I like baskets. I think they are pretty and functional. We have two main baskets in our kitchen. One holds the vegetables next to the stove. Potatoes (sweet and white), onions, garlic, squash, etc. The other sits on the kitchen table (which we NEVER use) and holds fruit.
The vegetable basket had a handle that broke. The handle was not an important part of the function of the basket but it was annoying me. The fruit basket is a different story. My dearest husband has a habit of buying fruit at the farmers market (I get mine at Costco) and throwing it in the basket, and then forgetting about it. He would claim this isn’t true by the way, but it is. Then the fruit goes bad and when I go on my “what is that smell” search, it is usually the fruit basket.
So he ruined yet another basket. Banana’s gone wrong, soaked through the basket to the tablecloth below. DISGUSTING. But to me was just an excuse to go shopping for new, cool baskets. And they were all 40% off at Michaels last week. So I replaced the veggie and fruit baskets, threw in a couple of smaller, matching baskets for good measure and found a way to display the rest on the tops of the cabinets (totally different story) and trashed the ones that couldn’t be saved.
I am sure that this is all very interesting to nobody but me, but there it is. And is really just the excuse to use the picture that I snapped last night. As we had a friend over and were getting ready to watch the finale of True Blood, I was a bit surprised to look over at the fruit basket and see this: