one of my favourite things - basket ware

Lucky me, I picked this up for a song, at a market a few weeks ago,

and then
I spotted an authentic English trug (massive it was) at this 'old wares' shop,

 but for $280, I thought they best keep it!

It was much larger, and more well made than this one....

My very woodsy capable brother-in-law is making some trugs from some recylced wood he had in his shed, and hopefully I might be able to take some to my next market to sell.
  He has fashioned the handles out of tea tree, and they are well made and sturdy. 
 I've also got some lovely wind wands in the works to go with the 'dance in my garden' theme, and am really keen to see how the children (and adults) respond to those.
My dream would be to open a small shop with a garden theme....oh maybe one day!

Hope you have a terrific week!

This regular Monday post is now going to be monthly, I hope you don't mind.


  1. I love that big woven basket and that trug is gorgeous- I think you should display it exactly like that at the markets to. I would buy one for sure.

  2. I love that basket at the top, what a lovely colour.

  3. Hi Luisa,
    Trugs are very overpriced here too, Your idea to have your brither make them is so much better, they sound brilliant.

    Have a great week,

    Sarah x


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