Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sunny Day

I've been plugging along on a sewing project this week, but I haven't had a lot of time, so it STILL isn't finished! In the meantime, I'd like to show you something.

This is my favorite washbasket. It's lost one of its handles, and the bottom is getting thinner and weaker. I can't remember exactly where I bought this basket, but I know I paid five dollars, which seemed like a lot, but I was sold on the "Made in Hungary" stamp on the bottom.

I know someday the bottom will fall out completely, but even then I'll keep it. It will look nice on top of an armoire or hanging from a beam in the corner of my living room.

But for now, it's still in use. As I was taking clothes off the line, I realized there was a pretty good representation of myself forming. There's a vintage pink slip (I like buying secondhand), a workout shirt (we go to the gym 4x/week), a skirt (love wearing skirts), a towel I bought in Ireland printed with laundry motifs (my favorite household task and my favorite place to visit), and a piece of fabric from my mom (love sewing and MOM!). There ya have it--my life in a basket!


elizabeth said...

My wicker washbasket lost a handle too. I ripped the other one off and made a new liner for it out of some fabric with "wash" items on it.
What a neat way to describe yourself, by the contents of your washbasket!

Anonymous said...

We ended up being the lucky recipients of a similar laundry basket that was turned into a baby bassinet. Wood oval on bottom for sturdiness, wood wheels added, & a rope for pulling baby around. DH's g'father made it for my MIL & her sister in about 1920. Since it has fierce sentimental value, it holds a place of importance in our family room holding all our winter lap blankets & such. Love it. ***Mags***

Darling Petunia said...

Mags, that sounds so nice! You know what? We could also use something to hold our blankets in the living room. That just may be where it ends up!

Darling Petunia said...

Elizabeth, fabric with wash items on it?? --PERK-- Do tell!