Sunday, August 11, 2013

Beautiful Baskets

 We have just recently restocked our imported baskets, so this would be a good time to select one for yourself or a friend.  These make wonderful storage for projects, knitting, needlework, etc.  Christmas will be here before you know it, and what a nice gift this would be!  They come to us from Ghana and are handmade by women there.  Each one is unique.

Currently, we have the large round or oval shapes in stock.
  They are sturdy and durable.

I have had a couple of these at home for several years, 
and love them.  
After some time of sitting around, they can become a little bit slouchy.  The basket below is like that, although it's not real obvious in the picture.  The great thing about these baskets is that with a little TLC and the magic of water, they can be straightened up again!  They get a little bath in the laundry tub, and once they are wet and pliable, they can be molded back into shape.  As they dry, they firm up again. 
 Plus, if you grew up on a farm, you will be transported back to your childhood by the aroma of wet straw!  That's just a bonus that comes with the basket!

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