Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cane Bottoms and Baskets--A Treasure of the Past

You can't beat these children's chairs with blue paint and woven seats. I would love to have been able to buy them. Not just one but both. They are different but go well together. I believe they were high chairs. I spotted them at the Music Valley Antique Show in Nashville.
Look at the weaving on this basket. At first, you think it has breaks, but as you look more closely, I think it was made that way.
The different size of the weaving, very crudely done. A real treasure to be found.

An overall shot of the basket.
Baskets in good shape are getting harder to find. I love them. I collect them and find it hard to part with them. The market for antique baskets has really slowed up, I think because there are so many new baskets out there---but the new ones just don't have that look or patina! But, on that note, I have to admit that I have new ones too! Just like anything else, when they are tastefully mixed together they look just fine.
Better go for now,
Until next time,


  1. Vintage baskets are very hard to find here. (I do have a matching set of three in my bath.) I agree that the new ones just aren't the same.

  2. Baskets are a weakness of mine....I always buy great baskets and tend to always lean towards mid-western made baskets....I love them. A few years back I went to a show and didn't sell one basket. I had my heart broken and didn't buy any baskets for about 6 months. The next show I went to the customers almost wiped me out. So now, lesson learned when I see a basket I love I BUY IT!

    BTW....I LOVE your photos of your music valley booth! WOW!