They're Baskets In Waiting...
They're Baskets Full of Wool...
They're Baskets of Lace, Crochet and Knitted Wonders...
This GRIT has collected baskets for many years, and it all started quite accidently and innocently!
It was my only childs 'First Easter Basket'. I had to keep it. I'd kept His every FirstThingie. Therein was the Innocently!
Accidently, I used the FirstEaster Basket to display HIS FirstStuffed Stuff and OFS (other first stuff)!
The FirstFull EasterBasket led to the SecondStuffed FullBasket and, well, you get the Full BlownBasket Picture!
I don't know why I'm explaining my Basket Case!
I swear, on a stack of baskets, that I never WasteBaskets!
Like this Victorian Sewing Basket. OMGosh, I can't tell you how much I paid....chaching, chaching! But it really is Victorian, hand woven and painted, and in excellent condition. It's PRICELESS!
Yes, Honey, I said It's Priced to Sale!
So, one basket led to another basket and soon to HANDMADE Baskets!
I can tell you what I WOULD have paid for the Handmade, Signed and Numbered Longerberger Basket if I'd bought it off eBay....$47 plus shipping....chaching! At the Salvation Army Store...$5...Nearly PRICELESS!! Yes, Honey, I said I'd Sale it for $57 and not a PennyLess! Not and Double Not!!!
*The Pine Needles are from a 50 year old tree that stood in my front yard.
*The tiny white beads are bird bone beads, the white disk beads are hand carved antler beads, and the turquoise chips are all pieces that are over 1200 years old that I dug out of the ground.
*The basket was made in a Basket Making Class at the Bead and Button Show in Dallas, Texas, twenty years ago....by this GRIT!
Yes, Honey, I'm glad you agree that this one IS PRICELESS!
...And Yes, Honey, I'll be sure and tell them I'm a Big BC!!
PS...I am a Basket Collector...NOT...a Basket Case!
I'm in good company with the Other Collectors and Suzanne at ColoradoLady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.
Ya'll will really enjoy visiting there, I sure do.