About Highland Baskets
was established in 1990 as an offshoot to the retail store The
Country Goose. Owner, Leonora Burton, bought The
Country Goose in
1986. At first it was little more than a hobby. However, the store
attracted a devoted following among both locals and visitors to
the Village of Cold Spring and now, 23 years later, it has flowered
into one of the most successful businesses in the Hudson Valley.
When she launched the gift basket division, she became even more
successful, reaching out to clients as far a field as California
and as close as a block away.
Hudson Valley Magazine
chose Highland Basket's
designs as the best in the area. All baskets are custom designed
to fit the needs and interests of the recipients.
Leonora's work has also been featured in
Gift and Decorative Accessories, Gourmet
Food, The New York Times, The Journal News
and other major publications. In response to requests, she introduced
Seminars for Success, in which she teaches the
secrets of getting into the gift basket business.
Attention to detail and giving good value are the basis of her