February 19, 2012

Yogi Bear Would Be Jealous

Thrift stores have not been good to me lately. Lots of trips, not a lot of fun finds. Just a slow time of the year, I guess.

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.




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40 comments:

  1. I love picnic basket and storage is defintely what I use them for...mine are even my most recent post. Have not found one as cheap as $3!

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  2. One of these beauties would be fun, but four of them is a real party. I love the way they looked stacked up. Perfect!

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  3. Oh, I'm so envious! I have a few picnic baskets. The cheapest one was for $5 about 20 years ago at a garage sale. How come I never find thrift shops like that?
    Brenda

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  4. Love those picnic baskets. Reminds me of going on picnics with my family!

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  5. I love your picnic baskets--and such a good idea to store stuff in them. Would be perfect to store fabric and stuff in. Now I will have to look for some:)!

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  6. These are a great collection. They look really good stacked together like that.

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  7. Great baskets- I love the diamond pattern. I have one that has a tin top that is quite old and I wish I had a couple more- xo Diana

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  8. Love your Pic-a-nic baskets, Pam! And how nice the three diamond decorated baskets are graduated in size for stacking!

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  9. Love 'em! You are smarter than the average bear, Boo Boo, when it comes to finding great things. These are wonderful! Have a nice week!

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  10. Great baskets! You lucky duck! Nothing like that exists at my GoodWill!

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  11. wow! i'm sure he will! those are really nice!

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  12. They really are lovely! And they look so beautiful all stacked up together. Wishing you a gorgeous week :)

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  13. OMG! You have my dream collection. Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted a Yogi Bear picnic basket and last summer I found one at a car boot sale. Since then I've been hunting for more to add to my collection. I love wicker and I love picnic baskets. Very envious.

    Madison xxx

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  14. Hey, don't call yourself "cheap".
    That's my job to insult bloggers!
    Happy Monday!
    m.

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  15. Pam, I love the baskets! What a wonderful idea for storage. I'll be on the lookout for these in the future.

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  16. What a fabulous collection. They especially look good stacked together. Good for you for rescuing them. Super price. Woo hoo!

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  17. Wow Pam, the three of them stacked up are the bomb diggity.

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  18. I am loving your picnic baskets! They look so pretty stacked and are good for storage. Great finds! I have 2, a vintage one and a longaberger.

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  19. Great finds Pam....you are starting a beautiful collection.

    Jo

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  20. Forget about Yogi!! Wow we...
    Great deals :)
    xxx Liz

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  21. You are a lucky girl! Those baskets are so nice, at a great price! Enjoy them.

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  22. I love the baskets with the diamonds. You SCORED!!! Lucky you!!!

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  23. OH WOW! Those are beautiful and so inexpensive!!

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  24. Pam,
    I have that same basket (#2 in the middle) and love it. You have done really well on all of yours and thank you for sharing them with us at NTT. I use three of mine in my kitchen to hold all my cookbooks.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  25. Awesome! What a great collection.

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  26. Those picnic baskets are delightful. How fortunate you are to have found them. And only $3. AMAZING. Nothing like that around here, for sure. ENJOY.

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  27. I love that you have three different sizes of the same basket! And the warm honey color is my favorite.

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  28. I thought I had a steal on my basket at $10! Way to go!

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  29. I LOVE old picnic baskets and you have some really nice ones. I have 3 stacked in the corner of my kitchen....full of tablecloths, placemats, etc. You got a great deal on yours!!
    Jane

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  30. What a great basket. You have quite a collection there! Very cool.

    melinda

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  31. What a wonderful collection and wow! At such inexpensive prices! These are the perfect decorative accent but are so useful too. You scored dear Pam! I am never so lucky when I hit a thrift store!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Love,
    Sue

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  32. How wonderful! It's so true -- they are so much prettier than plastic storage!

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  33. Wow! The baskets are beautiful, wonderful find!

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  34. I am jealous - and I'm not a bear or a sasquatch (did not know they like daffodils)!

    Glad you stopped by and liked my fan and gnome - happy to have found you. New GFC & Linky follower
    Kelly

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  35. Love your baskets! And such a great picture with the chair! Blessings, Sandie

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  36. They look great stacked with three different sizes!

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  37. Love your collection...and especially all the different stacked sizes!

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