I’ve had this basket for at least ten years…probably longer. I don’t remember how much exactly I paid for it but I know it was not much…probably less than $10. I remember buying it like it was just yesterday……. We went to a warehouse sale where the dealer had just gotten a shipment of European antiques in. We arrived early to the sale and stood in line waiting for the doors to open at 5pm sharp. Once inside we walked up and down the isles of row after row of tables, chairs,armoires, and sideboards. On this particular trip to the warehouse sale which was held annually we were looking for an armoire to house our TV in which we did find. While waiting in line to pay my husband decided to venture into the room of smalls. He came back a few minutes later and told me there was a large basket that I would love and that I should go look at it. I knew as soon as I saw it I must have it……..it was the most wonderful greyish color and still had the original tag! The bottom is now falling out of the basket after years of use so it can no longer be carried but it is still beautiful. Who knew a grey weathered basket would be such a hot trend all these years later?
Here you can see the original tag…..still attached!