Joanna’s Collections – Country Home Basketry

colonial gathering basketOh do I have a real treat for all of you today who love unique, handcrafted products for your home. Personally, I am all about the handmade look here in my home and I take great pleasure in purchasing goods from artisans located here in the United States.

Let me introduce you to the basket weaver and basket artist named Joanna who owns Joanna’s Collections ~ Country Home Basketry. Joanna has been weaving baskets for over 22 years and has currently weaved over 6,400 baskets and counting! The company is located in the great state of Minnesota and all of the baskets are handmade by Joanna in our workshop at her home.

When you shop at Joanna’s Collections you will find some of the prettiest handmade baskets that I have ever seen. You will find market baskets, totes, footed storage baskets, bread baskets, bicycle baskets and so much more! There are a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles!

joannas handmade baskets

I use a lot of baskets around my home, some are utilitarian and others are for decoration. I can also tell you that ALL of the baskets in my home were handmade. I don’t believe in cheap imitations if you know what I mean.

The Colonial Gathering Basket I received for review is absolutely gorgeous! It is perfectly round shaped, tightly woven, the reeds are even, there is no splintering and the bottom is flat! Everything about this basket is perfect and you can tell that an expert artisan handcrafted it to perfection!

I love that each basket comes signed on the bottom by Joanna and the date that it was made. A true collectible! There is also a hang tag on the handle to identify it (I call them romance cards). Every basket has its purpose but yet…they can be used for a gazillion and one things around your home!

beautiful handmade basket

Right now I have mine sitting on my kitchen table and have fruit inside it. However, I am thinking about moving it back to the master bedroom to hold some of my DVDs that I keep back there. I hate having them sprawled out on top of my dresser & with this basket, I can clean up that mess & keep it organized.

I took a lot of photos of this item because I wanted you to all see how beautiful it is from top to bottom (and around the sides). Perfect!!! It is stunning and I wish you all could see it up close & personal. Top Notch!


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  1. Love the Little Leather Handled Tote Basket! I think I’d take it everywhere!

  2. Buddy Garrett says:

    I would love to own the Shopper’s Tote Basket.

  3. I like the Checkered Market Basket

  4. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Baskets for everything! My favorite is the Twin Handled Market Basket. Thanks for having this contest.

  5. Shoppers Tote Basket for me, thanks. Great giveaway

  6. Cassandra Davis says:

    Awesome baskets! I would like having a Kitchen Utensils Basket.

  7. On the TCC Facebook page, I liked and commented on your Mailbox Monday for February 10th post, happily, too, because I received a prize I won here at TCC!

  8. kathy pease says:

    I love the Double Dip Basket that is very unique

  9. Teresa Thompson says:

    I love the Wooden Bottom Tote Basket.

  10. Mihaela Day says:

    I love the Shoppers Tote Basket 🙂

  11. susan smoaks says:

    I would also love to get the holiday candy basket. it’s really nice.

  12. I like the Shoppers Tote Basket. I could use any of your baskets for so many things. I am also from Minnesota.

  13. amanda Whitley says:

    i love the stairstep basket.

  14. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I really like the Casserole Carrying Basket and could use it often!! I love and use baskets for so many things and would love to add this to my collection.

  15. Dorothy Campbell says:

    The Cat’s Head Basket

  16. Kat Emerick says:

    Love the Rug Hooker’s Tote Basket

  17. I like the Northwoods tote basket.
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  18. Kayci Stanley says:

    I like the Kitchen Counter Basket in the Antiqued Mustard color.

  19. tina reynolds says:

    I like the Patriot Picnic Basket

  20. Barbara Stenby says:

    Carry-All Basket

  21. Karen Drake says:

    I would like to have the Large Painted Mail Basket.

  22. I love the Braided Rim Bread Basket!

  23. I would love to have the Northwoods Tote Basket.

  24. I like Shaker Market Basket

  25. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    The Shaker Market Basket is beautiful.

  26. Karrie Millheim says:

    I love the Patriot Tissue Basket

  27. I like the Williamsburg Market Basket

  28. Brenda Elsner says:

    I love the Patriotic Picnic basket.

  29. Rebecca Peters says:

    I like the patriot waste basket

  30. mary gardner says:

    I like the Shopper’s Tote Basket in Cocoa Brown.

  31. Evelyn Driver says:

    I like the Shaker Market Basket.

  32. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I love the Travelers Tote Basket in Chestnut Brown/Cranberry Red.

  33. Paula Michele Hafner says:

    I really love the Casserole Carrier Basket. It would be great for potluck dinners.

  34. sarah oswald says:

    I like the Stairstep Basket

  35. I like the little Leather Handled basket

  36. Little Leather Handled Tote Basket

  37. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    Liked and Comment on your FB post and Weird Food Delicacies (Jesselyn Andersyn)

  38. RICHARD HICKS says:

    liked this post on fb

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  39. RICHARD HICKS says:

    I would like to have their Magazine Wall Basket

  40. I like the Patriot Tote Basket.

  41. Sherry Conrad says:

    I really like the Table Runner Basket.

  42. I like the Kitchen Counter Basket, thanks

  43. I love the Little Painted Waste Basket in Shabby Chic Ivory. Thanks.

  44. Jennifer Reed says:

    Another item from the site that I think would be very useful is the Northwoods Tote Basket

  45. I like the Kitchen Countere Basket.

  46. Lorena Keech says:

    I could use the Napkin Basket

  47. I love the Patriot Waste Basket. It would be perfect for my americana room!

  48. Penny Snyder says:

    Would love to have the Bottle Tote Basket !!

  49. julie matek says:

    I love the candlestick basket:)

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  50. Susan Chester says:

    I am crazy about the Patriot Waste Basket!

  51. I like the large Southwest Storage Basket.

  52. commented on your FB page about Adorn (cathyhorner)

  53. Primitive Hearth Basket is just beautiful

  54. JAMES LYNAM says:


  55. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says:

    I think my favorite is the Bird House Basket – followed closely by the Biscuit Basket and the Kitchen Counter Basket. The next big problem would be choosing a color/look among so many great options! Thanks.

  56. I commented on the Facebook post about Spa Sonic Face and Body Polisher on 2/1/14.

  57. Love the unique colors and the designs of the baskets.

  58. I love the basket and also the Northwoods Tote.

  59. I like the Patriot Picnic Basket

  60. The Travelers Tote Basket caught my eye!

  61. Brittney House says:

    I like the Kitchen Countere Basket.

  62. I really like the farmers’ market basket. These are wonderful looking baskets.

  63. Rebecca Graham says:

    I like the Patriot wall basket.

  64. like the magazine wall basket

  65. Katherine says:

    I love the Kitchen Countere Basket

  66. Amanda Kinder says:

    I love the Patriot Wall Basket. It is pretty and would look great in the hallway.

  67. Lauren-Olivia Wood says:

    I’d love to have the magazine wall basket!

  68. Jason Vaughn says:

    I like the basket with the star. It looks great for Texas.

  69. I like the Bicycle basket. I bought the kit and made it last year because it is my favorite!

  70. danielle hall says:

    i like the french wall basket

  71. Sharon Aquilino says:

    I like the Shaker Market Basket. I would use it when I go to the farmers market.

  72. I like Mini Shelf Basket

  73. Patriot Picnic Basket

  74. I love the Countertop Mail Basket! I’ve just been on an organizing kick and we just seem to be missing a basket.

  75. Judi Roode says:

    I like the Stairstep Basket

  76. I like the Patriot Tissue Basket. That one is so cute!

  77. I love Mini Shelf Basket

  78. Sherry Compton says:

    I commented on your Quesadilla Cornicopia from Sunrise Specialty Foods FB post with the name Stephanie Compton.

  79. Rachel H. says:

    I like the Purse Basket!

  80. Deborah Rosen says:

    I especially love the Onion Basket.

  81. Cheryl F. says:

    I’d love to own the Wooden Bottom Waste Basket.

  82. mysweetiepiepie says:

    I’d love the Twin Handled Market Basket.

  83. Nannypanpan says:

    Love the birdhouse basket

  84. I “liked” and posted a comment on the Garden Apothecary post on TCC Facebook page

  85. Rod Jackson says:

    I like the craft caddy tote or the market tote.

  86. friederike graedener says:

    I liked and commented on the Good Morning, Happy Saturday post asking old man winter to go away 🙂

  87. friederike graedener says:

    I love the Craft Caddy Tote Basket. And the leather handled tote basket. They would be perfect for holding my wool for my current crocheting project. Thank you for the review and giveaway. Those baskets look amazing.

  88. I like the Birdhouse Basket!

  89. I like the Stairstep Basket

  90. I love Joanna’s work, it shows her heart!

  91. rochelle haynes says:

    I commented on the gourmet chocolate post.

  92. Kathy Detweiler says:

    I love the Patriot Waste Basket, these baskets all look so well put together, the craftsmanship is amazing!

  93. adrienne warren says:

    oppps so sorry accadently clicked the wrong button and put in that I put tcc button on my blog. my bad if you can take that out great if not ahh well I didn’t mean ta put in for what I shouldn’t

  94. adrienne warren says:

    Love the shoppers tote I would look so cool at the grocery carrying that

  95. Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families says:

    I like the shelf basket or the table runner. I would love this for my bathroom I think. I need something to put all our stuff in so that it looks more organized on the counter. Or I would organize my bedside table.

  96. I went to the sponsors site and I would also love to have the Patriot Picnic Basket.

  97. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I like the Twin Handled Market Basket. it looks awesome.

  98. Karen Funk says:

    I would love to have the bicycle basket. I hope someday to make my own, but wouldn’t mind receiving one already made.

  99. I would also love to have the Patriot Tote Basket…it’s gorgeous and very patriotic!

  100. I love the Curlicue Easter Basket

  101. Wow–I didn’t see one basket on the Joanna’s Collections website that I wouldn’t love to own! One in particular that I like is the Footed Storage Basket.

  102. I like the Holly Berry Basket.

  103. rochelle haynes says:

    I like the Utensil Basket .

  104. Crystal A. says:

    I would love the Yarn Basket or the Blueberry Muffin Basket.

  105. Sherry Compton says:

    The Patriot Tissue Basket would be nice to have.

  106. bear basket

  107. I love the Easter baskets, especially the one with the curly reeds at the bottom. Way better than the ones you can find in the store!

  108. Jennifer Daniels says:

    Love Joanna’s baskets, especially the potato basket!

  109. My wife would love the Leather Handled Tote!!!

  110. I totally need the Utensil Basket and would display it proudly in my kitchen.

  111. I love the toilet paper Tote Basket- would be so handy and pretty in my bathroom!

  112. I like the Braided Rim Bread Basket.