French market baskets make terrific beach bags too and they are also great for packing swimming gear for those trips to the pool. Small ones can take swim togs and a towel for one with ease and the large ones will hold beach or swimming gear for the whole family. They don't mind getting wet, just hang up to dry in an airy place and a quick shake will get rid of any sand.
These are the baskets that are so loved by French women for doing their market shopping in all those wonderful little farmer's markets dotted all over France. How wonderful that they are popping up all over Australia too! Fill your basket up with all those gourmet goodies or take it to the supermarket and it goes straight from your trolley to your boot and then into your kitchen. Use your large basket for all those bulky supermarket items and smaller ones for quick trips to the shops for a few items. Your basket is very strong and hardwearing and with care will last for years.
Use these baskets around the house as an attractive and practical solution to all your storage problems. Use them in the laundry for your wet or dry washing, hang one on your kitchen door for all the recycling. In the loungeroom they are great for holding books or magazines, kids toys, even firewood! If you want to do a quick tidy up they are just the thing. Use a large one in the bathroom for storing your towels or toilet rolls, or a small one for cosmetics, cotton balls, etc. You can sit them on your shelves or on top of your cupboards to hide all those messy odds and ends.