I know I've already professed my love for the Braided Rug Company, but a recent trip to the Country Living Christmas Fair at the BDC in London refreshed my memory and renewed my obsession.
Spurred on by my sister who, I'm pretty sure, was somehow brainwashing me to spend FAR more than I had originally planned, I extended my collection of braided furnishings to include one of these lovely, lovely baskets. I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I'm using it to store the makings of a knitted patchwork blanket which is now stretching into its third (or maybe fourth...) year of assembly. Despite their soft look though, these are sturdy baskets which could easily support something much more substantial. They come in a range of sizes and would look lovely in the corner of a room filled with firewood, or all of those magazines that you never know what to do with.
The Braided Rug Company has a little shop in Aberdovey, in Wales, but you can also buy online or visit them at different shows throughout the year. You can find out where they'll be here.