love this idea

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 from rural spin ...

 

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I have a large white oak basket made by my dear friend master basket maker, Mary Ann Smith in the shared bath for used towels and one of her market baskets on the washstand in there with rolled extra towels (which the guests take FIRST!!! CRAP!!). I have another of her baskets in the foyer filled with maps and brochures. She and her DH teach white oak basket making at the John C Campbell School in Tennessee.

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If one could figure out how to reinforce them to be strong enough, it is a very cute idea for a farmers cottage or a place where there is a ton of picnic activities, farming and such.

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happykeeper wrote:

If one could figure out how to reinforce them to be strong enough, it is a very cute idea for a farmers cottage or a place where there is a ton of picnic activities, farming and such.

And they would be find sitting on a shelf. Just not on the wall like that. You can basket em up, go all out pottery ba rn.

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We have a woven basket of white towels in each room. They work great that way.

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I will explain my answer:

It would fall out of the wall and leave a big old hole in the plaster and paint. Even loading the towels in may cause this.

Since this is a B&B forum, I am thinking about OTHER than us in our own homes, thinking it was meant for guest rooms. 

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 oh well ... to each his/her own.  trying to think out of the box.

i was thinking more of camp and cottage where we need SOMETHING.  my handwoven baskets are still hanging around after being used by all the kids as toy catch-alls, dragging each other around in them, bumping down the stairs in them, etc. now over 50 years old, given to me by my mother, they still survive, even the ones with handles. 

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Nope...that's what they make towel racks for.  The basket was not meant to be hung and probably would fall apart before the end of the season.  We use metal "train luggage racks" for towel storage and hanging.  They work well hung over the toilet when space is tight.

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I love picnic baskets.  Great for a county inn.

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me not

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I'm with you, JB.  I see it coming off the wall because when they grab that towel off the handle, they won't be careful.  I see it falling down because they hang a heavy makeup bag on it.  I see it burning down the house because they rested a hot curling iron on top of it and left it there for the day.

(It's going to be a long summer - I'll try to keep all this negativity to myself for the most part)  sad

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Dust collector.

Altho I think it's cute it's not viable with guests. That applies to a lot of stuff!

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 Me too! yes

 

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