Cabas Classique – Classic French Market Baskets
French market baskets often remind us of Provence but French women use them all over France. French market baskets are both stylish, functional, and environmental. They are a great companion to go to the farmer’s market (marché) and so much more. The old classic French market baskets typically have a straw color and leather straps (see pic above). Now, you can find them in many sizes and colors and they can be used in so many different ways without losing their charms. Today, after discussing the many uses of their “cabas de marché” (French market basket) with our friends and family here in France, we picked four of the many ways they use their multiple French market baskets (one is never enough!) — but there are many more so feel free to use them as you wish, there are no rules!
French Market Baskets of Many Colors
4 Ideas to Use Your French Market Basket Year-Round:
- French Market Basket and Grocery Shopping: It adds such a lovely touch to running your errands. French market baskets have been used by French women for many generations as a grocery bag, especially when going to the farmer’s market. Also, consider hanging them on a wall in the garage on your way to the car both as a decoration and as a reminder to grab them on your way out.
- French Market Basket At the Beach: French market baskets are a very chic way to carry your towels, sunscreen, lunch picnic, and other swimming accessories to the beach or the pool.
- French Market Basket In Winter: very practical next to the fireplace to hold kindling or to carry wood inside the house.
- French Market Basket to hold Presents: perfect hiding place for birthday gifts. Put a blanket on top and carry them to wherever everybody is gathering for the birthday party. French baskets are also very decorative during Christmas time to hold wrapped presents.