Thursday, June 18, 2009

Friday Show & Tell Basket

Are you ready for a summer picnic or potluck? Do you need one of these?

My friend, Nancy, who is my daughter's mother-in-law, has one of these that I admired. Come to find out, a gentleman in our church makes these and other baskets. My daughter surprised me with this a couple of weeks ago when dropping by my office. It still needed to have a protecting finish on it. I work for a furniture manufacturer doing costing. I ask the finishing dept. supervisor how much it would cost me to have the finish put on. He said I never ask for anything so he would do it for free on his lunch hour. It turned out really nice.

It can be used to carry casseroles and picnic items. It is very good quality and very sturdy.

Can you believe it only cost $12?

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  1. It's always so nice to receive a surprise. It's a lovely basket.

  2. That is amazing. I wish I lived near so I could buy a couple myself. It looks like it is the perfect size for a 9x11 dish.
    Mama Bear

  3. Lovely basket.

    Have a great Friday

    Lots of luv,

  4. It is a wonderful basket. And what a bargain. Baskets in stores are a lot more than 12.00 dollars.


  5. That is a great deal, and it's very good work. I love baskets.

  6. Dear Jane,

    That is a lovely basket. How kind of your employer to put a finish on it for free. I love baskets and collect them because they are always useful for carrying things or putting gifts in them, etc. This one looks great for lasagna dishes and cakes and anything that suits your fancy : ) May you enjoy it much.

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. May you have a blessed weekend.

    Mrs. Teapot

  7. I love the basket tray! It is wonderful! I took a look at the furniture your company makes, it is so lovely. I never could make anything so nice. I wish! I use to work for a Corporate Business in the Accounting Dept. about 9 years ago. Thanks for the link, your company furniture is wonderful! I shall just have to dream. lol

  8. What a beautiful basket, I know you will get lots of enjoyment out of it!

  9. Beautiful many possibilities on ways to use it!

  10. Very nice...handmade is always the best isn't it...just seems to mean more that someone took the time to make something so special...