Tuesday, 5 July 2011

A Tisket a Tasket - I really want a basket!

Still thinking about the South of France - last time I was there I remember buying the most beautiful basket, very simple with a gingam lining and a little embroidery, a bit like the lovely fifties one here! I can see myself now - wandering around a little market in the sunshine, my basket over my arm and full of delicious goodies - terrine, ripe cheese, crusty bread, a bottle of wine..................sigh!

I shall shop for a new basket when I am there - meanwhile now that the thought is in my head I am looking for some instant gratification.

There was an amazing Lanvin appliqued bag in one of the weekend magazines which had the right feel - but at £915 it is way beyond my budget - I need something more affordable..............

LK Bennett have quite a nice straw and leather bag for £155 but I don't really want the leather trim and again whilst much more reasonable it is still more than I want to pay. I think what I may do is get this £49 one from Lands' End and try embroidering it with bright raffia myself - will have to check out where I can buy some of that for starters - it always used to be in craft kits when I was a child!

I love these images of women with baskets - what an egalitarian bag a basket is - they are used the world over by people of every kind - ageless, accessible, affordable - hurrah for the basket!


  1. I do like those French straw baskets - perfect for a trip to the market which is one of my favourite holiday activities.

  2. One can never have too many baskets. I too have many - mainly 50s style.
    Happy basket shopping.