Today's Letter is L for Longaberger
I am joining Jenny for ALPHABE-THURSDAY
and Suzanne for VINTAGE THINGY THRUSDAY over at COLORADO LADY
Many of you I'm sure are familiar with Longaberger Baskets. These handmade woven baskets are made in Dresden, Ohio and carry on a tradition started over 100 years ago. I had seen these at homes of friends but never could afford one myself...until this one came into my sights at a Goodwill several years ago...
Hard to tell but this is a pretty large vegetable basket
It was sitting high on a shelf and I grabbed it and almost passed out at the $2.99 price...unbelievable!
Someone named Mat or the initials MAT made this in 1989. I must say it was several years before I was able to buy another basket...I kept looking for bargains but as we know the Thrift Shops have gotten pretty savvy on pricing items. So I turned to EBAY.....
I discovered these small baskets that were hostess gifts...I was able to win these three for a fair price!
Charlie joined in the photo session to let you know he wasn't going to be ignored...he fell asleep among the baskets...
I like the little baskets and use them by my bed and on my end table for my little stuff...
These were also Ebay wins
This is called a Button Basket and came with a liner
This one has a cute handle cover
This was bought new from a dealer, they were on sale at a very good price...I got the liner for this cracker basket on Ebay
The basket with a handle is a gathering basket and I also bought this new from the dealer
I got this Recipe basket, lid & liner on Ebay for a great price....one of my favorites and I use it all the time
These two little baskets are special
The tall one is a special edition for Breast Cancer and the other was a gift from a friend
These baskets are scattered through out my home and are used and loved. I must admit I didn't realize I had so many until I gathered them for these photos. I haven't bought one in awhile but I always keep an eye open for them at thrifts!
Hope you enjoyed my L post and for more informtion about Longaberger baskets you can go HERE
Be sure to go by Jenny Matlock and Colorado Lady for more fun Thursday parties!