Decorate With An Old Fashioned Wire Egg Basket

There are many ways in which a kitchen can be given a slightly authentic old-style feel by the addition of a simple piece of storage that many might overlook. The old fashioned wire egg basket is the simplest concept for storing eggs yet it provides a definite charm and is perfect for placing eggs or other items into as a decorative display on the kitchen bench.

When the eggs were gathered as part of the morning chores the wire egg basket was invariably the utensil that was used. It was light and was capable of holding many eggs, some of which were not always the cleanest but the nature of the wire bars would allow any dirt or other matter to fall off the eggs and onto the ground. When the eggs were collected they could be brought inside and laid on the kitchen bench for easy access.

These days these same wire egg baskets are making a stunning return, being used again in the kitchen or on the dining table as a handy display item. Because the basket allows you to see the contents due to the nature of the wire bars, it makes the ideal type of bowl for highlighting the contents.

It is possible to use a metal egg basket as a fruit container or as a means of holding a dried flower arrangement. There are many different ways in which they can be used.

We don’t see good quality wire egg baskets these days, certainly not made with the same durable methods as the antique ones once were. The older egg baskets have a definite air about them and add the type of atmosphere to the room, perfect for enhancing the traditional country kitchens into which they merge perfectly.

Although it is not a good idea to put all of your eggs into one basket, some of the vintage wire egg baskets that are still available for sale will make it tempting. To avoid such a fate it might be necessary to buy a collection of wire egg baskets such as the very decorative 3-tier wire egg baskets that are occasionally available or perhaps a wire chicken egg basket that is actually shaped like a chicken will provide a more delightful display.

For homes where space is an issue and there will not be the room to store an egg basket for those occasions when you have eggs to store, the answer is to buy a folding wire egg basket that expands into shape as needed.

Wire Chicken Egg Baskets For Sale

Featured on this page is a selection of wire egg baskets that have been shaped into the likeness of a chicken. They are available in a variety of sizes and some have been made in a far more ornate fashion than others ensuring there is an eclectic selection to choose from. If you wish to get more information about any of the wire chicken egg baskets for sale simply choose one to be taken to the sales page.

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NEW CHROME PLATED CHICKEN HEN SHAPED WIRE EGG STORAGE DISPLAY BASKET HOLDER RACK
NEW CHROME PLATED CHICKEN HEN SHAPED WIRE EGG STORAGE DISPLAY BASKET HOLDER RACK
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New Primitive Country Farmhouse Chic Chicken RUSTY WIRE EGG BASKET Shabby Rustic
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Big 13 TEAPOT Primitive Decor Chicken Wire Wicker Egg Wall Pocket Basket Hanging
Big 13 TEAPOT Primitive Decor Chicken Wire Wicker Egg Wall Pocket Basket Hanging
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VINTAGE Brass WIRE METAL CHICKEN HEN BASKET Decor Egg Primitive style
VINTAGE Brass WIRE METAL CHICKEN HEN BASKET Decor Egg Primitive style
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Vintage Rustic Wire Chicken Hen Egg Gathering Basket Container 12
Vintage Rustic Wire Chicken Hen Egg Gathering Basket Container 12
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NEW LARGE HEAVY WIRE 215 CHICKEN EGG BASKET GATHERER
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Farmhouse Cottage Chicken Wire Egg Basket Rustic Wedding fern burlap Easter
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2 Vintage Chicken Shaped Wire Egg Baskets 12 X 9 FarmhousePrimitive Decor
2 Vintage Chicken Shaped Wire Egg Baskets 12 X 9 FarmhousePrimitive Decor
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FOOTED EGG GATHERING BASKET Heavy Metal Wire Country Kitchen Chicken Farm
FOOTED EGG GATHERING BASKET Heavy Metal Wire Country Kitchen Chicken Farm
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OLD WIRE CHICKEN HANGING BASKET FOR STORING EGGS
OLD WIRE CHICKEN HANGING BASKET FOR STORING EGGS
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RITE FARM PRODUCTS 8 WIRE BASKET 36 EGG 3 DOZEN CAPACITY CHICKEN POULTRY DUCK
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RITE FARM PRODUCTS 13 WIRE BASKET 96 EGG 8 DOZEN CAPACITY CHICKEN POULTRY DUCK
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If you are going to use a wire egg basket it may as well be made into the shape of a hen to leave everyone in absolutely no doubt what it is for. These baskets are the perfect decorative storage containers for eggs and can be placed on the bench of an old-fashioned or traditionally themed kitchen.

The shape of the chicken can be a fun addition to the room and it only seems appropriate that the eggs are returned to the belly of the hen before they are consumed.

You might also like to take a look at the range of more basket-like egg baskets by browsing through the various vintage egg baskets for sale.

Vintage Wire Egg Baskets For Sale

Featured on this page is a diverse selection of old-fashioned and antique wire egg baskets for sale. These vintage egg baskets will not only provide you with an authentic method for collecting and storing eggs they will also give you a wonderful place to store the eggs when they have been brought inside. Browse through the range of vintage wire egg baskets for sale and make a selection to get more details about how you can buy one.

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Antique Wire Basket Pink Coated Vintage Primitive Egg Field Ball Handle 145
Antique Wire Basket Pink Coated Vintage Primitive Egg Field Ball Handle 145
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Vtg PRIMITIVE Chippy COLLAPSIBLE WIRE EGG Gathering BASKET French Farmhouse
Vtg PRIMITIVE Chippy COLLAPSIBLE WIRE EGG Gathering BASKET French Farmhouse
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VINTAGE SILVER TONE WIRE METAL BASKET EGG BASKET HINGED MOVEABLE HANDLE
VINTAGE SILVER TONE WIRE METAL BASKET EGG BASKET HINGED MOVEABLE HANDLE
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Vintage Hen Wire Egg Basket
Vintage Hen Wire Egg Basket
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Vintage Advertising Wire Egg Basket Egglac Pellets
Vintage Advertising Wire Egg Basket Egglac Pellets
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VINTAGE Brass WIRE METAL CHICKEN HEN BASKET Decor Egg Primitive style
VINTAGE Brass WIRE METAL CHICKEN HEN BASKET Decor Egg Primitive style
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Vintage Rustic Wire Chicken Hen Egg Gathering Basket Container 12
Vintage Rustic Wire Chicken Hen Egg Gathering Basket Container 12
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Wire Heart Metal Egg Basket Vintage Kitchen Bowl Garden Chic Wedding Decoration
Wire Heart Metal Egg Basket Vintage Kitchen Bowl Garden Chic Wedding Decoration
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Primitive Antique Vintage Wire Egg Apple Farm Gathering Farm Basket
Primitive Antique Vintage Wire Egg Apple Farm Gathering Farm Basket
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VINTAGE TWISTED WIRE EASTER EGG BASKET
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2 Vintage Chicken Shaped Wire Egg Baskets 12 X 9 FarmhousePrimitive Decor
2 Vintage Chicken Shaped Wire Egg Baskets 12 X 9 FarmhousePrimitive Decor
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Large Vintage Early 1900s French Provence Hand Made Scalloped Wire Egg Basket
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Old metal egg baskets are perfect for allowing the air to circulate over whatever is being held inside them making them slightly more versatile than you might first consider. These baskets are capable of making a display out of fruit, vegetables, dried flowers or just about any other object you can think of.

The older nature of the metal itself can provide plenty of decorative appeal with some baskets made from copper colored wire or brass wire. It is surprising the number of simple items that were in common use around the house in past eras that are not only being considered for use but are also providing wonderful features of interest. Decorating with antique metal egg baskets is a simple concept but in doing so you are completing the overall theme of a room and rather than stand out awkwardly, in the right room, it will mean the difference between a completed look and a room that is somehow unfinished.

Decorative Ideas For Your Vintage Wire Egg Baskets

As we know, decorating the kitchen or country dining room with antique wire egg baskets makes for an interesting and more creative display. There are a number of different ways in which they can be used, particularly if you want to take advantage of the variety of designs that can be found. With differences such as the fact that some baskets come with tall handles while others have no handles, multiple baskets may be used together.

The advantages of vintage wire egg baskets are their versatility and ability to add the right touch to a room. There is the chance that some of the older wire baskets may have a little rust on them but they can be cleaned up to maintain a rustic look. Adding a flower pot with some daisies or silk flowers can turn them into a table centerpiece for formal or informal dinners and gatherings.

Another idea is to find some salt and pepper shakers in an older style. Adding them to the center is an easy way to create a storage space on the table. Add a touch of colored ribbon for each new season or holiday. This is an easy way to change a table layout.

For a cleaner look an old rusty item can be painted any color the decorator desires. White looks good in a country kitchen. Black will look good in rooms with iron drawer and door handles. Other popular colors for a kitchen or dining area include red, green, brown, or teal. Adding a modern color gives the piece a modern feel.

For a bare wall, collect models in different styles. This is an easy way to add interest to a wall without spending hundreds of dollars on art work. With an interesting fabric liner, the object can hold loaves of round bread, muffins, and other baked goods. Antique wire egg baskets that are taller can hold cooking utensils. Adding a little nest of raffia and a couple plastic eggs gives the items a classic look. More creative uses include holding shampoos or bath products in a rustic bathroom.

An old fashioned wire egg basket would also be a wonderful idea for the storage or presentation of Easter Eggs. Anyone who is planning on surprising the family with something a little different might like to take a cheap wire egg basket and fill it will colored Easter Eggs to delight everyone.

These are merely a few of the creative ways of decorating with antique metal egg baskets in such a way that they add to the ambiance and style of the home.