Wacky Tobacky

Growing up, mom collected all kinds of beautiful baskets and propped them and dropped them in various corners and nooks around our house, and not in a kountry kinda way. I always thought it was a little weird, but then I – well – grew up. Now I’d give anything to raid her basket collection, but for now I’ll just have to settle for salivating over my latest maje find- a boatload of gorge-amous tobacco baskets fresh from an old farm.

How pretty are these sapsuckers? The oranges ones kill, and I love how many have states stamped on the side. While primitive and very 20th century, they’ve actually become fairly hard to find.

Here are some fun pictures of how to hang them . . . whether on the diagonal/diamond, or convex, or concave, it’s all good in the ‘hood.

Fun fact: my mom’s mom was the finest tobacco grader in three Tennessee counties- what? Now that’s kountry. And I love it. The oblong ones are super rare- if you see one, snag it for me.

I’ll be letting these cuties go in our new Antiques Market booth debuting in August in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We’ll share more of the treasures that we’ll be hawking there soon on the blog- stay tuned!


  1. hopkins mayor

    Please tell me you have a tobacco basket I can purchase. My wife really, really wants one. I’m located in Columbia.


    • Calder Clark

      We still have tons of amazing ones! Reach out to Lauren at our office, 843.641.0055.

  2. Liz Rogers

    DO you still have any tobacco baskets left?

  3. paul sloan

    Do you still have any of the baskets left, I am looking for 6 to 8 roughly

    thank you

  4. Michael Hettrich

    I’d like to purchase 6 of the tobacco baskets.

  5. karen

    Do you still have tobacco baskets? If so what do you charge plus shipping? 64078

  6. Robyn

    I would also like to order a basket if they are still available, please could you let me know the charge plus shipping to 49009? Thanks so very much!