How we use an Eric Taylor Basket

Eric saw how I was using his Cottage Tool Tote Basket and said I should post it and add “when he created the basket, he never considered how perfect a standard box of tissues fit in the center.”

We use Eric’s baskets all around the house so I thought it would be nice to show how we utilize them. One of my favorites is his Cottage Tool Tote. It holds my tissues, a book I’m reading, the two remotes and then space for my pens, small pile of scrap paper, lip balm (I’m addicted) and my glasses. Sometimes, I like sitting on the couch and other times I like to sit in the chair on the other side and all I have to do is move the basket to our side table and everything’s right where I need it.

May’s Calendar Girl: Miss Kathy

Yah it’s May! Done with April Showers, now bring on the flowers!

The Cottage Girls’ Calendar page for the month of May is Kathy Weiss.

When I saw this pretty basket, I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it and the angle of the shot. Just needed to wait for the late afternoon sun and it was just about perfect.

Happy May!

April’s Calendar Girl: Suzanne of the Basket Cottage

I forgot to post April’s calendar page! I wanted to post it on Eric’s birthday. How I overlooked this is beyond me, especially since his baskets are featured on the page. Not a good Basketmaker’s Wife at all! LOL. (Sorry Eric!)

So April’s Calendar Girl is Miss Suzanne of the Basket Cottage. It features Eric’s miniatures and smalls. Most were woven by Suzanne and some woven by Mr. Basketmaker himself.

Y’all enjoy the last few days of April.