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Peace Bicycles Blog Feature

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Good Morning from Northern Minnesota!

MN Winter

Although it doesn’t much feel like Bicycle Basket season for us today, it’s not too many months away from spring warmth and outdoor adventures. Peace Bicycles is working on getting us geared up for the start of the spring season by sharing a blog...

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Fall Is Coming Soon

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It won’t be too much longer before all the leaves change color. I’m thankful for the seasons we experience in northern Minnesota. It’s fun to experiment with changing colors and styles of weaving to reflect the switch from summer to autumn. We don’t use dyed stakes or rims very often, but...

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Putting Baskets to Use

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When we moved here 22 years ago, we planted a dozen apple trees. Today, they produce more than we can handle! But there’s just something wonderful about eating what we can grow. I think this batch will be made into cider this week.

Square Market Basket
Square Market Basket

Textures

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One of my favorite aspects of home decorating is mixing different textures. Add a section of seagrass weavers to this Toiletries Basket, and the contrasting texture pops!

Toiletries Basket

Using a continuous weave with seagrass isn’t as easy as weaving with rattan, but it changes the entire look of the...

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Black-Eyed Susans

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I appreciate how flowers change tones with the fading summer. The yellows and oranges of the black-eyed susans are a beautiful way to enjoy the last few weeks of this season.

Country Flower Vase
Country Flower Vase

Leather Bushel Basket Handles ... now available.

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Would you like to make your own Footed Storage Basket, Little Waste Basket, Mitten Basket or Oval Storage Basket ... you have all the supplies but just need the leather? Here are the 10” x 7/8” leather strapping bushel basket handles you’ll need.

Leather Bushel Basket Handles 1

They come in their natural state and...

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Introducing New Colors and Finishes!

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Joanna’s Collections is pleased to introduce our new line of colors and finishes!

Slate Market

Our Colors and Finishes tab has been updated to include all of our paint and accent options, including our line of Easter colors.

Easter Colors

Accent Colors

* Please note that all of our accent colors are affected by the...

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Custom Basket for Harvey House

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A customer wrote, “We love our new basket!  It is perfect and we’ve received many a compliment on it as we have a lot of repeat customers who do notice the attention to detail Harvey House is known for.” 

Harvey House Bed & Breakfast

“It is my intention to bless Harvey House with both the art and the intention of...

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Etsy Sale No. 1000!

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Jennifer, you are our 1000th Etsy sale ... enjoy your free basket!

EtsySale1000

Winner! Winner!

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Congratulations, Kathy, on winning the Colonial Gathering Basket giveaway! Your basket is in the mail. Hope you enjoy it!

Giveaway Winner

If you’re not Kathy, and you didn’t win the giveaway, be sure to check out the rest of the store to find the basket you think is a winner!

Colonial Gathering Basket

Basket Giveaway through Two Classy Chics

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In Minnesota, the cold spell we’re going through has kept us indoors more than we’d like.

Cold Outside

If that’s you this winter, you might have extra time to spend on the computer as well. Head on over to Two Classy Chics where we’re pleased to announce the opportunity for you to enter in...

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Easter Basket Season

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Although it seems hard to believe, Easter is just around the corner in the world of basket weaving.

Fair Isle Easter

This is a holiday that means work, work, work for weavers!

Easter Baskets

We are so blessed to be able to brighten many Easter traditions with making varieties of Easter baskets that will become...

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Merry Christmas to You All!

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December 20th has arrived already! This month has absolutely flown by. It’s hard to believe today is the last day of school before Christmas break. In two days, all the company will begin arriving and all of the preparations for Christmas will be finished! Well, finished or not,...

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Christmas Decorating Part 2

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This house is counting down the days until Christmas! Well, actually until Sunday, because that’s when all of the kids and grandkids start arriving at our house for the holidays. We’ve kept very busy these past few days filling orders for Christmas gifts, shopping for our family...

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Christmas Decorating

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Even though we are in the midst of a busy Christmas season, I always find time for one of my favorite holiday activities: decorating! One of the perks to owning a basket business is having a few extra baskets on hand.

Extra baskets for decorating

My love for weaving is carried over into decorating for each season...

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Benjamin Barron House

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We received this note a few days ago.  “Thought you might like to know how your basket came to Concord’s historic Benjamin Barron House (c.1716).  The British marched by this place in 1775.  Nearby, are the homes of Emerson, Alcott, Hawthorne and Ephraim Bull who developed the Concord...

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My New VINTAGE Mud Room

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Okay, maybe this doesn’t have much to do with basket weaving, but I just wanted to share with you my awesome Christmas present ... a remodeled mud/laundry room!  We live in an old farmhouse that was built in 1916.  Over the last 16 years, my handy husband has restored room by room, and...

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Getting Ready for the First Tour

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For some, summer means more time to kick back, relax, maybe read a few good books ... but in the Schutt household it means a lot more activity with the baskets! For the second year, Joanna’s Collections has been featured as one of the stops on the Country Travel Discoveries Tours. The...

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Easter Baskets - 138 of them ...

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It was questionable as to whether or not the task could be accomplished ... weave, stain and/or paint 138 Easter Baskets and get them shipped in time for the Easter Bunny to do his thing.  I am proud to announce that we were successful!  Thank you to all who ordered these pieces for their...

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Onion Basket Inquiry

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Today I was contacted by Williams-Sonoma in regards to my Onion Basket.  They were interested in featuring it in a new division of their marketing: Agrarian, Edible Gardening.  They needed 150-200 pieces to be completed and stocked in their distribution center by June 28th but offered a...

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The Basket Blog

August ‘18 Free Pattern

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Designed to be used by an avid woodworker, this Wood Carver's Tool Tote is both attractive and functional. Whether you utilize it to transport carving tools or not is up to...

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July ‘18 Pattern

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Whether the Square-to-Round Laundry Basket is hauling wash out to the clothesline or storing quilts in the corner of the great room, it is sure to provide years of...

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June ‘18 Pattern

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There is always a lot of stuff that must be kept close at hand yet out of sight ... tape, scissors, rulers, scratch paper & pens. How can that be accomplished and still...

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Details & Such

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