We've been fans of rustic rush-plaited baskets for a while now (see Walls, Windows & Floors: Rush Matters in Bedfordshire), a hearthside staple in English country houses. Until recently, they were hard to come by (and expensive), so we were pleased to notice several new sources for the baskets recently.
Above: From Toast in the UK, the Double-Handled Storage Basket is made from sturdy water hyacinth; the small size (11.5 inches high) is £49 and the large size (15 inches high) is £89.
Above: The Soft Jute Collection features a pair of baskets made from braided jute; the small (12 inches high) is $39 and the large (18 inches high) is $79.
Above: Natural Seagrass Baskets from Restoration Hardware are made from natural seagrass woven over a wrought iron frame with braided handles; the baskets range in size from small (9 inches high) for $79 to large (18.25 inches high) for $199.
Above: The handwoven Higbee Round Baskets are made from seagrass with double-braided handles; the 20.5-inch-high Small Higbee Round Basket is on sale for $102.40 (down from $128) and the 22.25-inch-high Large Higbee Round Basket is on sale for $142.40 (down from $178) at Williams-Sonoma Home.
Above: The Basay Basket is handwoven from natural lampakanai and is 23.25-inches high; $59.95 at Crate & Barrel.