This wire basket was given to me by my sister, China, she found it at her local metal dump. She finds lots of treasure there; wish I had one near by. It was weathered and rusted, even though I love that look, I had to spray paint it because the rust would've stained the fabric. The fabric that was used for the ruffle was a vintage piece of clothing I found thrifting around. The best part is that my sweet mom made the fabric liners for me. I love how she did the ruffles, so shabby and pretty looking. Thank you mom, love you.
This basket has a bit of history. I brought it with me from Germany in 1992. You guessed it, I found it junking. I gave it to my sister and she had it for years. When she moved she asked if I wanted it back and I said YES. It was a dark brown color. I washed it, primed it, and then spray painted it. I love it, mom did a beautiful job, I could never get those ruffles to look so perfect. I love the fabric so much, so shabby and bright at the same time. I have one more basket, a picnic basket and as soon as I finish it, will share. Wish me well, because I'm going to do the picnic basket myself.