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Category Archives: Inspiration

Valentine’s Day For Him, Her And You

The History of Valentine’s day There are many stories behind the history of Valentine’s Day, however our favourite is the story of Jack Valentine. It’s said in Victorian times, Jack Valentine left gifts on the doors of the people in his village on Valentine’s Eve, then disappeared into thin air. We just love Valentine’s Day. It’s the perfect time to … Continue reading

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How To Fill Your 2019 January Journal

There’s something really quite special about January. The frost glistening on wintry leaves in heavy morning dew, fresh walks in crisp air and thinking about the prospects of new goals for a brand-new year. What do you envision for yourself this year? What goals would you like to achieve that you didn’t achieve last year? We believe the best way … Continue reading

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The Secret Of Hygge

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 word that cannot be directly translated however the closest thing to Hygge is “cosy contentment” The secret is, is that we experience … Continue reading

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5 tips to a Spooky Halloween

One of our favourite holidays is lurking around the corner and we can’t wait for the creepy antics to take place on the run up to the ghoulish event. Yep, you guessed it, Halloween is just a matter of weeks away and we are all set for helping you make it the best one yet. If you have children or … Continue reading

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The Art Of De-Cluttering

Since we have launched our very own Instagram page we have seen some De-Cluttering ideas, which have really impressed us… and we just had to share them with you. There’s nothing worse than clutter and these clever storage solutions allow you to store away your essentials, whilst adding a timeless and charming feel to your home and the beauty is, … Continue reading

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Introducing The Basket Company

Directors Ian and Catherine Newey sat down with their friendly dog Murphy to tell the inspirational story of how they began their successful business from their conservatory/lounge, to what’s known today as The Basket Company. Make yourself a hot drink, sink back into your sofa and get ready to read this incredible story. How did The Basket Company begin? Ian: … Continue reading

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Grey is still the colour of the moment

We just love grey home décor. From grey walls to grey floors, this elegant neutral colour is standing the test of time as being the colour of the moment. Trends come and go however it seems that grey interiors seem to win the hearts of beautiful homes across the country. Grey tones make rooms look sophisticated and timeless and the … Continue reading

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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 the birds. This moment of tranquillity with the family sounds most pleasant but aiming … Continue reading

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The Perfect Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

The trees and bushes are still laden with fruits & berries along the tracks and riverbanks here at The Basket Company. We are located just 5 miles from the New Forest National Park, where apples and blackberries are in bountiful supply and it looks like this year has provided a plentiful harvest. September is the perfect time to pick the sweetest … Continue reading

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The Basket Company Christmas Gift Guide

In between gorging on chocolates and mince pies we need to be thinking about putting up the Christmas tree and doing some Christmas shopping! Sometimes it can be so difficult to think of what to get everyone. The usual socks, pants and chocolates can sometimes feel a bit monotonous and boring. What about doing something a bit different this year?  … Continue reading

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