Dating longaberger baskets

dating longaberger baskets

How can I tell what year a Longaberger Basket is?

On the bottom of the basket you will find the Longaberger name, the weavers initials, the year the basket was woven and perhaps a special logo if the basket is from a special collection. Baskets from certain collections, such as the Christmas baskets or the Hostess Appreciation baskets, may have a metal plaque on the front band.

What is the difference between a Longaberger and a Staples Longaberger?

Longaberger uses tiny tacks to secure the top band. Staples were used for a very short time and are a rare-find so if the basket you are looking at is newer and has staples it is not a Longaberger.

What are Longaberger baskets made of?

Longaberger Baskets are made only from hard-wood maple so the feel will be solid. Examine the top band, or trim strip. How is it attached to the basket? Longaberger uses tiny tacks to secure the top band.

What to do with old Longaberger baskets?

Let’s bring them out of the 90s with five was to update Longaberger Baskets!!!! I say paint, stain, lime, and washi tape those baskets! Unless you’re a serious collector and only keep the baskets for their resell value (do they have a resell value???

Where can I find the name of my Longaberger Basket?

On the bottom of the basket you will find the Longaberger name, the weavers initials, the year the basket was woven and perhaps a special logo if the basket is from a special collection.

What kind of things did Longaberger make in 1999?

1999 LONGABERGER Wrought Iron Sleigh Runner Santas Helper 13 Vegetable Basket... Longaberger 1999 Flower Pot Basket New Liner New Protector Combo Leather Handles... Longaberger Basket American Cancer Society Signed 1999... Longaberger Basket American Cancer Society Horizon Of Hope Signed 2007...

What are Longaberger baskets made of?

Longaberger Baskets are made only from hard-wood maple so the feel will be solid. Examine the top band, or trim strip. How is it attached to the basket? Longaberger uses tiny tacks to secure the top band.

How do I identify a seconds basket?

Seconds are identified by a blacked-out logo. Take a look at the material the basket is made from. Is it a hardy, solid maple or is it a lighter, more porous material? Longaberger Baskets are made only from hard-wood maple so the feel will be solid. Examine the top band, or trim strip. How is it attached to the basket?

Can Longaberger baskets be painted?

Painting Longaberger baskets is nothing new. I’ve painted, stained, aged and even washi-taped Longaberger baskets over the last couple of years. I’ll admit that the first time that I painted one I felt a little guilty!

How to antique a basket with Liming wax?

How to Antique a basket with liming wax. Paint a basket with chalky-style paint. And here’s a bonus fifth way to update an old basket. While this basket is not a Longaberger basket, I believe the same decoupaging method could be used.

Why use orange baskets in a powder room?

They provide perfect storage and are decorative at the same time. Unless the orangey color of the baskets clash with your color scheme. That’s exactly what happened in my powder room.

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