Denmark is typically known as the happiest country in the world and it is said that part of the main reason for that is “hygge” What is Hygge and how do you say it? Hygge [Hoo-guh] is a Danish word that is constantly trending around the world year after year. It cannot be directly translated however the closest thing to Hygge is “cosy contentment” The secret is, is that we experience moments of “hygge” on a day to day basis but we just don’t realise it because we don’t have... Read More
It’s crab apple season, which means that these abundant fruits are ripening on the branches ready to be made into something delicious. These ancient trees can live up to 100 years old and in some cultures, apples are seen as a sacred fruit, as well as magical fruits in folklore and of course in childhood fairytales. Crab apples are small but mighty as they are absolutely delicious as an ingredient (especially in a cake). This month we have a delicious foraged Dorset crab apple cake for you to try and... Read More
Leaves glisten underneath a blanket of frost, mist glides across mossy moors and a golden autumnal morning sun rises behind silhouettes of ponies in their winter coats, grazing across copper coloured landscapes. Hedgehogs gather essentials such as dry leaves, grass and bracken to begin creating their winter nests and little mice forage for food and shelter before burrowing into the ground to rest. Inside cottages freshly baked rolls are in the oven, filling the home with warming delicious aromas and cashmere jumpers are pulled on for ultimate softness and comfort,... Read More
Each month we handpick one talented Instagrammer and their impeccably beautiful home to be featured in our journal. We are truly inspired daily by all the talent that we see and we just have to share it with you. This month’s “Featured this month” entrant is the stylish home of Samantha @mrs_roobottom_home. This October we have some beautiful home inspiration for you, featuring pumpkins, beautiful autumnal garlands and of course, plenty of baskets. All the cosy feels in this home have been created by the very talented Samantha @mrs_roobottom_home 🍂 (or should... Read More
It’s one of our favourite times of the year, where nature has transformed into a haven of autumnal hues and the dusty golden sunbeams that spotlight through coffee-coloured woodlands, reminding us that Halloween is on its way. We have some great ideas for you, such as trick or treat ideas and trying your hand at making some delicious homemade sweets, including ghoulish “poison” toffee apples, which you can enjoy with a classic Halloween film such as “Hocus Pocus”. Let us help you out with some more ideas… 1. Decorate Your... Read More
Here at The Basket Company, we are preparing for the arrival of the majestic Autumn Equinox, which takes place on the 23rd of September 2023. We can’t wait to dig out our wellies for fresh, crisp walks across blankets of gold and auburn tones and snuggling deep into the sofa, with a soft cotton blanket and a good book on rainy days. The word “equinox” is derived from Latin and means “equal night”. On the day of an equinox, day and night are of approximately equal length all over the world.... Read More
Blackberry & Damson Hedgerow Jam If you are a fan of our blogs, you will have seen our recipe for a delicious blackberry & apple crumble, however between August & September the blackberries are the best they could possibly be, which is perfect for a delicious blackberry & damson jam recipe. The tartness of the damsons combined with the sweetness of blackberries makes the most delicious jam and perfect on top of a slice of soft, fresh farmhouse bread or baked into a cake. This recipe is perfect for any... Read More
The season of rich gold and auburn tones, style & organisation. Check out our “October Home Decor Ideas” for some Autumnal and Halloween home decor ideas for your home. Browse through more sections of our gallery, and adorn different rooms in your home with style and innovative creativity. To view our wide range of timeless rustic wicker storage baskets, click here.