When it comes to beautiful, hand-woven baskets, I challenge you to find any better than those created by Peterboro Basket Co.
Not only is their quality top-notch, they are as American Made as it gets!! Based out of New Hampshire since 1854, Peterboro Basket Co. has continued supporting their community with their commitment to 100% American materials and labor. The baskets are woven from Appalachian White Ash, harvested from Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. The plastic insert accessories are also made in the USA, along with the tailor-made fabric liner and handle cover which are cut and sewn in NH from 100% cotton fabric, which is also made in the USA.
I cannot tell you how excited I was when the friendly people at Peterboro Basket Co. decided to send me one of their popular hand-woven deep oval baskets to review. And yet, I had no idea what a treat I was truly in for! This basket is nothing short of gorgeous!! Seriously. I am in love.
I was immediately faced with quite the dilemma… where to display the beauty?! I ran around the house seeking the perfect home for her.
Hmmmm… I could place it on my bookshelf…
It would make a handy snack center on my kitchen counter…
Or a neat arts and crafts tote…
Oh, the possibilities!
This particular basket also came with an added accessory: a two-piece custom-molded, food safe plastic protector insert. The large insert is the full size of the inside of the basket, and would be perfect for filling with crushed ice to keep your food or drinks chilled on a sunny day picnic. The second insert has seven separate compartments, ideal for a fruit or veggie tray. Both plastic inserts are made from FDA-approved materials and are hand-washable.
I have to say, I am truly impressed with their attention to every little detail!
To the inside of the bottom of the basket, they’ve added a smooth, wooden platform for extra reinforcement. You can load it up with fresh produce from the farmer’s market without worrying that the bottom might fall out!
The nails are made of solid brass, to prevent any rusting, and all of the hardware is brass coated.
For easy one-handed carrying there are two swing handles, as well as a “drawer-pull” handle on each end.
And they have also thoughtfully added two hand-cut solid wood feet to the outside bottom.
Its sturdy construction makes this basket extremely useful and versatile. These baskets are made to last, which is why Peterboro Basket Co. is able to offer a limited lifetime warranty on every one of their baskets!
So, now on to the best part. The generous people at Peterboro Basket Co. have extended an exclusive offer to you, my loyal readers! Now through May 15, 2010 you can receive 15% off your order by using the coupon code KENDRA when you make a purchase through the online store, www.PeterboroBasket.com.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, this would make a great gift idea! They seriously have a basket for EVERYTHING! And with prices starting as low as $18 (just a little over $15 with the coupon code), just about anybody can afford one of these beautiful AMERICAN MADE baskets!