I have a bit of a weakness for whicker, it’s true.
I already have more baskets than is strictly necessary.
I have my fruit and sloe picking basket, my food basket for a trip to the village butcher, I have a basket that holds sewing projects that are not quite finished, I used to have a basket for fabric scraps, our old picnic baskets transport some of my makes to the market, I’ve even turned one into a sewing box for my niece, and I also carry all my cards and labels to market in a little shopping basket too.
It’s fair to say I have a few and my husband’s irony laced comments about me needing more baskets when I add to the stash is justified.
I ignore him (of course) and now I have a new basket which is for all those bits that lie around but never seem to have a proper home.
I’d seen this particular basket a few times on a stand at our local car boot sale but had resisted the temptation. The seller is actually a trader and sells the ‘collectables’ at the car boot sale and keeps the ‘antiques’ for the fairs.
We’ve bought a few things from him as he always has interesting pieces that are in good condition.
As the car boot season is drawing to an end for this year, I decided I wasn’t going to resist any longer nor risk missing out so now it is sitting with my lovely Dear Emma fabric bowl on the side table in the living room.