Mar 12, 2012

Great Find

Look what I found this morning. I'ts (almost) the same as the one my Mother had when I was growing up. Seems like we did a lot of picnicking back then, at least that's what I remember...... Cold fried chicken, potato salad, kidney bean salad (yuck, I thought then, love it now), chips, watermelon , kool-aid...... Awe, to be a kid again.....
I stopped at the North Myrtle Beach Flea Market this morning: Located 100 Highway 17 North, (Between North Myrtle Beach & Little River), North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582, if you are ever at the beach and want to check it out.

Here's my "Great Find";  A Vintage Redmon Woven Wood and Metal Picnic Basket with Trays, Cups and Silverware
This vintage Redmon picnic basket is a real treasure. Made in Peru, Indiana in the 1950s, this basket contains most of the original pieces.

The basket is in excellent vintage condition. The plastic cups are in excellent condition. The plastic trays / divided plates are also in very good condition. The metal handles fold down and out of the way when accessing the inside of the basket. The basket has two opening lids on hinges.

This basket is very well made and will last for many years - and for many more picnics!

- 1 Wood and Metal Woven Picnic Basket
- 1 small Table Insert
- 6 Plastic Trays / Divided Plates
- 6 Plastic Cups
- 9 pieces of Silverware (I can't be sure these are original)

Product Details:
- Product Material: Wood, Metal
- Product Dimensions: 22" long x 14" wide x 12" tall; pie shelf/table is 3" tall

Other then 2 loose staples (which are still attached) at the bottom, and the table insert is a little warped, but feel I can bring it back, it's in EXCELLENT condition. I paid $8.00. 
 I'm so excited to go picnicking....


  1. I love these picnic baskets from that era. Yes it makes me wish for fried chicken, potato salad etc etc. What a great find. I found you on the Its so Cheri blog hop and am now following you and would love a follow back:)

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  2. Wow - all the "innards" were there! Most of mine are empty, but a couple have some dishes. I love the woven pattern on yours!