“A glass pitcher, a wicker basket, a tunic of coarse cloth. Their beauty is inseparable from their function. Handicrafts belong to a world existing before the separation of the useful and the beautiful.” ~ Octavio Paz
Shades of Light
“What is there in a name? It is merely an empty basket, until you put something into it.” ~ Charles Babbage
“If you keep missing, get closer to the basket.” ~ Cynthia Lewis
“Carry a big basket. In other words, be open to new ideas, different partners, and new practices, and have a willingness to dump out the old and irrelevant to make room for new approaches.” ~ Frances Hesselbein
Etsy – Lari Murik
“The quality of a man’s mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket.” ~ Jose Bergamin
“Ideas come from life: what happens in mine, what I see happening in others’, mixed with a great deal of imagination. I might see a person in a grocery store and build a whole character and life out of what’s in her basket.” ~ Elizabeth Berg
The Home Depot
Whism – Aliexpress
Racking and Shelving Ideas
Sallie Basket – Joss and Main
Driven by Decor
Mark and Estel
Jennifer Heller Zurick-pinterest.com
Mary Adams-Akwesasne Mohawk-www.nmai.si.edu
Japanese bamboo basket by national living treasure
I just LOVE baskets. In fact, I have banned myself from basket stores, plus stores that sell wooden boxes, plus art supply stores, plus office supply stores, plus “fru-fru” stores…..
I think these are absolutely gorgeous.
Dodie Ulery – Gladstar 6
I absolutely drool over baskets. I have all kind of excuses at the ready for why I ‘need’ a basket I find. I’m the same way about wooden boxes – new, old…
My husband has learned to help me steer clear of anywhere boxes and baskets are sold. He does point them out at yard sales, though, and for that I’m truly grateful. :0)
I love the creativity I see from basket makers. It seems that there are endless things one can do to make each one different. For example, look closely at the picture below. I’ve never seen the ruffled edges or rings, or braided rims of these. I think they are stunning.
Self-Taught SC blogger – Sweetgrass Baskets – photo by Corey Alston
Joe Hogan – Contemporary Baskets Gessato-gblog1
Jeanette H. Larson – “Artistic Basket – Mixed Media”
Cottages and Gardens-Japanese basket art-Design Devoted 4
Montana Willow Basket – Pinterest
I WANT THESE!
The Basketry Collective
I love baskets and wooden boxes of all kinds. I’ve had to limit myself to simply looking at them – and drooling – staying away from anyplace where I actually might GET one, since I’ve officially declared myself a maniac about these. I can justify ANY number of boxes and baskets, finding endless uses for them. My husband has indulged my love for both, but we DO have to be able to walk through our home… The one above is a bread basket. Can’t you just picture a gorgeous loaf of French bread in this?
This one is exquisite with the beautiful southwestern design.
And this one is made from a gazillion newspapers!
Talia Magazine Basket
Zulu Liala Palm African Basket – FairTradeGifts
Halton Basket – Crate & Barrel
Moses Basket – Overstock.com
BC2.com – New Cinder Basket
Confessions of a basket freak – I have to avoid places that sell baskets anymore. I can figure out how to use ANY basket, and almost drool when I see one. I have to talk sternly to myself (I know, it shows I’m unhinged) in order to NOT buy it. Thankfully, many are way out of my price range…
Chipwood Apple Basket
My mouth waters when I see baskets of all shapes and sizes. I have a lot of baskets (my husband would say we’re AWASH in them, but there is ALWAYS room for another basket…
Emlyn Basket – Crate & Barrel
Isn’t this one yummy?
Baskets and wooden boxes are my thing. In fact, they’re so MUCH my thing I’ve had to stop going anywhere where either are featured – or at least only when it’s my birthday or something similar.
I can figure out a need for either at the drop of a hat. I would be a wonderful person for basket or box makers to hire to brainstorm about how their products could be used and enjoyed. My list is unending….
Here are the latest I’ve found and drooled over on the net. :0)