Cindy Cook O'Reilly with WCC World Class Carriages out of Cameron, NC works with the Fair Trade organization and the ladies in Africa who make these awesome baskets. Cindy had a booth set up at the Live Oak International in Ocala FL. Tom and I stopped by to watch the horse and buggies compete on March 24 and when we browsed the market tents, I fell in love with these baskets.
That thick handle? Is wrapped with leather! You know it's not going to tear the first time you have a heavy load.
I like handcrafted.
I like fair trade.
Tom bought me my favorite basket for my birthday (4 months away). Does that mean I should have bought him the horse buggy he was admiring?
Upon leaving, Tom carried our chairs and waters; I, my basket swinging jauntily from my arm.
....do I have to wait til my birthday to use my basket?