Distinctively Southern: Wicker Furniture

20 04 2011

Southerners aren’t the only ones who do wicker, but I think we certainly do it best. The casual feel and the cool design and materials are perfect for warm summer days spent out on the porch fanning ourselves with (what else?) a tall glass of Sweet Iced Tea.

Technically, wicker is thought to have originated in Egypt (remember that little baby sent down the river in a wicker basket?). But from the first settlers who landed on this great soil, Americans have been weaving. So, wicker is Distinctively Southern. Picnic baskets, lounge chairs, porch swings, even children’s play houses.

Just like the South, wicker is light, yet sturdy. Comforting but sleek. It comes in many different colors and styles, but can fit in just about anywhere.

Relaxing on a summer's day on my parent's porch in Kentucky

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