Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The ammunition basket…..


I mentioned in the post about The Sweetest Gift that I had found
the ammunition basket a while back.

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I had wanted an ammunition basket for a really long time and originally planned
to use it in my kitchen to hold my bread boards.
However it didn’t fit in the spot I had in mind  so it made the rounds around the house.
I had my cane collection in an old galvanized farm container and I was really happy with the way they looked.

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However every time I waked past them I had that
nagging feeling and I knew my cane collection would look fabulous in the ammunition basket.
I finally gave in and switched them out the other day.
I figured I had, had the galvanized container for quite some time and it was time for a change.

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I love the stenciled number on the front of the basket.

Baskets and basket weaving techniques have been used historically for many purposes including defense and war. Basketry ammunitions containers protected shells while they were being transported, wickerwork gabions reinforced earthwork redoubts, woven willow body armor and shields were carried or worn by soldiers, willow formed the frameworks in the hats of Queen's guards, were used to weave carrier pigeon baskets, officer's kit baskets, observational balloon baskets and basketwork found its way into numerous other aspects of combat.

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Have a great week my friends!!!!
Joining the party at:
for WOW Us Wednesdays.
Hope to see you there!
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14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, it looks fabulous with your canes. I do have mine in the kitchen with breadboards and I like that look too.

AntiqueChase said...

love it!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love it! It looks amazing!

Kelly said...

I love your new ammo basket! It's perfect holding your cane collection. I didn't realize you had so many! I almost bought one of those baskets at an antique market while shopping with my sister but didn't because of the bright orange handles on the sides. I just couldn't get past those. LOL! Yours is perfect though.

Red Rose Alley said...

The basket looks good displaying all your canes. I didn't know what these were used for until I read the history about them. Thanks for sharing, Deserae.

love,
~Sheri

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

You have a beautiful cane collection and it looks wonderful in your ammunition basket! I love switching things out around my house too. Keeps things interesting. :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love those baskets Des and your canes look fabulous in it!

Mari said...

It's totally awesome...love it with your cane collection Des...

Smiles~
Mari

Junkchiccottage said...

Love this Des and wow what a great collection of canes. They look great in this basket.
Kris

Cynthia said...

What a great basket and I really enjoyed reading the history of them. Do I live under a rock? I never heard of them. I can hear my hubby in my head saying, how could you not know about this??

Cindy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Des, it looks so elegant. Perfect compliment to your walking stick collection..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love the canes in your ammunition basket...and loved reading about the history of them...thanks so much!....Beautiful display!!!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Great basket, love it!

Pamela said...

Love that basket Des! It is divine.