Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Other Island
I'm so lucky to live in the Maritimes where there are treasures to be found at any moment. The scenery can't be beat and there are so many great little discoveries to be made in small towns and villages. On a recent trip from this island to what I refer to as "the" Island where I grew up I found a sweet little ash basket in my favorite antique shop in Summerside. I make a point of getting to Coulson's Antiques as often as possible. I have other ash baskets I've collected and will share some more pictures as I find them around the house. I wish I knew exactly where the old baskets came from and who the weaver was but it's always left up to the imagination.This little gem has a couple of broken curls but it's perfectly intact otherwise. The strips of ash are so tiny and perfectly cut to even widths which is a marvel to me every time I see an ash basket.