Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Surprise Basket

A Christmas surprise! In the mail the other day came a giant box, inside the box was this amazing basket. It was a gift from one of my best pals - she writes the always fascinating blog OctoberFarm. She is well known for her fantastic giveaways, which sometimes are baskets filled with goodies from her travels.
She has been traveling in the Northeast lately, and most of the basket items are from that area.
This basket was wrapped up so beautifully, and of course I started to rip into it before remembering to grab a camera. But I stuck it back together for a few shots.
The basket was overflowing.
This is a witch hat, apron and pot holders, she had these handmade in Massachusetts. The black and white fabrics are the stunning.
Amazing smelling soy candles, bread mix, caramel candy.
Buckwheat honey, jams, beautiful tea towels.
Grape juice concentrate, a vintage University of Minnesota flag found in an antique store.
Upstate New York Maple Syrup, Cranberry Bog Frogs.

This gorgeous Santa ornament was wrapped on the bow of the basket.
Preserves and fruit spreads from Hurd Orchards, in Western NY.
Maple malt balls.
Sugarplum candy.

Most. Amazing. Basket. Ever.

I can't believe she fit all of these amazing things into one basket!!
And even a makeshift cat bed for this guy.
Thank you OctoberFarm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you haven't stopped by OctoberFarm, you must go now! She is currently having one of her unbelievable giveaways, but it ends soon!


  1. What an amazing basket from an equally amazing friend. Love it all and then a bed for kitty. Enjoy!

  2. Wonderful idea for a give away. I'm going to remember this. Looks like a lovely assortment of gifts. Enjoy!