We digress. This past winter I read a really fun review of the Peterboro company in NH, not that far from our house. Not only do I want to take the kids there soon but I loved the look of their products.
Since Mavis had scored her readers a deal I decided to get myself one. The price was a bit steep even with the discount but at $48 I know that I am supporting a "local" business where everything is made in this country and the reviews supported my belief that I was paying for quality. So I took a deep breath and hit the purchase button. That was on March 14th.
It never occurred to me, even after watching the video about how the baskets were made, that it wouldn't be mailed within a few days. About two weeks after I placed my order, I began to wonder when it would arrive. Since I was pregnant and trying to get a million things done, calling to ask about my order during normal business hours never happened. On April 6th, I got an email that it had shipped and it arrived the next day.
I opened the incredibly light box wondering how it could be so light. Here is what I found:
|From the top
|Check out the weave
|From the side - see the metal pins.
|The bottom with the only imperfection.
Needless to say I did use it and I love it. I love the way it looks. I love the sturdiness of it. I love the quality. I just love it. The handles are attached really well and I have no fear of it falling apart. It can hold a load of wet laundry, like towels, without any problem. I can fill it and stack it high with a couple of loads of dry laundry, carry it upstairs and not worry once that it will be too much. It would seem that as long as I can lift it, the basket can handle it. Now I am not sure how kid proof it is. I can easily see it getting "accidentally" tossed down the stairs and while it might not break the first few times, I am not quite ready to risk it. The boys already put their own laundry away but I am not ready to trust them with my new basket.
I can happily recommend this basket as another of my favorite laundry items. Do you have anything by Peterboro? What do you think?