A staple of southern get-togethers during long hot summers is the watermelon basket. I remember them at many a shower, picnic, wedding and other festive occasions. When carved well, preferably with sawtooth-edged handle as shown in the photo above, watermelon baskets are elegant centerpieces. Usually filled with melon balls made from watermelon flesh, the baskets can also be filled with a host of other fruit. But I think they are at their rustic chic classic best when filled with melon balls made from watermelon (both red and yellow) as well as cantaloupe and honeydew.
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