When I started this blog almost 2 years ago, I shared the inspiration for the name of my blog. Here's an excerpt from that post
One summer day Dad and I attended an auction "downtown". The auction was the accumulation of a lifetime of household "junk". Dad and I were having a good old chuckle over all the items being sold and commented several times "that should have been thrown out - who's going to buy that?" Up for auction comes a very large chore/utility basket with the entire bottom corner missing. At that point in my life (maybe I was 12 or 13) I certainly didn't want an old basket with a HUGE hole in it! I think about that day often, wishing I had that basket today in my home. It would fit perfectly and I could imagine all the work that the wife accomplished during her lifetime using that basket; carrying laundry to the line, picking apples, digging potatoes, hauling feed to the animals. Someday I will find a similar basket at an auction or antique store and it will grace my home. Dad isn't here anymore, but hopefully he'll be looking down from above laughing and saying "Why didn't someone throw that out?"
I found the basket with a hole in it! It's not the same basket, not the same style or even size, but it's a basket with a hole in it! I know my Dad IS saying "why did you buy that?"
It's a great antique basket that was used and used. I have a thing about handles and this one is no exception It's been worn smooth with handling.
Even the god's eye on this side is beat up. I know most people would throw this away and there are LOTS of people who don't understand my love and appreciation of this wonderful old basket - but I am happy!
In celebration of finding the "Hole in the Basket" basket, I'm having a little giveaway! I will include this little wooden tray with orange putka pods and candy corn salt dough ornaments. Sitting in the middle of this tray is a small pillar candle that I've blackened with beeswax and grunged up with spices. The tea light is battery operated. The glass bottle in the back has a label reading "1771 Magic Spell Remover"
I would like to add just a couple of "rules" to this giveaway -
1. Sign up on this post only.
2. You must be a follower of my blog - if you don't have your own blog that's ok, but you must follow mine!
3. PLEASE DO NOT post this on your own blog, I want this giveaway to be for my followers only.
I will draw a name out next Friday night and ship out the winnings right away so you have time to enjoy before October is over!
Have a great weekend. ~Ann