You can't control what your heart loves. For reasons unknown to me, I fell hard for this basket that I found in an antique store yesterday. While I have always had a deep and strange love for baskets, the compulsion I had to own this particular one was very strong. I love its aqua color. I love its rusty patina. I love its character and I know that I will use it happily in my studio and that every time I look at it, I will smile. Not a bad return on a $7 investment.