I love French market baskets and have bought several over the years, but most of them have been sold. I have kept three for myself, though. I like to use them on top of tall pieces of furniture to fill the space visually, add some texture, and provide some storage for rarely-used bulky items.
Before setting out for Gold Rush, I had a fleeting thought that I would buy another one if I found one at a good price. Well, wouldn’t you know…Cheri and I came across an entire stack of them. They were $55/each, which is a good price for this style of basket.
I ended up picking a basket with a pretty weave and wood runners along the bottom to put on top of the wardrobe in the sewing room. It’s a perfect place to stash extra pillow forms.
I haven’t shown this piece in a while, but it’s a good one. I found it on craigslist when I first moved here and I jumped right on it. I store my fabric and sewing machines inside.
The basket adds just the perfect amount of height.
I was hoping my mom and I could get some work done on this room before we leave for Europe late next week, but I have so many other things I actually need to do that it’s looking doubtful. So, my roll of toile will just have to wait a little longer…