Good Morning Lacquered Lifers. What is it about January and organization? The time to pull out all those things you haven’t been using and donating them to Goodwill, and deciding that many of the things in your space are in fact in the wrong place and moving them around. This year in particular, probably because of the new addition to our family, I am going a little nuts with organization. And I’m going a little basket crazy. Baskets for my work nook in the study, baskets for puppy stuff, baskets for the mail … the place is lousy with baskets. And where have I been going for all my baskets? World Market. While we have a Pottery Barn downtown where I can buy plenty of baskets, the longer drive out to World Market has definitely been worth it for the variety of baskets and the amazing prices. Below are some of my favorites.
These are the Natural Mitzy Baskets. With their very structured look, these are great for shelves, or in cabinets. Great for wrangling products in the bathroom.Lidded Janina Utility baskets. These are definitely a favorite. I love the look of natural water hyacinth, and a basket with a top can be a godsend, because you can stack them. They come in three sizes, so if you a buy a set of three you can stack three chic baskets and even use them as a side table, all the while wrangling all your shelter magazines and dog toys away from the visitors eyes.
Finally, the Shara Souk Baskets. I love these. I think they look like something I could buy at Calypso for three times the price. They have both a lid and handles. I bought the largest one, and I am using it in my office for files and such, and it is working out great. I might even get a smaller one and use it to cart around paint samples. And hey, if you don’t need this for storage, it would make an incredibly chic picnic basket – don’t you think?
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