But last week when I sauntered into one of my Volunteers of America stores, not expecting to see anything great, I ran across this pic-a-nic basket. Yabba-dabba-doo! Uh, wrong cartoon?
It's not exactly picnic season in Ohio yet, but these baskets are great to store things in.
Plus, they are cheap. And I'm cheap. So, a match made in heaven.
This guy was $3.99.
All three of my other wooden picnic baskets were right around $3.00 each. Cheaper than one of those big old plastic storage containers and with much more character.
I have three of them now that have this diamond pattern on them.
I believe they are Redmon picnic baskets.
And a West Rindge one that is more of a woven splint design. Similar to something Longaberger would have made, but older.
I'm taking this as a sign that the thrifting season is kickin' into high gear.
If you're smarter than the average bear, you'll check out these parties:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Thrift Share Tuesday at Apron Thrift Girl
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday