gift from the Lord!

  55. says

    Fabulous give away! I am a follower! I tweeted too! I am flying in airplane right now and for some reason my link back to your blog is off to the side on my blog but I will fix it when I land? Thanks for hosting! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and show off your fabulous basket re-do!

  56. says

    Yvonne, what a wonderful way to reuse these baskets. I’ve got many of these too just sitting around collecting dust! Please enter me in your giveaway and I am also a follower. Thank you!

  57. Katie says

    I have just the perfect basket to try this out on. You always have the most wonderful tutorials with excellent photography and detailed directions! Thanks.

  58. says

    Love the painted basket Yvonne. What a wonderful giveaway and I’m a follower. Thanks for hosting and hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

  59. says

    Please add me to your giveaway! I just recently became a follower of your site! Love it! I have many Longaberger bsks. I don’t know that I am that brave to paint them. Looks good though!

  60. Anonymous says

    I love your blog. thanks for offerring this giveaway. I’m still pretty new to the internet and never dreamed I would find such beautiful sites to explore. This is such a treat- all of a sudden I realize a couple of hours have passed as I’ve clicked back repeatedly on “older post”!!!! I feel like I’ve entered a new world. gmcarthur@cypressheights.org

  61. says

    I Love this post!! I have lots of baskets that need new life born into them and I’m gonna do this!

    1. I am a Follower
    2. I Follow you on Pinterest
    3. I mentioned you and the giveaway
    4. You are on my sidebar

    This is THE BEST giveaway!!! Hope I win!!

  62. says

    Love anything Pottery Barn, and this would be so adorable for a 4th of July setting! I’m definitely digging out my old Longabergers-great idea!

  63. Dana says

    I LOVE your blog!!! It is my favorite place to go when I want “Calgon, to take me away” Stonegable always has such beautiful things to behold!! Thank you!!!

  64. says

    wow, what a great giveaway, you never cease to amaze. i follow your blog, who wouldn’t, it is terrific. you are the best. beautiful layouts and pictures. anyways would love to win. i will be trying the painting tip only i may try red to go with my mason vista china. thanks! Lyn

  65. says

    What a great idea for a new linky party-and it looks like it was successful! I had such fun looking at so many inspirational ideas- thank you. I would love to win your giveaway too!

  66. says

    What a fun giveaway! I appreciate the new linky party and look forward to adding some of my crafts and party ideas soon. Right now our summer is full of travel, but I hope to get in project mode soon.

  67. says

    Happy follower for sometime now!

    Great job on the basket! I wonder does this make their value less? Though if you wouldn’t use them as they are original this is a great way to dress them up-someone gave me such a hard time for doing something similar to an item and so I always feel intimidated to do something like this to more collectable items.

  68. says

    Yvonne, I love the way your basket looks with the paint, very fresh and summery! I have shared a tote bag and some hair accessories. Congratulations your first Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits Party, I’m so happy to be a part of it!

  69. says

    What a great giveaway to celebrate your very successful TTT kickoff. Anyway, my favorite item in the giveaway is the silverware. I am a sucker for red and I have been wishing and hoping to find the perfect set of red silverware for a steal. No luck yet. :-) Congratulations on the great response for TTT.

  70. says

    Last week, I gathered all of my Longaberger baskets and said to myself…”Lynne, you have to do something to update these babies.” (I know, not the best use of the English language.) Gosh! UP YOU POPPED with a solution for me! That’s why I love dear Yvonne at StoneGable! May I ask what color A.S. paint that you chose to use in this project?

    Now for the contest. I’m in! As soon as I finish this note, I am going to go back to 34th street and place you on my sidebar!

    Thank you for stopping by!

  71. says

    Wow… a fantastic give-a-way… thank you for the opportunity to win! And thank you for the wonderful use of baskets. I’m a new follower, but LOVE everything.

  72. says

    This was such a great idea of yours Yvonne. I have learned so many new things just from this first party. And thanks for the giveaway.

  73. says

    Hello Yvonne, this is a great link party! And I’m glad to join it with a post on a pretty crochet stitch.

    I’m sure I will join your party often. And it also will be fun to browse through all the tips and tidbits other bloggers have to offer.

    Your painted basket is adorable and you took some very beautiful pictures.

    Thank you also for holding such a wonderful giveaway. Please, add me too for a chance to win.

  74. says

    Happy Summer Yvonne,
    294 (295 now) A sure thing about most women, we willo never run out of comments !!!
    Love, your blog, makes me wish we were neighbors & I could come over & chat. I love the same things you do.
    Sue in FL

  75. says

    What a great beginning to your TTT feature! I am going to try the Longaberger basket update… I have a few that I was about to give away, but now may try a new, fresh look! Thank you for the opportunity to win a wonderful giveaway. One of your many fans will be a very lucky winner!

  76. says

    Great giveaway! I’m already a follower and huge fan of Stone Gable! :-) I love how you painted the baskets to freshen them up! I have a huge addiction to baskets, so I might have to try this out!

    Blessings, Grace

  77. says

    Yvonne, I love this new linky party. I don’t have a blog, but I really enjoy reading everyone’s hints and ideas. I’ve wondered what to do with some of my Longaberger baskets that could use a little facelift. I think I will definitely do this.

  78. says

    Hi Yvonne…

    What a fabulous gift giveaway, my friend! I would be thrilled to have all of those sweet gifts! Such a sweet, summery table they would set! Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway for us. Wishing you the very best with the new linky party…sounds like great fun!

    Warmest wishes,

  79. Anonymous says

    I’m a new follower as of today & would love a chance on the giveaway.
    Loved the tutorial on painting the baskets which I will try tomorrow!
    Thank you!

  80. Anonymous says

    Yvonne, I am so thrilled that you are back! I go to your blog several times each day for something or another! What a great tutorial and a wonderful giveaway. Wow!

  81. says

    love the painted baskets:) thanks so much for the fun party and chance! i already follow you and i added your give away to my post!

  82. says

    I am a follower, have linked you, love you and facebook liked you! I have always wanted to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and this is a great way to try it. Thanks for your FAB tutorials! Carla in Santa Barbara

  83. says

    And I follow you thru email, dont want to miss a thig you post,might miss it on your blog with grandkiddos that I am busy with this summer,but always check my email.

  84. says

    I’ve been a follower for a long while now since before. I just love your blog, it is one of my very favorites! Love the baket idea. I will get busy painting in the hot south right away! Please pick me, love the giveaway! We must have been seperated at birth!

  85. says

    Yvonne, I’ve been a happy follower for a while now not only on your blog but on Pinterest and Facebook. Also, I look so forward to receiving your daily email post updates. With a major kitchen remodel going on right now in our house I am really enjoying your TTT and can’t wait to try them out.
    This is a fabulous give away and sure would be great for my new kitchen ;o)
    I’m going to try and post on my face book page as well (not sure I know how but will give it a go).

    Thank you again for the wonderful chance at the Give away!

  86. says

    PS I just did a “share” of your blog on Face Book on my Timeline, I think that’s how do it…oh my I guess I need a tut on that too :o)
    Well anyway thank you so much for this chance!

  87. says

    OK just added your blog button to my side bar on my blog too along with my Face book page, Pinterest and a comment (or two ;0) and I was already a follower…So I think I covered all my bases for the give away…fingers crossed and thank you again Yvonne for this wonderful opportunity!

  88. says

    I love the idea of giving my baskets a fresh look! I don’t have Longaberger, but back in the days of the “country” look, I took a basketweaving class and have MANY that I made and have never gotten rid of because of all the work I put into them. What a great idea!!

  89. says

    I am a follower. Love all your posts. I have tons of baskets but do use most of them for decorating. I have my larger ones displayed above my kitchen cabinets. You are offering a wonderful giveaway. Love all your recipes.

  90. says

    Yvonne I am a follower. Love to read your blog everyday. I use most of my baskets for decorating with the large ones displayed above my kitchen cabinets. I would love the giveaway for my home. Your recipes are wonderful and I love finding new ones to prepare.

  91. says

    I am a follower. Love all your posts. I have tons of baskets but do use most of them for decorating. I have my larger ones displayed above my kitchen cabinets. You are offering a wonderful giveaway. Love all your recipes.

  92. says

    This is my first visit but will be returning as I have joined your site. Everything is breathtaking! Hope I win! *S*
    Faye M.

  93. Stephanie Trink says

    I love your Tutorial, Tips and Tidbits. I would love to win the giveaway, so many great things!

  94. says

    Good Morning,
    I love your Blog, you are my go to girl for tablescapes and recipes. Your photos are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It would be great if I get chosen for the red, white & blue giveaway, just in time for 4th of July celebrations.
    Your friend in blogland, Donnalee aka Countryfeather

  95. says

    The giveaway is spectacular, and I have followed you long enough to know you are one of the top bloggers for antiques, crafts, culinary delights, and good thoughts! Thank you for sharing your perspective on life.

  96. Penny says

    Love this new addition to your blog. I am a new follower and found you through Pinterest. It is now one of my fav sites. I will definitely mention you on FB!

  97. says

    I am a devoted follower! I miss you when you are gone for awhile. I love, love, love this giveaway! What a creative idea; generous and beautiful. You are so talented!

  98. says

    The salad dressings all look so good! I love them all! I am a salad eater and usually have to be run away from salad bars=LOL! So love your blog and have been following along time. Hugs Carol

  99. says

    Oh my gosh what a site…glad to hear about you! There are so many great ideas! Love the painting of the baskets…yes I too have a bunch in the storage closet that I occassionally drag out!

  100. says

    Love your new party. Thank you so much for hosting. Have been reading your blog for a while but now I am a follower too!! Going to get out some of those old baskets and bring them back to life.

  101. says

    Hi, I have just pinned your Giveaway to my Pinterest Board and started following, left 3 previous messages re: following, sharing giveaway, facebook, etc…still haven’t seen any of my comments.I do hope they pop up I really would LOVE to win this giveaway, I love, need, and would use everything in it!!
    Thanks again, ~Theresa.

  102. says

    Your Giveaway look fabulous and I would love a chance to win. I just added your Giveaway to my most recent post. I hope you are having a lovely week-end.

  103. Anonymous says

    I’ve got to try this chalk paint; it looks like great stuff! Would love to fix up some baskets for gifts. Thanks for the give-away.

  104. says

    Thank you for the great linky party and the super ideas! Have a boat load of old baskets and silk flowers. You just gave me the well place kick to get my creativity perking. Fantastic!!!!!!

  105. Anonymous says

    I love your blog! Thanks for offerring this great giveaway. My favorite color is red so I was drawn to it right away. Pottery Barn ALWAYS has such lovely choices for dinnerware and linens. That drinkholder is cute and could be used in many decorative and handy ways. Thanks again,g

  106. says

    Yvonne…I have followed you for the last few years. Your blog is a delight. I look forward to your posts everyday! What a wonderful give away. Thank you!

  107. says

    Hi, Yvonne, What a lovely and generous give away. Thanks for the opportunity to enter it.

    And thanks for all your hard work with your blog. It’s a joy to follow.


  108. says

    Yvonne, I’ve tried to leave a comment several times, but blogger was acting up. So here goes again. Love the white washed look of your baskets. The generous gift is one I’d welcome should I win. What a treat it would be to set a picnic with these fun red and white details. Thank you for the chance! On vacation but will join your new party on my return. – Sarah

  109. says

    Hi Yvonne – please enter me in your giveaway. I am a big fan of your blog. I enjoy your recipes a great deal. I visit your blog everyday.

  110. says

    I’m a follower and would love to win the wonderful items listed…I’m adding the giveaway to my side bar…I love your re-do on your baskets it gives them a great new refreshing look…hope you have a great evening…with love Janice

  111. Celia Roellig says

    Just found your blog and I love it!! I am also following you on facebook and by email subscription. Would love to win the giveaway also. Love anything red!!!

  112. says

    I am sooooo thrilled that you choose to come back to blog land!!! I ADORE your style and creativity. Thank you for sharing all of your blessings. If you lived in Texas I just know that we would be close friends!!:) Your talents bring so much joy to those around you! Thank you for lettingusjoin in on your adventures!

  113. Ann says

    Hi Yvonne,

    What a fresh idea for old baskets. I too have many waiting for new life!!!

    I’m truly a follower (daily) and posted on my Facebook page about your beautiful blog.

    Can’t wait to try Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese (#10) and a great tip to remove odors from wicker (#29, All About demijohns).

    I’m going to learning a whole lot in the weeks to come.

    Thanks for a great idea!!!

  114. says

    OMG…400+ comments! Does that tell you how cool this giveaway is, and how many people love your blog?! I’m one of them; am a follower, would love this giveaway being dropped off at my door!

    PS – It’s on my sidebar now!

    Thanks, Yvonne!

  115. says

    Hi Yvonne! Oh, I just heard about your new party today but the link to join is already closed :{ . The giveaway you are offering is just wonderful and I would like to be entered also to win.

  116. says

    Thanks for the neat tutorial. I do alot of thrift shopping and noticed on the bottom the stampled Longaberger logo. I will be looking for this more often now. Sure hope I win your neay giveaway. Oh I am also a follower so stick 2 in the hat for me.

  117. says

    Love the red & white Yvonne ~ especially since Canada Day is on the week-end! Please thrown my name in the hat ~ I have been a follower for awhile now ~ so glad that you are back! xo

  118. says

    So glad you are back. Just copied down a receipe of yours. Still hopping I might be the lucky one to receive your divine giveaway. I have some vintage Barbie and Ken salt and peppers that would look great with the set.

    Judy R.

  119. says

    Wow! What a gorgeous giveaway! I LOVE that PB drink holder and red check place mats!!! I Have red checks all over my home.

    Fabulous tutorial, I have just the basket to try that on! Thank you

  120. says

    I’m already a follower, I’m really glad you started your blog again. Your photos are GREAT! Would love to win all of this. Red is my FAVORITE color, too!

  121. says

    Hi, Yvonne!! I love this giveaway and your Blog!! I left 2 or 3 comments before
    I shared it on facebook, linked up on my blog, became a follower as well! Unfortunately, I have yet to see where any of my previous comments actually posted, I pray I’m wrong. I could sure use every little item in your beautiful TTT Giveaway!!
    Many Blessings to you,

  122. says

    Well, I am going through my basket collection to find one or two to paint. Your directions are perfect and I love this look! Thank you so much, Yvonne!

    Thanks also for having such a sweet and generous giveaway! Please toss my name in the hat! :)


  123. says

    Very generous giveaway! I have been a follower for a long time and enjoy your blog very much. I was so sorry you stopped for a while and glad you resumed blogging. You amaze me with each and every post.

  124. Anonymous says

    Love the website and the tutorials. Have told many friends about all the neat things I have learned here. I am always excited and expected good things when I see StoneGable in my mailbox.

  125. says

    What a wonderful prize Yvonne. I have some of the red checked napkins so this would go perfectly. Thanks so much for the chance!

  126. says

    I have some of these baskets and was looking at them the other day, thinking “What can I do with these that I haven’t already done?” What a great idea! Love it!!

  127. says

    Lovely baskets, Yvonne! Do you use Annie Sloan wax also, or some other kind? Wish there was a dealer of AS paint here. Guess I’ll have to try to order some by mail. Please enter me in your giveaway.


  128. Anonymous says

    How do you ever get the time to sit on your back porch? Thanks for Stone Gable.
    Love the giveaways!

  129. says

    What a great give away. The basket turned out so nice. You are braver than me to try and paint a Longerberger basket. But it looks fabulous!

  130. says

    I love red, and more than that I love reading your posts. I am a night owl and often I read the posts for the next day just as I am putting up my phone for the night. Love love love the posts and the beautiful photography. Of course, I would also enjoy having the items to host a great party inspired by your recipes and ideas.
    Thanks for sharing.

  131. says

    I am a follower already and simply love some of the recipes that you share. Thanks so much for all of your creativity and inspiration. I love getting the email reminders to read your blog.

  132. says

    So enjoying your new party and have been considering painting my LB baskets. May have the inspiration/guts to do it now. :) I follow your posts on FB and am happy to repost your giveaway link. Thanks for ALL the inspiration. Cassie

  133. Anonymous says

    I think you went shopping for the giveaway with me in mind!!!! Everything I love !!!!!
    Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!
    Verna, Salem,Oregon

  134. Brenda says

    Don’t see my comment posted, hope this isn’t a duplicate. I’m a follower and what a great idea to freshen up baskets!

  135. Jennifer says

    I’ve been a follower for a long time. I especially enjoy your recipes. My family loved the “Red Chicken”! Thanks for sharing!

  136. says

    Love it!!!! This is a great giveaway!!! Love your blog too…I scour it for ideas all the time!!! Thanks to you my kitchen is the home to all new white dishes:) Thanks to you our ladies meeting flyer is amazing:):) I’m a Longaberger fanatic and have tons of baskets. Never thought to paint one…gonna give it a try.

  137. Anonymous says

    I have been a follower of Stonegable’s blog for quite some time now. I LOVE it and can hardly wait to read and relish the emails. Everything is elegant but simple…just my style, it is my go-to site for recipes and tutorials. I almost hold my breath waiting for the latest post to open. Seriously, it is a highlight in my day. Yvonne, I enjoy it immensely. I appreciate your time and the talent you so graciously share with your followers. The give-away looks great. Thanks for all you do to bring joy to others.

  138. says

    Hi I’ve been a follower for some time now. At times I drool over your posts. I think this weekend I’ll be digging out some of my baskets from the basement. I have already updated some of my wicker with robin egg blue! The label maker would be great in my organization of “my room” in the basement.

  139. Amy says

    Thanks for the chance! I am already a follower of Stone Gable; I really like you style. :-)
    For the personal questions you answered, I would have thought you would have been asked if you were Mennonite. The Menno game is fun 😉

  140. heidi h says

    I love the idea of painting the baskets and have actually thought of it too, but having a hard time, because who would think a person would ever consider that, Thanks for the courage.

  141. Susan Beard says

    I love that look and think I might try the technique on a wicker table that I have. THANKS for posting!

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