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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Metal Picnic Basket Collection

These metal picnic baskets have become my latest obsession. I mean collection. But I won't be using them for a picnic. These are strictly for show. And storage. Because we live in an old house with no closets!

My current favorite is the one on the bottom with the cat playing a fiddle! Love that old sewing basket too. I've got a pink one coming in the mail any day now, that I won on Ebay!
The green one was my first basket. I got that cement poodle from an antique store.
This one is for holding old magazines.
This was my helper today. Mimi Lucy. We love to dress her up. She loves it too. When our daughter was little, she would push Mimi around in a stroller for hours.
Mimi wanted you to see her daisy collar. She loves it. Can you tell? She will hypnotize you with her bi-colored eyes.....

19 comments:

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection you have!! My mother had a metal picnic basket when I was young, but it wasn't as pretty as these! And you are so clever to use them for storage...multi-purpose is always great! Thanks for sharing your obcession with us!

Shannon said...

Just wanted to tell you that you totally made my night! Not sure if you knew this or now, but you were my very first comment on my blog!! Lots of family and friends read it but knowone comments and i jumped for joy when i saw that i had one tonight. Such a fun surprise. So thanks again!

Shara said...

Metal picnic baskets are high on my WISH LIST when thrifting and I have never, ever, ever found a single one. You are a lucky lady to have so many! My day will come - I HOPE!

Cindy said...

I love those things. I have 3. One is on the deck and it holds the linen napkins that we use out there. One is in the guest room, it has small heirlooms. One is in the kitchen, there are craft supplies in it. Hey! I should get one to take on picnics! Imagine that!

Linda said...

You have a charming collection of metal baskets - love the nostalgia! Also, you had some great weekend finds! Linda

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Love the metal picnic baskets. That is one of the few things I have never collected!!! You have some great ones.

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

I'm a big fan of picnic tins, too. I think I have just under 30 of them! Love your collection.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Such a beautiful collection!

I posted the redo of my chair and ottoman on my blog, scroll on down about the middle of the page to see the chair.

Thank for stopping by!

SugarPlumFairy said...

OHHHH goodness what did you do to my poor baby! Nice picnic baskets.... yet you still want another one?! You have SO many! Silly... ;)

Mrs. Staggs said...

I like your Mimi's daisy collar. Miss Luna won't wear a collar, and we've had her microchipped. A daisy collar is so much more charming.

I found one of those metal baskets at the thrift store one day. I still haven't used it much, but Debbie at Homespun Living once showed hers used as a planter, and that looked nice. You've shared some other wonderful ideas. Thank you!

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