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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Charming French Tote Giveaway

All of your wonderful comments regarding the Ultimate DIY truly warmed my heart. Many of you shared your own journeys and they touched me deeply.  Thank you so very much my dear friends. Let’s continue the celebration with a fantastic French Tote giveaway from The French Basketeer.

IMG_3622 Over the years I have walked markets filled with fabulous fabrics in Egypt
800px-OldCityJerusalem01_ST_06 Cobblestoned alleyways in Greece…
athens_shopping Glorious Christmas markets in Germany
Christmas%20Market Farmers markets in England.
IMG_0784-764898 But the French markets were the markets that truly captured my heart. They had that certain “Je ne sais quoi”.
2463784357_6ee9574d94 All of the markets in all of the different countries had one thing in common: baskets.
388389428_b1d049f191 My heart leaps with glee to see such market stalls selling baskets.
riga_latvia_christmas_market_600 It is truly a chic alternative to the dreadful plastic bag.
basket_shop-1 Baskets are used to display goods for sale.
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Of course shoppers also buy baskets to carry their purchases. brittany-marketbaskets Sturdy baskets are a mainstay at any European market. 
IMG_1302 They can easily carry all of your fabulous finds such as fabric, food or flowers.
IMG_3916 They are even sturdy enough to carry a four legged friend.
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While the baskets are plentiful in Europe, they have been hard to come by in the states. The French Basketeer has changed all that. Her online shop carries lovely treasures such as these darling rolling carts made by a French family for over three generations.
IMG_1236  Andrea is the delightful owner of The French Basketeer. She attended university in France and continues to live in this glorious country for part of the year. Her shop also carries these organic produce bags that are available in a beautiful white cotton which dyes beautifully. They are machine washable and have many wonderful uses.
IMG_1168 Her glorious shop carries French shopping totes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Wouldn’t these citrus delights be a perfect bridesmaid gift? They can be monogrammed.
IMG_1110 Andrea has graciously offered Decor To Adore readers the chance to win one of her best selling totes.
The St. Remy is a beautiful tote woven from natural fibers.  It is a sturdy shopper that features a zippered interior pocket.


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The Marseille tote features a traditional African motif made of raffia. It is fully lined and has a zippered interior pocket.
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The giveaway rules are simple. Please visit The French Basketeer and choose one other tote that you love. Come back to this post and list your favorite tote as well as the tote you would love to win.
This giveaway will be linked to the 4th Annual Twice Remembered Cottage Giveaway Event. This is the 3rd year I have hosted a giveaway. If you have never participated, you are missing out on great fun.
cottagecharmgiveaway10 A winner for the beautiful French Tote has been selected. Please see the May 29th post.

Bonne chance!
Laura

383 comments :

  1. HI Laura..
    Having lived in Europe, I fully realize the necessity of a good sturdy shopping basket! These are simply Perfect!
    my extra choice is the St Tropez YELLOW! I adore blues.. but sunshine yellow makes me giddy with joy!
    Of the two offered,, I prefer the green one!
    thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    Hugs,,smiles too!
    Loui♥
    louiewindom@gmail.com

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  2. Laura..
    just had a blonde moment..
    please change my preference..
    the REMY is my choice of the two offered!
    Thanks..
    Loui♥b

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  3. Oh my goodness, Laura! I just read the post about your graduation and all of your obstacles along the way! I am so inspired by such an incredible story that it makes me want to cry! I will always remember this story in the future if any time I think "I can't"! You have carried on the Ingalls determination incredibly...I have admired the little girl in the Little House books all of these years and you truly make me think of her!

    If you were here right now, I would give you a big fat "motherly" hug! :) May God continue to bless you with courage and determination!

    Congratulations!
    Love & Prayers, Carolyn

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  4. I love the Marseille. Plastic bags have annoyed me for ages and I am glad that our government in the UK are encouraging us to be greener and use our own bags, I would love one of these.

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  5. HI!!!!
    I choose Cannes ROSE--Hands down!!!!It is lovely!!!!I would gladly carry that bag around to the market!!!I am getting better at bringing my reusable shopping bags!!!
    So Proud of you and daughter!!!!
    Great job!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  6. I lived in Paris when I was 19 and I worked at a fruit stand at the market. I agree with you, the French market is one of the best places on earth!

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  7. Thanks again for telling your inspiring story. Love the French Basketeer. I really like the Marseilles tote or the Cassis in fuschia.

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  8. I love the St. Tropez blue tote. I love anything blue, so this one spoke to my heart. They are all gorgeous! And so useful! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway. I am so excited to have a chance to win. Love & blessings from NC!

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  9. Laura, I love the GRASSE, it's a classic! Gorgeous pictures of places that I've dreamed of! Also, food for thought as to how I might bring some of that European flare home and use baskets more in my everyday life. Thank you for the inspiration!
    xx P&H

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  10. Wow- they're amazing baskets (more like little works of art)and I do also like the Aix... but I have to say, my absolute favorite FAVORITE of all is the Marseille. How elegant I'd feel carrying that little beauty around!

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  11. I love the St. Tropez bag...maybe in orange or rust. Such beautiful bags and I love the produce bags, too!

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  12. What a terrific giveaway. I love the Eze basket with the natural handles.

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  13. Love the Cannes Fresh Green! So cute!

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  14. I love baskets! Thanks for this chance to win one, but it wasn't easy picking a favorite! I had to settle for the Dijon Natural. My pick for the draw is the St. Remy. Wow. These are great!

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  15. Laura I loved this post! I will be in Egypt and Greece (among other places) early this summer!

    The bags are beautiful-my favorite:
    Cannes Fuschia-so bold & beautiful!

    My choice if I win--The St. Remy!

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  16. I love the Cannes Fuschia and the St. Remy SO much! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! These are GREAT! Just discovered your beautiful blog this morning. Congratulations on your recent accomplishment. It was beautiful to read about. :) Cheers! And Hugs.

    Angie :)

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  17. Hi Laura! :-)
    I loved the Dijon Rose on that wonderful, scrumptious website! :) I like the Marseille Tote for the giveaway. :)
    If I win you can find me at
    http://mycottagecharm.blogspot.com
    Blessings
    Melissa!

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  18. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! Laura, thanks for the chance to win! Her baskets are truly AMAZING!!! WOW!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee this one.... http://shop.frenchbasketeer.com/product.sc;jsessionid=27F5F3E01DA0C6CB8F1BE1F1B0F146B7.qscstrfrnt05?productId=9&categoryId=1 ... in her shop... and I would love the chance to win the St. Remy one!!! Gorgeous photos today too, by the way!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  19. What a wonderful story about school and graduation. You are like the little train that could. Good on ya!!!
    Thanks for the give a way. I love the St. Paul bag. I love how the handles wrap around and give it strength for what ever I would want to put in it.
    The Marseille bag is beautiful too.

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  20. I loved visiting France, Germany and Greece too! on a sidenote, I lived in Japan for a few years and they use totes and fabric bags too. And the shop keepers wrap everything in cute paper!

    I love the Remy of course and the St. Tropez rust.

    Thanks,
    Laura

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  21. How lovely! I admire Antibes Teal; what a delight!

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  22. love these photos!
    i also love the grasse!

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  23. Wow...I was getting all caught up in the post with all the beautiful pictures! My first choice is Marseille and my second choice would be Grasse! Thanks for hosting!
    ~Bidgette

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  24. I would choose the Remy & I love the Geometric bag. They are all beautiful.

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  25. First let me say how beautiful all of your pictures are....

    I love both, but I can see the St. Remy filled with beach towels and lotions... or perfect for a day of shopping!!!

    The rolling carts....wonderful!

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  26. Congratulations! What an amazing story! Your story is truly inspirational.

    If selected, I would choose the Marseille tote. I also like the Antibes Teal. How fun it would be to shop at the farmer's market with such a wonderful baskets!

    ~ Tracy

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  27. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my new blog! I have to say I really like the Dijon Natural in the black houndstooth!!

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  28. Another reason that I should go to France!!!
    I'd like one of each!!!! I guess if I had to pick just one, I'd choose the Cassis Rose bag.
    JUST LOVELY!!! =)

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  29. Wonderful Blog and Congrats on all of your accomplishments! Pls enter me in your give-a-way. Kerrie

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  30. These are wonderful! I would probably choose either the Aix or the Marseilles!

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  31. The French markets were super wonderful when I got to go last summer. I was envious of the French shoppers and their cute resuabale totes. Merci for visiting and enteringy my giveaway and inviting me to yours. I'm your 815 follower too!
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

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  32. Your DIY story is phenominal! You are truly an inspiration. You do deserve a pat on the back, and a hug, and a bouquet of flowers, ad infinitum! God bless and hugs, Kerrie

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  33. I just started reading your blog (by way of Southern Hospitality), and I am completely moved by your journey! You have definitely inspired me.

    As for the French Basketeer, I adore the St. Tropez in blue!

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  34. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment! I LOVE the pictures of the market, the veggies! and the baskets...amazing! Wish we did things like that here!I think shopping would be more fun!
    Sharon@Keeninspirations

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  35. Cap Ferrat Fuschia, I love this one. Although they are all so equally beautiful.

    Thanks for letting me know of the giveaway.

    This morning I just read that a little girl that had heart surgery a month ago lost her battle and is with Jesus now. So incredibly sad, this was a nice surprise to receive a note in the mail that you were doing this.

    Thanks,
    Teri
    dalboxermom@gmail.com

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  36. I would really enjoy any of them. The St. Remy is sweet and I also like the Marseille.

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  37. I love the Marseille and the Cannes Fresh Green totes.

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  38. The St. Paul is my favorite. Love it's shape and it's perfect for what I need a tote for.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    mcgoo4(at)gmail.com

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  39. I would have to go with the St. Remy. Classic! They're all beautiful.

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  40. St. Tropez Fuschia .......is my favorite. But if I am lucky enough to win, I would love anything.
    A blogger friend (June) sent me your way yesterday to read your post yesterday. Wonderful story. I decided after reading your lovely words that I needed to follow you to learn more about you.
    I, too, went back to school when I was older. Graduated at 39. We had just adopted a special needs child and we had three others in college. I also worked part time, all around the schedule of my new son. It was just a two year degree and took me 4 years. There were extra hours required for labs and student teaching. I was so proud that I did it.
    So wonderful that you and your daughter graduated together. I am very proud of you and don't even know you. ((((HUGS)))

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  41. Such a delightful giveaway Laura! I quickly fell in love with the Antibes Fresh Green tote on the site and would love to win the Marseilles tote!
    Thanks for offering!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  42. Hi Laura, Thanks so much for dropping by and I have to congratulate you first on your success in the class room. Way to GO! Pink....anything pink....yep....I would pick a pink basket tote. :) Thanks for giving me a chance to enter your cottage give-away.

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  43. The Dijon Natural is pretty, but the Marseille is truly my favorite! I would love to win it!

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  44. Wonderful totes. I looked at the site an I like the aix, too. I would probably choose the St. Remy. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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  45. Love any of the lime green/fresh green colored baskets. That color is soooo uplifting! Also, love the Marseille basket you have shown above.

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  46. I love and want to win the Marsielle tote. I mean I really really want to win.

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  47. ok, the cannes yellow is definitely my FAVE! if i won, i like the st remy. thanks for the chance!

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  48. Laura, I am so thrilled that so many people read your story. I know they have all been so blessed, just like I was. Your giveaway is so perfect. I think we all love a beautiful basket. There were so many wonderful ones to choose from on her sight, however I loved the St. Remy and the Marseille. I think both are so classic and chic. Hope your day is a super one. Hugs, Marty

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  49. OMG those baskets and tote are just gorgeous!! It is almost impossible to choose just one. I adore the Antibes Blue. I also love the Cannes Fushia. They are all delightful. As for which one I would like to win (if I weree so lucky to be picked) I would choose the St Remy.

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  50. Love the St Tropez Blue! What a vivid color. What about a lovely purple basket? I noticed your header is all in lavender-that makes my heart sing. I would love to win the St Remy basket. It's strange that people all over the world use market baskets but we can't get used to the idea here. We bought several great baskets off a cart down the street from our friends flat while visiting in Egypt. Love them.

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  51. Laura, thank you for stopping by, I choose the Remy! I read your post last week about your graduation,but could not leave a comment so will do it now. That was a wonderful story so well told and with such a happy ending ! congratulations!

    Carol

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  52. What a lovely and generous giveaway! I love the Cassia Rose basket! It's PINK so I ♥ it of course! :)
    ~TattingChic ♥

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  53. I'm lovin' the houndstooth totes!

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  54. Love the St. Paul tote.

    Laura, you are an inspiration.

    Sandi

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  55. Beautiful bags!! Count me in!!

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  56. This post makes me want our farmers market to open right now! I like the Antibes Orange basket.

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  57. Love these totes and am always interested in anything that I can use instead of plastic. I love the Eze tote and I would choose the St. Remy.

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  58. I love the bright colors of the cannes totes especially the fresh lime green one! I also like the Marseille tote!

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  59. Wonderful post! The Marseille is my favorite ~ elegant and utilitarian!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  60. I would have to say my favorite is the St. Tropez Orange! I also adore the Grasse as well. They are ALL gorgeous.

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  61. I just love the Cannes Fresh Green, wonderful bags...all of them. Thanks for entering and please enter me in yours. I also read your DIY post via Note Songs, it was an amazing post. Life can deal some very tough things but God is gracious. Thank you

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  62. They are all wonderful!
    My favourite is the Cannes Fresh Green, and the St. Remy for the giveaway.

    Lovely, lovely blog, by the way!

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  63. I have to say that the Marseilles is my ultimate favorite. But of the ones you didn't show, I really like the Cannes Pink.

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  64. Not only are Andrea's totes fabulous, she herself is pretty special too! Such a kind, warm, generous and great gal. I love her EZE bag, but having seen these in person, ALL of her bags are beyond wonderful! xoxo Lidy

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  65. Oh, I adore that St Paul bag.. I could carry it everywhere.. And our sweet doggie would fit in it too..

    thanks so much for hosting this awesome giveaway..

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  66. Hi Laura, What a fabulous giveaway! From the site I like the Dijon Natural but my very favorite is the Marseille tote. Im still carrying around a diaper bag for my little guy and this would make a lovely alternative for summer. Thanks so much for the gorgeous eye candy above...Hope you are enjoying your week! Take care, Stephanie Lynn

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  67. Beautiful post Laura~~~
    loved the tour too!!

    Kay Ellen

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  68. I wanted to comment so badly about your graduation story. Wow! It brought tears.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    I love the St. Remy and the Antibes Fresh Green. Those totes are awesome!
    Thanks again!

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  69. Hi Laura ~~ My goodness! You have been all around the world and to some exciting places!

    How sweet of you to have a giveaway! I visited The French Basketeer's site and loved all of the totes. My favorites are the neutrals, like the Eze. The Houndstooth are a close favorite, too.

    ((hugs))
    Becky

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  70. Your post was a colorful feast to my eyes. Made me want to travel. Well done! I would love to win the Marseille basket and the Bandol was my favorite on the website. Thanks and blessed day wishes to my blogger AZ friend.

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  71. I love the Cassis tote in Yellow...just beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  72. I'll take the Cannes Green rafia please !

    Kate

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  73. Hi Laura,
    I am so glad you told me about your giveaway!
    I love all of the baskets, but the Eze style is wonderful. Of the two up for grabs, I prefer the Marseille.
    Thanks much!
    Rhonda

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  74. What a great giveaway! I like all of the totes she offers. The Cannes style comes in so many great summery colors. Of the two above, I the Marseille catches my eye!

    Amy

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  75. LAURA-I JUST READ YOUR POST OF YOUR GRADUATION AND THE JOURNEY. YOU WOULDN'T LET ME COMMENT THERE SO IT'S HERE. YOU MADE ME CRY WITH YOUR STORY AND YOUR INSPIRATION. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  76. Haven't been to Europe in years. Your beautiful pictures bring back so many fond memories. What a fabulous giveaway. I love the Cannes Fresh Green as well as the Marseille.

    Kristen

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  77. I visited their website and they all are so beautiful! I really love the Cannes Fresh Green. I also love the two you are giving away and can't decide which I like more! They are both great!!! I would be happy to win either!

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  78. Hi laura!

    Beautiful pictures! I love the Cannes Fresh Green - fabulous! What a wonderful giveaway!

    I put it on my sidebar :)

    XOOX
    Jen

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  79. Life in South America involved a lot of baskets, too. I took one every week to the vegetable market. I had a special one just for eggs. They are so practical and beautiful at the same time.
    I love the Cassis yellow tote.

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  80. I love the Menton tote basket, would be perfect for the beach! The tote I'd love to win would be the St. Remy. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!! I love baskets, and use them at our local French/Farmer's Markets!

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  81. i LOVE the cannes yellow! that colour is fantastic! perfect for summer time and would for sure make anyone happy to see that cheerful colour!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  82. Laura,

    Love the pretty bags. I especially also had my eye on the EZE with the brown handles. You always have such a way with blogging, writing the perfect post and accented with a tour of beautiful photos. I want to return to Europe after reading your post.

    Also Congratulations Graduate! Such an awesome story as well. Lunch in Scottsdale compliments of me anytime to celebrate. God Bless and Love sent your way.
    ~Dawn

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  83. Love baskets and these totes are very nice and attractive. My choice would be the 'Eze'. The natural color is my fav and the handles are perfect. I like the boxy shape, nice and neat.
    Thanks, Laura for stopping by and your words of comfort are just that; comforting!
    Blessings,
    Linda

    p.s.
    I was scrolling down to read some of your other posts and all I have to say it was very inspiring. You need to write a book, if you haven't already. Very INSPIRATIONAL, Bravo dear lady!

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  84. These are beautiful! I would choose the St. Remy! I really love the Cap Ferrat Fuschia bag on the website! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  85. Oh Laura Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment! And what a lucky girl you have been to be able to have seen such beautiful places! All of those baskets are gorgeous! and the tote is also! I would love to have one :) Thanks for the invite to join your giveaway! *my fingers are crossed*
    Have a great day!

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  86. I think the Dijon Yellow tote is great. I would like to win that one. I must say it was hard to choose - so many wonderful colors.

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  87. Wonderful giveaway and leave it to the Europeans to be really "green" and making it so "chic". I lived in Italy and so miss the neighborhood market days! Found your charming blog via Susan's Between Naps on the Porch and read your comment about this giveaway and so glad I popped on over. I love the "Cannes Orange" and would love to win this because it is also my favorite size. All the colors are fantastic! I'm off now to add your blog to my Google Reader, fondly, Roberta
    rlphilbr13@aol.com
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  88. Hello,
    Brand new to your blog, and congratulations on your graduation!

    I LOVE the Dijon Natural tote- it's my favorite on The French Basketeer's Site, and I like the Marseille tote as well!
    What a lovely opportunity and giveaway!

    Have a blessed day!

    Jenni

    ajrunyan at msn dot com

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  89. Great baskets! I love the Cannes in Fresh Green. (and I really NEED a beautiful rolling cart). The St. Remy would be my choice of the two shown. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

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  90. I think the Dijon Natural could have so many uses! But if I could pick one to win it would be the Antibes Blue...I think I'm just getting into the spring spirit!

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  91. Hi, Laura.

    Neat giveaway, btw, but, first I'd like to say how happy I am to have found your blog through a comment you left on Thrifty Living. You're an inspiration to many, no doubt. Congratulations!

    These baskets are beautiful, and I'm in love with the St.Paul. However, if I were to win, I would choose the Marseille, as this is something I just KNOW my sweet mother in law would adore. Since last October she has battled an aggressive Cancer, but has remained strong, despite her struggles. She hardly missed a day of work, but prefers carrying large purses to avoid unnecessary walking. I would love for her to have something beautiful and stylish to carry, and I think the Marseille would be perfect for her! :)

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  92. I love the Cap Ferrat Fuschia...and would chose the Marseille tote.

    This is my first time visiting your blog...I loved the graduation story, Congrats to you and your daughter.

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  93. I think the Cape Ferat Fuschia bag is very pretty but I'd love to win the Marseille bag.

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  94. St. Tropez Blue without a doubt would be my perfect tote. Great size. Great color. But, of the giveaways, the Marseille would be my pick.

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  95. Hello, Laura. Such a wonderful and generous giveaway! Please enter me! Goodness, so many beautiful totes Andrea has! I absolutely adore the Cannes Rose tote and the St. Remy. And wow, I would love to someday purchase one of her rolling carts ~ I could sure fit lots of goodies in those!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  96. Just founds your blog. I'm enjoying reading it!

    Love the Cassis in Fuschia!

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  97. What a hard choice...I think I like the Cannes Fresh Green best...but that rolling cart is awesome too....

    Thanks for the chance, pls pick me :)

    Kathy :)
    jokaj@comcast.net

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  98. Wow! such awesome totes! And how generous! I would love to win the marcielle tote. and the Cassis Orange tote is my favorite!

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  99. This is awesome, Laura. I would the Cannes Fushia over on her site, but I would be happy with any of them. My entire family tries to be as "green" as possible.
    Your images brought back some wonderful moments while shopping in Europe. Don't you just love the open-air markets? Everyone is so friendly and happy. xx's Marsha

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  100. Congratulations. Your story is so inspiring. I am passing the story on to my son who is struggling in school.
    I love the St. Remy tote and the Eze Tote with the blue handles is TO DIE FOR!

    XO
    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

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  101. I love the Eze basket! So beautiful. My choice of the two would be the St. Remy! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  102. What gorgeous bags, Laura! I'd love to win the Cassis Rose bag!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Suzie

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  103. Cannes Fresh Green is my favorite.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway. I love your site, your photos of all the markets are beautiful.. I am now a follower.

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  104. i love everyone of these great totes. how... how does one choose just one? my choice for the giveaway would be Dijon Natural.
    I think I will be adding a few of these to my closet soon...Looks like summer!

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  105. can i decide if i win? they are all too cool to pick just 2.

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  106. Marseille tote is the one I would love to win and the other one I like is dijon natural- houndstooth!!
    Thank -you Laura for this chance!!

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  107. Hey Laura! Beautiful blog, heart-warming life story, and fun on top of it!

    My favorite tote is the Cannes Fresh Green (though I love them all!), and of the two tote prizes, my favorite is the Marseille tote.

    Glad to have found you!

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  108. What a beautiful site! Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me. My favorite of the totes is the Antibes Yellow. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway. I'm looking forward to visiting again and enjoying your beautiful blog.

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  109. What a lovely giveaway. I think I like the Eze best.

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  110. First time I've entered, so this is fun!

    Favorite gorgeous basket on website: Eze

    If I won? Love the St. Remy!

    They are all loverly... Beats a Publix "green" bag anyday.

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  111. So hard to choose, but since I must, i choose Cannes Fresh Green! I would love to win it and thanks for hosting such a great give away! Lezlee

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  112. Thank you so much for inviting me to your beautiful giveaway! I just can't pick a favorite and I love surprises!

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  113. ohh how could you not love the Cannes Rose - it's so girlie and sweet ....

    my choice for the giveaway is the Marsellies - v stylish - thanks le

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  114. Laura, Congratulations in your new degree! (I couldn't resist after that story I just read; and having once been an interior design major, I KNOW how tough it is!). But more importantly, how wonderful to read a story where someone took lemons and tuned into lemonade!

    As for the give-away - so hard to choose! This type of bag is exactly what I've been looking for - how it stands up on it's own, too! I love the Marseille for a sophisticated look and the Eze for summer. There wasn't a one I didn't adore. I'll be bookmarking this for my next purse purchase! No need for me to look further!

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  115. Oh I love the Cannes Fresh Green! Thank you for hosting such a cool giveaway!

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  116. There are all lovely, love the Cannes Rose tote.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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  117. All adorabale - I especially love the Eze with blue handles. Fun giveaway!

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  118. Thank you for joining this give away and I am glad to have found your beautiful blog. My favorite tote bag would have to be the Antibes Teal... so beautiful.

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  119. Cassis Rose and the Cannes Fuschia...gorgeous!

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  120. Love the Dijon Natural and the Marseille....and WOW, loved your photos. So glad to know about your blog.

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  121. Good Evening Laura,
    OMG!Decisions,Decisions!
    Ok...I'll pick if I must...but I Must b/c they are all fabulous!!
    I pick the....Dijon Rose! There!
    I hope I get lucky.*big smile*
    Thanks so much.

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  122. I love, love, love all of these bags. I especially like the CANNES FUCHIA...love that color. I also would love to win the first bag shown of the two but would be thrilled with either!!! Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  123. well...if I won I would choose the St.Remy. After looking at the site I really really like the St. Tropez and I do love and on any other day would choose the Rose but today I am really loving the fresh green color!

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  124. thank you so much for entering in my giveaway! i'm so glad you found me cause now i can find you :) i LOVE the st. remy tote! for my second choice i also love the dijon natural...such adorable bags!!

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  125. How fun are those baskets! I love the St. Remy, and the Aix looks like it could go with anything.

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  126. I love the Marseille! I love them all, but if I had to choose another, it would be the Cannes in Fuschia!

    Have a great day!
    Courtney

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  127. You have such an inspirational blog...I love your tenacity and you inspire me to never give up on my dreams!! I love the St Remy and I also love the AIX bag on their website!!

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  128. Those baskets are lovely - as are your photos of markets around the world. I love the Dijon Natural and the Cassis Fresh Green or possibly the Yellow. That's a tough one. What a lovely giveaway.

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  129. Wow, how to choose? I guess if I have to I'll pick the st. topez rust. Love lots of them. Thanks for entering my giveaway too!

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  130. fabulous baskets...the St Remy is my favorite and the one I would love to have if I was fortunate enough to win

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  131. Laura - Having only spent 1 day in France, I missed the markets. And do I regret that but absolutely love the Antibes Blue tote. God Bless

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  132. Hi Laura, First of all I wanted to say congratulations on your Graduation! That is such and awsome storie. And I love your photos of Europe, they go so well with your give away. Mary :O)

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  133. Oh what a wonderful give-a-way!! To have a beautiful basket and a day to leisurely shop at any one of those markets!!! Beautiful photos!! I l-o-v-e!!! the roll around basket gorgeous! but to choose the Cannes in fresh green and the Marseilles. I could see my knitting in one of these as well!! Merci' for the opportunity...fingers crossed:)

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  134. What an awesome giveaway.....would love to win....
    I have had so little time to catch up on my favorite blogs. Hope you will stop by...I have a great Disney giveaway...
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/2010/05/disney-giveaway.html

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  135. You really are a very clever girl!
    I live in Oz which probably puts me out but the cassis fuschia certainly makes an amazing statement! You are book marked now so I can always find you and your amazing story when I need a little push along!

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  136. It's St Tropez french green for me from The French Basketeer, and The Marseille for the giveaway, but they are all so beautiful.

    I wasn't as quick off the mark to think to email - after you moved me to tears with your amazing story. You are such an inspiration, and I wish you all the happiness and success you so richly deserve.

    Lynda
    xx

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  137. So hard to choose... Cassis Rose would be a favorite (if there was that syle in blue that WOULD be my favorite! =) Marseille is my choice of the giveaway ones!

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  138. I love the Cannes Fresh Green! so lovely!
    Is it open to international entries?
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  139. Call me boring but I like the bandol tote the best...simple cream colored tote to go with anything! What gorgeously fun pictures in this post Laura!!!!! Such a great giveaway, thanks so much for the chance...

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  140. Wow what a wonderful give-away I am in love with these Totes. My favorite would be the St. Tropez Fuschia... its perfect!

    rachaelwest33(at)yahoo.com

    Thank you!

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  141. WOW! What a great giveaway! I loved all of the baskets, but the cannes Fuschia is my fav.

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  142. The Marseille bag is beautiful! Thanks for the give a way

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  143. Thanks so much for joining my link party today! Of course I will enter your awesome giveaway! I love the Antibes Fresh Green (black handles) and the Marsaelles (sp?)...this window is blocking the correct spelling..sorry! :o) I love your blog and again, thanks so much for sharing!

    terelauritsen.blogspot.com

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  144. I only wish I could attend half of those markets someday. So lovely. I love her shop, my favorite is the cannes fuchsia.

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  145. I love the St. Remy Classic!

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  146. How sweet you are! ♥

    I like the St. Tropez bags and out of the ones you displayed here, the St. Remy is my favorite. Lovely.

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  147. Having lived in France for sometime, I was transported back seeing the baskets. Thanks!

    I love any of the Cassis plus the St Remy is classic

    laterbetty at gmail dot com

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  148. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really love baskets too! Looking over the website, I love the St. Tropez Yellow! I think it would be great to take to the farmers market!
    Of the two you have listed to win, well I would love to win the Marseille tote! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!
    Congrats on graduating!
    I will be sure to check out the rest of your blog!

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  149. Oh, markets in Europe, sigh, double sigh! I love the Cannes Fuschia basket! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  150. Antibes Blue is my favorite. I would love to own one of these wonderful baskets. Thanks for the chance to win :D
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com
    jackiethejunkjunkie.blogspot.com

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  151. Oh my, I am in love with this giveaway. All the bags are wonderful but one of my favorites is the St Paul Tote. Hubby and I are visiting France in September and this tote would be wonderful to carry to the Brocante!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  152. Ooh they are all so gorgeous. I'd love to win the St Remy but my favourite is the Aix
    Alison

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  153. I'm dreaming of shopping at a local farmer's market on my next trip to France. Hope I'll be carrying one of those beautiful baskets!

    xo
    Brooke

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  154. Love those carts! But if we're talking market baskets, my favorite on her website is the Dijon in natural. It will always be in style. For the giveaway, I'd choose the Marseille.

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  155. I juat started reading your blog and now a follower...love it...I really like cassis fuschia, or dijon natural...love them all...thanks for sharing...Pat H
    pattygary@kc.rr.com

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  156. I just adore the Cap Ferrat Orange bag! It is so cheerful, it would make running errands a joy! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity,
    Leona

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  157. I like the Eze tote. Great for the Farmers Market!

    couponboss at gmail dot com

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  158. Baskets have been an essential in my home ever since I started my family. So many things you can do with them. The versatility is boundless. And the textures are beautiful.
    Brenda

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  159. You are sooo sweet to come by and remind me of this wonderful giveaway! I am so in love with the rolling carts...I may have to stop back by and order one!

    The St Remy is my fav...just too cute for words! It looks like this event is a fabulous success...I am sooooo happy for you!

    Thanks again!
    Cathy

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  160. Thank you for the heads up on your giveaway!! What a stunning post and you are so fortunate to have traveled around like you have.

    Take care, Shelly

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  161. I like the bandol one. As for the one I would like to win, would love either one! Great giveaway!

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  162. I am a bit of a basket collector..I use them all around my house. I would love to win the Marseille tote and love the Grasse one as well.

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  163. I love the Versaille and the Cassis just adorable!!!!
    Great Giveaway!
    Diane

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  164. 162 comments! Holy smokes! I adore totes. They've become a staple in our life with afterschool sporting activites and library book selection day ... oh the possibilities! St. Remy is my favorite pick here.

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  165. Oh, I THOUGHT "Cannes Green"--I do love green!--but then I saw Ezere. I love that one! And the Dijon (in natural)--I'm a sucker for houndstooth. How could you choose just one?

    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! Your photos of European markets are just glorious!

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  166. I love shopping in other countries and I really enjoyed your photos, Laura. My favorite at the French Basketeer is the Bandol. I like the longer leather handles and I would prefer to win the Marseille. Wonderful giveaway!...Christine

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  167. Hi Laura, I wanted to stop by and say to you that you are a beautiful inspiration, thank you!
    Hugs
    Melly:)

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  168. Thanks so much for visiting That Old House! And for sponsoring this wonderful giveaway. I visited the Basketeer site, and love the Bandol bag. Perfect for summer shopping!

    As is the St Remy, my choice of the two you pictured. Gorgeous, both of them. My daughters and I were just talking about shopping bags today -- we are planning to sew our own, but these raffia ones are so special; my mother and her sisters used to carry them!

    Best wishes, Cass

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  169. What agreat giveaway! And who could pick? I love all of them and would be happy with any! But I love the Cannes line on the website, too!

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  170. I love them all but I would choose the Marseilles! What an awesome giveaway!

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  171. I love the Cannes fresh Green- I like that it has a flat bottom and can be 'set down'. Plus, the color is beatiful!!

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  172. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! It meant a lot to me, especially after reading your story yesterday. I'm teary again just thinking of it. :-) The baskets are just lovely! I adore European markets too, so very much. :-) I love the St. Tropez Blue and Cannes Fuschia the best. :-) Big hug to you my brave blogging friend. :-)

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  173. I like the Dijon Rose and the St Remy. Your giveaway is just wonderful and I would love to win. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have really enjoyed my visit here.

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  174. My favorite is the Menton, but of the two listed here, I would choose the Marseille. It is beautiful!
    ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  175. i love to use baskets and reusable bags for shopping. i would absolutely love to win either of these bags. i looked on the site and also love the cannes bag in yellow, orange, or fresh green.

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  176. newest follower. have a great weekend.

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  177. Laura, thank you so much, I have missed you. I adore the St Remy, all are beautiful!

    I have a giveaway on my site as well.

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  178. Laura, I love both of the ones you have there, and all the ones I looked it. But if I have to pick, I like the Dijon Natural. So cute!

    I would be happy with any of these. They are all wonderful. Thank you for a chance to win.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  179. Absolutely LOVE the Aix - as it is a CLASSIC...however, for the days of living on the edge, I think the Cannes, in Fuschia would be my current favorite!

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  180. My favorite basket was easy to find...the second, Antibes Blue. It's my favorite because the colors blue & green remind me of the change for change that I'm trying to make to live the life I imagine. Green for life & blue for water which we all need and I personally love the oceans.

    My daughter found your blog & couldn't wait for me to see your inspiration. We are two of your many followers. Oh, yes...we LOVE Europe!

    Bless you!
    Patty

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  181. My favorite is the Bandol! Would love to win one of these beauties! I think I would pick the Marseille, but it's a hard choice!!!!

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  182. oh my goodness, thank you so much for sharing the link to this delightful shop! I can see already I'll be spending a great deal of time shopping there :) It is so hard to pick a favorite as they are all lovely and each has it's own special qualities but if I had to name one it would be the 'Cassis' in french Green. Please count me in on your very generous giveaway!

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  183. awesome finds,i love!!! i'm your newest follower from follow me fridays! hope you will:)
    Flory

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  184. Well, sign me up for that! Love those baskets & that green Antibes sure is a pretty one too. I love how the Europeans carry baskets everywhere, you're right, so much better than plastic.

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  185. oops, on your blog, if I had to select a favorite tote, it would have to be the Marseilles with black houndstoothe type pattern. Thanks for the opportunity. Roz

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  186. my favorite is the Bandol. I would love to win the Marseilles.

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  187. I really like the Dijon natural tote. I would love the Marseilles. I love houndstooth! Thanks for this giveaway.

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  188. All the totes are wonderful but my favorite and the one I'd like to win is the Marseilles. Thanks for the nice giveaway!

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  189. Hi Laura.

    Loved my visit to your blog and I'm so glad you visited me at Pittypat Paperie. Come again sometimes.

    I would love to be entered in the drawing for the cute, cute tote.

    Diane

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  190. I love the pattern on the Dijon Natural bag!

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  191. Hello sweet Laura - First, you have a beautiful blog. I'm a new follower. Thank you for sharing the pretty photos! And for introducing me to Andrea's fabulous totes. I enjoyed browsing her designs. My fave is the Cannes in Fresh Green. And if I am lucky to win one, I would love the Marseille! Thank you for hosting such a generous giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Marie
    marie@waltercom.com
    http://emmacallsmemama.com

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  192. Back again...I'm in love with Marseilles!

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  193. Laura, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leave good wishes for me! {hug}

    I love baskets and carry one with me most everywhere and always to our local farmer's market! One can never have too many totes, so I welcome the chance to add another to my collection!

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  194. Oh my! I would LOVE to be named the winner here! I am swooning over the EZE tote in a large..would be so serviceable for me!...and I think I would choose the Marseille...that motif really catches my eye. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

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  195. Cute bags. My favorite is the Aix. I like how the bag tapers down and it would go with any outfit. I would take mine to the local Saturday farmers market.

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  196. I came to visit you via Leigh of Bloggeritaville and loved your post..am a sucker for a basket...loved the Antibes Blue..as well as every one I looked at(I will probably be visiting them regularly)from the Basket website...and the Marseille Tote from your giveaway.

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  197. The Marseille is my favorite by far!

    I love your blog!

    Congrats on graduating!!!

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  198. What a beautiful blog and giveaway! Count me in. shondaet@gmail.com

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  199. I found your site through Tales from Bloggeritaville. Thanks for the tip about french basketeer. I just ordered the produce bags to use as a door prize for my upcoming learn how to can party! I would love to win the St. Remy. I really like the Antibes Blue too.

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