I've been painting up a storm lately and I thought I'd stop long enough to share this patriotic picnic basket with you. Perfect for toting some snacks to eat while watching July 4th fireworks or to take on a picnic.
The picnic basket is one I've had for a few years that I picked up for a song at the local auction. It's been hiding out in our storage building which I'm in the process of cleaning out. It's a vintage basket from the 60s or 70s with a pretty woven diamond pattern on the sides.
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The hinged top and the metal handles were spray painted with Deep Sea Diving by Valspar in a gloss finish. It's such a great patriotic or nautical shade of blue.
The rest of the basket was painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in pure white, and then I hot glued a little red, white, and blue trim underneath the rim of the basket.
As I was cleaning out the storage building, I ran across more patriotic items such as this adorable metal pail and this patriotic pillow sham that you may remember that I used when I was adding some patriotic touches to the front porch a few years ago.
Here's another one of those little pails. Reminds me of vintage sand buckets of years ago although these are reproductions. The picnic basket, the pails, and the pillow sham were all taken to my new booth.
My booth is located in the new store in our town called The Knobby Kneed Owl. I'm so excited because I've always wanted my own booth where I could sell some of my finds and treasures.
Here I am with the owner Aubrey Totten setting up my booth before opening day, and you can spot the patriotic picnic basket on the table.
You may recognize some of the items if you've been following the blog for a few years!
And I'm happy to say that quite a few of the items have sold since opening day, including the patriotic picnic basket. A friend from high school saw it in a photo on Facebook and immediately contacted me about purchasing it and the pillow sham. (I think she must be planning a picnic, don't you?)
So if you run across one of these vintage picnic baskets, grab it because it looks so darn good painted! I'll be sharing a few more of my painted goodies that I've put in my booth in the next few days. In the meantime, y'all stay cool!
Love the basket! I like anything red/white, and blue! I have a big picnic basket by Redmon. I don't think it would be a good idea to paint it? Maybe I could find a less expensive model!
Love, love your basket! Congratulations on your new booth. I know you will do well. You are so talented. Take care, Maria
Wow! I would like to come shop there, Kim, especially when you put your items there! I think I've seen them all!
don't live in your area, so I can't visit your booth, but I do wish you the best of luck. Everything is so creative.
That is so sweet, Brenda! Thank you so much for your good wishes!
Love everything and can't wait to get over to the shop! Happy Sales for you!
You may want to bring some items over to sell, Dolly!
I live in Greenwood. Is the store in Cross Hill? I would love to visit.
Nancy, the store would be about a 3 hour drive for you. We live near Lamar which is not too far from Florence, SC.
Love the baaket. The red white and blue right fir purchasing for the Fourth of July. Maybe there is a place in my house. Jean
Thanks Jean! It has already sold!
Oh, my gosh! That basket is the cutest thing EVER!!! I love it. Great idea and great job!
Thanks for saying that, Debbie! I am looking for more picnic baskets that I can paint!
Good luck with your store!
I love that basket, Jane! My mother in law gave me one just like yours. Sadly to say it never showed up in Florida when we moved from Ohio. It certainly was a vintage treasure. Not only did the basket not make it, quite a number of things didn't make it either. I love going to antique shops like yours. Good luck to you in your new venture!
I have twobaskets jst li k e those they are in my dining room. Getting out the paints and panting mine. Thanks for sharing.
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Jane, I love the patriotic basket. Congrats on your new venture and I hope you do well! I'm going to be consigning all my stuff next month when a consignment shop moves to a 9000 sq. foot warehouse close to me. I can't wait to clean out!!