During a "chat" this morning on an Etsy chat line, this basket was admired and described as "shabby chic." At the time I was not aware of the meaning of the term and did not know whether or not it was a compliment. I have since learned it probably was a compliment and that a proportion of my baskets could properly have the term applied to them as one of their tags. I added that tag to what I considered to be baskets that fit that characterisation. My sewing baskets, particularly those with a rose-print liner, are one such group.
When I first began writing descriptions and selecting tags for my baskets at Etsy, one of my friends, Lori, said I would have to learn a new language. She is so right! Searchers use tags to find items they are looking for. How many more new tags will come to light over the months ahead?