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WORKING BASKETS
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For a basket to be able to carry appreciable weight, a plywood bottom and a woven handle are necessary to insure years of useful service. Our 'working baskets' can do the heavy jobs around the farm or house, they are sturdy, practical, and you will find dozens of uses for them.

The baskets in this category can be purchased with any of the following accent colors: RED/RED, HUNTER GREEN, NAVY BLUE, PORT WINE (deep Cranberry), CRANBERRY, or NATURAL; or, any combination of two accent color choices; or, all NATURAL (undyed).

Image-navy blue accent Image-red accent Image-blue accent Image-wine accent Image-green accent
Image - Extra Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMobxl-2

Extra Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Red and Green accent

21L x 12W x 9D x 16H

$44.00

Image - Extra Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MGkbl-3

Extra Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Green Accent

20L x 7W x 12D x 17H

$50.00

Image - Extra Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom and Leather Strap Handles

MMkbl-1

Extra Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom and Leather Strap Handles

Red and Navy accent

18L x 9W x 12D

$50.00

Image - Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMobl-1

Large Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Green accent color

18L x 12W x 9D x 16H

$42.00

Image - Large Rectangular Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMrbl-2

Large Rectangular Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Green accent

18L x 12W x 7D x 14H

$40.00

Image - Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom with Nylon Strap Handles

MMkbl-2

Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom with Nylon Strap Handles

Natural

16L x 7W x 12D

$40.00

Image - Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom and Round Wooden Handles

MGkbl-4

Large Kindling Basket with Plywood Bottom and Round Wooden Handles

Natural Sea Grass

18L x 8W x 11D x 17H

$60.00

Image - Medium Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMobm-1

Medium Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Red and Green accent color

16L x 12W x 9D x 16H

$36.00

Image - Medium Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle with Seagrass

MMobm-2

Medium Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle with Seagrass

Red and Navy accent

16L x 12W x 9D x 16H

$38.00

Image - Medium Round Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

MMrbm-5

Medium Round Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

Cranberry and Green accent

8L x 8W x 6D

$22.00

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Image - Medium Rectangular Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMrbm-1

Medium Rectangular Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Navy Blue accent

16L x 12W x 5D x 12H

$38.00

Image - Small Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

MMobs-3

Small Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom and Woven Handle

Navy accent

11L x 9W x 4D x 9H

$26.00

Image - Small Round Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

MMobs-4

Small Round Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

Navy accent

8L x 8W x 4D

$20.00

Image - Mini Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

MMobb-4

Mini Oval Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

Cranberry and Green accent

7L x 5W x 5D

$18.00

Image - Divided Silverware Basket with Plywood Bottom and Round Wooden Handle

MGslvb-1

Divided Silverware Basket with Plywood Bottom and Round Wooden Handle

Green Accent

10L x 5W x 6D x 13H

$34.00

Image - Cracker Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

MMcb-1

Cracker Basket with Plywood Bottom, No Handle

Green edging accent

11L x 3W x 3D

$18.00

Image - Cracker Basket with Plywood Bottom and Reed Handles

MGcb-2

Cracker Basket with Plywood Bottom and Reed Handles

Navy Accent

11L x 4W x 3D x 7H

$18.00

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Practical Uses:

  • Kindling or pine cone collecting, then an attractive basket containing these by the hearth or woodstove
  • Neatly holding newspapers and/or magazines by your favorite chair, also handy for storing paper for fire starting.
  • Carrying books from the library.
  • Great for picking up and storing toys, childrens books, coloring books and crayons.
  • Gathering vegetables from the garden and transporting to the kitchen.
  • Picking apples or pears from the orchard.
  • The large size baskets are great for packing up picnic supplies for easy carrying from the car to the picnic location.
  • Storing and carrying your garden hand tools, gloves, fertilizer to the flower beds.
  • I used to carry the large basket around the house and farm picking up my sons' tools they left at their most recent fix-it job, then leaving the basket on the workbench so everything got put back in it's proper place (that was the theory), if that didn't happen, the basket was a good place to start looking for a missing tool.
  • The handle-less baskets fit nicely into a drawer in the bathroom for keeping cosmetics and make-up brushes organized in one place.
  • The cracker basket is great for keeping pens and pencils from rolling around in a drawer.
  • Baby items in the nursery can be kept in easy reach, while also being organized in an attractive container.

Gift Basket Ideas

Line the basket with colored shredded paper (can be purchased where gift wrap is sold).

  • The large and medium sized rectangular or oval baskets are ideally suited for adding a bottle of wine to an assortment of cheeses, a roll of summer sausage, gourmet crackers, or a loaf of artisan bread.
  • Or, perhaps an assortment of your baked or canned goods with artisan rolls and gourmet crackers.
  • The handle-less baskets make into attractive gift baskets for lotions, bubble bath, a bar of organic soap, and a pair of spa socks; or,
  • an assortment of haircare products mixed in with fashionable hair accessories, makes a nice gift for a teenage girl; or,
  • baby items for the nursery.
  • Don't forget, gift cards appropriate to the occasion make excellent additions to gift baskets.

Tie a piece of narrow satin ribbon or raffia around each of your basket selections, wrap with colored clear paper (found where gift wrap is sold), and seal the basket with ribbon or a raffia bow.