I've blogged about my basket collection before, but I thought I'd share a few close ups of a few of my favorites. I display these on the white bookcase in our living room so they stand out as little works of folk art. They are simple and worn, and to me, the more lopsided they are, the more endearing.
Who made these baskets? What role did they play in everyday life long ago? Were they passed down in families as a valued piece of family history..."Aunt Addie wove this from splints of ash trees that grew on her Virginia farm."? They speak to me with their simple beauty, how I wish they could tell me the many stories of their early lives.
Enjoy the day,
Oh yeah, my favorite? It's a toss up between the first two pictured above. Yours?