Thursday, April 8, 2010

Basket Beauty






Okay, I admit that I’m shamelessly stealing, no borrowing, this topic from a piece that Haskell Harris of Garden & Gun recently posted online. Or perhaps I should say Haskell inspired me and therefore I must share her great find with the blog world at large. How’s that for a justification?

I have the beach on my mind because 1) it’s spring break and many folks have flocked south to certain beach locales; 2) my own beach vacation will be here in two short months. Given this, I’m thinking about what to take with me: accessories, bathing suits (gulp!), etc. Then I saw Haskell’s post featuring Medina Baskets and I fell in love.

Medina sells a variety of baskets, from home décor to bags for schlepping groceries and beach gear. They also have baskets that can serve as a great summer purse. I remember in high school (or was it college?) when French Basket purses were the rage. Did you have one? Anyhoo, Medina does. Another great thing about Medina Baskets? They are very reasonable in price. And for additional bonus points, this Virginia-based company supports fair-trade artisans.

Medina baskets make me want to venture to a farmer’s market right now! How chic would I look toting around my organic fruits and veggies in one of these baskets? Okay, reality check – one of these baskets may enhance my regular trips to Kroger for coffee, cereal and milk. :)
Images and "content inspiration" courtesy of Medina Baskets and Haskell Harris of Garden & Gun

14 comments:

James said...

Chic is chic at the organic market or Kroger!

CRICKET said...

I love baskets too! Can you ever have enough.

Chic Coles said...

So fun.Can see them now filled with beach towels.

Emily said...

I was in Marrakesh a while ago and absolutely loved all those rich and colourful hand woven baskets. I feel like waering one (the second to alt one!) and jumping on my bicycle and heading for a picnic in Hyde Park!

Short Southern Momma said...

Those are all fabulous! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

Southern Aspirations said...

oh my goodness I love these! The true all-purpose accessory. Off to research more.

bevy said...

I have one that I wove pale pink grosgrain ribbon through the holes. It is so cute!

And thanks for your sweet comment on my blog... so true!

Splurgie said...

Nothing says Summer like a basket ... however you use it. Those are beauties.

Mrs. Pink said...

I love the beach and a great bag makes any day better, especially if stuffed with a good book, sunblock and towel.

teresa-bug said...

I still have my French Basket purse. I should pull that thing out. Surely I 'need' a new one for marketing, right?

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

would love one of these for farmers market..i love what james said..chic is chic

no matter where you are...


kary

Jo said...

I think I need a couple ... one for the beach, one for the Farmer's Market, perhaps one for a catch all in my suv ~ can you have too many? ;)

Jo

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How beautiful!

sara said...

All of them are fabulous, but that last one is my favorite! By the way, there was a segment last week on the Today show regarding Toms shoes and I thought of you and your previous post. I love the story behind them and cannot wait to purchase a pair for myself!