I bring this up now as we are packing to move to another location and I come across my baskets--oh so decorative and useful for storage. I have many--some I've collected over the years; others were gifts. While living in Venezuela it was a treat to find that perfect basket made in the Orinoco Delta--in fact, I collected so many--large, small, smaller!
Loved these little baskets!
and these lovely trays or plates!
Years ago, we had a basket weaving obsession! We gathered our own vines, willows, anything that would make a weaveable warp and weft--we had such fun invading our friends backyard and nearby fields! Then we sat by the swimming pool as the vines soaked, shared stories, laughed and wove our own special basket.