My passion with Longaberger started 20 years ago at the age of 14! Yes, I said 14! It all started in the streets of Dresden during the annual Bee and developed into a lifetime of love for the baskets, the history, the craft and the friendships. As I dove head first into the world of Longaberger I was first introduced to the baskets that started it all, J.W. Originals. These early baskets were designed and crafted by John Wendell Longaberger to help solve practical problems in and around the house. The market basket helped transport groceries from the store to the home, the auto basket (better known as the bread and milk) helped utilize space in the old Model T’s and the corn basket that kept produce fresh with the inverted bottom. Each basket had a purpose and today that purpose is still the same. Daily I use Longaberger to help stay organized.
With Spring right around the corner its time to map out the garden, sharpen the tools, and dust off our baskets! Each Spring I pick up a few new baskets to use in the garden, the pantry and for Easter! Easter also brings about traditions that can be passed from generation to generation. This year Longaberger makes it easy for you and your family to start a new tradition by adding the 2015 Easter Basket to your celebrations. One could say I am obsessed with this year’s Easter Basket! The design matched with the color combinations will put a smile on anyone’s face!
Over this past weekend I took the time to shoot some pictures showcasing my Longaberger treasures along with ways I incorporate them in my daily routine. With all this snow here in Ohio it was time to prep for Spring. I tackled the weekend by first organizing with Longaberger and prepping my vases to fill with the first sign of Spring! I think my husband got the hint and he picked me-up some tulips to brighten up my desk (I especially love parrot tulips)! It was also a great time to add a splash of color with the Easter Basket and his little sidekick the Spring Delight Basket! I even decided to color some eggs using my much loved Longaberger glasses making sure each egg was as bright and colorful as this year’s Easter Baskets!
Not wanting anyone to miss out- it was time to double check all my lists and make sure I have contacted everyone about this year’s Easter Basket and especially reached out to all parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles (don’t forget pet parents)! The 2015 Easter basket makes the perfect gift; fill it with eggs, treats or even bunnies!!!
As you can tell, I truly have a love affair for Longaberger, it has become a big part of who I am and I am very proud to say that I am excited to see what’s to come in the years ahead. I hope that my journey with Longaberger will continue to introduce me to new friends, new adventures and new treasures.
All the best,
P.S. Can’t wait to see this beauty again! My baskets make it so easy to gather fresh cut flowers from the garden! Also, love surprising friends and neighbors with a fresh bouquet and a new flyer!