Celia Lindsell – French Basket.

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This is one product that arrived on my doorstep and I feel totally head over heels for. Not that I hadn’t when I had seen it online but in front of me it was just something else. Since then it has come with me to the shops, for days out, popped into the car just in case, but it could be used as so much more from a decorative piece in the corner of your room, perhaps holding silk flowers, your favourite magazine so it’s in close reach, or a holdall for those days down to the beach or swimming pool which I’m sure we will all do over the coming summer. Mine shall definitely be coming away on holiday as my pool bag.
So what am I talking about I hear you cry?

Celia Lindsell French Basket
This amazingly gorgeous red hearted French basket of course. 
Celia Lindsell has spent her life working with luxury gifts starting as a window designer for Tiffany & Co in London, and spending time training in New York under Gene Moore and John Loring. In 1988 she went on to start her own company Lindsell and Hadlee Designs specialising in window display and visual merchandising, which took her all over Europe.  Moving to the South of France Celia took a change of career and started sculpting in stone – exhibiting her work in both France and the UK. In 2003 after being head hunted she became the creative director of Asprey & Garrard, before starting her own lifestyle brand in 2005. 
Stemming from her love of French Lavender which she grows in her garden in Provence, feeling the Lavender market needed an update to breath a breath of new life into it, drawing from her years of travel her designs are sharp and contemporary, and have grown to include all many of lifestyle accessories. 
Celia Lindsell French Baskets
These gorgeous baskets come in two sizes: 
Standard: 55cm wide x 38cm deep
Extra Large: 90cm wide x 65cm deep
As I said before they are great from anything from everyday use to decoration, strong and sturdy they have handles are made of leather and attached with studs. 
These baskets are apparently well used by the French with no household being without one, and they are used for everything from going to the market, post office, weekends out to picnics showing there versatility.  
How would you fancy having one of these gorgeous baskets all of your own? 
I have one Standard Red Heart basket to give away to a lucky reader.
Cute Dog sat by a Celia Lindsell French Basket

All you need to do is pop over to Celia Lindsell’s website and let me know what your favourite item she sells is? Leave me a comment letting me know and then of course record your entry in the Rafflecopter App. Once you have done this one compulsory entry you will open some extra entries – you do not have to complete these though if you do not wish.
The competition closes on the 22nd May 2012 and is open to the UK. Please check the terms and conditions at the bottom of the rafflecopter app before entering.

*I have paid for one French Basket while the other has been kindly donated by Celia. 

This article has 181 comments

  1. Christina Wong-Curley

    Love the big bag. Very “summery” feel and never get out of date! Thank you for the fabulous giveaway 🙂

  2. Yaz

    I love this bag! 🙂 the final picture with your dog sitting next to it is so cute ^_^

    Yaz [] xx

  3. Lynn Blakeman

    I love the day to day bag, lovely striking stripes. I also adore this basket, would love to win

  4. Jo

    I  love the White French Linen Pillows

  5. Tracy K Nixon

    Lovely review and giveaway, thank you x I love some many items on that site!!!! One of my many favourites has to be the Toile de Jouey lavender filled door stops! The design is lovely and reminds me of the tea set I received from my Grandma before she passed away!  It only ever comes out on special family occasions, but the door stop would be on display permanently!

  6. Rachael Simmons

    Hi! My favourite item is the French basket, closely followed by the lavender honey, it sounds delish! 😀

  7. Iainmaciver

    lovely bag , love loads on the site fab

  8. Stewart Johnston

    I love the red heart basket – it’s got many uses and looks lovely

  9. Valerie Sharp

    I love the French linen pillows, especially the pure white linen one – it’s so pretty!

  10. Zoe G

    I love the Floral Delight girls dresses, there is some beautiful items on the site.

  11. Victrum

    Great bag! This would go with most of my clothes, it is too cute for words lol

  12. Nancy Townsend

    I love the Olympic Gym Bag Freshener. What a great idea.

  13. Sue McCarthy

    Red & White day bag

  14. Helenb

    I love lavender oil so this would be a must for me

  15. Lauraannewhite

    the day to day bag 

  16. ashleighsangster

    i like the Mini Fur Hotwater Bottle

  17. ✿Jane ♥

    I love the Soft Snow White Wool Shawls/Scarve.

  18. Lizrobinson

    love the idea of Lavender Honey – must have a try of that! 

  19. Hayley Fountain

    I love the door stop x

  20. Nicola B

    The French baskets look so stylish and versatile, but apart from those I really love the sound of lavender honey. Yum!

  21. kelly smith

    I love the red heart basket its lovely 🙂 x

  22. Astrid James

    The day to day bag:)

  23. Hilda Hazel Wright

    I love the idea of the Soft Fur & Roses Pillow!  Just the very thought of the soft comforting pillow and lovely lavender scent is making me wish I was snuggled up under my duvet!  My neck is aching and it would be sooooo lovely!

  24. Jillwebb

    St Remy 
    this door stop would be very usefull great stuff

  25. Chanceuxvache

    I love the French Basket with the red heart xx

  26. jennifer thorpe

    the retro swirls lavender filled doorstop is lovely

  27. Sarah-Jane Laycock

    The heart Lavender pillow is simply scrumptious x

  28. emmacella

    The red and white day to day bag is my favourite

  29. Nancy Bradford

    The red and white day to day bag is lovely.  What a nice competition.  Thanks.

  30. Pinkcherry1

    it has to be this french bag with the red heart its absolutley gorgeous i think ive fallen in love all over again. id love to take this on trips with me id be the envy of all my friends lol. great competition and absolutley beautiful prize <3

  31. Rachel Blackburn

    I love the bag! There are so many wonderful on Celia’s website.
    My birthday is coming up soon so I may have to pursuade the other half I cannot live without that wonderful fur pillow 🙂

  32. kate lancaster

    The red and white day to day bag is gorgeous

  33. Claire D

    The red and white day bag is my fav

  34. Roo-star

    I love the little fur bag, it’s so pretty, and looks so soft too!!

  35. Lstewart257

    i love this bag looks great and would go with anything

  36. Dorothy

    I would love the day to day bag please

  37. Hazel Hulson

    I would also love this love all the items on site the bag would be ideal to store all toys in from my little girl my pet jack russell washed and clean she loves her soft toys pinches soft toys she has that many need somewhere to put them in also I may treat myself to one also and the french lavender oil to aid sleep!

  38. Maya Russell

    I like the Little Girls Dresses in Turquoise.

  39. Jaycee Daniel

    Love the red heart bag, but have to say the lovely little coloured hearts scarf is so cute & a great size so lots of different ways of wearing it too.

  40. Stan Theman

    looks great for the summer on the beach

  41. Heather Tuby

    The fur hangbag

  42. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid

    the red and white day to day bag is my favourite item love this giveaway

  43. Chris Davies

    The day to day bag is great!

  44. Ohmite99

    the red heart is sweet, dog is cute – that bag is a “bute”

  45. Frances Hopkins

    I love this!! Just want we need in our house, might make it a little harder for the kids to bang the doors so quickly 😉

  46. George Spedding

    The nusary lavender pillows

  47. Arabella Bazley

    I do like her Pin Parasol Table Cloths which are super and the Lavender Filled Doorstops must smell fabulous on wonderful on a warm summers day.

  48. Pauline Wilson

    The heart pillows in lavender and pink in the childrens section are lovely

  49. Dawn Henson

    I love everything in the French Lavender Range. Lovely smell

  50. Tina holmes

    Love this bag, it’s my favourtive on the site x


    I love the design on the Table Cloth – would look lovely in my dining room 😉

  52. Emma Sant

    I really like the Vibrant paisley cotton scarf.

  53. Kate Cunningham

    Love the door stops.  

  54. Solange

    I love the day to day bag, lovely striking stripes

  55. Sally MacNaughtan

    I like the doorstop – it would make the house smell very nice.

  56. Carole Paton

    Gorgeous bag…… many uses indoors and out!

  57. Kathdown

    love the Nursery Lavender Bags

  58. Jo O

    The Lavender filled door stops are a brill idea!

  59. emma walters

    my fav item is – the doorstops 🙂

  60. Rainie Bish

    I really like the french baskets especially with the heart design but I also like the wool shawls/scarves   

  61. Fashionstartshere

    I love the heart bag!

  62. Hallsally

    i love the french baskets best, so chic!

  63. Isobelle forde

    What an fab site, I fell immediately in love with the pin parasol table cloth ..may have to buy it! I love the bag also as it reminds me of living in Spain and doing my shopping in a similar bag daily.

  64. Sarah Spencer

    I adore the Natural Linen pillow

  65. Nathalie Taylor

    I love the door stop – very pretty

  66. sue tyler

    I like the red wool shawl.

  67. Hannah Bartram

    I love the fur pillow.

  68. Chris

    make a smile, take it with you all day long and feel the day get better and better.

  69. Nicholas Hunter

    Lovely bag my wife will just adore it, thanks

  70. Victoria Boland

    I like the French baskets.


    I love the French Linen pillows. They would match the color scheme in my newly decorated room perfectly.

  72. Heather Shaw

    the day to day bag is so cute!

  73. Jacqui Turner

    The Lavender Honey for sure.

  74. Fiona Maclean

    thats a really nice bag!

  75. Shaz

    I luv these bags, the heart design is so simple but effective.. Shabby chic is very much still in style

  76. robynl

    I’d love to try the Lavender Honey. I helped a friend keep bees last year and had a fantastic time.

  77. Kirstygreer1979

    Beautiful prize x

  78. Laura Fox Gill

    I love the french baskets and table cloth–I think that must be my suppressed desire for a proper dining table coming through! x

  79. Danielle Vedmore

    I love the day to day bag! Lovely! xoxo

  80. G svensson

    My favourite item is the Fur Lavender Pillow. 

  81. SARA


  82. Annaloa Hilmarsdottir

    My favourite is the  Olympic Gym Bag Freshener, I go to the gym a lot and this would come in handy.

  83. Angela M

    I like the Doorstop

  84. Laura Pritchard

    I like the funky tree tablecloth.

  85. Rochelle Lear

    I love this bag! 

  86. Kerry Locke

    The lovely lavender linen box set – there are some lovely gifts on your site :0)

  87. danielle woodman

    I love the red and white day to day bag its almost as nice as the red hear basket, close call between the two items.

  88. Kate Mo Edwards

    I love the french linen pillows they are so chic jsut been looking on the site, but this bag is gorgeous! I have a penchant for anything with hearts on it! thanks for the giveaway. Have tweeted as  @karacariad x

  89. Amy Fieldhouse

    Gorgeous bag!

  90. sharon griffin

    I love the lilac velvet cushion on celia lindsells website and if i won the lovely french basket i would take it over to France with me when i go on holiday as it would be perfect for a beach bag 😀

  91. Jane Brown

    It’s got to be the Mini Fur Hotwater Bottle.  Although it’s supposed to be Spring, the temperature says otherwise so this would come in very handgy

  92. Claws67

    nice bag and the dog in the picture looks like my dog

  93. Vicky Morton

    the red and white day to day bag is my favourite 🙂

  94. Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    Day to Day bag

  95. Anna Wilds

    Oh I LOVE the Flower Fairy lavender pillows, they are so cute!!!!

  96. wendy stanger

    Turquoise retro loving this kiki woo on facebook 

  97. Samantha Atherton

    I really like the natural linen pillows

  98. Phyllis Ellett

    Love the Little Girl Dresses, especially the Floral delight

  99. Sam

    I like the Flower Fairy lavender bag – so pretty!

  100. gumbie23

    I  love the red and white day to day bag 

  101. Natalie

    Lavendar for the car would be an awesome thing, especially since I have a dog

  102. Dawn Chapman

     everything is a beautiful extravagance but with a down to earth price.

  103. Hannahmdy17

    LOVE The red & white day bag – fab! 🙂


  104. Guest

    The fur handbag. I just love anything soft and fluffy!

  105. Sab Ram

    Love the linen pillows, I love linen and this is great for the home!

  106. glamrock

    The French Basket with the Red Heart is my favourite item.

  107. Simon Thompson

    Red and white bag is my fave

  108. Anna Gabrielle Moss

    Fabulous bag!  Ideal for the summer! xx

  109. Elaine Stokes

    i love the fur bag, if you needed to relax you could stroke it!!!!!

  110. helenahaddock

    Love the day to day bag

  111. Rachael Jones Mann

    i love the toy cars kiddies bags

  112. lil_devil

    Fur Hand Bag

  113. Sarah Clegg

    i love the 
    Turquoise retro dress 🙂

  114. ali thorpe

    I like the linen pillows, particularly the Pure White Linen one -very pretty!

  115. Deborah

    The Day to Day bag is my favourite. Simple and striking.

  116. Cf Wood

    Love the flower fairy lavender bag

  117. Christine

    Have followed Life-Breakdown on twitter  @chrismse1

  118. Christine

    followed CeliaLindsell on twitter  @chrismse1 

  119. Lorraine polley

    i love the girls turquoise retro dress, perfect for a summers day, if we ever get one!!

  120. Sheila Reeves

    The Large Lavender Cushion in Velvet Stripes are my favourite, but so many lovely things

  121. sandra s

    mini lavender pillows  sound a great idea for the grandchildren but for me it has to be the Red Heart French Basket.  Environmentally friendly to take out shopping so no more carrier bags – they have started charging 5p per bag in Wales now so this bag would be ideal to start saving money as well – all the 5p’s soon add up!

  122. Cheryl M

    I wish you hadn’t directed me to this site – I spent a lot of time drooling over its contents – they’re stunning!  I really like the baskets best, but if I had to pick one other product, it would be the large lavender bags, which would scent my whole wardrobe.

  123. Emma Jackson

     Easily the heartarse sculpture, my husband would love that! 🙂

  124. Katie Pike

    I adore the lavender bags! So cute and kitsch

  125. Guest

    I love the ‘Sandy & White’ bag. Ideal for everyday use. Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!!!!

  126. Den71cross

    The French linen pillows are my favourite

  127. Karen

    The Heart Lavendar pillows are my favourite

  128. janine atkin

    this is such a cute bag. i also like the box set of lavendar bags

  129. Erica Price

    The fur pillow looks wonderful.

  130. Samantha_ripley

    the little girl dresses are beautiful

  131. Elebjones

    I love the red and white day bag 🙂

  132. Hazel Christopher

    I love the “Family of bears” Mini Fur Hot Water Bottle x

  133. sandy hallett

    Lavender honey – not many places sell it and it tastes so lovely

  134. kim plant

    Mini Fur Hotwater Bottle so cute xx

  135. Piperanddaisy

    I probably shouldn’t say this here but my favourite item is the ‘heartarse’ sculpture. It makes me smile, and I’d love to have it in my home if only so that I could see the look on people’s face when I told them what it was called 🙂

  136. Fizz

    The little bag is very cute with the red heart.

  137. Christina Michael

    red and white day to day bag is great

  138. Debbie Davis

    My favourite item on Celia Lindsell’s site would be the Possum fur trimmed wool shawl. Living in England it is very practical for the cold weather. It’s very stylish. I have read the Eco Possum furs and it’s origin section on her website.

  139. Rachelghostheart

    My favourite is the childrens flower fairies lavender pillows.  The  heart bag is totally gorgeous ideal for the little daily shops.

  140. Emma Wolski

    day to day bag so bright and summery!

  141. tinysidsmum

    I love the French Baskets x

  142. Lesley Bain

    I love the wee heart  lavender pillow…so cute and girlie 🙂

  143. Jemsypie

    I’m absolutely in love with the Coloured Hearts cotton scarf! It’s gorgeous! <3

  144. Olivia kirby

    The little girls dresses and this bag xxx

  145. coppelia100

    This is an absolutely gorgeous bag! My favourite item from the Celia Lindsell website apart from the stunning French Baskets, are the beautiful French Linen pillows! Simply gorgeous!

  146. Nicj08

    love them all, but i love White French Linen Pillows xx 

  147. Caz

    I really like the red and white day to day bag 🙂

  148. Joanna Sawka

    i like Day to Day Bag

  149. Suzanne sendell

    Fine Wool Shawl
    In poppy red

  150. Sian E Hallewell

    I just love the little girls dresses, they are so versatile

  151. Sheri Darby

    The red and white day to day bag is wonderful, looks summery and in the colours of my favourite football team

  152. Farhana Haque

    Day to Day bag in sandy and white. 

  153. Katarzyna Nikiel

     I love Lavender Honey!

  154. Isabel

    My favourite is the Day to Day bag. I could fit all of the rubbish in it that I insist on carting around with me.

  155. Daisy Bryan

    I love the fur lined shawls:)

  156. annaojbee

    I love the Poonima sculpture – even the name is great!

  157. Sheila Gallow

    This basket is adorable ! I’d use it for collecting the daily croissants & bread and for days at the beach on our trip to Ile De Re , France this year. 

  158. VICKY


  159. Normandy Hill

    Adorable bag, perfect for summer days! 

  160. Chatterbox28

    I love the lavender bags they are very cute. 

  161. Michelle Dootson

    i love the red and white day to day bag 

  162. Vivienne Wilkes

    The Lavender Honey looks delicious!

  163. Priscilla Stubbs

    What a lovely bag, love to win this, ideal to use when the sun is shing, or even when it isn’t!

  164. RachaelLouise Barratt

    I do love the heart basket that is up for winning, but I also love the children’s pillows, especially the fairy one. Such beautiful products!

  165. Cheryll H

    I love the red and white Day to Day Bag 🙂 @pipersky1

  166. Carolwright84

    My favourite is her day to day bag, though all of her items are gorgeous!

  167. Rebecca Woodroof

    day to day bag

  168. Tashie5dug

    I really love the Lavender Bag ( for the car).

  169. Yvonne W

    Love the basket – and the cute dog!

  170. Sarahann Tonner

    Red and white day to day bag is gorgeous, I love it 🙂

  171. Michelle Beatty

    i love the lavender bags for the car – so appropriate as my car has a permanent eau de pooch going on ;O) xxx

  172. anita oliver

    the black fur bag is fab

  173. Kulwinder Lombardelli

    I love the different bags on the site.

  174. Angie

    Loving the day to day bag

  175. jackie rushton

    Love the red and white day 2 day bag

  176. sarah

    this bag is my favourite. its absolutely beautiful. im on a diet at the mo – trying not to buy more clothes that i cant yet fit into!! this would brighten up my summer whilst im a work in progress!

  177. gumbie23

    I  love the red and white day to day bag 

  178. Phyllis Ellett

    Love the Little Girl Dresses, especially the Floral delight

  179. Elaine Blackledge

    I adore the poppy red scarf shawl, would be great to drape over my shoulders when outside on a summer’s evening and it starts getting nippy.

  180. aimery

    Thanks Sarah! You know, I actually found a couple of websites that carry them:

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