I love all things vintage…they have a story…they have been loved. I love many things French…there’s a charm and allure to items from and inspired by the French…combine that – I love collecting French baskets!
My First French Basket
Many, many years ago, we visited a market in Buford, Georgia. The booths were in an old factory. The whole place was charming and I was charmed by the many wares provided. I have long loved French inspired items and decor…then I saw it. A large, beautiful French market basket. I was so delighted and knew I’d bring it home to cherish. I have since used it in various ways as a decorative item. I’ve used it to store blankets, pillows, flowers and at times games for the family. For a while now, it has been in our kitchen holding faux apples and a very large Ironstone pitcher…
Then, one day, I discovered a wonderful blogger from Normandy, France who also had a market once a month…Sunday Brocantes. I’ve collected a few things from her from time to time. Some of my favorite are the baskets she’s offered.
French Laundry Basket
This charming basket is perfect for displaying dried Lavender. I love it’s size and the beautiful, aged woven appearance.
Handmade French Twig Basket
This hand-made basket is so sweet and charming…I can just imagine a young girl gathering strawberries or blueberries with it.
French Vintage Wicker Farm Harvest Basket
This very large French wicker gathering basket is quite amazing! I just love the detail in the handle! It’s so much fun to use in decor and in gathering flowers from my garden.
Do you love baskets…do you love collecting French baskets like I do? Check out Sunday Brocantes at the beginning of each month…you never know what Cat has found to offer in her shop…there’s always something amazing!