I was actually able to get out thrift store shopping this week. Yay!! It is a great way to make a charitable donation, drop off excess clutter from my house ;), and find recyclable items. At this time of year, my shopping is infrequent and depends on the weather and road conditions.
As I walked through the door, this basket was sitting on top of some old suit cases. It is a nice large size at 14 inches tall and 17 1/2 inches wide. The color is not exactly what I would have wished for, but it is actually growing on me. And if I tire of it, there is plenty of paint down in the basement. ;)
Upon arriving home with my treasure, my cat gave it her seal of approval by jumping into it. She loves to be carried around in baskets. I must say, I was a little nervous that it wouldn't take the weight, but her chubby body didn't phase it a bit.
I will use it to keep some of my wool stitching items in. It will be a nice size for that. I cannot wait to see it filled up. Not a bad investment for $2.00. Aren't thrift stores great? :)