Yesterday was spent handling all the post-vacation dull domestic duties- grocery shopping, unpacking, laundry, etc. In our house, laundry is done on a per person basis, meaning everyone has their own basket and clothes are washed by person rather than mixed together. It saves time sorting afterwards. It also allows everyone to do their own laundry however they want. My husband works around machines all day, so he washes his stuff all together in hot water to get grease and oil stains/odors out. I wash most everything in cold, but separate by color. And while I take care of Jack’s laundry, at two he does put his dirty clothes in his laundry basket. (Start the training young, I say!)
This morning I had laundry baskets on the brain, so I went looking on Flickr for photos of cool ones and found these lovely baskets by Dunbar Gardens.
I love how all woven baskets are handmade, as there is no machine that can replicate the process. And these are far more pleasing to look at than any of the laundry baskets in our house. The designs and patterns of these baskets (as well as the photographs themselves) are simply stunning. Perhaps when we move into our next house, I’ll invest in attractive baskets for each of us…make the mundane a bit more beautiful. But in the meantime, you simply must check out their Flickr photostream and see all the beautiful willow baskets Katherine of Dunbar Gardens creates.
Any other mundane objects you think could use a little more “beautifying”?