Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Tisket, A Tasket, My Yard Sale Basket

Several years ago I bought this vintage picnic basket at a yard sale.
I can't remember what I paid for it, but I know it was cheap.  The
top was stained despite my cleaning attempts.  The hinges and the 
metal handles were rusted.  I put it away thinking I would get around 
to fixing it up one day.  Well years went by ~
but ...

Finally I decided to paint it and enjoy it.

I set it out in the backyard while I am contemplating what to do with
the new annuals I bought.  I took my Mom to the garden shop and 
although the mission to buy more things for her garden was successful,
I just could not pass up a few more plants for my own garden.

Of course, now I have to plant them.

But not until I take a little break and look at my latest issue of
Romantic Homes magazine.

It's been a very lovely afternoon.  Hubby did not miss me one bit.
He's glued to the TV watching the US Open.  When he's not on the
golf course, he's watching golf on TV and texting his buddies and
critiquing every shot.  Oh well, such is the life of a 
golf widow!

By the way ~ I have to correct myself whenever I write the word
picnic.  I want to spell it picnik.  Sure do miss that site!

Joining ~

Bentley ~ have you deserted your Momma?  Are you watching
golf too or are you just begging for peanuts from your Daddy?

Susan and Bentley


  1. pretty before pretty after. what a lovely way to spend the day.

  2. I really like how your basket turned out! I've been looking for one myself!
    pretty display too!

  3. Great looking basket. I like the new softer look. ;-)

  4. I like the basket before and after but I know the soft white is just your style. Pretty pictures and wonderful music to go with them.

  5. What a lovely basket! It is so pretty painted soft white :)

  6. Your basket looks charming painted...and the music was perfect!

  7. To one Golf widow to the basket. We are still watching but had a great nap<;)

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  8. Love that picnic basket painted!!! It looks fantastic. I'm like you, can't go near a garden shop without buying more :) so much fun this summer, isn't it? Thanks for sharing the beauty. I married my husband specifically because he is not interested in any sport - well, just kidding, but so thankful he isn't! Hugs ~ Mary

  9. I love the sweet green color you painted it. My sister had the same basket when I was a kid. She received it as a shower gift in the 70s.

  10. Just lovely! Duke was glued to his daddy's side today too! LOL!!!

  11. Lovely basket now it's painted. Also a lovely little spot to read. xx

  12. Love the basket in white. It really gives it new life!

  13. It looks so pretty in the lovely shade of green! :D Enjoy it this summer!

  14. Very pretty basket!


  15. Love what you did to the basket. My heart grows two sizes after coming here and viewing the pictures of sweet Bentley. He is so much like my Toby, the master of this house. :)

  16. Hello Susan,
    I love your picnic basket! Very nice photos. I hope you and Bentley have been well. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. I love the new color. I have bought and sold so many of those baskets and have passed many up because of their grubby condition, but think I will rethink now :)

  18. What a great transformation! I have a can of spary paint just that color!!
    Now what can I do with it???


  19. Love your basket! You've inspired me to paint my picnic basket!

  20. What a pretty white basket, and the white with pink edge flower pot--lovely together!

  21. Awesome redo! Looks so pretty with all the accessories ... what a lovely place
    to sit & enjoy with a cup of tea resting on it or a glass of homemade lemonade.

    Come join our cause for Zoe, I deeply appreciate this.

    TTFN ~

  22. I featured your pretty basket today on Mod Mix Monday!


Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.


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