As I began writing this blog post, it occurred to me that I shared my love of vintage picnic baskets before with you...and when I checked, it was actually more than once here- last time, it was a few years ago..and before that, I first shared it...what feels like was a lifetime ago, (or..maybe...was it someone else's life?) back when I still thought I was June Cleaver.
My passion for vintage picnic baskets has turned out to a very good thing. The fact is, they are so pretty to look at, they never go out of style, and they store all sorts of things. I keep baking supplies like all of my cookie cutters, and fondant molds in one of them. I keep fabric in a couple of them. (No, I don't sew a lick, but I do re-cover things like cushions on piano benches and dining chairs)
Currently I keep part of my collection (ehem...yes, it is only a fraction of my collection....) on the landing of the stair area that leads downstairs.I think they look pretty danged cute here now, but I have rather big plans for them though, just as soon as I wrap up my turn doing the window at Camas Antiques, and I will then share the new look they will be sporting. The reason I am sharing my collection once again is simply to remind you to think outside of the box when looking for storage ideas. This is especially good when space is at a premium. The only somewhat challenging part for me seems to be remembering what is in which basket, but labeled manila tags hung on each basket can help with that!