The first thing she usually does is to empty the basket completely so that all the objects are spread around her, then she examines (and of course chews on) each one.
She will spend so much time playing with the items in her treasure basket. This morning she spent 30 minutes exploring happily while I sat nearby watching. She does not spend that much time playing with any of her other toys, so it's incredible to me that these every day bits and bobs really capture her attention. She is absolutely fascinated by this stuff!
In Maya's Treasure Basket:
A couple of plastic measuring cups
Silicone muffin cup
Woven napkin ring
Other cool things to add would be pine cones or big sea shells, some shiny or sparkly fabric, velvet, leather, silk or fur, something metal like a tea strainer, bell or small whisk. Lots of ideas! I will probably encourage her to play with the items in her treasure basket only once a day, I don't want her to get bored of them, and I will continue to add and take away items as she gets older (I'm not sure how the cork would survive once she has teeth!). I guess this will keep her occupied until she is able to empty the cabinets in the kitchen and play with the pots and pans!