Thursday, February 6, 2014

From the forest

I really love wood! Dark wood, gnarly wood, light wood, bamboo, rattan, love them all! Today I thought I'd share some of my favourite wooden finds, lovely big polished timber bowls from a single piece of wood, gorgeous baskets woven by hand from bamboo and rattan, I love how these pieces have fit into my home and are used daily...

 I love this big woven basket/tray, perfect for fruit, it cost $3 in Vinnie's.

I found these two matching baskets on different occasions, one was $1, the other was $2. They're great for storing random "stuff" in.

A little bread basket, think it cost about 50 cents.

This lovely cane magazine rack rack cost $2 at a Church rummage sale.

I love this elegant lacquered bamboo tray, it looks very pretty on our sideboard and only cost a few dollars.

This long tray is even more gorgeous in real life, really rustic and looks lovely displaying a row of cookbooks. I think I paid about $8 for this.

These wooden bowls are perfect as fruit or salad bowls, the round bowl cost $5 and the oval cost $10, definitely worth it.

It's hard to tell in the photos but this basket is huge, I use it daily to lug my laundry out to the washing line.

I love this wooden cutlery tray, very country kitchen, $3 at a flea market.

I really appreciate the workmanship that went into turning each of these pieces from raw wood into beautiful, useful objects :-)


tara mcdonnell said...

I too have an addiction to all types of baskets ... my kitchen chairs are a woven rattan and then I got a settee to match, then 2 mirrors to match, then a side lamp to match .... not as lucky as you with your thrifting - mine were all full retail price but I still adore them. TK Maxx here in Ireland is great for ethnic basket type objects as fairly reasonable prices. I use big shopping baskets hung on cup hooks on the back of the playroom floor for all of the girls toys - so much nice than plastic. I also use baskets for cheapy jewellery storage, as a bread bin, as plant holders .... the list goes on. So YES another addiction that we have in common cuz !!!

Kelly Jackson said...

Ooh, they're all gorgeous but the bowls and rustic tray are really beauty's. Xo

Jenifir said...

Your basket, bowl, and tray collection is a beautiful example of craftsmanship and a perfect answer for all of us collectors: placing objects in a basket, bowl or tray instantly gives order and improves the look of things. Your collection is both beautiful and useful. Thanks for sharing!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Tara I was thinking it would be lovely for us to go shopping together but then there might be a cat fight, our tastes are too similar!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks Kelly, I can only imagine the beautiful baskets and dishes you must find at the French markets!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Thanks Jenifir, I totally agree, baskets can make such a beautiful storage piece whilst hiding so much clutter :)