Saturday, February 23, 2008

Photohunt Wooden Amish baskets

I love these wooden Amish baskets I bought from some sweet people selling them in Millersburg, Ohio over several visits. They are not cheap, should outlive me they are so strong and so well handmade. Each basket is signed and it amazes me


I think these are the basket makers signatures but look at the ages and years

This work is amazing and awesome for the ages listed

This one took a whole family

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It is my favorite --to carry casseroles or picnics (i scratched it putting it in the overhead bin in the airplane flying home) but It still is fun to deliver food in it.

42 comments:

Aileni said...

What an excellent post for the theme. I have learned something once more.
Have a good weekend.

crazy working mom said...

My mother in law collects wooden baskets. She would love these!

Great shots.

Hope you can come see my Wooden Shot.

ipanema said...

i love those baskets. yes, the last one is good for picnics. :)

great choice!

happy weekend! :)

Alasandra said...

The baskets are lovely. I am very impressed by the quality of workmanship displayed.

Heather said...

Those are beautiful.

Jonna Luttrull said...

wow this is beautiful, maybe my husband can buy me like this.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Those are beautifully made, they sure do good work don't they?

Love Bears All Things said...

I love your baskets. I forgot them when I was looking for something wooden.
I have a Longaberger picnic basket I've had for years, recently broke hinge so need it repaired. I have a couple of Amish ones. One from Ohio and one from Tennessee. I have two basket made in Charleston by the African Ameriacans there and a couple of White Oak ones made here in the South. You're right, they will outlast us. I am going to have to think about who to leave them to in my will.
I imagine the youngsters start doing this heritage skill when they are very small.
Mama Bear

Trinity said...

I love baskets!! Most of all.. I love picnics.. :-)

Rebecca said...

Those are beautiful!

rajson said...

Those baskets are realy nice. Thanks for intresting reading.
Happy weekend!

Carver said...

Those are fabulous baskets. I am also amazed by the quality of the work done by the young people.

peppylady said...

What Beautiful Baskets
Around here they are few groups of Mennonite here and around Christmas time at their church they have a sell of wonderful items including woodwork.
My photo is up.

**"Liza"** said...

i love your wooden basket.they look really neat...Very nice entry for this week hunt.Have a wonderful weekend.;)

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JesieBlogJourney said...

The Armish people make good wooden products. Nice shots.

Thanks for visiting mine. Have a great weekend.

the teach said...

Whoa, Marcia! Very impressive, beautiful baskets. I can't believe one of them is made by a 6 year old... Happy PH :)

Cricket's Hearth said...

I live in Millersburg. I find it amazing I have met someone in cyberville who knows where Millersburg, Ohio is! What a hoot. And yes, your baskets are very well made. Our Amish neighbors do a wonderful job in making almost anything. I also wanted to tell you - YOU'RE IT - you have been tagged, please stop by and check out the rules.

Jen said...

Wow, what a creative idea for the theme. Those are just too cool! I really like that they have the names on the bottom etc. Very cool! Thanks for stopping by!

ellen b said...

those are wonderful! have a great weekend...

Utah Mommy said...

That as great basket to put a lot of food in there when going out for picnic. Great shots! Happy weekend!
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Chuck said...

What fun - thx for sharing. I miss baskets. Use to have them around all the time. Now. None.

Hope you're having a grand weekend *smooches* (Rhonda)

Pato & Pearl said...

Nice find and yes I love baskets too. Never have enough of them. What really catches me is the signature and the one that took a whole family to do it..WOW that is some collaboration!

have a good weekend and thanks for dropping by

Pearl

Jessica said...

I totally did not think of this for my theme! I LOVE baskets! I have alot of Longaberger ones here! Great idea for the theme!

No Nonsense Girl said...

They are beautiful. :)

jmb said...

What wonderful baskets and great photos for this theme. Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

The baskets are lovely, and the shots are great. Thanks for stopping by.

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Ivy Sterling said...

Ohhh I love this basket...really pretty..is this handmade?

thank you for the visit to my blog.
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nikko said...

I covet that big one! ;o)

lovemycottagegarden said...

You have always had some of the greatest baskets. I just love anything the amish make. They take such pride in their work that everything is high quality.

Teena said...

They are soooo cool! I love stuff like this!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

ancient one said...

Those are some beautiful baskets. Loved seeing the signatures. This is an interesting post!!

Blessed Chic said...

That's very nice :)

Playful Professional said...

You win!!!!

Andrea said...

Wow, beautiful baskets

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful baskets Imagine having enough pride in your work to sign it like that - and imagine being able to make that basket at the age of 6!

Ritchiela said...

Can I have one of the baskets?(**lol).The photos are lovely!

Mandy said...

Oh those are really cool!!

pts said...

those are very nice.

Regina said...

wow, great craftsmanship!

Vixen said...

Wow, those are fantastic. Signed and everything. Truly a great purchase and now they can become an heirloom.

This was the first week I played. What a joy it was to see everyone's wooden treasures.

TorAa said...

That's nice work with wooden material

Thanks for sharing