A Tisket a Tasket a Woven Basket

You might remember me telling about our antiquing adventure and all the axes we found for our son Buck who collects axes.  We I did manage to find one thing at the show that I was interested in…This basket.

The basket is actually pretty big.  I measured…it’s 15″ x 15″.  I have a basket and container fetish.


Although the tag on this says $7.  I only paid $6.

I have a smaller basket that’s a similar style.  It is something that belonged to my grandpa.

This basket needed some TLC but nothing serious…see??The top had some water marks on it.


Over all it looked kind of dirty.


I liberally squirted it with Orange Glo Wood Furniture 2-in-1 Cleaner.  Using a spray really gets in between the woven reeds of the basket.  After spraying it I didn’t wipe it off right away.  Instead I let it sit for about 10 minutes and soak in.


After that, I wiped it down.  Can you believe the difference?  Just a few minutes of time and a little patience and “presto chango”-it looks wonderful.

In a week or so I’ll spray in with the Orange Glo Wood Furniture 2-in-1 Cleaner again.  It will look even better.

I’m not sure where this basket is going to end up.  If I find a home for it in the house I’ll keep it but if not, I’ll take it to the antique show in Clear Lake, Iowa the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.  Hubby got a booth and plans to be selling a few things….that will be interesting.

2 thoughts on “A Tisket a Tasket a Woven Basket”

  1. Thanks for sharing this tip. My baskets could use a good cleaning. It is also hard for me to pass up a pretty basket

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