Our Heart Shaped Table Baskets will add a little farmhouse style to your Valentine’s Day celebration. They feature a heart shaped base and do not include handles. They are perfectly suited for adding a seasonal decorative element to your home. These sweet heart shaped baskets are ideal for displaying fresh eggs on your kitchen counter or holding seasonal decor items in your home. While they were originally designed to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I find that they are a beautiful addition to our farmhouse all year long.
This is Medium Heart Shaped Table Basket # 1575. It was handmade by me here at our farmhouse on January 4, 2021. This basket features our classic Valentine's Day inspired color palette with fabrics in red, pink, and white accented by cupid red colored zigzag stitching. Because of the handmade nature of our baskets, each one will have its own unique appearance and slight variation in size and shape. Each basket is shaped by hand as it is stitched together at the sewing machine, so no two baskets are exactly alike. Each one it a true original.
This Medium Heart Shaped Table Basket stands just over 3 inches high. The top opening of the basket measures approximately 6 x 9 inches. The base is a heart measuring roughly 4 x 6 inches. This size is ideal for displaying fresh eggs on the kitchen counter or holiday candy on a desk or table. Each heart shaped table basket will include a recipe card with one of our family's favorite Valentine's Day treats: strawberry jam meringue cookies.
All of our coiled fabric baskets are made by hand at 1840 Farm. Each fabric strip is torn by hand before being combined with other complimentary fabrics and then wrapped around a length of cording, joining the fabrics as we go. The fabric wrapped cord is then coiled and stitched together using a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. I continue to wrap the coil and shape the basket as it is stitched, ending each one in our trademark spiral design.
We blend new fabrics with select repurposed fabrics to create a pleasing color palette for each item. Each piece has its own unique color pattern and slight variation in shape. Because every piece is handmade, each one is a true original. Our handmade baskets display the raw edge of the fabrics used to create it. They are handmade in our non-smoking farmhouse.
I make our fabric items using the same technique my Great Grandmother used over 50 years ago. She lovingly transformed worn out clothing into useful household items that were used in their New England farmhouse. While her items were made purely for utility purposes, it is my goal to create beautiful handmade items that can serve a useful purpose in your home.
This basket is part of our 1840 Farm Basket Collection. Each basket in the Collection comes with a hand signed product tag that includes the date that the basket was finished. Each basket is numbered and displayed in our photo gallery.
Our fabric baskets can be cleaned by spot washing or in the gentle cycle of your washing machine. Gently reshape the basket while still damp and allow to air dry. Overturning the damp basket on top of a bowl will ensure that it retains its shape while drying.
This listing is for the basket only. Other items shown in the photographs are not included in the sale price. Those items were used for photographic purposes only. Their use was intended to show the utility and various uses of the basket.
We also make custom pieces to order. Contact us if you have questions or would like to place a custom order. We would love to work together to make a beautiful piece just for you. We hope to be sending something special from our farmhouse to your house soon!