Simple Sussex garden trugs caught Queen Victoria’s eye one day 150 years ago, as she strolled through the Crystal Palace in London. Awarded a Royal Warrant, the baskets are still crafted the same way today–and are still as useful when it comes time to pick summer’s first ripe tomatoes.
Above: Oxford-based Objects of Use carries handmade trugs fastened with brass pins; contact the shop directly for ordering information.
Not the trug type? See our favorite Colorful Woven Harvest Baskets from Barebones.
N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published March 26, 2012.