I confess to being one of thoes people that is curious about what other people have in their shopping carts at the supermarket. Back home I guess the curiosity is simply wondering what other people eat, what their habits are. But here in France my curiosity is less about what someone has bought as it is about the artistry of the purchases.
I can't help but wonder what's in all thoes beautiful shopping baskets. The little packets of pastries & cheeses, the fruits & vegetables at the bottom so artfully arranged are all so beautiful & enticing.
Even when it isn't possible to actually peek inside, there is often some lovely thing sticking out the side of a basket, a bouquet of flowers warped in newspaper for example.
Sometimes it looks as if the basket belongs to a tourist buying all the necessities for an impromptu picnic.
While others are filled with artisanal breads & vegatables & other farm fresh supplies for the coming week.
And then there are thoes
that clearly contain the ingredients for a classic French Sunday lunch.
But no matter what the purchases are there is such a beauty to them. It almost seems as if the very act of shopping at the market in France is in & of itself an actual art form.
Today I am linking up with Paulits's weekly meme Dreaming of France.
Wishing you all a happy Monday !