Baskets may be one of the first tools crafted by man, and ranks in importance up there with the wheel. There is evidence documenting the existence of baskets from over 11,000 years ago. We all remember the story of Moses who was floated down the Nile river in a basket.
Baskets have always been revered for their usefulness and their beauty, but had fallen out of grace being over marketed by metal and other containers. But now baskets are enjoying a thriving comeback and rightly so. Baskets are should be held in high regard for their grace, artistry, and usefulness. Whether hung on your front door, or used for storage all over the house, or simply as the focal point on your coffee table or bar, baskets bring warmth and comfort to homes everywhere.
We often don't take into consideration the talent and labor that goes into crafting a basket. Each one is hand made, and that is one major reason to respect and admire these beautiful creations and to display them in a place of honor in your home or business.
Baskets have always held a special place in my heart and in my home, starting with one I purchased as a teenager at the Cherokee Indian Village in North Carolina. Baskets have been handed down from generation to generation for centuries all over the world. But you can still find baskets everywhere at very reasonable prices. And that is a bargain I just can't pass up!
How can you use baskets in your home or office?
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What better place to search for baskets galore, furniture and great accessories than at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market! The Market is open the 3rd weekend every month and is a glorious treasure hunt sure to delight. You absolutely never know what you may find there! Who knows? You may find something you grew up with that not only brings back memories, but great pleasure as well.
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