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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Vintage Thursdays - It's a Picnic!

Once again I'm participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday sponsored by Colorado Lady. Today I'm sharing my collection of vintage metal picnic baskets. These were popular back in the 40s and 50s. I've gathered these from flea markets and garage sales.
There are many on the market that are in the shades of brown and tan so if I buy one now, I'm looking for other colors. These are perfect for storage but mine are all empty - which is not very bright on my part. So, I've decided that I need to store some of my excess dish towels, pot holders, etc. in them.


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18 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

I just love those!!! Have never thought of them being in a collection, but they sure look great!

Jan Ely said...

Love them! I have a few too that I store things in all over the house.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

what a collection you have! now you make me want one too! I am looking for this basket actually.. hard to find here at my side of the world..

happy VTT

gin said...

Nice collection and what a great idea to use them as storage.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oooo, I love these! I know I'd be using them for storage. I live in a rather "cozy" home so storage is at a premium and I must get creative. These would fit right in over here. I think you just inspired me to start my own collection.
Enjoy your day and thank you so much for sharing!

cindee said...

Those are so cool! I have a couple in the garden but they were already rusty when I got them! Storage is always needed here(-:

CarolynQuilts said...

Oh, a collector after my own heart! These are one of my favorite things to collect, and yes, they're great for storage. I keep a stack of empty ones in the family room. When company is dropping by unexpectedly, they can hold a lot of clutter!

Coloradolady said...

THese are great. What a great collection you have, and I like all the different colors. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Miri said...

Wonderful metal picnic baskets! Wow! Love the colors and the plaid ones :) They look wonderful together...oh, the brown and white one and the little yellow!

Darlene said...

Those are some great vintage picnic baskets!!! BEAUTIFUL! Also, I love your toile valances in your last post.

Roslyn Atwood said...

Hmm but how will you know what is in which basket? I think you will need labels tied to the handles!
roslyn

bj said...

These are so neat. I like them a lot. I have a small collection of wicker ones that I love...(3...isn't that a collection??) :O)

CC said...

What a great collection you have..and what a fantastic storage area. Happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Lovely collection. Yours are in great condition.

Bo said...

Hi pammiejo...what a neat idea to collect these & use them for storage...I'd have to fill them with EXCESS dishes! ;-) Bo

Bea said...

I love picnic baskets. I have several woven ones but no metal ones. Your collection is awesome. May have to start looking for those. My daughter is planning a wedding reception for later in the spring and we are using picnic baskets as decorations.

marybt said...

Those are really cool! I like them a lot. :)

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

They are FABULOUS...i've got a couple and i use them to store my fabric :)