Last year we introduced you to Gregory and his beautiful Baba Tree Fair Trade Market Baskets from Ghana. The baskets are only shipped to Canada a few times a year and we’ve been low on stock for a while. But today three giant sacks arrived and we cut them open with abandon . . .
The day was warm and sunny, so we unloaded the baskets while the kids played . . .
The round baskets are compressed during packing and require soaking with water to reshape. Piled high in the patio, we sprayed them with a hose and eased the baskets back into shape.
The Girl carried each basket, one by one . . .
up the stairs and into the house.
Inside, she organized them into a colourful trail snaking through the dining and living rooms, the earthy smell of wet fibre permeating the house. Wednesday we’ll move the market baskets to the shop, so stop by and have a look. We think they’re the perfect summer accessory—for shopping at the farmers’ markets, carrying knitting to the park, or filled with fibre in your living room. Enjoy!