The new stuff is finally in! Today I want to show you some of the new baskets and take you on a tour of the market with my sister's Serious Camera, v. my usual Canon SureShot.
I have not done a display basket for awhile; here is today's casually gathered basket; lots of oohs and ahhs and "is it real?"....
I did another smaller one, a child's basket; I will show you more on that later this week:
I gave a larger mid-size to my neighbor vendor across the aisle, who kindly sets me up with tomatoes each week; he did this, all on his own, bravo!!! This sells tomatoes!
here is my display again; this is a basic model, $18. Lambskin handles, it holds a lot though it is not too large; great for a quick run to the grocery store:
I did a neutral booth today instead of my signature b&w; I brought a small side chair instead of the usual French garden chair; this one is pretty & chippy, gilt over gesso. It will be reborn soon with a new seat, but it was perfect today against the baskets:
the side detail is like Muguet or Lily of the Valley; I don't know why I am so in love with this chair, but I am!
I think it is a good contre-point to the baskets. Neutral yet bright, aged..... I just love it with the baskets, and thank you to the Canon for capturing it all, including the rosette detail:
I ran the EOS through its paces today; it did not get everything; here missed the strap but got the label and basket; I am still learning how to use it:
We sold very well today, here is the booth, with vintage French linen and cotton sheeting backing; it was fluffed and changed constantly as baskets sold:
the best seller: of course, as always, the Eze, covered corners in various sizes:
the first basket sold today was the one Dog Basket in this order; who wouldn't want it, sitting on the gilt chair, with long lambskin handles that fit over the shoulder:
It is going to be for Lucy the Jack Russell, but first we had to get a shot of ChiChi...she's our cutie at Maggie's booth each week:
My favorites of this order are the unusual shapes: round; this has shorter handles, about $48:
the range, baby baskets $12 and big oval Paris Satchel $62:
the set of two round bucket baskets $18 and $23 are going to be great for holiday and for gift: long lambskin handles; Djive uses this for a lunch bag and loves it; great for a bottle of wine and other gifties:
I have new oval and round, in various sizes; trying out the samples; these are all lined in three types of linens; about $48-62 each:
the range again; the round shape in front, sitting on today's prop: an old Moroccan tray from NYC flea:
I also bought a range of larger baskets, this one not trimmed but about $28; love this one for its generous width, you could find everything without overloading it; it opens up wide, really well:
And of course the Aix, lined now in a neutral linen, though I think all of these are now going to a bride in South Carolina for her dozens of bridesmaids; check with me for stock; look how perfect and regular the stitching is; I am happy:
the liners are fitted and perfect:
I have stacks of Bandols in various sizes and with and without liners $28-36:
I took the camera for a spin around the market; Allison's fleurs:
and arrangement bases; the camera handled this deftly:
peaches to adore:
Loic's pastries, a small sample today; he is the best!
at Sage Mountain:
Next door, the lettuce lady:
and the pre-juiced greens that I forgot to go back to pick up, darn it! $6, various greens, non-pasteurized:
the beans and squash; camera doing great!
cherry tomatoes; I am getting hooked on this camera now!
I tried Julia's artichoke recipe this weekend and will use it for next weekend's dinner; fabulously fresh, tight, green:
wow look at these blueberries; my Sureshot would never take this pic; yummy organic berries:
and fresh white corn:
tomatoes, chez my neighbor:
and Sage Mountain, these are what we have in France as melon Charantais, small and super flavorful canteloupe from Charente in the Cognac region:
also some herbs and raffia, testing the camera again:
these yellow squash look like little birds!
and purple potatoes, which will become homemade crisps next weekend:
And lastly, to reinforce the camera, a bowl of boysenberries and mulberries at home; these were made into a sauce and strained and jarred, to be used next weekend. Guess I'll have to borrow this camera more often!