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Nantucket Baskets

There is something about a Nantucket basket that I've always loved. Maybe it's because they represent the good life and the beach all in one fabulous little package. I have yet to purchase one, but I would love to have one to carry for special times or to sit in my family room, which has a coastal look to it.

A little history lesson: Nantucket lightship baskets originated in the nineteenth century on Nantucket Island’s South Shoal lightship. Captain and crew took to basketweaving to pass the time on board. By the beginning of the twentieth century these baskets were being avidly collected by the moneyed yachting set.

And to my point...I've found the most wonderful Etsy seller (rather, she found me because she's a new follower). Meet Up My Sleeve Boutique, a fabulous shop that sells monogrammed and personalized Nantucket basket purses.

From her site, "Once a status symbol women couldn't live without, I saw a real need to breathe new life into these sleepy little legacies. Growing the Nantucket basket's purpose is a good thing and enabling them to make their "come back" is nothing short of fabulous."

They would make fabulous bridesmaid gifts, new baby presents,
wedding gifts...and on and on!!!


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  1. Those are adorable! I want one...or five. Great find!

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  2. Oh my. I love these. Probably my favorites ever!! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

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  3. all the women in my family collect these . . . i'll be sure and pass along the info. thanks so much for the heads up!

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  4. Fantastic find! Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  5. These bags are sooooooooooooo pretty!! Perfect for summer !!! Personally I have TWO OF THEM and If I had a nickel for every compliment...I could retire!!!!!!!!

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  6. These bags are sooooooooooooo pretty!! Perfect for summer !!! Personally I have TWO OF THEM and If I had a nickel for every compliment...I could retire!!!!!!!!

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  7. Blue Eyed Bride referred me to you for maybe some help with learning to use my Canon Rebel XSi. I just got mine and don't understand much on how to use it, any suggestion would be helpful! These baskets are adorable!

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  8. I agree with you, I think everyone should have a southern accent ! Looking forward to reading your blog.

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  9. I have been eyeing that pink and green one for some time now!

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