The past few weeks my spouse and I have been cleaning out his 2 story garage - the upper level has been an easy place to stash leftover stuff for the past 20 years or so. I didn't know we had accumulated so much stuff - some very usable items which we no longer have a need for. My daughter encouraged us to take it to a "flea market" this weekend - she did the arranging and setting - we came after breakfast just to see how it was going.
Now I haven't been to a flea market for years and this was a very large one - there was more than 200 tables set up and you wouldn't believe the variety of "stuff" for sale! Just what we needed - more stuff! I had no intentions of purchasing anything, but on a table close to ours stood this item that intrigued me. It was a beautiful basket - 24" longx15 wide - the width is kind of oval shaped and there was an adjustable carrying strap toward the top! I couldn't conceive what it was for or if it held anything. The basket itself was unusual, but lovely - and the price was only $5. When I lifted it I knew there was something inside, so I opened it and there was a full bottle of champagne inside - the owner told me there was something on the other side also - and under the blue lid there was 2 delicate champagne glasses - this was a party waiting to happen! What an unusual day and what an unusual find - add a few napkins and some cheese . . . - I bought it! It will make a lovely gift for someone!