is 'marble' which I have none of in our home. Here's a basket purchase I made this week; it's so rare for me to walk into a shop and see exactly what I want. It usually takes days if not weeks of searching in internet and popping into local independant homeware boutiques until I find what I want. However on this occasion I found this in the first shop I went in within minutes; I just knew it had to be. Even my husband commented on how perfect it is for our living room so I must have chosen right for once (in his eyes)! It's just perfect for storing our blankets and throws to cosy up with on the sofa! Happy Friday folks!