I found this cute basket at Pier One. I loved the chicken-wire texture, the wooden handles, and the little label on the side just asking for a chalked-in word. It fit well in the space under the sink, too:
But the price--yowch! Surely I can do better than that?
I can. I found this beauty at Marshall's, for under $5:
It has an attractive wire pattern and the same style of cute label on the side:
For a fraction of the price. So, I invited it home.
It is very happy, doing its job and trading jokes with the tin-pail trashcan I found for less than $5 at Cost Plus World Market:
We're all feeling very smug.