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A Vintage Oyster Basket-A little pearl from a seaside town in France

A Vintage Oyster Basket-A little pearl from a seaside town in France

Searching for a unique way to store your linens?  I was too.  My painted dining room sideboard (which you can see here) was OVERFLOWING with linens.  Clearly, I have a habit of collecting them.  That will have to be next on my “To Organize/Edit List.”  In the meantime, I began to grow obsessed with finding a vintage oyster basket.  I found many, but often felt a little discouraged by the sticker shock I felt when I saw the price.  Then I found this beauty on Etsy:


How fabulous is this?  It is perfectly weathered and chippy.  I was once told that oyster baskets were painted different colors so that fishermen could distinguish their catch.  I haven’t confirmed that this is true, but hey, I’m going with it.  It makes the chippy paint a little more special to me.




It even had this little descriptive tag…which I definitely left on the basket.  It just adds to the “cute” factor.




The size is perfect for my extra linens.  I took some of my favorites out of the overstuffed sideboard (making sure they all formed a display worthy color palette), folded them, and they are now at home in the basket.


The best part?  This gem was only $49. Want one?  I found it here.

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