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.