So, I'm at an antique store and find the cutest thing. At first, it's a mystery exactly what it is but soon realize it's some type of laundry basket. The tag says it's an old french laundry basket. Is it really "old french?" Who knows but it certainly makes it sound even cuter. So, I had to have it. I roll it up (yep, on the cute little wheels on it) to the counter to buy it. I'm a little concerned if it will fit in my car but I'll get it home somehow. After paying, the cashier guy says "do you want me to collapse it so it's easier to manage?" "What? Collapse?" By golly, it does collapse...as flat as a pancake and fit easily in my car. Of course, when I got home, I had to figure out how to uncollapse it and I'm not good at those kinds of puzzles. I did manage it though and then thought how it was too cute to actually use for laundry. I strategically placed it in my house just as decoration. I just loved it sitting there empty looking pretty. Then, company was coming. We were doing the last sweep before their arrival to make sure the house was in order. At the last minute, we noticed the laundry spilling out of the laundry room on the floor. Can we just shove it in and shut the door? Sure but who thinks clearly when company is coming up the driveway. So, I quickly roll the laundry basket to just outside the laundry room and fill it. You know what? It's still cute...and now functional. I didn't mind leaving it out. In fact, I leave it out all the time with dirty laundry or not.
reality sets in; but still cuter than a pile on the floor
This website sells reproduction ones just as cute.