This piece is part of our 2020 Holiday Collection. We will be stitching up holiday baskets, trivets, coasters, and other handmade pieces right up until our holiday shipping deadline of December 13. If you don't see what you're hoping for waiting for you in our Holiday Shop, send us a message so that we can work together to make it just for you!
This miniature egg basket will be the perfect addition to your holiday tree, wreath, garland, or mantel. It is made using the same quality materials and to the same scale and shape as our standard sized egg baskets. The tiny handles provide a simple way to hang this sweet basket on the tree, wreath, or garland. With a loop of ribbon or twine, they can be added to stocking holders. Perched on top of a place setting at your family table, you'll add a bit of texture and color to your holiday table.
This basket features a collection of fabric inspired by our favorite holiday ornaments and decorations to deck the farmhouse each year. From the red gingham garland we hang on our tree to the bright blue color of my grandmother's antique glass ornaments, these are the colors of our Christmas celebration.
The fabrics in this pretty basket include solids and patterns in shades of red, white, grey, green, and bright blue. It is stitched together with berry basket blue zigzag stitching. This basket measures between 4.5 and 5 inches wide. It stands between 1.5 and 2 inches tall.
Unlike our standard sized baskets, these tiny baskets aren’t meant to be put to work. They can’t be used to carry fresh eggs, to collect ripe produce from the garden, or to bring home your treasures from the farmer’s market. Instead, they are purely decorative. They’re handmade keepsakes whose only purpose is to add a little beauty to your days.
These tiny decorative egg baskets are diminutive in size but big on heart. They’re filled to overflowing with the handmade farmhouse style we stitch into everything we make here at the farmhouse. We’re bringing each of these little baskets together with the same materials and care you’ve come to expect from our larger baskets. While they may be smaller in scale, they’re no less beautiful or special than our standard sized creations.
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.
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!