Wisconsin Basket Sighting

Posted by Joanna on 2 Comments

There are five daughters in our family, all in their 20’s and 30’s. When we all get together, one of our favorite events is to leave all the cooking and cleaning to go find some wonderful shops. Whether home décor or antiques, we always manage to discover some treasures.


And maybe some oddities ... like this woven frog. That probably won’t be making any appearances in our weaving repertoire any time soon.

Frog basket

While shopping in Wisconsin this past weekend, we stopped in a home décor shop that held a few surprises for Joanna’s Collections. As a weaver, I’ve always got an eye out for baskets, and when I saw this one, I thought, “Wow, that must be my pattern!” More than just my pattern, it actually was one of the earlier baskets I made! Signed in 1992, this Bean Pot Basket is still being used on display.

Bean pot sighting

Rounding the corner, we found another one of my baskets. This 1993 Victorian May Basket was getting ready for the Christmas season. It was encouraging to see our work still being used and enjoyed!

Victorian may basket

Recent Comments

How amazing!  The quality of your work and the labor of love you put into each one surely must make you proud discovering these!
I view your site at least once each week and just can not decide what I would like to choose.  I think I have decided on the patriotic picnic basket and I am sure I will enjoy it for many years to come.  God bless you and the talent He has given you to do this amazing work.

Patricia Ray 11/20/13

Oh, thank you for your kind words!  Yes, we felt very honored yet humbled to find those two pieces there … to think they are still around and being used after 20+ years.  Fun!

Joanna 11/20/13

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