Sunday, March 13, 2011

Flea Market Find

My flea market find this week is a little ripper. I'm sure you've all experienced that feeling when you quickly scan the shelves of your local Oppy and make a premature judgement call that there is nothing there for you, only to dig a little deeper into the pile of inconspicuous 'stuff' and be elated with your find. 

So this week, I did just that and whilst burying through a floor full of wicker baskets, I came across this one. The basket itself is in great condition but the moment of elation came when I opened it up to find it full of vintage picnic wares. Orange flasks, salt and pepper shakers, napkins, cups and plates...it was all there. 

I promptly handed it over to the kids and we all set to work making an impromptu picnic in the backyard.

After all, we had seriously dehydrated stuffed puppies to feed!

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15 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That is so cool! Those wicker baskets are almost always empty so that was ana amzing score.

Michelle said...

That is so neat. I love the impromptu picnic with it also. Adorable. Picnic baskets are so wonderful. They conjure up thoughts of romance and the beauty of nature, to me.

monkeemoomoo said...

I am sooo jealous! I so want one of those, the last one I found in good condition was at an antique store for $80.00 - not in the budget.

It pays to go digging around:)

Lea said...

oh I love it and can imagine your surprise:)

Catherine said...

ah, such a nice feeling to make that kind of discovery... I'm sure it will be loved at your place...

Heidi said...

thats fab...I'm ready to picnic right now!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

magical post, love! i squealed, i did!!!

Francesca said...

this is really cool :) lovely blog!

http://opinionslave.blogspot.com x

m.e (Cathie) said...

oh wow, what a cool bit of digging!
i love picnic baskets but most of the time they are empty. nice score, beautiful pics.
enjoy the long weekend Trace ♥

mel @ loved said...

Oh perfect find!! And so nice to see it put immediately to good use.. X

Thea said...

Great find. Seeing you little girl playing with it is priceless. x

karlyn Jackson said...

fabulous!

Bec said...

that is a great find!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

I hpe the picnic was as much fun as the find ... it sure looks like it!
My Flea Market Find

Sherrin said...

That is THE BEST oppy find. I've been looking for something like that for ages.