Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Baskets

This first basket is a storage basket for your plastic bags that you get at the grocery store, Walmart, KMart, etc. The top is open and you simply stuff the bag in the top and as a bag is needed, you pull one out of the bottom opening. The basket body is 9 1/2" high and 10" wide. The handle adds another 3 1/2" inches to the height for a total of just under 14" tall. The basket is shaped in a half circle, the back is flat so it will hang against the wall and the front curves out in a semi-circle.Colors in this one are smoked reed with 2 rows of navy. The basket was stained with boiled black walnut shells. A mustard barn star is tied on the center for a prim look. 

Basket number 2 is also a wall basket. It is approximately 15" long, 5" deep and 11" tall to the top of the handle. The rim is stained black and the entire basket was dipped in my boiled black walnut stain. The crows and stars are wired onto a rusty wire and then I tied the wire to the basket.
I can envision all sorts of uses for this one. Hang in the bathroom and store rolled wash clothes in it. Near the back door it could hold several pairs of gloves and a couple of hats. By the front door it could hold mail and keys. The bottom is a "closed" bottom, meaning there are no holes for anything to fall through, that makes it the perfect storage basket. This one is also $28.00 plus $8.50 continental US shipping.


  1. Morning Ann - your baskets are beautiful.
    I tried my hand at making them a few years back but my fingers just couldn't take it!

  2. Hi do you still have a basket that holds the plastic bags?? That is very cute.