Friday, July 30, 2010

Flea Market Friday: Fancy a Picnic?

Today I went to an actual flea market but didn't find anything. But on the way home, I stopped at a yard sale and got this great picnic basket!

It's really sturdy (as the 20-something girl who sold it to me noted) and for $5 I thought I could use it. I had a picnic basket already, but it was one of those modern wicker ones they sell at discount stores. It just didn't have any personality. So this one will work much better, plus it's a whole lot bigger.

We go for a picnic about once a week, so it will get plenty of use. I take my kids to the local library on Tuesday afternoons, where they have an outdoor lunch/story hour. Needless to say, I'm the only "vintage" mom there, so this basket will probably get me a few more looks. But I'm used to that by now, and thankfully my kids aren't old enough to complain.


  1. Great find! That is a great idea to have a regular picnic day. We've had a few over the summer, but not so organized.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. That's so cute, and love the thermos. There's just something about using those things that make it special. And don't worry, my kids grew up with me and my vintage friends, surrounded by it in the house, etc...and they love it. Their friends always thought it was cool too! Zootsuitmama

  3. Love the basket! I found one a couple months back for $6 so you outdid me. I love the comment by the twenty something year old LOL