(also known as egg baskets)
J and I enjoy exploring antiques shops.
During our Hermann Missouri getaway, we visited just the sort of shop we like. We don’t look for anything in particular. We delight in seeing all types of things from days gone by.
We visited this shop in the past and knew there would be lots of treasure to see.
Chairs, dishes, tables, bottles, and an apartment size gas range, similar to one I used in the early 1960’s, were among the items we found as we browsed.
When we arrived at a booth toward the back of the store, I knew I had found just what I wanted to bring home.
I have never seen so many beautiful vintage baskets in one booth. There were several local baskets, a couple of Appalachian baskets and other styles, including a sweet grass basket from Charleston South Carolina.
I chose two Missouri baskets from around 1980. These beautiful handmade baskets are woven with oak splints. We have several Missouri oak baskets. These two are perfect for our collection.
Since we placed the cabinets on either side of the hearth room fireplace, I’ve looked for something to set on top.
When I put the baskets on the cabinet, this morning, to photograph them in the light from the window, I saw that I had found just the pieces needed for those cabinet tops. Happy accident, indeed.
I don’t know anything about this gathering basket. I believe it is vintage. It is the third basket I chose to bring home. I am looking for dried lavender or herb bundles for this basket.
It was Wurstfest, of course J purchased sausage. Even though I am cutting way back on meat consumption, I couldn’t resist having a little bite of sausage for breakfast today.
We weren’t exactly good, as far as diet goes, while we were in Hermann. Breakfast at The Inn at Hermannhof is wonderful. I’ll tell you more about that and our beautiful lodging, later this week.
This morning, J got the call we have waited for, since last Wednesday. My suspicions were correct, J has been diagnosed diabetic, so we are taking the next step, in this new journey, when we hear from the specialist our primary physician is contacting. Will let you know how things go, when we know more.