12/04/2019
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Storage for your “joy-sparking” items

If you are inspired by Marie Kondo and our recent blog “The 6 basic rules for tidying up – The KonMari Way” you are in the right place for to help you with the last rule of tidying, which is finding storage for your “joy-sparking” items.  Once you have sorted everything category by category and you have decided which items “spark joy” the next step is to keep everything you want to keep neat and tidy so you know where to find everything next time (and that’s where we can... Read More

19/03/2019
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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

03/03/2019
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6 Basic Rules Of Tidying – The KonMari Way

We are huge fans of Marie Kondo here at The Basket Company. We love her spirit, her optimism and of course her life-changing tidying up methods. If you have watched her show on Netflix, you will know that she has 6 basic rules of tidying and how to bid farewell to items (in a way that doesn’t make you feel guilty and makes tidying up enjoyable) 6 basic rules of tidying Tidying the “KonMari” way will give you a fresh perspective and you will experience uplifting changes. Here are the... Read More

27/02/2019
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Wicker baskets: 2019’s Biggest Interior Accessory

Who would’ve thought that wicker baskets would be 2019’s biggest interior accessory? And the question is why? We have the answer for that. It’s because wicker baskets are a durable, sustainable and stylish way to maximise space and minimise clutter in your home. Wicker baskets completely transform your home, enhancing elegance and adorn interior space as opposed to simple plain plastic storage. (It Seems We’re Not The Only Ones Who Are Basket Mad!) The best thing about wicker baskets is their versatility. They come in different materials which suit various... Read More

25/02/2019
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What’s growing in Catherine’s English Garden: Pink Sedum

We are counting down the days here at The Basket Company until the Spring Equinox arrives and our director, Catherine, has taken full advantage of the fresh air and the sunshine by planting in her beautiful English garden. Gardening is a favourite pastime in Catherine’s family and her Auntie Rosemary, who also has a beautiful garden, gave her this lovely Pink Sedum as it’ll fit in with the colour scheme of pinks, blues, violets and whites. Plus, it also feeds the pollinators! In our latest YouTube video, “Catherine’s English Garden... Read More

07/02/2019
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What’s Growing In Catherine’s English Garden

2018 proved to be a hit for Catherine’s Garden. In the midst of the scorching summer heatwave, it was bursting with colour and perfumed the garden with the soft scents of dahlias, roses, petunias, asters, primroses, geraniums (to name a few) This year, Catherine will be introducing some old and new favourites in her garden. Catherine’s Garden faces north east and one side is in shade all year round, so she fills her garden with shade loving plants (and of course plants to feed the pollinators as well) We couldn’t... Read More

29/01/2019

The Story of Catherine’s English Garden

As a child our Director, Catherine, spent a lot of time with her father in his garden as he was also a keen gardener, growing anything from vegetables to cut flowers. “I enjoyed following him round as a child, while he did anything from pruning apple trees to weeding the beds” In 2018 Catherine decided to remove her garden and start again. The goal was for the new garden to contain a selection of plants to bring back the memories of her Father’s garden & also to feed the pollinators.  “I was mesmerised... Read More

15/11/2018
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WIN! Two fireside log baskets (Worth £165!)

It’s COMPETITION TIME! To help you keep your cosy log fires organised this November, we’re giving away TWO prizes! Our Large Grey & Buff Log Trolley accompanied with it’s companion, our popular Grey & Buff Square Medium Wicker Log Basket – worth £165! To enter, click here.  Competition ends at midnight on 30/11/2018. By entering this competition, you consent to your data being used as a set out in our Privacy Policy. Please note that the prize can only be delivered to a UK address. Thank you! GOOD LUCK! To browse... Read More

16/09/2018
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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, is that you can access what you need without any hassle!  So without further ado, here is the Art of De-Cluttering: 1. Padstow Wicker Baskets First up is @tray_at_no_55 with... Read More

12/09/2018
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WIN! A Gardener’s Bundle

It’s competition time! In celebration of our Kew Antique Trug as Kitchen Garden Magazine’s “TOP PICK” for 2018, we’re giving away this trio of gardening delights to one lucky winner. For your chance to win your very own Trug PLUS, a set of gardening tools and “Hamish” our Scottie Dog Pot Planter, simply click here to enter! Competition ends at midnight on Sunday 30/09/2018. By entering this competition, you consent to your data being used as set out in our privacy policy. Please note that the prize can only be delivered to... Read More