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Peterboro Basket Review + Giveaway

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*Disclosure: I did receive this product to facilitate my review, these opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.

SALE UPDATE: Peterboro Baskets is currently offering  25% off their Halloween baskets with discount code BOO valid until 10/25/13. Remember, shipping is always FREE!

I love baskets, and I am always finding great uses for them. I also think that baskets make great gifts, as they are easy to re-purpose for so many different things, and they look nice in so many settings.

About Peterboro Baskets: For more than 150 years the Peterboro Basket Company has thrived in the heart of historic Peterborough, New Hampshire, in the serene shadow of Mt. Monadnock, surrounded by four seasons of the worlds most exquisite natural beauty.

The history of the Peterboro Basket Company dates back to 1841 when Amzi Childs came to Peterborough from Deerfield, Mass., to work on the manufacture of lead pipe. In 1854 he began weaving baskets in a building erected by Moses Chapman in 1830 as a wheelwright shop between Depot Street and the railroad tracks. Amzi Childs and Asa Henry made baskets for many years and had an excellent reputation. Their business burned in 1891. The business was sold to the McLane Basket Factory of Milford and moved there.

Henry B. Needham, “the dean of the basket manufacturing business in Peterborough,” came to town in 1875 and for 15 years was foreman at the Childs’ factory. After that factory burned in 1891, Needham established the Needham Basket Factory in a part of the White Machine Shop at Elm and Water streets. He constructed a new building in 1893. In 1916 the H. B. Needham Basket Company incorporated and purchased the shoe factory near the depot. In 1920 the Peterborough company was organized to build a new factory and combined with the Milford company. In 1926 the building was damaged by fire and the present Peterboro Basket Co. organized.

Walter Hood, now semi-retired, has worked at the Peterboro Basket Company since 1962. In April, 2000, Hood will have 50 years of basket making to his credit. He is quite the celebrity. “I like making baskets. They’re one of the oldest creations of man. They date to before my time. I love my work,” Hood said.

The rugged natural beauty of Peterboro has inspired Yankee artists like Thorton Wilder, the writers of “Yankee” Magazine, and the crafters of Peterboro Basket. More than a business, Peterboro Basket is a Yankee tradition. Although it has become an industry leader, this family owned and operated company has never forgotten the quiet, careful attention to detail with which Amzi Childs wove that first basket 150 years ago.

I received this darling pair of Peterboro Baskets for review, and the first thing that I noticed was the quality. And it’s no wonder, because these are AMERICAN MADE baby!

These would make wonderful gifts, and they are just darling! Within minutes, I had all kinds of ideas for them, and I love these smaller baskets as they are so cute hanging on  … well, just about anything! I think that my favorite spot for them was to use them above the Keurig to hold the carmels (you know, incase I ever wanted to put a carmel in my coffee, which I just might be known to do from time to time 😉 ) Basket Photo

Screen Shot 2013-10-09 at 11.24.48 AMCute. Cute. CUTE!

Head on over to the Peterboro Basket site to check out the huge selection. I think that sometimes finding a quality gift for your loved ones can be hard, and I think that these baskets are the kind of gift that will be so appreciated by just about anyone…and I love filling baskets with baked goods, treats, flowers, etc!

<—-Right now, when you spend over $40, you also get a FREE cute little Ghost Truffle!

Save! The folks at Peterboro Basket are offering 15% off and Free Shipping through the holidays until 12/31/13. Just use discount code AMERICAN at check out.

Even better  … they are also offering a special code for SheSaved readers, just use code SAVED for 20% your order! Good through 10/16/13, and best of all, shipping is always FREE!!



The Giveaway: And now for the VERY best part… ONE lucky She Saved reader (US Only please and sorry) will win a pair of Peterboro Baskets like the ones shown above!

… I will leave this giveaway open until Tuesday night at midnight,  October 22nd (mnt time) … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!

*Disclosure: I did receive this product to facilitate my review, these opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by another person.

Keri Lyn
Meet the author – Keri Lyn

The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for over 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. She Saved has become a community for like-minded consumers who appreciate saving money, time and sanity by getting the best deals on quality products and experiences.

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  1. i really like the classic picnic storage basket i love to do picnics with my kids. thank you for the chance.

  2. I like the Peterboro Tall Laundry Hamper. They have so many great products, it is hard to choose a favorite! Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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