Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The brass tag says 1887~ Baskets

This basket covered jug is a fav of mine. The tag says California Brandy 1887 and when we got the jug there was brandy in it....original or not who knows? The jug came from my hubby's great uncle's home and he was 92 at the time that was about 36 yrs ago. The cork in the top dried out and I was not to sure about the contents so I emptied it out. Most likely a mistake, but too late now.

Some baskets I made on the shelf in my pantry.
I made this one and the little door knob basket too. I don't know if I even remember how, but maybe I should get back at basket making.....
The basket I got a couple of weeks ago. It now holds extra throws under the coffee table in the living room.
So I am joining Misty over at 1890 Gable House Musings for her Tuesday Chain. So come on and join the fun. Who does not love baskets?


Anonymous said...

Hi Donna! Your baskets are beautiful - you should definitely take basket making back up!! That's something I've never tried..hmmmm! Very nice collection. Jeannette

Prairie Blue... said...

okay.....my heart is going thump...thump.....love your baskets friend....thanks so much for sharing......blessings~Denise

Kimberly said...

Hello Donna, I have the same basket in your third pic down! Love your baskets, so great to meet another prim lover! I joined the chain too. Enjoy your evening ~Kimberly

bettyj said...

You have the most interesting collectibles! The jug basket is so neat.

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Yes Donna, you SHOULD get back into basket weaving. :) Yours are just beautiful! Love the old jug-in-a-basket...what a great family memento!
Thanks for sharing Donna.

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

I love your baskets, great job!!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

GREAT BASKETS~ new to your blog~ I am liking it!!!!Your kitchen is so pretty!
I will be back to check more of your blog out!I invite you to visit me~

Misi said...

How unique! That basket jug steals the show!
Fabulous baskets! You have given us such a treat to see.
Thank you so much Donna for sharing along in this weeks chain

{darlene} said...

I love baskets!
especially for hiding the stuff of life. you know, the ugly stuff.

Red Door Home said...

Your baskets are so pretty. How lucky you are to be so talented!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Donna, Be still my heart, I love baskets. I jsut went out today and bought 4 old baskets. I love your blog, I found it through another blog and I amglad I did, I am goin to post my find in a couple of days!!!!

Ijoined your blog and out you under my favorites and I wanted to invite you to my blog because I am having a Friendship swap, and all you have to do is join my blog and it WON'T break the bank, what I will do is set you up with a swap partner and and can contact each other and dicusss your likes and dislikes!!!!!!

I am hoping that a friendship will grow through this, friendship is the BEST gift!!!
I hope to see you and you join the Friend swap.

Prim Blessings,

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Oh Donna, I forgot to tell you that all you have to do is leave a comment and the email staing that you would love to join in. My email is in my post just click the blue writing and it will take you right ot my email!
Prim Blessings,

Picket said...

Oh my word girl...those baskets are beautiful!!!! What a wonderful talent you have..I couldn't even imagine trying to make one...it would look like a squirrel that tore thru a bird's nest or something! I can't believe how great these are! What treasures! Thanks for coming by sweetie...loved seeing your baskets! Picket

Sea Witch said...

Love this post. I adore American basketry and have a small collection of antique, hand woven American baskets. Love your collection. Sea Witch

KathyB. said...

I love baskets! You have a wonderful collection, and all the more precious because you made some of the baskets. We have a local basket maker in our area who sells at the same bazaar I sell at every year, and I try to obtain a basket from her every year.You SHOULD return to basket weaving.

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