Tuesday, April 24, 2012




Happy Rednesday! Well, what do you think of the new Blogger design and layout we have to work with? I need time to decide if I like it or not! (So far I don't!) Hmmm . . .

Anyways, this round canister with the rose is new to my collection. I acquired it at the thrift shop last week. It still has some flour left in it!


 On the right side of this little vignette, on the shelf above my computer, is a "fairy" potting table. I got the cupboard at Michael's for $1.00, painted it, and the garden theme evolved from there.


Now, here we have an interesting, and practical, item. Any idea what it is? This is how I found it at the thrift store~

 I undid the velcro and it looks like this ~


Then unfolded like this ~


Ah! Here's a clue ~
 

Voila! It's a pic-a-nic basket!
 
  

 Unzip the whole thing , spread it out, and you have an instant picnic "table". You don't even have to transfer food from the basket to a blanket or table. And cleanup is just as easy - rezip and you're good to go!

 
 It sure is!












27 comments:

Stella said...

picnic basket is just too cute and so easy to store as well. Great find. Thanks for sharing.

My Vintage Mending said...

Super neat-oh. Makes me want to find something great myself....Happy Rednesday to you....smiles...Renee

Cherry Chick said...

You know I almost posted today about the new eblogger interface. I'm not at all crazy about it because it looks like if you don't use the Google Chrome browser it doesn't work right. I'm having problems seeing part of the view for creating a post. I was so frustrated that I switched back to the old view today until they stop supporting it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to make it work?
I do Love your collaspable picnic basket though, Very cute!
Thanks for sharing with us all.


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Kim K. said...

That picnic basket is absolutely fabulous. I actually posted about the new blogger interface today on my blog with some tips. It's definitely got a learning curve, especially for PC users.

http://kenward.blogspot.com/2012/04/bloggers-new-interface6-tips.html

vintage grey said...

Loving that neat-oh picnic basket!! So cool!! I love your rose tin can!!! So pretty!! xo Heather

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

What a great idea for a picnic basket, very clever, love it!
Glad I have a post to join in Rednesday, thanks for hosting!

LV said...

Enjoyed seeing all your reds today. I am sure we will be forced to change our way of posting, but I may have to give up my blog.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I have that same little $1 potting bench, but mine's a hutch IN my fairy garden (or at least it was until it fell apart). Love the picnic basket too. So glad you were intrigued enough to check it out. Great find!

Sam I Am...... said...

That is TOO COOL for words! Why can't we have products like that now? I love your fairy garden shelf....and everything on it! Love your new blog look too! What a post!

Angela said...

I just adore that vintage picnic basket. Never see one like it..((hugs)) haven't been here in a while, needed to give you a hug girl!

Mecky said...

That really is neat-oh!!!
The canisters is also nice!
Happy Rednesday!!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Cool picnic basket and I DON'T LIKE the new format and went to the old one until "they" change me again...
deb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is way cool!! I've been using the new format and I am fine with it. Guess I'm in the minority!

Liz said...

I love the picnic basket! And the canister is lovely. When I saw it I suddenly remembered that we had two like this when I was a child. A red one like yours and a pink one.
Liz

Melody said...

Hi Sue!
Thanks for hosting this redtastic day! I always like your layouts. The flower carts banner looks like vintage shelf paper. Great find on that canister. Must've been a whole kitchen set for that pattern.....table cloth, apron, glasses, which have on my website, then potholders, trivets, and even plates that I could kick myself for not picking up at the Ant. mall!!
Fun find on the picnic basket...that'll get used a lot I bet 8o)
Have a nice Rednesday!

LadyD said...

I would love one. A picnic by the roadside or at the beach, how wonderful! So happy you found a great treasure and a practical one, too!

The Old-Fashioned Housewife said...

Hey Sue! I am having a problem grabbing the link for this week's Rednesday entry because the post doesnt seem to be showing a title that I can click on. Am i wrong? Can you let me know so I give the right link in my post? thanks and sorry!

Rita said...

You are always finding such neat stuff. I have to be more watchful when I make the rounds of the resale shops.

JunqueMagnet said...

How very cool!! Very cool indeed. Love that "basket". Enjoy.

Dorothy said...

Oh what a cute picnic basket! Love it.
Dorothy~~

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very neat-o! and so is your "I swear" lady. :)

Loui♥ said...

wow!
that certainly is a NEAT picnic basket!

Tina G said...

there is no link visible for me. so here is my red world :)
http://tinaspicstory.blogspot.de/2012/04/welcome.html

namaki said...

Wow ! I love that picnic basket ! looks so handy !

D said...

Sue,
I love your little vignette, and that picnic basket is such a great idea!
D

~~Carol~~ said...

That picnic basket really is neat-oh! And I'm crazy about the rose tin and this week's Rednesday graphic. I think she might be my all-time favorite!

Jill said...

Very neat!