Monday, July 30, 2012

Vintage Picnic Basket and a Lovely Gift

Hello Everyone!  I’m still bringing things into the house from the garage that I have been picking up at antique shops and flea markets over the last few weeks.  One of my treasures that I was lucky enough to purchase at a flea market in Pennsylvania was this picnic basket.


   I probably would have passed this picnic basket up because I have a few of them already.  But what caught my eye was that it was insulated.  


   The asking price on the tag was $40 but I only paid $25 for it and I didn’t even have to negotiate the price! 


I think that poor old man must have thought I was going to be his only sale that day because I started to walk away and he said to me “I’ll make you a deal”.  And a deal he did….he sold it to me for $25!

Not only was I lucky enough to purchase this vintage picnic basket at a reasonable price, but I was also a lucky winner of this beautifully handcrafted ruffled French red ticking tea towel.   


  Needless to say, I was surprised when Linda at White Weathered Hutch emailed me to let me know that I was the winner of her lovely giveaway.  


Thank you Linda…..I love it!      


I think it looks beautiful with my vintage picnic basket.


As always, thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful week. 


This post has been linked up with:

Coastal Charms for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Knick of Time for Vintage Style Link Party

Savvy Southern Style for WOW Us Wednesday


  1. What a great picnic basket and the tea towel is lovely! Good for you!

  2. Gail, the picnic basket is gorgeous and I can just imagine the vignettes you might compose with it. xoxo, Olive

  3. The picnic basket is just lovely! That was a good deal! The tea towel looks so pretty with the picnic basket!

  4. Gail,
    What a great find.I love picnic baskets!They are great for storage and decorative too! Congrats on your win.That is a pretty towel.

  5. Great picnic basket, Gail! I have never seen one that was insulated like this before. Your new towel goes wonderfully with the basket. I could see a red and white check tablecloth to go along with it, too!

  6. The picnic basket is gorgeous. I didn't know that they were manufactured with insulation. Great find!

  7. Hi Gail,
    I love your pretty picnic basket and how cool that it is lined with galvanized metal. Love the sweet hand towel too.


  8. What a cool picnic basket Gail, I've never seen one insulated. Love the tea towel, great win!

  9. What a great picnic basket. I have alot I use in the cottage for storage, I have never seen a insulated one!

  10. I have never seen an insulated picnic basket. What a great find! I also love the towel you won.

  11. Love, love love your picnic basket, what a deal you got!

  12. What a great picnic basket and what a great deal!!
    Love the towel that you pretty!!

  13. You had a great find with the basket, Gail...I've never seen one insulated like that! Congrats on winning that cute towel, too!

  14. That picnic basket was meant to be! Love the towel, too. Congrats!

  15. Gail -- I have a little collection of picnic baskets and have never seen one insulated like that -- WHAT A FIND and a deal too! Enjoy :)


  16. Great picnic basket. How fabulous that it still has the insulated side. Love the wonderful towel too. Both are super together. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Hi Gail! Oh, what a wonderful picnic basket. I've never seen one like this before. Congratulations on winning the darling tea towel!
    Have a great evening and always be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. I love and collect both metal and woven vintage picnic baskets but yours seems like a one of a kind find! What a treasure (and such a great price). Congrats on winning the pillow ticking towel. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following!

  19. Thanks for sharing at my party...never seen one like this one, and I love it!! Now this was a real NIFTY THRIFTY deal.


  20. Wow! How luck y are you to find such a unique basket. Yes the towel does look great along side of it.

  21. I've never seen an insulated basket like that. You should try it out with a bottle of wine.



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