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How To Prepare For The Autumn Equinox

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

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Foraged Recipe | The Basket Company 26/08/2023
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The Perfect Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

The trees and hedgerows are laden with fruits & berries along the tracks and riverbanks here at The Basket Company. Blackberries in particular are in bountiful supply and it looks like this year has provided a plentiful harvest. September is the perfect time to pick the sweetest fruits for all your recipes including pies and desserts and this month, we bring you the epitome of British puddings – a blackberry and apple crumble recipe including freshly picked blackberries. But first, fill your basket Ideal for collecting your apples and blackberries from... Read More

5 Tips To A Spooky Halloween 25/08/2023
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5 tips to a Spooky Halloween

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

How to make the most of long nights and short days 01/08/2023
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How to make the most of long nights and short days

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

Bohemian Decor Ideas For Your Home 30/07/2023
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Bohemian Décor Ideas For Your Home

The free-spirit in us sometimes admires the campervan parked up along the coastal clifftop, dreaming of jet-setting off and waking up to a breath-taking landscape, abundant in fresh air and views of the ocean. However, for many of us, this vision of living adventurously simply becomes something of a daydream and instead, infusing our homes with hints of bohemian décor, culture and life embraces a care-free and simplistic environment, to enjoy consistently at home. The innovative bohemian décor trend is filling our homes with authenticity, bringing the rooms to life... Read More

Featured This Month | Wall Of Fame | The Basket Company 03/07/2023
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Featured This Month: A Wall Of Basket Fame

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal and on our Instagram page and this month in particular is a very special month, as we celebrate our 10th birthday here at The Basket Company. To help us celebrate, we have not just one but three talented and stylish Instagrammers, Chess of @floraliehome, Luci of @our_wandsworth_home and Lauren of @the_cubbyhole who have all decided to tell us what they love about The Basket Company. Without further ado, let’s start with Chess of @floraliehome. Chess’ home is... Read More

The Basket Company's 10th birthday 02/07/2023
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The Story Of The Basket Company

The Basket Company began in the home of the co-owners and co-founders Ian and Catherine. Whilst they were both working in full time jobs (Ian as a software developer and Catherine as a business analyst) they dreamt of owning their own business, so one day they did a little experiment and started selling items on eBay and at car boot sales. After months of raiding their home of items that could be sold, including items from friends and family such as various interior pieces, football boots, clothes (and even a... Read More

An Interview With The Co-Founders 01/07/2023
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An Interview with The Basket Company Co-Founders

To celebrate The Basket Company’s 10th birthday, we interviewed the co-owners and co-founders, Ian and Catherine, so you can get to know a little bit more about them. Here’s what they had to say! How did you both start The Basket Company? Ian: “Back in 2011, we were both working full time and we had wanted to have our own business for some time. We started by raiding our home of all the things that we never used but others could still find useful and we began by setting up... Read More

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Hosting the Perfect Family Picnic

The perfect picnic is a relaxing stress free way to sit back and doze off in the warm sunshine while listening to the calm serenity of the countryside… A mutter of soft rustling leaves in a light breeze along with the peaceful but joyful tunes of songbird nearby. This moment of tranquillity with the family sounds most pleasant but aiming for that delicious lunch on a sunlit Sunday afternoon requires planning, which we are here to provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need to make your leisure day much... Read More

A Garden Buffet To Feed The Pollinators 07/05/2023
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A “Garden Buffet” To Feed The Pollinators

Pollinators visit flowers and harvest the pollen and nectar, transferring them from plant to plant and fertilising them. This plays a vital role in the reproduction of flowers and agriculture. This includes everyday foods such as fruit, nuts, beans and coffee (yes, your coffee) Let’s talk about the pollinators According to “Friends of the earth” the pollinators need 3 things to thrive – food, shelter and water (just like us humans!) “Bees forage from flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen. The nectar contains the sugar they need for... Read More