Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter Basket

Welcome Easter, the most basket-y holiday!

I dug out my Easter baskets this morning, did you? Or are baskets still a part of your everyday life?

Might as well use them, I have so many!

There are baskets i have woven and baskets other people i know wove. Baskets that came from Wal-Mart, or were given to me with gifts in them.

There was a time when every home was filled with baskets, because they were so necessary and so used.

I want to know: does the average home still brim with baskets?
Does yours?

I think at Easter time they do! This beautiful hand-painted (and hand woven of course) Easter basket was given to my second child at his birth by a local basketmaker known for her lovely painted inserted strips. What a beautiful little heritage basket!

We need more than one fancy colored basket to put on the table with all the kids' goodies. This one i just wove at the last NCBA Convention. It was empty this year, the Easter Bunny will be instructed to FILL THIS ONE UP! It is big.

We need the large baskets to hold all the eggs that are to be hidden in the yard.

We need the handled deep baskets used for gathering the eggs.
So why, with all these lovely baskets around, do my children end up prefering plastic grocery bags for their egg hunts?
So they can move faster!
geesh. And climb higher without spilling! We do have some hunts requiring a little atheticism!I guess we are as guilty as the next person...dependence on plastics is not a good thing.

You can't blame me for giving the dog a plastic bucket for her basket, tho...

Have a great Easter!


Midnightcoiler said...

What a sweet little story! If I were egg-hunt age I would love using baskets to find my eggs. My basket collection is everywhere, good thing I still have lots of room on my walls. Happy Easter Basket day to you!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Happy Easter Pam,
Hope you are having a wonderful day.