Real Simple Magazine / June 2011
Do you any of you remember going to the public pool to cool off for the summer? I do. Mom and I would make a day of it, always finishing with the much deserved treat of ice cream before heading home. Ahhh, the good old days when I didn’t mind being seen in public in a bathing suit. Just remember that black is slimming! Anyway, the local pool would provide us with these wire baskets to hold our belongings while we frolicked in the “cement pond.” Each basket had a number on it which then had a matching safety pin attached to a little metal tag with the same number. You were then to pin this to your towel or swimsuit. At the end of the day you turned in your tag to get back your basket. What a concept, huh? Does this sound familiar or am I dating myself??? Haven’t been to a public pool in a very long while; and since I think they have outlawed whaling, I doubt I will be heading to one anytime soon to see if this system is still in use today.
So….getting back to the purpose of this post. While browsing through the latest issue of Real Simple magazine, I came across these awesome galvanized wire gym baskets. Available online at dundeegeneralstore.com, these vintage reproductions [6 ” x 8.5 ” x 12.5 “] would make for a great look when organizing open shelving in your kitchen, laundry room or perhaps a stylish closet. Really they would look great in any any room. I would so love to get my hands on some of these. However due to their recent debut in the magazine, they are already sold out! Don’t despair though. Visit their sight and ask them to send you an email notifying you when they get more of these baskets in stock. Put a little vintage into your decor. Woo Hoo!