Tote and Basket Storage Solutions

January 19th, 2017

It’s easy to keep every room in your home organized when you utilize baskets or totes, and for a charming country feel, they are almost always the answer. The key to using baskets as a storage solution is to review their contents every month or so. This will keep you from using them as catch-alls, and could help you rid of unnecessary or unused items from your home.

Benched

We love benches that allow space for baskets and small totes. This utilizes every inch of the bench’s footprint, and creates a stylish look in an entryway, mudroom or even a bedroom. Store shoes, hats and gloves, scarves and accessories, or seasonal home accents in stylish woven baskets under a bench.

Cubby Storage Bench shown with Wicker & Wood Totes

On the Walls

If you are looking to incorporate a DIY project into your storage solution, look to a blank wall in a mudroom or hallway and build shelves to accommodate collectibles, books or storage baskets. Mixing and matching the function of each shelf – a basket here and there, a sculpture here and a book over there – will make the wall even more interesting to look at.

Wiltshire mansion
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Food Storage

Baskets can be just as handy in the kitchen. With open shelving, a basket can add a textured look to flat walls and counter tops, and can hide away food items that may clash with glass storage jars or decorative dishware.

Scullery and pantry area in rustic modern kitchen

1800s Farmhouse Remodel

Laundry Help

Using large baskets as laundry baskets or hampers is pretty common, but smaller baskets are great for storing lost socks, linens and other laundered items in a laundry room. We recommend adding a pretty linen insert when using real wicker or woven baskets.

Athens Farmhouse
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Under the Bed

Finally, update your under-the-bed storage with flat baskets or totes. You will be utilizing this often forgotten space while adding a warm, rustic accent to your bedroom.

Berkshires Estate
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For more ideas on using totes and baskets of all kinds for staying organized, click here. And you can view our entire selection of home storage solutions on our website. Happy organizing!

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Mango Salsa Recipe

January 17th, 2017

Put a fruity twist on salsa that doesn’t sacrifice the spice. Serve as an appetizer with tortilla chips, leave out during a party or eat as an afternoon snack.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 mango; peeled, seeded, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover, set aside for at least 30 minutes (more time will allow the flavors to really come out).
  2. Immediately serve or place in a serving platter with chips or crackers. Enjoy!

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Monday Must Haves: Accent Pillows and Rustic Wall Art

January 16th, 2017

While you shop our Seating and Quilt Sale, take a look at these new must-have pillows and rustic wall art to complete your winter, farmhouse or every day look.

Folk Art Stencil PillowLover's Knot Barn Hooked Wool Pillow

Accent Pillows

Farmhouse Friends Reversible Pillow

Artists Anne Tavoletti, Billy Jacobs, Suzanne Nicoll and Courtney Davis have all brought their own style and inspiration to our catalog with these accent pillows. From hooked wool to soft linen-like fabric, primitive folk art imagery to pastoral charm, these pillows have something for everyone and every country home.

Rustic Thankful Sign

Cow and Calf Canvas Print

Rustic Wall Art

Primitive wood signs and canvas prints are a must have for any home, as they offer warmth and timeless appeal in their rustic design. Our made in the USA Thankful Sign features distressing and beautiful lettering on wood boards, which are portrayed on canvas in Ben Gray’s Cow and Calf Print. Both are perfect for your country farmhouse or contemporary home.

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