The 2nd Giveaway & Shop Olive & Branch authentic French Finds
Monday August 14, 2023

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One of the exciting details I always include in each trip I have the good fortune to visit France is a visit to either a brocante or a market or an antique shop. The treasures you find at any of these places delights my décor sensibilities and I have to judiciously decide how to stretch my budget and then how to pack or ship what I have decided upon.

I have a feeling many TSLL readers also love this part of their trips to France which is why I couldn’t say yes fast enough when Olive & Branch offered to sponsor a giveaway for this year’s French Week. Pam and I have been in touch and communicating since 2018 when she gifted a lucky reader with one of her French market baskets. In fact, one of her double handle baskets is part of my Boot & Basket décor and was recently captured in the tour of my completed foyer and is regularly the basket I choose when I head to the farmers’ market here in Bend. | The Simply Luxurious Life

Olive & Branch’s double handled French market tote. Now more than four years old and used regularly each year!

Olive & Branch’s double handled French Market tote is seen in the upper left-hand place on the wall in my Boot & Basket room where it is stored throughout the year. Tour it here.

Olive & Branch was founded in 2004 inspired by the founder of the company’s love for their adopted country, France. Providing beautiful European and French made products for discerning customers, they pride themselves on offering quality French or French inspired products, excellent prices and superb customer service to all their clients. Most of the items from their shop are direct imports from France. They travel to France often on buying and sourcing trips – always ready to bring the beauty of France back to your home.

And while only one TSLL reader will win this special giveaway (more on all of the details about what is included below), everyone has the opportunity to save 15% when they visit her online boutique this week.

Use the promo code FrenchWeek for 15% off your entire order (not applicable on any travel packages). Simply click here and the 15% discount will automatically be applied. O & B is a great place to stock up on your favorite French soaps, something I always have stocked in my home, as well as the classic vintage French tea towels and of course, find your go-to French market tote. I have shopped many of my favorite items found in their shop currently below.

Giveaway Gift from Olive & Branch: (What a Lucky Winner will Receive):

  • A classic two handle French Market basket (as seen above and in my photos as well)
  • Not only one of her classic two handle French Market baskets, but it will be generously filled with a few French goodies as well (soap, lavender sachet, herbes de Provence, etc.).

And did you know that Olive & Branch, hosted by Pam, the owner of O & B, now offers weeklong trips to Paris and Champagne? As someone who knows and visits from across the channel in London to all parts of France regularly, she is a connoisseur of all things French. And while her upcoming trip this fall is fully booked, she will be hosting a trip in the Spring of 2024. Below are more details about it.

Details shared by Pam, founder and tour host of Olive & Branch:

Join us for a journey to Paris and the Champagne region this Spring 2024 (May 20-26) for an exclusive, small-group, women-only curated trip. Designed for women who love Paris, this trip will take you deeper into unique Parisian experiences and behind the scenes with everyday Parisians.

We will start the week with a champagne reception and will end with with a fabulous bon voyage dinner. The highlights of the week include:

  • A fabulous personal market street tour and cooking class
  • Meet and greet over drinks and dinner with a Parisian author
  • A behind the scenes bakery tour – with samples 🙂
  • A private walking tour of Montmartre
  • A full day in Champagne visiting the Veuve Clicquot cellars, among others and the Reims cathedral
  • Bargain hunting at the Marché aux Puces Clignancourt
  • Private tour of Saint Germain neighborhood 
  • Fabulous dinners and lunches
  • Visits to the Dior exhibit
  • Evening stroll through the Louvre
  • Visits to other magnificent museums in Paris
  • …and so much more! 

Won’t you join us?

What is included in the price?

  • All lodging at a 4-star, boutique hotel – single occupancy. 
  • Pricing is based on single occupancy, where you will have your own private room and ensuite.
  • Transportation for the 7 days and 6 nights
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
  • All guides, experts and tastings on guided tours.
  • Welcome champagne reception.
  • All museum or other entry fees.

Click here to learn more about the trip.

Let’s shop Olive & Branch! Below are more than a handful of finds that captured my eye and perhaps will yours as well.

~Leather Trimmed French Market Basket with short handles

~Round rustic basket

~Leather trimmed French market basket, long handles

~Herbs and Butterfly Aubusson pillow

~Antique Stoneware Jug

~Rendez-vous with France by Jill Butler

~Harrison Grey 30″ clock

~Vintage French Tea Towels

~La Pintade Guinea Hen, blue & white, small (black and white – large is also available)

~Marius Fabre Savon de Marseille, 200 grams

~Beauvillé Les toits de Paris tea towel

~Vintage Rustic French Terrine w/Lid

~Antique Alfred Hache & Co Mini Porcelain Pitcher

~Vintage Paris, France, coaster set (4)

~Pre de Provence Shea-enriched Soaps, rose petals 250G


  • Simply leave a comment on this post!
  • You may only enter once.
  • Enter by Saturday August 19th at noon (Pacific time)
  • Stop by Sunday August 20th to see if you are the winner.
    • If you are the winner, you must reach out to me by Monday August 21st to claim your prize.
  • That’s it!
  • Bonne chance!

Explore all of the posts (and giveaways) included in this year’s French Week, click here


243 thoughts on “The 2nd Giveaway & Shop Olive & Branch authentic French Finds

  1. Good morning, Shannon,

    I am drinking my morning coffee and am delighted by your second give-away along with the rest of items from Olive and Branch. Taking that basket to our local farmer’s market would be fun in itself –the double straps really make that basket versatile too.

    Thank-you for sharing it!

  2. Wonderful French market basket. It blends beauty and practicality. Who could ask for more? Thank you for always offering thoughtful, high quality items in your giveaways, Shannon. Bonne journée!

  3. What a lovely market basket! Looking forward to perusing the Olive and Branch website later today.

  4. Wow, how beautiful! I also loved learning about the trip being offered by Olive & Branch. It is something to dream about and consider. It sounds amazing.

  5. Oh my!! I would be be so excited to win this market basket and I am closely looking at the trip…..maybe with the lovely basket? 😍

  6. I had to laugh when reading the description of Pam’s trip. “Bakery tour-with samples!” Ha! Who wouldn’t want that? Beautiful products in her store!!

  7. Good Morning from Kentucky! I have been looking at this basket. How exciting! Thanks Shannon! Very excited about French week.

  8. Good morning, I’m so enjoying this special week. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these beautiful baskets.

  9. This would be so perfect to use when I visit our local farm for fresh produce and eggs!

  10. Good Morning! Such a beautiful basket and so very useful! The perfect combo!
    Thank you for sharing!

  11. What a simple and practical way to elevate hauling purchases home! This year I have made it a point to delight and savor small moments that can bring content satisfaction but are often overlooked; using a beautiful market bag would be a wonderful way to add joy to the everyday hum of a routine. Thank you, Shannon, for sharing this new-to me brand and the coupon code!:)

  12. A gorgeous basket, and so useful. And thank you for the tour info … exactly the sort of tour I have been looking for. Definitely going on the top of the bucket list! Merci Shannon

  13. Hello! Oh my. French week, following you, Shannon, is my favorite time of the year. This posting is Awesome. The baskets are not only practical. They’re beautiful too. Thank you for Today’s special post; I hope this week slows down so as to enjoy it thoroughly. ~ Teresa. P. S. I’ve subscribed to Olive and Branch on Instagram.

  14. Love the French Market Basket. It would be a useful & beautiful piece to carry to and fro our local farmer’s market each weekend in the spring, summer and fall.

  15. That dreamy basket (and goodies) would make me feel sooooo French (in my Minnesota home)! Fingers crossed, thanks again, Shannon!

  16. I visit our farmer’s market twice a week and this would be the perfect tote to carry. Thanks for the opportunity.

  17. What an incredible giveaway! The basket is beautiful and to have it filled with French goodies is icing on the cake!

  18. I would love to see the beautiful basket filled with Summer vegetables and flowers.

  19. The market basket is quite lovely, BUT OH MY GOODNESS, I clicked on the trip link and I’m d.y.i.n.g. to join it. What a marvellous itinerary. The market basket would prime my spirit and probably persuade me to sign up for the trip! 🙂

  20. A beautiful basket, and I love knowing that you have used yours for four years! I would love the opportunity to win one!

  21. What a lovely prize! I love basket so much. As a knitter there is nothing more comforting than a basket of yarn just wanting to be made.

  22. Hi Shannon, what a great basket! It will equip me well for my trip to France next Spring.

  23. What an awesome basket! It would be a great addition
    to any collection! Love the discount code for purchase also!

  24. Beautiful basket and what an incredible journey it would be to partake in the week long trip! A bucket list moment for sure!!

  25. Everything about this post excited me! First the give away is amazing, I have always wanted one of these gorgeous market basket, I am also thrilled to be introduced to the shop (thank you)!

    Finally, the trip sounds amazing, I am going to take a peak I am very interested!

  26. Oops, I got so interested in the details of the trip hosted by Pam I almost forgot to comment! Lovely basket for any farmers market.

  27. Good morning, what a perfect basket this is…thank you for the giveaway (s)! Happy Monday

  28. I love this basket! I keep hoping I might run into you at the Bend farmers market when I am there visiting my son and daughter in law.
    I would put this basket to good use when I go to my local farmers market.
    Thank you for hosting such a fun and exciting week.

  29. How kind of Pam and doesn’t that trip sound fabulous?! I would adore a new french market tote–and filled with French goodies, wow!(And 15% off?–off to the market!) Merci beaucoups, Shannon and Pam!xx

  30. Oh my goodness what a giveaway. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings.❤️

  31. What a lovely basket. I can just see myself taking it to the market on Saturday mornings.

  32. What a lovely giveaway Shannon! I have bookmarked her shop to peruse it with a cuppa this afternoon!

    1. Update: After thoroughly enjoying perusing the site, I decided on the long-handled tote with flat bottom (looked very sturdy for my first foray to the market with a basket…), a cute little Tour Eiffel greeting card to put in my Paris room and…..a parfait little Tour Eiffel cookie cutter!! OMG, so cutie. Thanks for introducing us to the site Shannon and to Pam for her exquisite selection and generosity. Btw, shipping for all that was only $7, amazing.

  33. Reading today’s post with Paris Cafe Ambience playing, with Simple Sophisticate Ep. 127, 20 Ways to Live Like a Parisian, queuing for a revist while tolling away at work.

    Passe une bonne journee to you all!


  34. French week is always a highlight of my summer! Thank you, Shannon, for exposing me to such an incredible country filled with amazing people, culture, food, adventures! You truly inspire me to live my best story! Thank you!

  35. Love the market basket. I’m heading to Paris in October (so excited!). Does Olive and Branch have a physical shop in Paris??

    1. The basket is fabulous and a very generous gift. However I am very keen to know more about the trip in Spring. Maybe you could even join the group.

  36. What a lovely resource Olive & Branch is for unique French items. Thank you for introducing the company to us, Shannon. Oh my! This giveaway is too beautiful! Love, love, love it.

  37. A gorgeous basket and the website is fantastic. Thank you Shannon for this and all that you bring, bonne journée.

  38. I’m so happy to now know about Olive & Branch and what a beautiful basket and generous giveaway. I will be visiting their site today.

  39. This has been such an interesting week so far! It is such a treat to open my inbox and see what might be next. Thank you for all your hard work!

  40. Due to your recommendation, Shannon, I have become a fan of Olive & Branch. All of their items are so beautiful!

  41. Your Boot & Basket room is so functional and well-designed. I’m keeping some of your ideas for when I redo the entryway in our cottage home. The baskets look like exceptional quality baskets that would be useful to so many years.

  42. I’ve never had a woven tote such as this before! I live in Texas, where we have fresh produce nearly year-round, and would love taking this on my market trips each week.

  43. They’re lovely! I always get a kick out of seeing your boot and basket room, too. It’s my favorite room at Le Papillon.

  44. I was so excited about the 15% discount code I forgot to leave a message. Thank you for all you do. It enriches my life!

  45. Hi Shannon. Hello from Australia. Thank you for lovely giveaway. The spring tour sounds amazing also!😊

  46. What a beautiful basket! I’ve been looking forward to French Week for a long time. Merci!

  47. So useful! I have one in a slightly different style and I even use it for the beach in summer – but another would be very much appreciated too 💕

  48. Bon, Bon, Bon, a beautiful, useful French basket. What’s not to like? Here’s to French Week and a market basket full of sparkling wishes.

  49. Hello, I’m new to the group.
    The basket is lovely but the trip sounds REALLY lovely!

  50. Thank you for offering the chance to win this beautiful artisanal basket! I am so enjoying French week!

  51. What a practical and beautiful gift. Would be lovely to win. Now to go explore the rest of French week. Thank you for always brightening the day, Shannon.

  52. I have admired your baskets from afar for years. Now I hope to actually have one! Thank you

  53. I would love to take this beautiful basket to our local farm and fill it with home grown produce. Thanks Shannon and Olive and Branch!

  54. I’m currently visiting my home state of California. They have the right idea here as you must bring your own bags to stores. This classic bag is perfect for shopping! Thank you Shannon.

  55. I absolutely love this bag. I bought one on my last trip to France and ended up gifting it to a dear neighbor who admired it. Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

  56. What a gorgeous giveaway! I’m heading over to her website now to see what other goodies she has in stock 😊

  57. Such amazing products. Beautiful. Oh and I’m reading more about the Paris trip next May!

  58. Ooh la la! This is my first French Week, so exciting! Thanks for the opportunity to win this classic basket to take the market!

  59. Gorgeous market bag! Olive and Branch has some other beautiful items too! The embroidered pillow and tea towels also caught my eye. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a lovely item, Shannon.

  60. The Olive & Branch journeys sound lovely! I love my French basket and would love a double handled one. Love this giveaway, Shannon! Thank you for the opportunity.

  61. Shannon,
    Whether it’s going to your local supermarket or your local farmer’s market this is both a lovely and practical give away.

  62. What a beautiful basket! (I love the Herbs and Butterfly pillow too. I think that’s a must-have for Le Papillon.)

  63. Bonjour Shannon,

    This is a lovely giveaway ~ thank you for your
    generosity and kindness.
    Ahhhhh – the basket.

    – Kate

  64. For me, that practical, yet beautiful basket has been synonymous with your website and brand, Shannon. 🇫🇷☕️ How I would love to add one to my collection and look ever so chic!

  65. The basket is fabulous and a very generous gift. However I am very keen to know more about the trip in Spring. Maybe you could even join the group.

  66. I was just sitting thinking how much I would like a basket with leather handles and then I logged into your site and saw you were giving one away. Must be fate. 🙂

  67. A French basket full of French goodies?… Oh, yes, please! I could I not participate?… 😉

    Lovely! You always have the best ideas, Shannon.

    Good luck, ladies (and gentleman, of course)!

  68. I just finished outfitting my own Boots & Basket room, and this double handled basket would be the perfect la touche finale! 😊

  69. One of my weaknesses is a beautiful basket. They are wonderful to for both practical and decorative purposes!

  70. I have longed for a market basket seen in many of your photos. Now, I have a chance! Yet another fantastic give-away! Thank you, Shannon.

  71. Wallpaper in Boot & Basket room is Amazing! Would love the basket to bring on that incredible trip to France!

  72. What a gorgeous basket! I’ve had my eye on gorgeous straw market baskets like yours ever since I first found your blog, Shannon. They’re absolutely stunning and I hope to welcome one into my home one day.

  73. The Farmer’s Market is one of the great pleasures of the summer and fall. This basket would be perfect!!

  74. This is my first French week as a Top Tier member – wow! Fabulous articles, insights and giveaways! I’m loving the deep dive into the French way of living. Thanks Shannon!

  75. I always so look forward to French Week and this year is just as wonderful as expected! Thank you for taking such time and care to provide thoughtful and inspiring posts! And thank you for offering beautiful and useful give-away items! This basket has been on my radar for quite some time.

  76. I would love a French market basket with soaps and other French delights, what a fantastic giveaway!

  77. Oh la la. This is so much fun! I would really like the opportunity to win this French basket.

  78. Oh! I have been dying to have one of these baskets! Hoping you are having an amazing week

  79. I love a beautifully made, useful woven basket! Thank you for the opportunity, Shannon!

  80. Dear Shannon,
    The farmer’s market tote basket is simply luxurious! I would love to replace my tote bags with an elevated elegant bag like this.
    Thank you for French Week!
    Ton ami,

  81. That market basket is beautiful. What a wonderful trip Olive and Branch has curated…dreamy!

  82. The bag would be roomy enough to hold all the peaches I picked up at the farmers’ market today. so lovely.

  83. Yet another simple luxury, Olive & Branch market baskets certainly make going to the farmer’s market even more of an event.

  84. What a generous and beautiful gift! Fingers crossed extra hard!

  85. I originally wanted the antique jug which is exquisite! Then I saw the Herbs and Butterfly Aubusson Pillow! I am replacing all of my simple, mass-produced pillows so — I must request the butterfly pillow (and order the antique jug myself). So to clarify, I am asking for the — Herbs and Butterfly Aubusson Pillow! Merci.

  86. Oh French Week! My favorite🙏🏻. Everyone of your choices is so well-curated👌🏻

  87. Is there anything nicer than a stroll through a farmers market – the flowers, fresh fruits and vegetables, and if you’re fortunate to be in regions perhaps honey, preserves, mushrooms and charcuterie delicacies may abound!
    And the fun of taking your bounty home, and crafting a delicious meal (or 3 of 5!) from your treasures – summer’s simple delights!

  88. Beautiful bag. I bought a, shall we say, more fiscally responsible one a short time ago. But my ROI was weak. it would be wonderful to win.

  89. Thank you Shannon for your thoughtful giveaways and the opportunity to add wonderful products into our homes

  90. Shannon, I really love learning about new merchants, products, books, etc, that I learn about through you. I use you as my personal curator! I love the two-handled basket. I have an old market basket that is starting to fall apart. I found it several years ago in a small vintage shop in Ketchum, ID. I have used it to go to our local farmers’ market as well as my summer tote. One of Olive and Branch’s totes would be a great replacement. Thanks for offering it has one of your giveaways.

  91. What a wonderful gift!! Perfect for weekend farmer’s market shopping.
    Thank you

  92. Beautiful, classic basket bag – perfect for going to the food market to pick out the perfect meal to prepare at home! The trip in the spring with Olive & Branch looks perfect – how fun. Thank you for your kindness in making this bag available to us – love it!

  93. French week is my favorite, just ahead of British week. I am preparing to leave for a month in France, taking a French immersion course in Villefranche-sur-Mer for a month. It’s my semester abroad, 40 years late! I would love to shop at my local farmers market with a genuine French 🧺.
    Merci pour ton travail, j’adore le blog et tous tes postes!

  94. Bonjour Shannon,
    I have always wanted a tote like this! My heart would be singing if I win. I have been so enjoying your photos of your boot and basket room. I have a large laundry room that use I enter the back door of my home. Your decor is a delight!

  95. Wow! A basket AND filled with French items? What a way to welcome rentrée this year! What a delight to walk into your boot and basket room throughout the year! Thank you, Shannon.

  96. I love this basket and use mine when traveling as well as local markets. Your boot & basket room is so uplifting. I bet anyone who visits is a wee bit jealous of it.

  97. Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I love more — the the tote or the goodies that will come with it. French lavender, soap, herbes de Provence . . . be still my heart! What a generous gift, and the trip sounds divine. Now I have to go back & rummage through Pam’s site again as so many things caught my eye.

  98. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for introducing me to Olive & Branch. I have seen mention previously but this post has given me a real insight into just how much they have to offer! I’ll definitely be browsing. I love the vintage French style tea towels.

  99. Shannon, Thank you for introducing me to Olive and Branch. Many years ago..My American girlfriend living in France gifted me a French market basket I adored and enjoyed for years.. The handle broke and I’ve since longed for a new one. What a thoughtful giveaway, a perfect gift!

  100. The trip sounds wonderful, a dream indeed. Of course love the basket and would put it to good use.

  101. Bonjour Shannon, the baskets are lovely, the trip would be fantastic and I have just finished reading The Winemakers Wife which takes place in the Champagne region of France… Veuve Cliquot of course has been on my list since Mireille Guiliano’s book series. Thank you for this info!

  102. Bonjour, Shannon! I just came back from a wonderful Mediterranean cruise with a stop in Marseille. With my (sadly) brief time there, I bought only towels and mini soaps for family and friends and nothing for myself, which I regret. This basket full of irresistible products from Provence will definitely make up for it if I am the lucky winner. Merci!

  103. Hi Shannon, I’ve been wanting to acquire a market basket or two and this one is lovely.

  104. I loved the episode featuring Olive & Branch. Would love to partake in the experience.

  105. This is such a generous giveaway! I would love to own one of these French market baskets!

  106. I love the basket and I am going to check out her site. Her trip sounds amazing too!

  107. Thank you for introducing me to OIive and Branch. I foresee probably way too much time spent perusing their wares–but such a lovely way to spend my time! Their baskets and home goods are so very nice. Thank you Shannon!

  108. Would LOVE this gorgeous basket for my Saturday market trips. Thanks so much for introducing me to Olive & Branch.

  109. The Basket is a beauty and I’m excited to browse all the other offerings! This has been a very wonderful week-I can’t wait to read through all your posts!

  110. I’ve been enjoying French week, when my allergies allow me!
    I’m feeling slightly covetous of those beautiful dish towels…

  111. What a beautiful basket! I follow so many people that live in France on social media, and it is such a staple for the way of French life. I can’t tell you how many baskets I have picked up over the years, yet I always put them down and declare that I will buy a real french one. I always dream about buying it when I travel back to France……but I do think winning one would qualify…lol.
    I am joining into French Week late this week. I still wanted to comment and thank you for such a beautiful gift for the giveaway… do such an amazing job. I am making a pledge to myself with the run of my subscription for this year (Sept-Aug 2024) that I am going to make engaging here a priority for myself. Thank you for all that you do!

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