Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August CupboardScape

Happy Happy Hump Day!
Tomorrow is my Friday at work.
Leaving a bit early even to go pick up my mom,
take her back to my house for the night.
Then we are headed early Friday morning for our
yearly antique yard sale trail.
Hopefully I will be able to score some goodies
for both our store...and of course for me.

Won't be back til Sunday sometime,
so I wanted to get this post off before I left.

So I have a thing for baskets....
especially splint baskets.

So I grabbed up a few of baskets around the house,
like this gathering basket above,
and did my CupboardScape on them.

Did you know that early splint baskets were made using
ash wood that was stripped from the bark,
which were soaked from the many layers of wood?
{the large white on the right is my latest find}
Early baskets were rectangular.

Early New Hampshire farm baskets
 were made using a wood base.

Early baskets started out with no handles.
They were used to gather grain and food during the harvest.

Basket on the left has a wood base.
One on the right no handles.

Some had wood handles, like the one on the right.

Later on oak was used 
along with ash as both are hard woods.

I also have a fondness for rye baskets,
and hope to find some more.

This tiny cheese basket was a score!

I have a huge one that our kitties use for sleeping.
It has a quilt inside and resides under my table.

I will end my post with this.

 See what's on my hoop now?
This will be another OOAK piece.

I leave you now to continue my progress.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the week!

Basketcase Blessings To All!


  1. I love your wonderful baskets. I have a weakness for them. Thank you for sharing your turtle story on my blog. My husband thinks that this one may have been a female and she was off looking for a place to lay her eggs. Hmmm...

  2. Love the baskets! have fun hunting for treasures.

  3. Love all of your baskets, Janice. I have a weakness for baskets too. Always on the lookout for them. Have fun at the antique yard sales!!

  4. Hi Janice,
    We share a love for baskets, my friend!! I LOVE them and have been able to find so many that needed a good home! I have them hanging on peg racks, sitting on chairs, under some benches, up on ledges, and anywhere else I can find to display them!! Your collection and display is just wonderful and I love the bit of history you shared about them, too!!! Hope you and your mom really hit the jackpot at the sales!!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. HI Janice ...thanks for sharing your baskets. I love using them too. You & your mom will have such fun scouting for new finds. I haven't been on blog for ages, so it was nice to see your post again. Take care...hopefully our paths will cross again someday! Hugs Marg 😊

  6. Love the baskets! have fun hunting for treasures.


  7. Love the baskets too - I hope you find lots of goodies


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