The french refer to these lovely baskets as 'vide-poche" which means "empty pocket" and refers to a catch-all to empty the content of your pockets or handbag. On the table they are perfect for serving bread, muffins, or fruit. Consider using for a collection of jams or jellies Also perfect for storing remote controls, make-up or many other items. They are the perfect on their own or as an addition to your Provencal tablecloth or placemats. Perfect as a gift by themselves or filled with a batch of homebaked muffins - sure to delight any hostess!