The inside of two African baskets my husband brought home from Botswana when he was there years ago.
they are just gorgeous Angeline…snakes make me fell just yuck too
Glad you like them Jo…the s***** make me very nervous!
When I lived in Queensland our neighbour was driving his tractor (in mating season) and one bit his wheel. It would not let go and was sort of funny to watch. As the wheel turned the snake just kept swinging round and round through the air.
I think this is the first time I’ve ever laughed about anything to do with s*****….Thanks Jo! I’ll keep this as a visual whenever I happen to see one on TV or movie to offset the palpitations I get.
Thank you Arindam; I’m glad you like them.
I don’t know why, but I expected a snake to come out of it😉. The pic you use as your gravatar image reminds me of one of my posts entitles likes/dislikes …. a glass of liqueur😉
Oh my! I had never thought of the s**** aspect of these baskets until you and another commenter brought it up. There are very few animals I have a fear of, but S***** is one of them….BIG time. If they happen to come up on a TV show I have to turn away or close my eyes.
My gravatar photo is a glass of wine taken at a beach bar in Hawaii. Lots of good feelings there
Sorry to have mentioned the S word😀. I promise never to do it again Angeline.
Very special, beautiful, collectible! Thank you for sharing it with us!
Perhaps they are the ‘Snake Charmers’ baskets?
Hopefully NOT! Snakes give me the heebie jeebies.
Interesting baskets… we do not often look at the inside.
Thanks Galen. Very true about not looking inside. I think I’m going to leave the lids off and to the side now so the inside can be seen too.
Beautiful things – I love baskets but my collection always seems to be disbursed, every time I move!
I’m glad you like them; I think they are beautiful too. I used to have quite a collection of baskets, and like you, seem to have given them up along the way. I’ve started eyeing them again when I’m out and about on travels. It must be time to bring a few home.
They’re always so useful, as well as beautiful, and tactile …
I’ve used them to hold many different things over the years from left over glass stones that go in vases to hold flowers, to loose change from my husband’s pockets, and all the while presenting beautifully in the living room hiding our “treasures”.
All that and more … and very often not even on display, but a means of keeping things neat and tidy, and easily findable, in drawers and cupboards, inside boxes …
All that and more … and very often not even on display, but a means of keeping things neat and tidy, and easily findable, in drawers and cupboards, inside boxes … I much prefer them to tin boxes that rust, or snazzy cardboard, which gets crushed looking and dog-eared before long, plastic that cracks and discolours …! Oh yes, when I go home, I can see a new collection beginning!
Exactly. Baskets need not all be on display, but even when serving in a functional nature, they can be beautiful to the owner who uses them in her daily rounds. Beauty in every nook and cranny.
Good, visualization of your new beginning.
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