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Featured This Month | Saraandcatherinesides 29/09/2021
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Featured This Month, October 2021: An Enchanting Cottage

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal (and now you can read them in our Instagram guides too!) This month, we are featuring the enchanting cottage of @saraandcatherinestales. Sara’s charming 700 year old cottage is every inch a story book home, with narrow beams, a crooked roof and lattice windows surrounded by beautiful gardens in Surrey, England. Its intricate details tell never ending stories of history, families and memories in each of its hallways. “The fact that so many people lived within these walls. I feel... Read More

5 Tips To A Spooky Halloween 28/09/2021
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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 golden sunbeams that burst through rich rusty trees, remind us that Halloween is on its way. We have some really great ideas for you, such as trick or treat ideas and trying your hand at making some delicious and creepy treats, 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.... Read More

A Beginner's Guide To Foraging | The Basket Company 17/09/2021
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A Beginner’s Guide To Foraging

Wandering along the hedgerows, collecting your blackberries for a delicious crumble often brings such a sense of joy and excitement and the prospect of using ingredients that you have harvested yourself, makes the achieved result even more enjoyable. Hedgerows were first planted in the UK by the Romans, as the intertwined thorns and brambles helped to protect specific areas. Since then, they have become a necessity for nature, providing food and shelter for wildlife including delicious, plump berries which taste delicious in homemade recipes. September to October is the prime... Read More

Apple and Blackberry Crumble Foraged Recipe | The Basket Company 05/09/2021
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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

Sweet September At The Basket Company 31/08/2021
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Sweet September

As the first sighting of plump blackberries appear along the hedgerows, we are reminded that a beautiful seasonal shift is about to take place. In September we embrace long days that still offer pleasant warmth for outdoor activities, crop is at its best ready to harvest for delicious wholesome meals and the nip in the air, which reminds us that soon we will be digging out our big cosy knits, as mother nature will begin to delight us with mesmerising kaleidoscopic colours, that will leave us in awe of its... Read More

30/08/2021
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Featured This Month, September 2021: A Characterful Scandi Home

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal (and now you can read them in our Instagram guides too!) This month, we are featuring the eclectic home of Tiff @buildingthemushroom, a beautiful characterful Scandi home. If you are looking for a elegant, grand and fresh renovation with an abundance of creativity, look no further than Tiff’s stunning unconventional home renovation. After Tiff and her husband Paul got the keys to their home, they knew that they wanted to transform this charming home and inject class, confidence, vibrancy... Read More

28/08/2021
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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 22nd of September 2021. 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. It... Read More

04/08/2021
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Featured This Month, August 2021: A Grand Irish Renovation

Each month we hand-pick one talented Instagrammer to be featured in our Journal (and now you can read them in our Instagram guides too!) This month, we are featuring the wonderful home of Triona’s @cheringtonhouse, a grand Irish renovated home in Kilkenny, Ireland. Triona and her family received the keys to their plot of land in 2017 and with a vision in mind of a perfect, cosy and elegant home for her family Triona began to document her house build on Instagram. The account became Triona’s online diary, featuring a... Read More

Bohemian Decor Ideas For your Home 01/08/2021
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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

Savour The Moment - Live Simply 12/07/2021
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Savour The Moment & Live Simply

Often we can find ourselves lost in the noise of social media and technology which means we rarely get the opportunity to stop, think and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.   This month we will be celebrating “National Simplicity Day” on the 12th of July. National Simplicity Day surrounds the theories and ideology of Henry David Thoreau, an American poet and philosopher. His beliefs have influenced many notable figures, particularly the likes of Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Tolstoy for his thought-provoking work on living simply... Read More