Here is B Booker's Original classy tote. NOTHING will slip through this tightly woven, beautifully proportioned bag. Grab and go to the market, to the game... and strong enough to hold the most inspired picnic.
100% leather covered bottom, rim and handles that has been lightly oiled to give it just the right patina.
Made by hand from jonc.
Look out for more sizes and leather colors next month!
DIM 16"L x 7"D x 11"H
Boathouse Signature Walking Tote Basket - Natural Leather Trim
Betsey's Discovery Story:
Recently, I threw the Mudroom Signature tote over my shoulder as we took off to Chapin Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. At low tide, Chapin Beach becomes a 1/2 mile wide, wet, sandy landscape filled with all sorts of things/treasures dropped by the waves.
You can put this tote down while you gather up your finds or pause to talk and gaze. It’s seagrass construction makes it water repellent and it’s loose weave allows for sifting and leaving of the sand behind. That day I found a few shells, really nicely colored rocks and my favorite...some unusually shaped driftwood.
As as I gather, I look across the Atlantic Ocean thinking about the craftspeople on the other side, more specifically Morocco’s north west coast of the great Atlantic Ocean. I imagine their skilled hands in this small coastal town, weaving and knotting these baskets, keeping it ingeniously airy enough to release what you don’t want and strong enough to hold what you do.
Back home, I appreciate a basket’s low cut and wide opening for many things including a drop and go basket, but more so, I love that it just reminds me of peaceful days beachcombing at Chapin Beach.
After we left, my cousin Jan went back to her cottage, and the peaceful, tucked land on Cape Cod, that my great grandfather Hodge discovered a while ago, she made her new signature totes into towel organizers in her jumbled up laundry room!
Boathouse Julio Basket - Medium
Like Julio,this is a handsome and very strong basket.