Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ideas with Khaki Check Baskets

This is installment #2 in a series of introductions before the big reveal of Longaberger's Fall/Winter catalog.  Today's I am going to talk to you about decorating with Khaki Check.

First of all, this line of baskets is sort of a new line for Longaberger, but the cloth isn't.  In fact, the last time the Khaki Check fabric made its appearance was around 2010 or 2011. This time around, they are joined by some baskets.  They are as follows with some ideas:

(Caution: Links ahead)

1. Go To Basket...(21 1/2" l x 13 1/2 " w x 6"h  Rec Wt: 30 lbs) This basket is similar to the Gathering Basket, so it is going to be your "go to" basket, as the name implies.  Use it from harvesting your fall fruits and vegetables to corralling toys after a messy day of kids playing on the floor.  How about using it as a book center for library books or a place for all things small electronic devices?   In the kitchen, kids can grab their daily snacks from it, or use it in the pantry for smaller items, but to me, it is too pretty to hide.   In the family room, I see it as a place to grab your favorite project, sit in from of the television or fireplace and relax.  How about turning it into a family game night basket, filled with board games, cards, checkers, and even an ..uh um.. a tablet or two.

2,  Pass Alone basket.... (14 "l x 10 3/4"w x 6 1/4" h  Rec Wt: 23 lbs) This basket is the same as the Flare Basket, except handles have been added to it.  This basket is one of those baskets that sits on an end table, where you can place a mending kit in it, on the desk for stamps, paper clips, or in the craft room for Washi tape, crochet hooks, or eyelet setters.  In the kitchen, it can hold a small number of K-cups, but I would not use it for that purpose for long as next month, there is a product for that too, and I cannot wait to get mine.   For a girl's room, it holds bows and other hair products or little belts.  For boys, a small car collection fits nicely in there.

3.  Media basket.... (11 3/4 "l x 10 3/4" w x 6 3/4" h  Rec Wt: 27 lbs) This basket takes the same form as the previous TV Time basket, which I still have mine.  What I have always loved about that basket is its versatility, and that is saying a lot for such a small basket/  Some ideas include:  a remote corral.  There are people out there who still insist on having so many remotes.  Just label the remote, and place in basket.  Need a place to put your most secret item, next to your smartphone and social security card, which is your journal.  Just place your journal and your favorite pen(s) in there, but from one journal writer to another, place the basket in a place where prying eyes cannot get to it.  In the kitchen, place packets of marinades, smoothie mix and hot chocolate packets inside.  Use it as a utensil corral, or for snack bars.

 4.   All Things basket.... (8 3/4 "d x 5 1/4" h Rec Wt : 6 lbs)This is the basket that reminds me of the Signature Plaid baskets from a couple of seasons ago.  What I like about it is the sales force calls it the "Cat head" basket, because the feet of basket does reminds you of a cat's head when turned on its side.  Whatever you call the shape, it is another end table basket, where you can put reading glasses, stamps, a mending kits, or in the bathroom or bedroom for cotton balls, cotton swabs for make-up, or the even small wipes for little bottoms.

No matter how you decide to dress up these baskets, like all Longaberger baskets before them, they are durable, and  will last a lifetime.   If course, there are also protectors that  help protect the inside of the baskets, and can be used as separate containers.
Any questions or you want to have a party?  Shoot me an email at .  You can also view these products and many others on my website,   Need more ideas for this product line?    Please take a look at the ideas video below. (credit:  Sue Miller)

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