I have been on the search for an old wicker artillery basket for over a decade (not that they don’t exist but that the price is always too much). You see, a good twelve years ago I spied one (or actually 20) at an outdoor flea market/antique show, in Madison Bouckville, NY. It was a mere $20 but I hemmed and hawed and got overheated in the summer sun and didn’t make my way back to that dealer. Ever since I have been seeing them for $125, $150, $220 … what was I thinking? But I am now a proud owner of one bought in Ohio on our Hwy 127 yard sale trip this past August. And it was only $19. So while the lesson should be, if you love it, buy it and enjoy it — it seems to be, wait a decade and you might save a buck. So now, after all the longing and sourcing and shopping, I have to try to work it into my front hall decor. I love it for flowers as in the image above instead of as ubiquitous umbrella stand. I hope this doesn’t take me another 12 years to figure out.