Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Are YOU a basket case?


While on the subject of baskets (see last post) I'm adding a few more here......................


...........I love using these vintage gym baskets for 
storing magazines, you know, the ones which 
pile up and await perusal when/if you ever have time 
to kick back in a shady spot on a Summer afternoon 
with a nice cup of tea, or a tall chilled lemonade.

Will today be that day perhaps?


Vaikom Village, Kerala, India

Last year in India, see more HERE, 
I thought these were exquisite baskets 
and wished I could have managed to bring some home. 
The ladies were very elegant and, despite the torrid 
heat, seemed cool and calm as they created by hand.


Still in a hot place - temperature hovering around 104F 
when we visited - 
the Aboriginal women sat outside quietly 
weaving colorful baskets.

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia - September 2012

More HERE about this amazing place.


Do you enjoy baskets around your home?  If so how do you 
use them - what do they store/hide? Dare you tell us!

10 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing that those women can sit and quietly spend their day weaving? It is their livelihood and therefore they do what they need to do. I have baskets all over the place, filled to the brim mostly with yarn and crafty stuff. Problem is, I think I'm getting organized but before long, a basket is filled up and it's time to buy another one. I just keep stacking them all around, all over the place. Have a great day! Tammy

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  2. Mary, lovely post! Yes, baskets have always been a part of our home, and definitely used - magazines, blankets, stitching projects, garden clogs, ... The list goes one! Thanks for sharing! Happy Day to you! ~ Sarah

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  3. Handmade baskets are so lovely. The women have such skill and patience. I do have baskets in my house. Just looking around I see an oblong one in which I've stacked our daily use napkins, a wire basket for gathering produce and flowers from my garden, and one holding a plant. I use them for organizing and for adding texture in almost every room in the house.
    I really like those wire baskets under the table - I'm keeping my eyes open for similar ones.

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  4. Hi Mary, I adore baskets for storage and use them for magazines, art supplies and even shoes in my closet. I collect vintage picnic baskets with lids and use them in my art studio for storage, and wire baskets that I store shells in. Love your Greek olive metal baskets and the beautiful colorful baskets the women are weaving.

    Have a lovely day - hope it cools down a little in N.C.
    Blessings, Erin

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  5. I don't have any baskets, but I do use trays and vintage rice buckets to corral my magazines, books and whatnots.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. I have a thing about baskets too, Mary. When we lived in Germany I haunted the small basket manufacturers in the Schwarzwald and still enjoy every basket I bought there.
    I have been trying to settle back to getting caught up with all your wonderful posts. I managed to send you an email, but trust that you know I've been around, even if I haven't managed to comment. How I wish you could have come just a little closer when you were in the Pacific Northwest!

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  7. I love baskets and have several of them around my house. I'm hankering after some gym/locker baskets, too! I love your home, Mary.

    xo
    Claudia

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  8. We adore baskets, preferable the artisan kind. I use them to herd up magazines and toiletries. But I have many of them displayed because they are beautiful works of art!

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  9. Oh yes, I love baskets. I have one gym basket such as yours, it has all my techie cords and books in it. I have a berry basket full of ribbons, a basket with small plates in it, a traveling basket with a teapot, cups, and tea. Oh my too many to tell. Good post, now I will be looking at my baskets all over the house. Oh and I brought three almost flat baskets back from Taiwan that were used for drying tea, but I use one in the garden when I pull weeds and sometimes I have books in one.

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  10. Mary, of yes, I am most definitely a basket case! I especially use them to store those "magazines awaiting perusal" lol. Also for blankets in the living room. I love these gym basket though. Lovely.

    Marie Angelique

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