This month has all the fall feels in a basket. I LOVE MY Goodwill basket find. It was originally a picnic basket, but now it includes two of my favorite things- pumpkins and more pumpkins.

This Goodwill basket find was perfect for a fall basket idea for the entry.

This summer I discovered the treasures at Goodwill.

I found this picnic basket this summer and was waiting for inspiration. My family cannot wrap their head around me going to Goodwill the week after we dropped off a haul of treasures for others to find. Bless their hearts!


fall basket for the entry


I am always ready for fall by mid-August. And this photo makes me think of warm and cozy- even in August.

I knew I wanted to use this picnic basket and just removed (and stored) the wicker basket’s lid.

When I assembled the fall basket it was like packing a grocery bag. I considered the weight and placement of the pumpkins. Instead of wheat bundles, I went with these fall stems from Hobby Lobby.

With the floral stems anchored in the middle, I had a strong base.

From there I used a variety of pumpkins with different colors and textures.

I tried my hardest to stay with muted tones, but I had to add a little pop of color.

I planned this fall basket for our hearth, but the textures between the basket and the stone were too busy.

That’s when I set my eyes on our entry table.

Recently, I moved a desk (from the college at-home year) to our entry. Do you remember this twenty-two-year-old Pottery Barn piece in the entry. The desk is a place to drop the mail before I sort it. I decided an oversize basket with a side lamp was a way to welcome fall at from the front door.

I love this fall basket challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today. I would love it if you pinned this fall basket.


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  1. Oh, Laura, what a great find!! I love thrift-shopping and Goodwill always has wonderful items. I love that you put in those pretty autumn-colored grasses with your pumpkins. Really pretty!!

    Enjoy your entryway with its new fall basket,
    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  2. Laura,
    I love that you used a picnic basket for your fall design. It’s so cute! It’s the perfect size for a table. I have several different picnic baskets and now you have me thinking! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

  3. Laura, I thought I’d left a comment but it doesn’t show, so… I will try again. 🙂 I love your new-to-you picnic basket from Goodwill. They do have a lot of nice things at Goodwill and thrift-shopping has been a favorite hobby of mine ever since I married.

    Love how your basket turned out with the fall grasses and the sweet pumpkins!

    Big hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  4. Love your fall picnic basket overflowing with pumpkins and fall grasses, Laura! And the chargers under the lamp were a cute way to use them! Pinned!

  5. Such a pretty assortment of pumpkins and the picnic basket is perfect for this challenge. Well done and so pretty.

  6. Lovely fall basket vignette, Laura. The basket is awesome by itself. It’s great when we know we can move an arrangement to a better place. The basket really stood out on the entry table. Good choice.

  7. Laura, your little Fall decorated picnic basket is just darling! What a fun find!

  8. I’m still in summer mode but I’m sure fall vibes will be coming soon!

  9. Hi Laura, I’m like you, ready for fall by mid August. Love your basket with pumpkins. I’ve started decorating and it can easily get out of hand. Love the simple look of your basket filled with pumpkins. Thanks for coming by. Have a relaxing weekend!

  10. Laura,
    You fall basket is just stunning. Sorry for the delay in commenting. I somehow skipped a few of the posts that first day.

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