Patriotic Decor

It’s so easy to create a little Patriotic Vignette in your home. Start with a tray basket. First add some red checked napkins with some cute napkin rings. Next place it on a blue tablecloth or runner. Lastly add some little Red, White & Blue hearts, or bottles, or coasters. So easy. ⬇️♥️⬇️🤍⬇️💙

Or you can use these cute little Red, White & Blue Baskets. Put them anyplace you want a pop of Color such as a small shelf or a tiered tray. ⬇️♥️⬇️🤍⬇️💙

Or you can use an All-in-One Red White & Blue Basket such as this. You can hang from a peg and add little flags, red flowers or little windmills. ⬇️♥️⬇️🤍⬇️💙

Happy Sunday & God Bless America

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Foraging and Harvesting Baskets

This time of year is busy for my Foraging and Harvesting Baskets. These are just the right size for gathering mushrooms, leaves, flowers or anything you like to pickup along the way. You can also use them to carry your every day items or a notebook and some pens. I make them with a long carrying strap so you can carry over the shoulder, or you can carry cross body. You can find a couple of these right here on my website http://www.bouquetofbaskets.net or I have a larger selection on my Etsy Site See some of the different options below, but as always, these are handmade so very easily customizable. Hope you are having a great weekend and Happy Foraging!!!

BouquetofBaskets | Etsy

Early American Stain Hunter Green Strap
Early American Stain Burgundy Strap
Silvered Gray Stain Hunter Green Strap
Golden Oak Stain with Butternut Strap
Early American Stain with Burgundy Strap

New Basket Listings!!!!

This set of two cuties is now available here on my website. This set of Brightly colored baskets will be perfect to add some spring and summer color to your decor. Add them to your tier tray, or any small space that needs some instant color I decided on the colors based on customer response on my IG page @bouquetofbaskets. Visit me there if you haven’t already for up-to-date content.

Below is a photo of available colors, you can specify on the order page. Current colors are Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, Purple, Yellow, Red or White

Spring & summer colors available now!!!

Much goes into producing these little guys. I first weave the basket. I use 1/2′ flat for the spokes, twine the base with #3 round reed and then weave the sides with 3/16″ flat oval reed. The top itself is 3 different materials The rim is two pieces of 5/8″ flat reed, the filler is seagrass and then the lashing to hold the whole thing together is 3/16″ flat oval reed. I stain the basket with one of my new water-based stains, Mocha, and then finish by painting with the desired color(s) Hoped you liked learning a little about my process.

Below our furry friends, you can find another new listing added to my website. A new style of a basket with legs. I have an Oval Basket with legs already, so I have added a round one as well. This is a popular basket due to its unique legs. These guys will give you a clue as to what the original design was based on……..

sheep standing in enclosure in farmland
Photo by Beyza Efe on Pexels.com

So… the design this basket is based on is a Wool Drying Basket. The legs are to keep the wool off the ground when its drying, but these days most of these baskets are used for flowers, kindling towels and even extra toilet paper in the bathroom. I will say, I do sell many of these in a larger version at the New York State Fair for their intended purpose. Hope you like it!!!

New Water-based Stains

I started finishing some of my baskets with a water-based stain. It’s easier on the nose and the environment. I still have the previous colors, but am experimenting for the winter. So far they are going over well and my customers are loving them. They will become a permanent part of my collection Check out my Etsy Shop (link below) to see these colors. Available now over there

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BouquetofBaskets

A New Idea

Some of the best ideas come directly from my customers. I had one ask me about making a bell. Well I didn’t see any patterns I liked so I just tried a freehand version. Here it is.

At first , there wasn’t enough “flare”, so I tightened up the top. I think it’s something I may be offering in a week or so. Stay tuned.

Upcoming Art Show

Calling all locals. I will be set up, weaving and selling at the The Keuka Art Festival. Hope to see you there!!! Check out their website. Link Below. ⬇️

http://keukaartsfestival.com/

Primitive Pumpkins

I make these guys every year just for a few months. I use beautiful hand felted wool from some exquisite Etsy Shops.

TYPICAL FALL COLORS

I use some wire for the tendrils, and a cinnamon stick for the stem. They are stuffed with polyester beads and new fiberfill. The string is 100% hemp.

Hope you love them as much as I do.

NEUTRAL COLORS

Click on my Etsy Link below to check out these cuties.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BouquetofBaskets

FYI- These are from a pattern I purchased from SewManyPrims. If you like to sew, you can make them too. They are a fairly easy pattern to make, but you do need a variety of supplies for them.

If you have any questions, ask away !!!!

Mini Baskets are Here

So you asked, I listened. Many customers were asking if I could make a smaller Tier Tray basket for acorns, or berries or other little things. Well, here it is. These cuties measure 3” round and around 2 1/2” tall. Check them out… now listed in my Etsy Site.

Fall Designs are here

I dyed all the reed and made all the baskets. Right now these baskets are listed on my Etsy Site. I will be adding them here shortly. Link to my Etsy shop is below.

Unfortunately my website needs to be found by my customers. I’m working on that little by little. Thanks for the support on here, I appreciate it !!!

Variety of Baskets Available.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/BouquetofBaskets

Large Candy Corn Basket

Busy weekend !!!

Just recovering from quite a busy weekend. Two of my sisters were in from out of town and thankfully we were able to get together a few times. Not to mention, our Grand NEICE had her graduation party so that was fun. It was fun overload.

Then there was the GARLIC !!

Toward the end of last week we picked our garlic. So by picking garlic, I mean harvested our garlic. I’m guessing around 800 plants. I spent time braiding it so that was on the list too. But it’s all done, and we’re back to the old routine. This can be both good and bad I guess. Have a wonderful week.

Garlic Waiting to be Braided in a
Small Oval Williamsburg Basket.