I had been using the same wicker basket for my sewing supplies for the last 18 years or so. It had definitely seen better days. I had looked longingly for a new one and I saw this one on sale at Cath Kidston.
The savings on the basket just about covered the additional cost of posting it internationally, so I didn't feel too bad about the expense. I would dearly love to order more from Cath Kidston, but their postage rates are on the high side.
The box was delivered to our door and I couldn't wait to open it. I am delighted with my purchase and its pretty rose design. I had intended ordering a pretty red sewing basket in the January sale, but by the time I went online to do so, the baskets were sold out.
If I get another 18 years out of this one, it will have justified the expense! It is also far prettier than my old basket and brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.