Know what I love about New England? Even our purses here have a rich history. World, meet the Nantucket Basket. These sweet babies have been around for 150 years, when lightship workers would weave them to pass their time aboard whaling ships. They’ve been known as Nantucket Lightship Baskets, Nantucket Friendship Baskets, whatever they’re called, they’re a symbol of the island. Class dismissed.
This purse has been passed around my family, a gift from my mother to my grandmother and then back down to me, and it’s one of those quick-there’s-a-fire-what-items-do-you-save most treasured possessions of mine. #cheese