Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Bittersweet Needle and Thread

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Market Basket


I went to a yard sale many years ago and found this lovely basket.  The lady who was selling it told me that the basket was her mother's and that she had gotten it in Arkansas.  She also said that it was used when going to the market.  I loved it and didn't pay much at all for it.  

I've used it several time in the garden when picking lettuce/spinach.  You can really fill it up!

 You can see how it has a high side and tapers off.  It measures 19" around and 7" on the high side.  I usually carry it like this and not by the handles. 

I'm not sure what wood it is made from, but you can see how dark it is.   I have it hanging on my wall in the dining room.   


Thanks for visiting,


  1. Nice!! Fun to use a nice basket for gathering veggies.

  2. Such a lovely unusual basket and so practical!

  3. Another great basket! I love that you hang it on the wall, and use it for gathering garden vegetables, too!

  4. Such a pretty basket. I love to use baskets as well. I love the color of yours!