I love these old lidded baskets like these by Vintage By Nina.
I have had the old French basket on the bottom for several years before I even knew what French Country style was. I just liked baskets and had to have this one when I saw it on vacation. The one on top is and old fish basket that I found at Scott's Antique Market a few years ago. I'm always on the lookout for more of these, but they can be quite pricey.
On our recent trip to Franklin, Tennessee I spotted another one.
I had to go closer and check it out. There were things displayed on top of it, but I just moved all of them so I could examine this more.
This basket is really old and it has a tag on top written in French that is falling apart.
It is not in real good shape, but neither would I be if I was really old. Mr. Savvy is going to work on it a bit soon and make it a bit stronger. The long board needs to be attached to the bottom. It came off when we moved it.
It is discolored and only has the handle on one side, but that's okay with me.
The latches on the front are in real good shape.
This is the largest one I have found.
I have added the smaller fish basket to the top of this one.
Because this one is a bit rickety it wasn't too pricey.
These are great for storage. I can always use more storage.
I wish you could have seen Mr. Savvy's face when he first saw this old basket and had to carry it down the stairs at the store and put it in the car.
He's so much fun to shop with....not! He sits in the car and naps.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the thrill of the hunt if you go antiquing!