Here is a link to a very detailed account of our trip to Ireland in 2011 –
It all started with vision. Making wedding gifts by adding oilcloth liners to vintage picnic baskets. First objective – find baskets at antique shops. The search began on spring break in Charlotte, NC. where we happened upon Fifteen Ten Antiques.
A few more baskets brought home from Massachusetts and Vermilion and I suddenly had a reason to get busy.
After taking criticism and suggestions from friends and family, I decided the perfect liner would be a removable unit with handles that fit perfectly inside of the basket.
This design and basket will be the first wedding gift of the season. I like the pockets and elastic straps for wine glasses on the side.
And, of course, seeing my little hand-drawn logo label!
So today I wrote down all of the dimensions, and started fresh after deciding the carry straps should be on the long sides of the bin.
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Read all about it in our local paper – http://www.cleveland.com/strongsville/index.ssf/2012/06/retiring_teachers_reflect_on_t.html
Here is a link to a very detailed blog about our road trip through Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas to study the literary, historical and musical heritage of the region.