Announcement Beautiful antique & vintage baskets from the Poitou Charentes region of France.
Beautiful antique & vintage baskets from the Poitou Charentes region of France.
- All 38
- Coiled Baskets 6
- Egg Baskets 2
- Buttocks Baskets 1
- Bread & Fruit Baskets 5
- Oyster Baskets 3
- Wine Baskets 3
- Picnic Baskets 2
- Market Baskets 8
- Gathering Baskets, Trugs 5
- Miscellaneous Baskets 3
Antique & Vintage Baskets from the Poitou Charentes region of France & beyond
My shop has evolved from my love of the antique and vintage baskets I find, in the beautiful Poitou Charentes region of France, where I live. I love the fact that every basket is unique and hand crafted. So you will never find another basket, exactly the same. Every basket is washed gently and dried in the French sunshine.
I hope you will find something special in my shop, that will be treasured in your home.
I am constantly looking for beautiful and practical baskets, that can be used in the home and garden. Baskets also look wonderful, displayed at Weddings and special occasions.
If you would like to buy more than one item, I will always try and combine the shipping where possible.
The French have a special love affair with the basket. Over the centuries, the basket has been used by households rich and poor, in the city and country, carried by men and women: a simple, universal, utilitarian item. The trade of basket making, is recorded since the late 11th century in France, and over the ages, it became highly specialized, within different regions of France and by intended use, including: harvesting grapes (each wine region has their own unique basket shape and name), picking olives and gathering lavender, carrying glasses and bottles, making bread (in baskets with canvas lining); carrying eggs or freshly caught fish (various fish have unique baskets); raising chickens, storing wine (in glass jars covered with basketry to keep the light out); carrying firemen’s water (in a zinc-lined basket); carrying clean or soiled laundry…you get the idea.
I have three Etsy shops
We want you to be completely happy with your purchase and will do whatever we can to make your shopping experience as pleasurable and satisfying as possible. We will try to help wherever possible, so please convo with any questions or comments.
In return, we ask for your cooperation, and invite you to take a couple of minutes to read our policies
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Other Method
Prices are listed in USD, but will be automatically exchanged by Paypal into your own currency if different.
Please indicate the address you would like the item(s) to be sent to in the message box, available during the transaction, or convo us directly. If you have a Paypal account, please ensure your mailing address is up to date.
Once payment is received, we will carefully pack your purchase and send it out, usually within 3 working days of payment, and we will inform you of the time schedule. In the event of any refunds, the buyer will be responsible for any Paypal fees incurred.
Items not paid for within 3 days will be re-listed, so please convo if you are having any problems with the checkout procedure.
We are now offering a LAYAWAY plan. Please contact for details.
I will reserve an item for one week with a deposit of 10%, non refundable and for three weeks with a 20% non - refundable deposit.
We will combine shipping for multiple orders. Please contact us to arrange this.
If you'd like insurance on the item being shipped, please convo us first. We aim to dispatch items within three working days and we will let you know if it's likely to be longer.
If you order from America, your items may take longer to arrive, due to the security measures now in place.
Please note - you are responsible for any duties, levies or taxes due in your country
We try to use recycled packaging wherever possible.
If we are able to combine postage, and the postage is reduced we will refund to your Paypal account.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will describe things as best we can, and always list additional photographs for you to consider before buying. If you have any questions please ask. Dating items can be tough and we try as hard as possible, to be accurate but we cannot be responsible for any errors, so please make your own independent inquiries.
If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us within five business days after receiving the item. If you decide to return the item, it must be posted within those first five days. It must be unused, in its original packaging. We will refund you via Paypal, less the original cost of shipping. You will have to pay the cost of shipping the item back to me.
We will always try to work with you, to solve any problems, as we want you to be completely happy with your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
If there is anything in particular you are looking for, please let us know and we will see if we can help.
Frequently asked questions
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