Vintage Artist Made Large Pumpkin Orange Appalachian Basket

 Large Pumpkin Orange Appalachian Basket

 Large Pumpkin Orange Appalachian Basket

This beautifully made naturally dyed woven wood pumpkin orange basket was purchased at a juried outdoor art and craft event in the mid-west in the 80s. It is large, double handled, with very nice detailed weaving techniques. Clean in excellent vintage condition this lovely basket was originally made as a piece to be displayed. Well constructed, it could also serve practical means for light garden use for gathering flowers, or herbs, or beans…. Definitely feature this basket over the harvest season and Thanksgiving to convey abundance.

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Vintage Large Handmade Split Willow Triple Handle Woven Basket

woven willow basket

woven willow basket

A beautifully hand woven split and natural willow basket. It was purchased in the 80s at a juried art and craft fair in the midwest. Large and fully functional, it was originally made and then purchased as a display piece. A great piece around which to build a collection of fine baskets or as an addition to your existing group.

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Swan

swan side view

swan front view

This beautiful swan was originally purchased at an outdoor antique festival in Kentucky in the early 90s. I don’t believe it was represented as an antique, but as a replica. It is not carved of wood but some man made substance, although that seems insignificant for display purposes. The sculpted form and matte painted finish are beautiful and give it an authentic look without the cost or potential for burrowing insects, or deterioration.

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Vintage Camp and Cabin Kids Woven Rush and Wood Stool

woven rush wood stool

This vintage wood and woven rush seat stool has been in the family since the before the middle fifties. Remnants from a family cabin, my husband and his brother recall sitting on this and other such stools from the time they were toddlers to kids. The generation prior has stated that it is around 60 years old. The woven rush is in very good vintage condition. The wood legs are tapered and hand turned. The stained finish shows signs of wear consistent with age and use. It could easily be taped off to protect the rush seat, while being refinished. One leg has a small grain split, superficial only, it does not impact on the stools ability to hold weight. It is a fun, nostalgic piece perfect for use at the lake cottage or cabin year round, outside during the summer or in. Rugged, and just the size for kids to pickup and move around on their own, while the perfect height, not too far off the ground. Start your own family tradition!

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