Beautiful Baskets: Decorating, Entertaining, and Collecting
The first book from the basket weavers featured on QVC's annual July 4th TV program, "Made in America", who sell $10 million of baskets on QVC each year.
The Peterboro Basket Company is the oldest American manufacturer of ash split baskets, renowned across the country for their QVC products and Walter Hood, a Petersboro basket weaver for fifty years who appears on their TV show. These baskets are only available through QVC, where 200,000 loyal customers purchase them every year.
This lavishly-illustrated book explores Peterboro's American tradition in basket-weaving, from traditional to contemporary styles. Archival photographs never published before show how Peterboro baskets are constructed by hand in a time -- honored Yankee tradition. Full-color photos illustrate expert and stylish concepts on the use of baskets in the home.
"Beautiful Baskets" will explain and illustrate in full color: -- how to entertain with baskets, as centerpieces, gifts containing foods, wine holders, picnics, and more -- practical ideas for storage of towels, toys, fruit, magazines, pet beds, firewood, and dozens of other elegant uses -- using baskets outdoors, as accent pieces and garden accessories *holiday decorating ideas for unforgettable home displays at Easter, Christmas, and all year round -- information on collecting, preserving, and buying baskets.