A Tisket, A Tasket

A tisket, a tasket
A brown basket

Wait, I think it says something about a green and yellow basket. Oh well, at least I had some fun thrift store finds this week.

Wooden picnic basket made by West Rindge Baskets in New Hampshire for $2.92. It is just in OK condition, since it has a broken splint in the front and the lid is missing a few nails. But I thought it was cute and springy.

A silverplated serving dish for $2.00.

A silverplated footed bowl for $1.00.

Silverplated forks made by Winthrop for 25 cents each.

OK, I admit it. I have a silver problem. I’m pretty sure I can kick it though. Maybe tomorrow.

Did you notice that I drug out my Daffodils again. Thought I’d take advantage of them while I can.

I’m joining Tales from Bloggeritaville‘s Thrifty Thursday, No Minimalist Here‘s Open House Party and Blue Creek Home‘s very first Treasure Hunt Thursday.

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  1. says

    Love the basket- have a little thing for them :).
    But my heart beats fast for tarnished silver and this is in just the right stage for me :).
    You are going to polish it, aren’t you? You know that’s an unending battle.
    Cool finds and I never tire of daffodils. I am posting mine every chance I get.
    Happy evening- Tete

  2. says

    Hi Pam! I love your finds and the basket is positively wonderful! Well, I love that tray too!
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  3. says

    Hi Pam,
    I am so glad you came to my first Treasure Hunt Thursday party…hope you will come back often.

    I love vintage silver too – love that pattern and for a quarter each???? I’m jealous!

    Want to go to a 12 step program with me????

  4. says

    You always find the best deals! Hey, how about painting that picnic basket in your “turquoise” paint? That would look great!! (Or another color, to hide the discrepancies that you wrote about!) I am planning to spray paint a big handled basket I have for Spring that doesn’t look that great in its original state… as soon as the damn weather gets better over here to go outside to spray paint! :)

  5. says

    Hi Pam!

    Great finds! My neighbor’s daffodils are starting to perk up. Hey, did you see that big golden ball is the sky today?

  6. says

    I have that very same basket. I used to hide my answering machine in it because I thought it looked ugly on my counter. Now it’s in the phone so no need to hide. Check out my blog posts this week. I have a very easy way to clean that silver.

  7. says

    Fun finds! I love the pattern on the forks! I’m a sucker for silverware from that era. And I actually have the covered serving dish. Got mine for a wedding present in 1973. It has a divided glass insert inside.

  8. says

    First things first….thank you for linking to my Thrify Thursday party today! What great finds! I oo have a silver weakness, esp if there is a monogram or a name of where it came from on it. LOVE your finds!
    Thank you for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville. Come again…and soon :)
    Have a great day!
    Live (really LIVE)* LOVE (deeply)* Laugh (alot)
    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  9. says

    I just adore picnic baskets! That is a beautiful one and looks like one my parents used to have. What fun finds. If they had applied a little elbow grease to the silver pieces they could have gotten a lot more for them – aren’t you glad they didn’t!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. says

    Oh Pam….that silver serving dish…mmmmmmm….yep – I can’t say that I’m bad when it comes to silver, but I do enjoy a few pieces….now, when it comes to Karrie – she’s been known to clean out a whole flea market full of silver :)
    Have a great day!!

  11. says

    Wow, I never get jealous of other people but I came close with this blog. Apparently we have the same taste. I collect picnic baskets and have that same silver serving dish. I’m also trying to pick up utensils for my daughter to repurpose. I haven’t seen prices that low! I admire you (it’s better than being jealous).

  12. says

    Hi Pam,
    What a bargain hunter you are. I used to collect baskets also. I stopped more than 2 years ago. A tisket a tasket, I need more baskets!! I’m going to the thrift shop with you now on!!!
    xxx Liz

  13. says

    I’m a silver girl too I think! lol~ Love the forks and serving dish! I’m going to post tomorrow about my lucky find! You won’t want to miss this one!

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