Stopped at my first garage sale of the summer yesterday. Glad I did! Mixed in with several China baskets I spied this gem.
Made from ash this basket features 3 blue rows and a hand carved handle. The handle is worn smooth and feels like silk in my hand.
The bottom of the basket looks moldy in this photo, but it's really scorch marks - love it! Was it sitting on a wood stove sometime in its past?
At the same sale, I picked up this antique wooden bowl. These pictures are after I cleaned it up a little.
The bottom of the bowl has several surface cracks in it - just the way I like them - nice and prim.
If I don't find any more treasures all summer, for the $5.00 I spent on these 2 I won't be able to complain.
Be sure to visit my 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets blog and sign up for the basket I'm giving away. There's a link to this blog on my right sidebar.
Have a great weekend.