Product Uses

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BEVERAGE TOTE BASKET by Marsha R.

BREAD BASKET TOP 40  by Gail H.

2-PINT BASKET USES by Erika Z.

SPRING BASKET by Dorty

Michele is our own "The Typing Fool" or TTF.  Not only is she fast of finger, she is quick at coming up with delightful useful ways to use Longaberger® products.

² Michele (TTF)'s Uses

Bread Basket Top 40 Gate House Basket - 30 Great Ideas
Crock - 29 Crock Uses Gate House Basket Ideas
Small Dessert Bowl Uses More Great Ideas for the Gate House Basket
Spring Basket Uses Medium Market Basket ABC's
  OVAL Market Basket ABC's
Wrought Iron Little Bin Uses Pasta Bowl Ideas  (12 months)
Wrought Iron 5 Level Shelf Mug Ideas  (Instructions and Recipes)
   
SMALL LOAF DISH USES Combos for Baskets and Pottery
   
   

 

SPRING BASKET IDEAS

  1. Silk floral arrangement of silk plant

  2. Real plant

  3. Exercise Basket - hold walkman, headphones, walking tape, hand weights

  4. ULTIMATE Beanie Baby and Teenie Beanie Baby Basket

  5. Compact Discs and Cassettes

  6. CD ROMs by computer

  7. Maps and Travel Guides for Car vacation

  8. Kids activity basket with markers, paper, books, games and snacks for car rides

  9. Travel games

  10. Instruction books for computer software

  11. Owner's manual for appliances

  12. fresh fruit or potatoes   

  13. cleaning supplies

  14. toys - Barbie, hot wheels, Lego's action figures

  15. garage sale kit - put change in 6 hole muffin tin on top, keep bills, checks, calculator underneath.

  16. Decorative towels in bathroom

  17. babysitter's basket - phone numbers, pen/pad for messages, appropriate snacks, video, and schedule

  18. lunch basket or snack basket

  19. camera basket - store extra film, batteries and small photo album

  20. cell phone basket - store extra batteries and charger

  21. project basket - carry your craft project or book for all of your waiting times

  22. dishcloths and sponges by the kitchen sink

  23. potholders by the stove

  24. breakfast bar - instant oatmeal, granola bars, bananas, juice boxes

  25. hold remote control's), TV guide

  26. baby basket - use fabric liner for hood

  27. gift basket

NOW ADD THE DIVIDER

  1. sewing kit

  2. organize craft supplies such as stamps, beads, floss

  3. make-up kit

  4. contact lens kit - solutions, glasses, cases

  5. stationary and greeting cards

  6. silverware and napkins

  7. condiments on the picnic table   

  8. basting brush and sauces by the grill

  9. baseball cards

  10. bill paying center - calculator, bills, envelopes and stamps

  11. hair care - combs, brushes, hairspray, scrunches, barrettes and hair bows

FOR CONSULTANTS

  1. organize flyers, thank you cards, post cards

  2. use to deliver hostess packets, flyers

  3. great basket, great price to donate to silent auctions, church bazaar, fundraiser

  4. have our children carry around as a mini market to help us promote our business

Posted by: Mary Hastings
 

 

SMALL DESSERT BOWL USES

 

Here's a few I have compiled & also added to:
• Makes a beautiful gift for your friends & family who love Longaberger!
• Fill with berries or a votive candle
• Perfect for coloring Easter eggs
• Serves pats of butter or individual portions of sauces and dips
• Great for baby food & small leftovers
• Just the right size for a scoop of ice cream-top w/a peppermint stick!
• Serve up little brownie sundaes
• Use with lemon & water as a finger bowl for messy entrees
• Fill with holiday cookie sprinkles & decorate your cookies in style!
• Perfect price (2 for $16) for gift giving. Keep them together or split them up for 2 gifts!
• Tie up a bowl filled with holiday candies with netting or tulle for a cute hostess gift!
• Just right for baby’s food
• Use with our Serve it Up! Hostess Serving Tray--it fits in the little round center portion of the divided protectors. Remember, now anyone can purchase our Hostess products anytime at full price. When you are the hostess of a home or book show, you may purchase the same item at half-price.
• Works with all Woven Traditions Original and Solid-Colored Dinnerware
• Fits perfectly in the center of our Divided Relish Plate
• Fill with holiday sprinkles--perfect size for cookie decorating chores!
• Great for controlled portions when you are dieting (if you can resist refilling it!)
• Store your rings, bracelets, or watch when doing dishes or showering
• Nice potpourri bowl.
• Hold soaps in the guest bathroom.
• Individual servings of dip.
• Use a few to hold taco toppings: shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, sour cream, onions, etc.
• Small Crock lid fits perfectly!

 

Compiled by Mary in IL

MUG IDEAS

1. Fill with assorted nuts or pick your favorite.

2. Fill with season-smelling votives or other decorative candles.

3. Fill with a small notepad, magnet, and pen

4. Plant a miniature evergreen plant to celebrate the season and decorate with a pretty red satin bow

5. Fill with your favorite candy, perhaps Christmas-colored Hershey's kisses, etc.

6.  Fill with flavored coffee and add some chocolate covered spoons

7.  Make a batch of fudge and pour into mugs for a great sweet gift and tie on a small seasonal knife.

8. Fill with soaps or bath beads and a colorful scrub puff.

9.  Fill with flavored cocoa packets, candy canes, and marshmallows, then attach the Snowman Soup recipe and poem.

10.  Mix up a batch of brownies and pour into mugs and bake; when cooled, wrap them up for a great sweet treat!

 

INSTRUCTIONS AND RECIPES FOR MUGS

Chocolate covered spoons - You will need plastic spoons (clear, silver or gold are nice for the holidays), small cellophane bags, twist ties or ribbon for sealing bags, a small microwavable bowl, and the chocolate of your choice (see below for options).  Start by warming the chocolate in the microwavable bowl, in 30 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted.  You could use a good melting and candy chocolate such as Ghirardelli, or a combination of chocolate chips and white almond bark.  Dip the plastic spoons, one at a time into the chocolate far enough to completely cover the bowl of the spoon.  Set aside on wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Cool or chill in fridge to harden.  Wrap in cello bags and tie off with ribbon.  Place them in mug, chocolate end up with packets of coffee (or cocoa).

 

Snowman Soup - Print the following poem on card stock or colored paper and cut out.  Hole punch one corner and attach to mug handle with ribbon.  Snowman graphics can also be used.  Snowman Soup:  Was told that you've been good this year, Always glad to hear it.  With freezing weather drawing near, You'll need to warm the spirit.  So here's a little "Snowman Soup" - complete with stirring stick (peppermint stick or candy cane).  Add hot water and sip it slow, it's sure to do the trick."

 

Brownies in a Mug - Prepare your favorite brownie recipe, pre-boxed mix or Baker's One-Bowl Brownies and follow recipe instructions.  Grease the inside of the mugs, and fill with brownie batter 1/2 - 3/4 full.  Bake until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.  Cool thoroughly, and seal with saran wrap to keep fresh.  Package your mugs with tissue paper or cellophane and ribbon/raffia.

 

To package all of the gift mugs, use "fluff" inside when possible, and dress up your gifts with colorful tissue paper or cellophane tied off with raffia/ribbons.  And don't forget your gift card tied on the outside of your package or on the mug handle.  Be creative and have fun.!!

 

Great ideas for teachers, pastors, mailman, co-worker, special friend ...

 

THIRTY GREAT IDEAS FOR THE GATEHOUSE BASKETS

  1. Hang on your wall with a decorative floral arrangement in it.

  2. Great for Holiday stockings (use with Pewter Santa Key for tie-on).  You can also customize an Ivy or Paprika liner with the person's name with glitter or monogramming.

  3. Make yourself more counter space by hanging your utensils on the wall.

  4. Hang on your child's bedpost or near the bed with a flashlight in case the lights go out.

  5. Hang it around your doorknob to store your pet's leash.

  6. Use the Sm. Gatehouse near your vanity to hold combs and brushes.

  7. Use the Lg. Gatehouse on the back of your bathroom door to hold your blow dryer and curling iron.

  8. Use in your pantry to store garbage or plastic grocery bags.

  9. Use with he protector as a waste basket in your car.

  10. In the office to hold scissors, rulers, and other office supplies.

  11. Use the Lg. Gatehouse in the bathroom to store toilet brush.

  12. Hang on the front door and decorate it for the appropriate holiday/season.

  13. Hang the Lg. Gatehouse in baby's room to store a round container of baby wipes.

  14. Use either to hold long matches to light candles or a fireplace.

  15. Hang off the Wrought Iron side table to hold remotes.

  16. Fill Lg. Gatehouse with hand towels.

  17. Hang on the back of your chairs in your dining room with napkins folded like a fan.

  18. Hang on your child's bedpost and use the Lg. Gatehouse as a "mini-toy bin".  Fill with a Barbie and her accessories for a girl, Hot Wheels for a boy.

  19. Give Sm. Gatehouse filled with golf balls to your favorite golfer.  He can lay basket on it's side and practice his putt.

  20. Stack all your Christmas ribbon in the Lg. Gatehouse without a protector and then feed the ribbon out through the splints for easy wrapping.

  21. Use the Sm. Gatehouse by your bed at night to hold your eyeglasses.

  22. Hold a roll of fabric softener in the laundry room.

  23. Attach to baby's stroller to carry bottle, cup, toys, etc.

  24. When having a BBQ hang the Lg. Gatehouse on the side of a table or cooler to hold plastic cups.

  25. Use the Lg. Gatehouse in your garage or shed to hold small garden tools and gloves.

  26. Keep clothes pins handy by placing them in the Lg. Gatehouse and tying it to your laundry basket or clothes line.

  27. Use Sm. Gatehouse in the kitchen to store those messy drinking straws that take up so much space.

  28. Hang near your nightstand to hold lotions etc.

  29. Take a bandana and tie it by the grill to hold all your grilling utensils.

  30. Hang the Lg. Gatehouse in the laundry room and use it as a "lost and found".

 

GATEHOUSE BASKETS

I've been collecting the ideas posted on the Vine and thought we might continue to add to this list and see what we can come up with.  I love these baskets!!!!  Thanks to all who shared great ideas!!

Gatehouse Baskets

Use in Family Room for remotes, hang from scrollwork on Wrought Iron Tables.
Use the Large in the bathroom to hold hairdryer, curling iron, brushes, etc.
Use Large in kitchen or pantry to store those plastic grocery bags.
Use the small one by the bed to hold a flashlight or eye glasses at night.

Use in the kitchen to hold kitchen shears, scissors, string.

Use large one by the door for those sawed off umbrellas.

Use as a Christmas stocking and either purchase a brass basket splint with the person’s name on it, or purchase an Ivy or Paprika liner and have it monogrammed with name on it.
Hang it in your car as a waste basket

Hang it next to a fireplace with the long matches in it.

Tip it on it's side and use it for putting practice! ( looks like a golf hole)

Use in the Laundry Room to hold a roll of fabric softener.

Use for long tapered candles.

Stack all your Christmas ribbon in it -without a protector and then feed the ribbon out through the splints for easy wrapping.

Elaine in NH
 

MANY GREAT USES FOR THE GATEHOUSE BASKETS

Hang on your wall with a decorative floral arrangement in it.
Great for holiday stockings. Customize an Ivy or Paprika liner with the person's name, using glitter or having it monogrammed.
Make yourself more counter space by hanging your utensils on the wall.
Hang on your child's bedpost or near the bed with a flashlight in case the lights go out.
Hang it around your doorknob to store your pet's leash.
Use the Small Gatehouse near your vanity to hold combs and brushes.
Use the Large Gatehouse on the back of you bathroom door to hold your blow dryer and curling iron.
Use in your pantry to store garbage or plastic grocery bags.
Use with the protector as a waste basket in your car.
In the office to hold scissors, rulers, and other office supplies.
Use the Large Gatehouse in the bathroom to store the toilet brush.
Hang on your front door and decorate it for the appropriate holiday season.
Hang the Large Gatehouse in the baby's room to store a round container of baby wipes.
Use either to hold long matches to light candles or a fireplace.
Hang off the Wrought Iron Side Table to hold remotes.
Fill Large Gatehouse with hand towels.
Hang on the back of dining room chairs with napkins folded like a fan.
Hang on  child's bedpost and use Large Gatehouse as a mini-toy bin. Fill with Barbie and her accessories or Hot Wheels.

Give Small Gatehouse filled with golf balls to your favorite golfer. He can lay basket on its side and practice his putt.
Stack all your Christmas ribbon in the Large Gatehouse without a protector and then feed the ribbon out through the splints for easy wrapping

Use the Small Gatehouse by your bed at night to hold your eye glasses.
Hold a roll of fabric softener in the laundry room.
Attach to baby's stroller to carry bottle, cup, toys, etc.
When having a BBQ hang the Large Gatehouse on the side of a table or
cooler to hold plastic cups.
Use the Large Gatehouse in your garage or shed to hold small gardening
tools and gloves.
Keep clothes pins handy by placing them in the Large Gatehouse. Tie
it to your laundry basket or your clothes line.
Use Small Gatehouse in the kitchen to store those messy drinking straws
that take up so much space.
Hang near a night stand to hold lotion, emery board, etc.
Take a bandana and tie it by the grill to hold all grilling
utensils.
Hang the Large Gatehouse in the laundry room and use it to hold lost &
found items.
Hang the Large Gatehouse next to the back door to hold a towel to wipe
your dog’s feet or store his treats or corral his ball.
Hang one for each child in the bathroom.  It holds each child's brush, makeup,
personal items, soaps, towel – whatever – and everyone knows not to touch sister's or brother's personal basket.
Hang n the front door handle with the season’s newest flowers.
Not my list.  I cut and pasted from my Vonda archives. 

Rose in WA

TWENTY NINE CROCK USES

  1. Takes the utensil mess out of the drawer and adds beauty and functionality to your kitchen counter.

  2. The perfect size for fresh flowers you bought for yourself at the store since HE won't buy you any.

  3. A great way to safely store all those artist brushes, scrapping scissors and/or markers!

  4. The great debate:  it fits in this year's Pumpkin Patch basket perfectly!

  5. $33.35 is a great gift price that comes in lots of colors to those who have everything!  Not to mention...all these boxed up crocks for presents will stack up neatly until needed (Christmas or otherwise!) in a closet or cabinet!

  6. I have used my PC hand chopper in it several times to chop stuff up in-no scratches and a great storage place for this and other PC gadgets (love their stuff!)

  7. Take your rolled change into the bank with this great countertop change keeper!

  8. Butter and flour the entire inside, bake a cake inside and either use the unusual shape towards a hat shaped cake or slice to make individual sized cakes!

  9. Serve your favorite chili or soup in!

  10. Love the clambake idea as shown in the feature flyer!

  11. Great for the homemade cookies that go so fast-you don't need a lid!

  12. Set inside the freezer and then fill with ice just before the guests arrive....brrrrrr!

  13. Roast some chestnuts or pecans right in it and then place inside your Pumpkin basket (or other basket) so you can pass them around to keep warm!

  14. Fill with pinecones or your favorite potpourri after it has been warmed....smells great in here!

  15. The party table looks so much prettier when you serve ice cream inside this crock vs. the container....chilled in the freezer of course

  16. Great housewarming gift filled with inexpensive wooden spoons/utensils, a philodendron plant they can't kill if they tried, soaked floral foam flower arrangement or a bottle of wine or sparkling cider

  17. Don't know anything about pickling, but speaking of picnic-side pickles, hmmmmm....

  18. Grape, Cherry, Lime, Orange...pick out your own popsicle kids!

  19. Good spot for the curling iron to cool off in so as not to burn little one's fingers!  Hey, what about all those hairbrushes?

  20. One potato, two potato, three potato, four.....nice way to store potatoes or onions (not together!) in a smaller family's pantry or serve and keep them warm at the table!

  21. Soak the prized shell and colored glass collection your children collected for you at the beach....dry them off and set on the table so everyone else can enjoy them too

  22. Five crocks is a show of your own!  Keep them for your own too! Buy one of each color:  Sage green for your Pumpkin Patch, Ivy/Paprika for the holidays, Butternut goes great with the upcoming Falling Leaves liners for Fall entertaining, Ivory and Cornflower to go with your Paprika crock for the July 4th and Memorial celebrations......oops that's six!  Oh....the sixth is your half-priced selection!

  23. Wouldn't hot apple cider taste better if served tableside in one of these beauties?

  24. How many corn on the cobs standing upright, all warm and buttery, do you think fits inside?

  25. Slice up peeled cucumbers really thin and soak overnight in a light salt bath inside your crock.  Pat dry and serve on bread spread with fluffy cream cheese, cut in fours or use the Pepperidge farm little sandwich breads...delicious cucumber sandwiches for a summer afternoon or for your next Longaberger home show!

  26. Cut fruit and those cute little melon balls stay nice and chilly fresh inside your colorful crock!

  27. Pre-roll your silverware inside the napkins for easy one-handed grabbing at the buffet.

  28. Standing upright, your garlic breadsticks or otherwise, look great in this pre-warmed crock.  Save the non-buttered rolls for your fabric-lined baskets.

  29. The 29th reason to buy the June Only $29 sale priced Two Quart Crock?  Because after hearing all of these great ideas on how to use them...you know you want to...

 

COMBO'S FOR POTTERY AND BASKETS

 2 stackable bowls fit in the bread basket

 1 stackable bowl fits in the medium berry basket

 use the stackable bowl under the flower pot

 10 inch generations holds salad bowls or 1 quart casserole

 14 inch generations holds dinner plates, 8 mugs, or 2 quart casserole

 1 medium mixing bowl and 1 recipe protector fits in the small gathering or pantry

 1 large mixing bowl and 1 spring protector fits in the medium gathering

 1 small mixing bowl, 1 small teaspoon protector, and 1 small key protector fits in the pie basket

 2 mugs fit in the small loaf serving solutions

 2 small flower pots fit in the small loaf serving solutions

salt and pepper shakers fit in the parsley basket

 1 small covered dish and 1 medium berry protector in the bread basket

 1 small mixing bowl and 1 medium berry protector in the bread basket

 the relish tray fits on top of the large fruit basket

 small pasta bowl fits on top of the darning basket

 1 small loaf dish fits across the long tissue basket

 3 small flower pots on the wood riser fits in front of the bookkeeper basket

 1 stackable bowl fits in the button basket with the button brick

 2 small mixing bowls and 2 teaspoon protectors fit in the pie basket

 2 flower pots fits in the round section of the serving tray 10-way protector

 1 cake divider in the medium gathering with pie plate on top and 1 spring protector

 Pie plate will fit on top of large mixing bowl

 The lid of the 2 quart casserole fits on top of the pie plate 

 

Denise Butterfield, Independent Longaberger® Consultant 

 

 

WROUGHT IRON LITTLE BIN BASKETS

I believe these suggestions are from past issues of The Vine, I had copied them and saved in another spreadsheet.  So if you recognize these posts as yours, don't be offended, I just found them great ideas and saved them!         HTH

  • I have the Little Bin Organizer.  Instead of buying the baskets for it, I put my note pal basket on the bottom, business card basket and parsley basket on the top.  They kind of wobble on it because it's an open bottom on the shelves.  I think the organizer is adorable.  Small, but fits perfectly on a desk, counter top, etc.  I didn't wan to pay extra money for the bin baskets since I could use baskets I already have with little problem.

  • I use it on my kitchen counter with CD's to listen to while I work, in top bin and wrapping supplies (tape, stapler, stamps, etc.) in bottom.

  • Put your everyday paper napkins in the Bottom Bin and in the top Bin Basket. your LB Creamer/Sugar bowl and a S&P shaker or toothpick/sweetener set.  Fits nicely, looks beautiful.

  • My neighbor bought my other L. Bin and substitutes other baskets like the small berry and sm. covered round dish.  She just got the top basket and next month will get bottom one.

  • Please put that combo out at your Open House.  You will be surprised at how many LOVE it.  I promoted it when it first came out to use on the counter with fresh fruit in the top and packaged snacks/wrapped candy on the bottom.  Great center for children to grab a snack after school.  Grandmas need to have it for the same purpose for the grandkids.  Ends kids climbing to get into cupboards.

  • I promoted it to be used on bathroom counter for hand towels and scented soaps. and small lotions center.

  • I promoted it to be used in den/office mounted on wall near phone to keep notepaper, etc. for when you are on the phone.

  • I love the Bins and wrought iron piece.  Bought one for my daughter who has little counter space in her condo.

  • Again, put it out at Open Houses ... took mine to a recruits OH and she sold 2-3 that night.

  • I don't have the lids, don't think I'll buy them.  I don't think they'd be useful for my needs.

  • As a pharmacist I have sold many of these.  Bottom is for all your meds.  Top is perfect for your vitamin/mineral supplements.  Saves loads of space on counters, while keeping everything at hand.  You know the old adage "out of site, out of mind".  I would recommend you buy one and tell everyone (including your accountant) that your "pharmacist" recommended it.

Michele in Indiana
 

BREAD BASKET TOP 40

Here is the list that I lost.  I love it!  Becky Cornforth (bless her heart) had a copy of it and sent it to me!.  After the list is how and why I use it.  Hope you enjoy it  Bonnie

 

In the KITCHEN:

  • Use 2 dividers close together to hold napkins, put salt & pepper on one end, sugar bowl at the other.

  • .Holds 4 mugs and a Tea Protector to hold your favorite international flavored coffee.

  • Use the lid on the Bread Basket to keep medicine out of sight of little ones.

  • With Divided Tea Protectors you can make a wonderful salad bar, or a big variety of toppings for baked potatoes.

  • Put a little spice in your life -- grow your own herbs.

  • For something "homemade", put 15 pieces of Kentucky Fried Chicken in the Bread Basket, be sure to use the Protector.

  • Use a warm Bread Brick to serve chips with salsa in the Small Mixing Bowl.

  • Freeze the Bread Brick and serve veggies and dip in Protectors.

  • A frozen Brick keeps a Jell-O salad nice and solid in the Bread Basket.

  • When you have Chinese take-out food, keep those little containers warm over a Bread Brick and pass the whole meal in one basket.

  • Makes a great sandwich fixing server.

  • Use the Bakery Basket with leather ears to hang a roll of paper towels under the cabinet. You'll hear lots of praise.

  • Use on the top shelf of the Small Bakers Rack to hold your African Violets.

Moving now to the FAMILY ROOM,

  • Use as a lap snack tray with Medium Berry Protectors and Divider; one side for peanuts, the other side for shells.

  • On the coffee table for the TV listings and the remote controls.

  • Fits on top of magazine basket with small craft supplies, larger project underneath in the magazine basket.

  • Hold lots of paperback books -- maybe the entire John Grisham or Stephen King collection (probably not big enough for the Danielle Steele library though.)

  • Display favorite photos on the coffee table, use the Divider to make 2 sections. Invites people to flip through them.

  • Hang on the wall vertically and use Divider as a shelf.

  • Holds the Nintendo collection.

  • It will also hold the video tape re-winder.

What about the BATHROOM?

  • On the back of the toilet with scrubbies and bath gels.

  • Pedicure and manicure supplies.

  • Use with lid to keep feminine needs handy but out of sight.

  • Holds 3 rolls of toilet paper, and use Small Garters to decorate each roll.

  • Just the right size for brushes and combs.

  • Hotel shampoo samples for overnight guests. Dear Abby and Heloise say it is OK to take the samples, just leave the TV and the towels.

  • During flu season, keep disposable paper towels in the Bread Basket and paper cups in the Chives Basket so your family doesn't share the germs.

I don't know about you, but my OFFICE/HOBBY ROOM needs help.

  • Holds computer CDs.

  • Insert curling ribbon rolls on a dowel rod and slip the end through the splints -- no more tangled ribbon.

  • Desk organizer -- 3 Tea Protectors and 2 Bread Dividers.

  • Keep your 4x6 recipe or address cards organized

Here's some BEDROOM ideas.

  • On your husband's dresser as a tray for pocket paraphernalia. You know, that's the "LEGAL" stuff he carries like comb, coins, wallet and keys.

  • Mood music -- holds 31 CD's or 10 cassettes and 16 CD's.

  • Hair ribbons, bows, head bands for girl's room.

  • Bright colored socks in kid's room look decorative even when they aren't put away.

  • In the baby's room, keep diapers handy.

  • You're always on the go -- take a Bread Basket in your CAR. It fits between the seats of your minivan and will hold your sunglasses, CD's or tapes, and tissues.

Now, here are some more ideas.

  • Fill with gold Hershey Kisses for a 50th anniversary celebration, or silver Kisses for 25th.

  • For family or friends, provide fixings for a cozy movie night at home -- video, graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bars for s'mores in the fireplace.

  • Use 3 tea liners of different colors and Protectors when serving food.

  • Coordinate with the season, such as red, sandstone and blue for patriotic holidays or red, green and sandstone for Christmas.

  • Fits on top of the Magazine Basket.

  • Here's a bonus idea -- if you want an over-the-edge liner for your Bread Basket, use a pantry liner.

I use this for parties where no one knows me. I tell the story how the first party I went to I couldn't believe anybody would spend that much money on a basket (back in 1990).  I then took a basket making class and made a bread basket.  I show them the final result (not a pretty sight!)  and it cost me twice as much as a LB basket!!! and it's not maple or stained or anything.   I suddenly then had a wonderful appreciation for LB.   I then show the LB bread basket and tell how it is made and all the different ways it can be used
 

VERSATILE 5-SHELF STAND

Here are some ideas for using 5-Shelf Stand in several different rooms in your home.  You’ll see suggested uses for each shelf, as well as other baskets you can use on those shelves.  Maybe this will inspire you to come up with some great ideas of your own! 

HOME OFFICE/STUDY

  • Top shelf - Pie Plate w/pillar candle surrounded by potpourri; Small spoon basket w/pens, scissors, markers

  • 2nd Shelf - Darning basket w/4way div protector - for clips, rubber bands, stickers, rubber stamps; Tea basket w/ PC diskettes

  • 3rd Shelf - Bread basket w/ envelopes, note cards and stamps

  • 4th shelf – Address or Recipe basket used for addresses; oregano basket used for business cards

  • 5th shelf - 9x13 baking dish used as in-box

KITCHEN

  • TOP – Recipe; Tea with a small plant and a Yankee candle

  • 2nd-Serving Solution with 9x13 casserole for fresh fruit

  • 3rd-Darning with paper plates; Spoon for plastic ware

  • 4th-Bread with rolled placemats

  • 5th-Market turned on side for cookbooks; Magazine on floor beside shelf (add two large spoon protectors for onions and potatoes)

CRAFT ROOM

  • Top Shelf: Tea with divided protector - Antique spools in one side and plant in the other; Oregano - Colored markers

  • 2nd Shelf: Bread Basket - Embossing tools

  • 3rd Shelf: Recipe Basket - craft cards/ index cards with instructions; Spoon Basket – scissors

  • 4th Shelf: 9x13 Serving Solutions Basket - Scrap booking papers

  • 5th Shelf: 9x13 Serving Solutions Baking Dish - Hot glue gun/glue sticks

BATHROOM

  • 1st Shelf - Bread basket to hold sponges/liquid soap

  • 2nd Shelf - Serving Solutions basket to hold makeup

  • 3rd Shelf - Parsley Basket to hold q-tips and cotton balls and Tea Basket to hold Dad’s deodorant and cologne

  • 4th Shelf - Baking Dish - rolled/folded hand towels/washcloths/wet ones

  • 5th Shelf - Recipe Basket for essentials; Market Basket on floor with bigger towels rolled inside

 

PASTA BOWL

I have been enjoying all the wonderful ideas on the Vine lately.  Thanks to Becky and everyone for all of your wonderful ideas that make my business better and so much fun!  This idea sheet for the Pasta Bowl was handed out at my branch meeting.

PASTA BOWL POSSIBILITIES -- 12 MONTHS A YEAR

January
Serve your favorite stew or chicken pot pie in this wonderful dish.  Remember it is oven safe!

February
Nothing is more romantic than candlelight.  Float candles in this bowl - used either as a centerpiece for a romantic dinner for two, or sitting on the side table in the bathroom as you soak in the tub, it helps create a wonderful atmosphere.

March
Fill with small shamrock plants to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Or, for a really novel idea, serve pasta and your favorite sauce on it!

April
Piled high with colored Easter Eggs nestled on Easter Grass, it is sure to please the Easter Bunny.

May
Spring has sprung.  Float spring flowers in this shallow vase.

June
At the graduation buffets this is the perfect dish for large salads or bags of chips.

July
Show your patriotism by setting the Large Pitcher filled with flags inside the bowl.

August
Cool off with ice cream sundaes.  Serve the ice cream balls from the Pasta Bowl.  Remember it can go in the freezer so the ice cream can be scooped out ahead!

September
Back to school with a Pasta Bowl loaded with red, yellow and green apples.

October
Set the Pasta Bowl on entry way table filled with candy for "trick or treater"s.

November
Overflow with pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, leaves, nuts - whatever you imagine to make a harvest centerpiece.

December
Mounded high with bright colored ornaments with sprigs of baby's breath and greens tucked in between, it is a beautiful yuletide decoration.

All Year Long
Use in the bathroom with fingertip towels and pretty soaps.  Set a pillar candle in the center and surround with potpourri. 
Serve your favorite trifle dessert in it.
 

    MEDIUM MARKET BASKET USES

Here is a list of uses that was created for the Founder's Basket, but it will work now too! I am sorry I don't know who to give credit to.  I think I will change the "S" one to Sunday school uses or "C" for church uses, depending on who I mail it to.  Great way to inspire hostesses for the Bonus.  Carolyn Hash, B.A.
 

Medium Market ABC's

 

Anything Anywhere

Use your Medium Market Basket in any room in the house, from the kitchen for potatoes & onions to the bath for tub toys to the family room for fireplace kindling to the laundry room for keeping unmatched socks

Baby Basics

In the morning fill the basket with diapers, wipes, clothing changes, toys, favorite books, etc. to keep you from running up and down the steps all day long.

Colorful Crafting

Great for coloring books, drawing paper.  Use with the Pantry Basket on top for crayons, markers, colored pencils.  Or use to store your craft paints, ribbons, brushes, glue gun, etc.

Daily Doings

Wonderful to fill in the evening with the next day's errands - mail, banking, prescriptions, grocery lists, etc.  Carry it with you in the car and as you go through your day, drop in all those little things that you picked up.  Take in the house and leave on the counter until things are quiet, go through and distribute items, put in the next day's doings.  A portable in/out basket.
Easily Elegant

During the warmer months, your Medium Market Basket looks wonderful in front of the fireplace with an arrangement of seasonal flowers.  During the colder months, fill with pinecones and a string of mini lights for a warm glow.

File Folder

Holds file folders for monthly bill paying, taxes, school papers, "tickle file", etc.

Grocery Gathering

Hate those plastic baskets in the stores?  Buy too much when you use a cart?  Shop in style.  Use your Medium Market Basket to carry your milk, eggs, bread, cookies, all those things you just "run in" to get.  Good for the environment and no slippery plastic bags to mess with.

Home Helper

Make yourself a "Handy Hanna" basket.  Store screwdrivers, hammer, pliers, flashlight, scissors, wrenches, picture hangers, etc. so that when you need a tool you don't have to dig through his tool box.

Instant Improvement

Doorbell ring?  Mother-in-law call to say she's dropping by?  Scoop all that counter clutter into your Medium Market Basket and POOF! No more clutter.  Also great for keeping the coffee table clutter hidden, scoop clutter into basket, set basket under coffee table.  POOF! No more clutter.

Jiffy Cleaner

Pack with cleaning supplies and carry everything you need all in one place.  No more return trips to the supply closet to get a forgotten supply.  Work smarter not harder.
Kitchen Klutter

Keep bread, rolls, and buns all in one place.  Great lunch packing center, with cookies, snack packs, chips, fruit, and sandwich bags for easy "kid access".  Keep bags of cereal and oatmeal  "kid reachable" for quick morning meals.

Library Lugger

 Makes it easy to lug those library books, videos, tapes, & puzzles back and forth.  If you keep items in basket when finished with them, it's easy to find those books, videos, tapes, & puzzles when it's time to return them.

Mommy's Memories

Keep child's first hair cut, lost tooth, mothers' journal, baby book, school pictures, birthday cards, their artwork, etc. in here.  Don't keep a journal?  Jot down date and cute thing child said or did today, tuck in basket.  Someday you'll have a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Needles & Notions

Wonderful basket for keeping hand work all together.  Keeps floss, needles, scissors, directions, and quilting supplies together.  Going to be in the car for awhile?  Just grab your basket and you have everything you need to continue working.

Occupation Organization

Carry your lunch, magazine, book, umbrella, make-up refresher kit, dress shoes, lunchtime errands, etc. all in style.

Picnic Packer

Carry everything you need for a quick picnic for you and the kids while on warm day errands.  On a chilly winter evening, light the fireplace and pack a romantic picnic for two.

Quiet Quarters

Have a special place just for you?  Keep inspirational books, journal, pen & paper, potpourri, candles, anything that calms you in your Medium Market Basket.  Can easily be taken with you to your favorite quiet quarters whether it is in a bubble filled tub, a corner of your bedroom, in the garden, or on the back porch.

Rest & Relaxation

Fill with bubble baths, soothing CD\DVDs, tapes, pampering creams, powder & lotions, for those R&R tub times.

Surf Side

Pack your Medium Market with sunscreen, a good book, some munchies, water bottle, sunglasses, towel, and head for the beach or local pool.
Toy Tote

Great for storing/toting kid's action figures, dolls, cars, trucks, blocks, zoo animals, toy soldiers, Legos, and anything else the kids play with.

Upstairs Useful

Tired of those little things piled on the steps?  Place your Medium Market Basket at the bottom of the steps, during the day drop in those items that belong upstairs and in the evening grab the basket and away you go.  In the morning bring it down with  the items that need to be downstairs.  One Basket, One Trip!

Very Versatile

In the bathroom use for extra toilet paper, magazines, washcloths, hand towels.  In the kid's room use to keep bedtime books or keep their socks & undies where they can reach them.

Women's Wear

Tired of searching for the hose, tights, knee-highs, slips and bras that are shoved in back of the drawer?  Keep these women's wear items in your Medium Market Basket to keep them handier and neater.
Xhilarating eXercise

Keep your workout videos, weights, and equipment all together - keep them in a basket. 

Y-not
You work hard, you deserve it, you want it, You go girl!

Zany Zoo

Great resting spot for the Beanie Babies and other stuffed animals.  

If these aren’t reasons enough……… Then give it as a gift!!!

 

POTTERY USES

For our open house we set a formal dining room table and casual kitchen table to show how well LB dishes look both ways.

In the dining room we used a red and gold theme.

We layered:

  1. gold fabric placemat

  2. red LB dishes, just the dinner plate

  3. then a ruby colored cut glass salad plate with matching goblet (Wacamaw or Homegoods)

  4.  gold organdy napkin (TJ Maxx) was folded and tucked in the goblet

  5. On each plate we had a parsley basket with crochet liner, greens, a red berry pic, a ruby square of cardstock with the guests name in gold lettering and a pear tie-on tied to the handle. We used the Xmas place setting at the Bee as our inspiration for the place card baskets

  6. saucers and bread plates were on the buffet for dessert

This is so gorgeous and surprised many customers who wouldn't have thought to use the dishes in such a formal setting.



In the kitchen the theme was blue/white and snowmen. We layered:

  1. a tablecloth of shades of blue and white plaid with snowflakes (Target)

  2. navy blue ceramic chargers (Mikasa)

  3. LB dinner plates / blue

  4. matching blue/white napkins in snowman napkin rings, set on top of each plate

  5. cobalt blue goblets

  6. Frosty Jr. as the centerpiece with Heartland darning and button baskets (no liners)


I also just finished redecorating our master bath with Botanical Fields. Home Depot's Behr paints have a brochure on decorative paint techniques (Faux Finish Color Selector & Technique Guide) with samples showing what color paint combinations, glaze, and techniques to use. I sponged on the "rose/taupe" combo and it's great. There were several color combos that go so well with BF... ( my first choice was the sage green, but I've heard that's a bad choice in a room where you put on makeup).. I used the wallpaper border, Grand Botanical shower curtain and BF liners in all the baskets. I found ceramic leaf shower hooks with coordinating tumbler, soap dish and towels (Kohl's or Boston Store). This is an unbelievably easy print and color combination to work with. I love the look. Several customers at our open house are going to copy it !!
 

SNOWMAN AND USES

This is from the Great Ideas list they gave us at the Bee.

Snowman in a "chef" hat.  Frosty Jr. basket on top with folded napkins, Frosty basket on bottom with paper plates.

Place button brick on the top rungs and place the small juice pitcher on top of it.  The brick will keep contents hot or cold.  2-quart casserole dish works great on the bottom Bread plates on top, dinner plates on bottom

 

Different "Hats" or headbands to showcase different holidays or events throughout year

 

Mexican Fiesta- Two snowmen with sombreros

 

On Snowman #1

Top shelf: Button Basket and brick with small Mixing Bowl filled with taco meat (or 1-quart Covered Casserole) 

Bottom shelf: 2-quart Covered Casserole filled with warm tortillas

On Snowman #2

Top Shelf: Button Basket filled with shredded lettuce. 

Bottom shelf: Darning Basket and divided Protector filled with the "fixings."



Other ideas:
I leave mine out all year, and I have both sizes.  I bought the face and hat sets from Heart of Dresden and absolutely love them!!!  They have snowmen, scarecrows, jack-o-lanterns, and Santa's so far- but I hope more will come later in the year.   Instead of the Frosty baskets, I use the generations baskets with OTE liners and lids on the snowmen.  I used Christmas liners for the holidays, and am now ordering everyday liners to substitute. That way I don't have the color accents on the side for the off-season.   

I also used the large snowman at a display I set up for our HOH Fundraiser.  I put a silky, short-sleeved blouse on "her" and buttoned it part of the way down, then tied the tails together under the 1st shelf.  I put a pretty straw hat over the snowman's hat, and tied a coordinated floral napkin around the neck.  Then I displayed the different HOH basket and liner styles on the bottom shelf or beside the snowman on the table.  It really looked cute for our HOH display.

Hope this helps!
Diane

 

 

CRACKER BASKET

  • ·   bills that need to be paid

  • ·   incoming mail until it can processed

  • ·   remote controls

  • ·   pens, pencils and notepaper

  • ·   business envelopes

  • ·   serve pretzel rods

  • ·   scrap booking pens/scissors

  • ·   tapered candles

  • ·   fits on envelope rack

  • ·   nail polish

  • ·   jewelry & watches

  • ·   line up 3 small glasses with votives and put colored polished stones around the glasses to reflect the light  [no protector or liner]  stones in the bottom for weight and show

  • ·   add a few twigs of greens and place in the center of your table

  • ·   stickers

  • ·   it's just the right size to hold folded flyers

  • ·   filled with bath goodies, soaps, salts, lotions, etc. on back of toilet

  • ·   cassette tapes

  • ·   desk "stuff " (a box of Altoids, misc. tapes, neighbors keys, etc.) 

  • ·   crescent rolls for dinner

  • ·   toothbrush, toothpaste, hair brush, Q-tips etc with an extra protector over top to keep clean

  • ·   catch all by the door for keys wallet and other small items

  • ·   C-fold paper towels in it

  • ·   keep a dozen eggs in it in the fridge

  • ·   baked Pillsbury cookies (slice and bake kind) look great in here

  • ·   as a nut dish when company comes

  • ·   pickles on a picnic table

  • ·   my son's swim team ribbons

  • ·   snack tray to bring with when escaping the hustle and bustle of life

  • ·   fresh cut lavender

  • ·   vitamins

  • ·   warm rolls

  • ·   hold many bookmarks

 WITH DIVIDER AND DIVIDED PROTECTORS

  • ·   hold tea bags and Equal packets/sugar packets

  • ·   lemon wedges on one side and sugar and sweetener packets on the other

  • ·   one side for small post-it notes and tabs and the other side for "sign here" and "initial here" tabs

  • ·   a dresser-top catch-all; beeper and wallet in one side, change and keys in the other

 Megan D.

 

 

MORE CRACKER BASKET

  • One of my first baskets was the Cracker Basket. I use it in my office, and have carried it around to the different places that I have worked. I do drafting, so I leave the basket next to my computer. It holds my drafting pencils, highlighters, drafting brush (fits perfectly), rubber bands, and a small calculator.

  • I keep the Cracker Basket on my kitchen counter to keep our keys in and any mail that needs sent out. It holds letters perfectly.

  • In the fall/winter I fill my Cracker Basket with a variety of flavored packets of instant hot chocolate and cappuccino.

  •  Stick in some old-fashioned candy sticks to use as stirrers (peppermint and butter rum are good ones).

  • I have my basket on my kitchen counter. This looks inviting to anyone stopping by my home.

  • We keep our Cracker Basket on the table next to my husband's recliner. It is perfect for holding several remote controls as well as an ink pen or two for taking messages during the big game!   

  • One of my clients bought the Cracker Basket w/divided protector to use on her desk to hold diskettes. She said it works great!

  • I was recently married and my husband and I live in a very small apartment. I had no where to hang Christmas cards we had received from our family and friends so I placed my Cracker Basket on my buffet table with the cards neatly placed in them. This way I can read them throughout the day!!! It looks great as a centerpiece on my buffet table!

  • I use it to hold a Small Sugar Bowl, tea bags, equal packets and envelopes of hot cocoa...all I need to add is boiling water, Longaberger mugs and some cream for an easy hot beverage center!

  • I use the Woodcraft Divider, and I put the Longaberger Sugar Bowl on one side and the creamer on the other side.  It fits better without the protector and just a liner.

  • I use the Cracker Basket w/divider on my kitchen counter. My husband and I each have our own side to hold our keys, cell phones and his wallet.

  • I use the my Cracker Basket with protector to hold all of the various remote controls in our living room.  It keeps them organized and all in one location.

  • I use the Cracker Basket with divided protectors as my cat's food and water dish. Wet food in one side and water in the other side. Everybody shakes their heads when they walk into my house and see it.  Someone said "Now that's a Yuppie cat!"   (I use the Bread Basket with 2 medium berry protectors for a dog's food and water dish.)

  • I used several cracker protectors in my bathroom drawers to neatly organize the nail clippers that usually get lost in the bottom of the drawer, Q-tips & combs. I also used Cracker protectors to organize combs/brushes & toothpaste/toothbrushes. It works great!

  • I keep the Cracker Basket on my kitchen counter and it holds my large salt & pepper shakers, vitamins, and seasoning salt for easy access.   I have three in my cupboard for separating my silverware. (spoons, forks, knives).

  • My sister stores her vitamins in it and keeps it on the bathroom counter top. Looks cute!

  • It sits on my coffee table with the remotes in it, at least we always know where they are.

  • I use my Cracker Basket to hold cassettes next to my CD and cassette player. 

    Anne in VA

 

CAKE BASKET

 

History- J.W. made especially for Bonnie for their anniversary to carry her yummy cakes in to local socials. Sold by Dave & Grandfather Gist from a pickup truck in the Dresden area. This is G'ma Bonnie's favorite of J.W's original collection.

  • ·   delivering cookies and bread to neighbors

  • ·   packing two pies-one under the riser one on top

  • ·   a salad bowl with the protector inside

  • ·   holding extra kitchen dish towels

  • ·   carrying a picnic lunch for two

  • ·   carrying a cheesecake with an ice pack under the riser and the lid on top-keeps the cheese cake cold for hours

  • ·   snacks and juice boxes in the car

  • ·   a last minute hiding spot for junk on the counter

  • ·   carrying bits and pieces out to the car (I threw in my purse, keys, mail, daughters juice, driving directions, a book for a friend, spare diapers, etc)

  • ·   24 cupcakes or other snacks/treats to school

  • ·   have a class of students sign one and give it to the teacher

  • ·   have a family sign one for the bride and groom, or grandkids sign one for grandma

  • ·   pass out Halloween or Christmas treats

  • ·   hold party favors

  • ·   punch bowl

  • ·   Bill/Mail Basket

  • ·   sample size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, etc. as well as razor blade, nail file, etc. 

  • ·   carry quilts pieces...to work on

  • ·   great to carry "projects" and reading material to all those places where we find ourselves "waiting"

  • ·   fast food drink tray on bottom with food sitting on top - much easier to carry

  • ·   put 5 rolls of toilet paper in with the lid on top...on the floor of the bathroom

  • ·   Lg. Mixing Bowl -fill protector w/ice to keep cold

  • ·   Carry casseroles easily

  • ·   flower pot in center filled with dip & surround w/veggies

  • ·   Paint the riser w/ a checkerboard pattern, Throw in a bag of checkers - great travel gift

  • ·   Napkin as a liner (tucked in to the corners)

  • ·   Napkin as a lid (tucked in to the corners)

  • ·   Liner inverted to a lid (pull up from center and secure with a ponytail holder)

  • ·   Tuck 2 napkins in to divide the basket in two

  • ·   Folding 4 napkins to make 4 pockets and insert 4 sm spoon protectors or 4 deli containers

  • ·   table linens

  • ·   Legos

  • ·   books

  • ·   Picnic time! Fill 2 small spoon protectors with your favorite deli salads, the spring protector with 15 pieces of fried chicken and tuck in plates, napkins and plastic ware and you have an easy to carry meal to take to the next "concert-in-the-park". Place the pie protector upside down on the top and you will keep all the flying critters off of your dinner

  • ·   cookbooks

  • ·   on top of the fridge with a selection of after-school snacks

  • ·   breads, rolls, muffins etc with or without the lid

  • ·   an overnight case

  • ·   toiletries for vacations

  • ·   a big potato chip basket with different dividers for parties

  • ·   cross stitch items & supplies.

  • ·   Nintendo 64 along with the controllers and a couple of games

  • ·   I use mine to keep dog & cat toys in

  • ·   great for keeping craft projects together

  • ·   Holds a set of sheets in the bedroom

  • ·   Rolled up towels and toiletries in the guest bathroom

  • ·   chips with dip in pie plate (or another pottery piece)

  • ·   carry a standard crock pot with spoons and hot pads tucked in beside

  • ·   a potluck basket - put the plates and tableware under the riser and the carry in dish on top

  • ·   hats, scarves, gloves and mittens

  • ·   on top of upper kitchen cabinet as storage for rarely used utensils

  • ·   carry a cake

  • ·   portable baby changing area (diapers, wipes, A&D, etc)

  • ·   carry toys or books for child in car

  • ·   store towels and washcloths in linen closet

 

PROTECTOR COMBINATIONS:

  • ·   without riser

  • ·   4 sm spoon to serve different salads/organize silverware

  • ·   2 sm spoon & 1 spring

  • ·   2 sm purse

  • ·   1md berry/1 tea/1 cracker/top with 1 level of sewing prot. with riser

  • ·   3 cracker

Megan D.

 

 

CANDLE BASKET

  • remote controls and a TV Guide

  • gift basket...filled with shredded paper and customized for the receiver bath products...note cards, pens and stamps...rubber stamps and ink pads...baby powder, rattles, bibs, etc.

  • What about an autograph basket?  Each weave can be signed with an indelible ink pen...for a young teen to commemorate a birthday party ~ cards and mementos can be kept in the basket...for a teacher (signed by each of her students) at the end of the school year...as a farewell gift (signed by neighbors or co-workers)...at a baby or wedding shower signed by guests

  • wedding or baby shower cards may be kept in the basket to remind the recipient of the occasion).

  • Correspondence basket ~ keep cards and letters which need to be answered in the basket.  Neat and tidy on a desk!

  • Fill with flatware rolled in napkins

  • fill with pretty tapers tied with ribbon or aromatic votive candles to create a "You light up my life!"  gift...for a friend...as a thank you.

  • Present it to a mom-to-be as a "guest basket" to take to the hospital when the baby is born.  Each relative and friend who visits the baby may sign the basket.  Take a Polaroid of the visitor holding the baby and keep them safely tucked away in the basket.  Don't forget to have doctors and nurses sign the basket, too!

  • Church basket ~ for a young child.  Fill with small books and quiet toys (stuffed animals) to keep little ones happy and occupied during the service.

  • liquid soap and hand lotion

  • hair care products - brushes, combs, gel, mousse, hairspray and hair ties

  • Basket for teacher gifts, especially with the new tie-on.  Have the kids sign the weaves and include notes from them to the teacher in the basket.

  • Use to carry lunch or a few snacks as you run errands

  • A coupon basket for the grocery store.  Will hold your checkbook, too.  It is an easy one to grab since the handle is so high.

  • a plant

  • take rented videos back to the store so they do not slide all over the car and under the seats

  • Do you have to walk to your mailbox?  Put outgoing and some incoming mail in it

  • A bottle of wine will fit nicely inside on an angle!!  (skinny "regular" bottles, not fat ones)

  • nail care products - clippers, nail polish and emery board

  • spare change

  • sticky note pads and other goodies I let my show hostesses pick from

  • Potpourri

  • hair clippers and attachments

  • Bridesmaids baskets

  • place a continental style breakfast in it

  • Candles, matches, snuffer

  • Dried Flowers

  • Napkins

  • Pot Holders

  • After school Snacks

  • Teas

  • Coffees

  • Hot Chocolate Packages

  • Packages of Oatmeal or Cereals

  • Microwave Popcorn

  • Notepads and Pens

  • Thank you notes

  • Stationary

  • Pictures

  • Xmas Cards

  • Mail

  • Bills

  • Make-ups

  • Cotton Balls or Q-Tips

  • Doll Clothes

  • Toys

  • Crayons

  • Church Carry All

  • Car Carry All for the Kids

  • Silverware for Buffets

  • Candies and Snacks

  • Pet snacks

  • Pet Brush or Leash

  • Highlighters and Markers

  • Receipts for the Month

  • Bingo Daubers

  • facial skin care products

  • coffee filters

  • Christmas cards as they come in

  • basket with 3 different decks of cards, Uno, Phase 10 and regular deck and a tablet and pen in the basket for scorekeeping

  • 3oz paper cups

  • soap with pump dispenser and hand lotion

  • perfume or men's cologne

  • Baby items, rattles and pacifiers

  • Holds those long fire place matches

  • Hot cocoa packets, gravy and seasoning packets

  • Pens, pencils, rulers, and scissors

  • folded napkins on one side and utensils on the other for parties

  • vitamins or pills

  • baby's room with powder/lotion

  • car with cell phone/car adapter

  • bathroom with fancy fingertip towels

  • by the pool with extra sunscreen, bee-sting kit, magnifying glass, band aids, chap stick, and tweezers!

  • I use mine for my bottles of Bath and Body Works bubble bath, razor, and shaving cream. My old-fashioned bathtub is centered in front of a window so my candle basket sits on the windowsill.

  • a small fabric country stuffed doll sitting on one end of the basket and on the other end a small sprig of ivy or greenery 

  • put 2 or 3 taper candles protruding out of the basket

  • A small doily is cute also just draped over the side of the basket

  • rolled washcloths, a disposable shaver, and my favorite Bath & Body scented gel inside and stays by my whirlpool tub.

  • bathroom with toothpaste, toothbrush and liquid soap

  • use it for Candles Matches, a Flashlight & Batteries

  • Timers for our lights when we are on vacation

  • Baby Supply basket w/ Vaseline, diaper rash ointment, etc.

  • small flower pots on both sides

  • bread sticks and a dip

  • long carrot or celery pieces and a dip

  • Purchase a screw on lamp adapter (Lowe's, Menard's and Specialty stores carry them) screw on the adaptor and insert a 60 watt light bulb, add a cute lamp shade to fit your decor, and a beautiful basket lamp is the result.

  • Two rolled up hand towels and one wash cloth in the bathroom

  • Two rolled up dish towels and one dish cloth in the kitchen

  • Game Boy cartridges

  • Stamping scissors and stuff

  • Bottle of dishwashing liquid and scrubs next to kitchen sink.

  • Bottles of cologne and/or lotion

  • Men can use to hold their wallet, keys, spare change

  • Great for a gift filled with bath stuff

  • coupons, labels from soup cans, take-out menus, etc...

  • reading glasses and tissues on the nightstand by your bed

  • single packets of ketchup and mustard and mayo for a picnic or BBQ

  • perfect for hiding these "personal" items with it's ample depth and width 

  • I also have a client that purchased one for her elderly mother to attach to her walker to carry things from room to room

Megan D.

 

ADDRESS BASKET

  • I use my Address Basket with the lid as a baby wipes holder - it works great and keeps the wipes moist!

  • I use one with a lid in my bathroom to store my "First Aid" items (bandages, aspirin, tweezers, etc.).

    • I have one on my desk for different sizes of Post-it pads.

    • I use one with a lid in the kitchen for gum, mints and candy.

    • Also, one sits on the table by the front door to hold keys.

  • I use the Address Basket with the protector and Woodcrafts lid to hold "sippy" cup lids and parts at arms reach.

  • My family eats lots of sandwiches and we always eat bread with dinner. I found that the Address Basket holds sliced "sandwich" bread perfectly! It's an adorable way to serve bread!

  • The BEST BRIDAL GIFT!! I wrap the basket and keep the cards in the protector on the table and ask everyone as they arrive to fill out a card for the bride! This has been a HIT for both showers. At one of the showers I had everyone write at the bottom of the card the gift they gave and the only thing the brides maid has to worry about is making a pretty HAT with all the bows!!! THEY LOVE THIS GIFT!

  • In my bathroom I use this basket to hold my makeup. Or on the back of the toilet to hold sanitary pads and tampons, with the lid on top you don't know what is in there and it is very handy.

  • I use it to hold my favorite computer CDs (about 12) with a little space on the end for a few floppy discs.

  • This basket holds a TV guide and remote, and I can put the lid on it, so my toddler doesn't make his Daddy play hide and seek for them.

  • Oh yeah, and you could use it as an address basket

Kim C.


 

CROCK USES

1. Takes the utensil mess out of the drawer and adds beauty and functionality to your kitchen counter.
2. The perfect size for fresh flowers you bought for yourself at the store since HE won't buy you any.
3. A great way to safely store all those artist brushes, scrapping scissors and/or markers!
4. The great debate:  it fits in this year's Pumpkin Patch basket perfectly!
5. $33.35 is a great gift price that comes in lots of colors to those who have everything!  Not to mention...all these boxed up crocks for presents will stack up neatly until needed (Christmas or otherwise!) in a closet or
cabinet!
6. I have used my PC hand chopper in it several times to chop stuff up in-no scratches and a great storage place for this and other PC gadgets (love their stuff!)
7. Take your rolled change into the bank with this great countertop change keeper!
8. Butter and flour the entire inside, bake a cake inside and either use the unusual shape towards a hat shaped cake or slice to make individual sized cakes!
9. Serve your favorite chili or soup in!
10. Love the clambake idea as shown in the feature flyer!
11. Great for the homemade cookies that go so fast-you don't need a lid!
12. Set inside the freezer and then fill with ice just before the guests arrive....brrrrrr!
13. Roast some chestnuts or pecans right in it and then place inside your Pumpkin basket (or other basket) so you can pass them around to keep warm!
14. Fill with pinecones or your favorite potpourri after it has been warmed....smells great in here!
15. The party table looks so much prettier when you serve ice cream inside this crock vs. the container .... chilled in the freezer of course
16. Great housewarming gift filled with inexpensive wooden spoons/utensils, a philodendron plant they can't kill if they tried, soaked floral foam flower arrangement or a bottle of wine or sparkling cider
17. Don't know anything about pickling, but speaking of picnic-side pickles, hmmmmm....
18. Grape, Cherry, Lime, Orange...pick out your own popsicle kids!
19. Good spot for the curling iron to cool off in so as not to burn little one's fingers!  Hey, what about all those hairbrushes?
20. One potato, two potato, three potato, four.....nice way to store potatoes or onions (not together!) in a smaller family's pantry or serve and keep them warm at the table!
21. Soak the prized shell and colored glass collection your children collected for you at the beach....dry them off and set on the table so everyone else can enjoy them too
22. Five crocks is a show of your own!  Keep them for your own too! Buy one of each color:  Sage green for your Pumpkin Patch, Ivy/Paprika for the holidays, Butternut goes great with the upcoming Falling Leaves liners for fall entertaining, Ivory and Cornflower to go with your Paprika crock for the July 4th and Memorial celebrations......oops that's six!  Oh....the sixth is your half-priced selection!
23. Wouldn't hot apple cider taste better if served tableside in one of these beauties?
24. How many corn on the cobs standing upright, all warm and buttery, do you think fits inside?
25. Slice up peeled cucumbers really thin and soak overnight in a light salt bath inside your crock.  Pat dry and serve on bread spread with fluffy cream cheese, cut in fours or use the Pepperidge farm little sandwich
breads...delicious cucumber sandwiches for a summer afternoon or for your next Longaberger home show!
26. Cut fruit and those cute little melon balls stay nice and chilly fresh inside your colorful crock!
27. Pre-roll your silverware inside the napkins for easy one-handed grabbing at the buffet.
28. Standing upright, your garlic breadsticks or otherwise, look great in this pre-warmed crock.  Save the non-buttered rolls for your fabric-lined baskets.
 

IDEAS FOR DESK TOP BASKETS

 

Small desktop is great in the bathroom - - hold toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss.  Small candle crock fits in here (without protector) beautifully.  In the bedroom, on the nightstand it's a great caddy for my paperback, reading glasses, nail polish bottles and hand cream.  In the kitchen use it on your countertop for storing hand cream, scrub brushes, SOS pads, or even your rings as you wash your dishes.

 

The large desktop can be hung on a wall.  Turn it upside down (tallest side on bottom) and thread a light gauge wire (or even floral wire) through the weaves on the bottom of the basket and hang it on the wall.  Roll bath towels, face towels, wash rags, etc. for your bathroom.  It's great on the wall just outside your bathroom - - don't forget to slip a bar of soap in the basket.  It a great spot for an emergency bar when you get into the shower and find that you've been left with only a sliver of soap!

 

Large desktop is also an awesome dresser organizer.  Use it to corral all of your bottles, creams, makeup, hairspray, etc. off of your dresser.  Telephone books, takeout menus, pens and paper is great by the phone as well (again, you can hang it on the wall - - upright - - to save counter space.)

 

DARNING BASKET

 -Holds paper plates without the Protector, use the Protector inverted to create a lid to keep dust-free.

-With Divided Protector to hold condiments, fruit, cookies, taco toppings, rolls or muffins.

-Holds 2qt casserole or 9” bowl.

-Fill Protector with ice and place bowl with dishes that need to stay chilled on top.

-Pie Plate will fit on top also.

-Family gift filled with mugs and hot chocolate packets, and marshmallows.

-Looks beautiful as a centerpiece with floral and or candle arrangement.

-Use Protector as a jell-o mold for a large family gathering.

-Use to hold your needle point projects.

-Fill with microwave popcorn, jujubes (Or other movie theater candy) and movie rental gift certificates for a fantastic family gift!

 

Becky in Ohio