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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  1. says

    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

  2. says

    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.


  3. says

    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!!

  4. says

    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!

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