Bed Bath and Beyond is a great bathroom supply store. I could spend a small fortune there! I recently purchased a new shower curtain, matching lotion/soap dispenser, and I replaced my bathroom wastebasket with the Tangere Seagrass Wastebasket.
There is not a large amount of space between our bathroom vanity and our toilet, so I wanted an attractive wastebasket that was rectangular in shape, and the plastic versions were out. I wanted one that oozed simple sophistication, and the Tangere Seagrass Wastebasket helped me pull off that look/
Like the name implies, this wastebasket is made from a natural seagrass, with dowel like wooden handles on each end. This wastebasket is available at the store website, and retails for $12.99, but I paid $14.99 at my local store. I also find it odd that the measurements listed at the website do not match the measurements that are listed on the hang tag that came on this wastebasket. The hang tag states that this measures 12 inches in length, 9 1/4 inches in width, and 11 3/8 inches in height.
The Tangere Seagrass Wastebasket is very sturdy, and is framed in such a manner that it keeps its shape, unlike some wicker style baskets. It is wider at the top and narrows down toward the bottom or base. Because of this the basket takes up less room in a small bathroom, yet still holds a fair amount of trash.
This wastebasket has a very earthy look, and yet it gives charm and elegance to a bathroom with accessories that compliment the style. My shower curtain has a tan chenille bottom section with wooden buttons, and this wastebasket ties in with it nicely.
Looking at this in the store, I knew that this was an attractive wastebasket for my main bathroom. When I put it in its place, I was amazed by the look it imparted, and was even happier with it than I imagined. I am a basket person, I have them all over my house, and use them for organizing. Until now, none of my baskets had the decorative wooden handles like this Tangere Seagrass Wastebasket has! Because the weave is very tight, you would not have to place a liner in the basket, but I prefer to do so to keep it in like new condition, since baskets are harder to clean.
My only problem now is that this is such a decorative element of my bathroom, I hate to put a liner in it and cover any of it up. I am using smaller sized clear plastic wastebasket liners, and am simply folding down the tops, and keeping them totally inside of the wastebasket. This works well, and everyone sees how beautiful this basket it, it is truly an accent piece.