Monday, June 18, 2012

1950's Style Picnic Basket

 I went to World Market today to purchase another counter stool for my kitchen (we are functioning and 90% done!)  While I was there, I found this adorable metal plaid picnic basket, which first became popular in the 1950's.  Perfect because I love picnics and because the Fourth of July is just around the corner!
While we all celebrate the Fourth of July, don't forget that July is National Picnic Month, too!
 The Fourth of July is the biggest holiday here on the lake!  We pack a picnic and sit with thousands of other boaters in the middle of Lake Wylie to watch the fireworks display from different counties.  This is serious business- our red, white & blue!
 I love these paper food trays from World Market; perfect for hamburgers or BBQ.
 These striped French Fry Liners; also from World Market, can be used to hold hot dogs, popcorn, corn dogs, Popsicles or other snacks, too.  The 2-tiered Tiffin box is great to hold pasta and fruit salad.  Who says the 'blue' has to be navy?  It is available in green, too.
I found these gingham melamine plates for our picnic in the dollar section at Michael's.
 Prefer paper products for your picnic?  These nautical plates and napkins came from the dollar section at Michael's, too!
 This mid-century metal picnic basket costs...
...only $14.99.

Striped Metal Water Tank Dispenser | World Market
I saw this striped metal water tank dispenser at the store, as well.  So many of you wrote to inquire about my red beverage dispenser (Great Outdoors Birthday Party) purchased from World Market a few years ago. I always check, but they haven't carried one just like it for awhile.  This one is cute and cost around $30.

I hope you all have a great week!  Slowly, we are returning to normal...although, I am told 'Normal' is just a setting on my washing machine!  The kitchen is almost done and I have cooked many wonderful recipes from Pinterest!  I'll share with you soon (hopefully!)


The white napkins are dish towels from IKEA and the red and white flatware set came from Homegoods a few years ago.  The denim blue napkin came from the Country Living set at K-Mart.

As always, thanks for stopping by!



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24 comments :

Sue said...

Hi Christie ~ So fun to see a post from you. And ~ I found the same basket at World Market and mine is currently holding red geraniums and mini flags. It is the cutest tin! I have a feeling that we will see this popping up all over blog land.
Anxiously awaiting your kitchen reveal. I am in a mini redo myself. The mess is hard to take at times!
Happy Summer to you!

Kris said...

So cute. I was there the other day and don't recall seeing that darling picnic basket!!

Deanne said...

makes me want to pack up and set off for a relaxing picnic myself great job!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your picnic basket and all the sweet accessories to go with it. I don't think I've seen a dollar section at our Michael's but then we are in Canada! Enjoy the day! Pamela

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Christie -- I love both picnics and anything Americana! I have a small collection of the vintage picnic tins and enjoy the heck out of them. I wish we lived near a World Market -- I do have a big red drink dispenser similar to yours that came from Target YEARS ago. Enjoy your picnic goodies :)

Blessings!
Gail

The Tablescaper said...

Love it! Only wish we had a World Market near me.

- The Tablescaper

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh my goodness...such a cute basket and all the goodies inside...beautiful pics!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I recently purchased the same picnic basket and just love it. You have yours filled with such cute picnic items. I was surprised at the price because I thought it was well worth it. In case you haven't heard, I have a Grill, BBQ and Picnic Party going on until Thurs. You are welcome to come and show your basket if you like. --------- Shannon

World Market said...

What a great blog. Thank you for posting. We'd love to share on our social sites.

Twigs said...

I saw the pinic basket while shopping in San Diego but couldn't carry it back on the airplane so I thought I would pick it up locally, but they don't have it in our local World Market....bummer! It's really cute and I love your silverware too.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Thanks for sharing I must get one myself.It would be so perfect for our Beach Cottage as well.Red and white are my all time fav~Cheers Kim

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I'm hoping to get to World Market before the 4th of July. I'm new newest follower!

tawn said...

Christie, that basket is the cutest! Now I will have to head over to World Market.

I was excited to see that you had a new post on your blog. I always enjoy reading your post.

Can't wait to see your kitchen reveal.

janet said...

I was so glad to see a post from you..I love the combination of red,white and blue you put together in your vintage looking picnic basket..Have a great week..

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Love your 50's style picnic basket! & all your red, white & blue. Pretty & patriotic!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

What a fun basket you prepared! Sounds like the 4th at the lake is the place to be--I hope you and yours enjoy it to the fullest! ~Zuni

Chenille Cottage said...

Just love the red, white and blue!
And, just n time for the Fourth of July!
Happy Rednesday!
Carolynn
Have you ever posted at www.suelovescherries.com? Every Wednesday the color RED is celebrated!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for coming to the party. I really appreciate you showing that pretty basket. You have it filled with the cutest things! --------- Shannon

Anonymous said...

We don't have a world market near by so I went online and you can order it there. Mine is traveling to me as we speak. Ran out today and got the gingham plated at Michaels. The dollar bin in our store is towards the back, not the bins in the front of the store with the cards,notebook items. Hope this helps those wanting to find them. Thanks for inspiration.

Diann said...

Well, I love all the fun things you have in this post! Everything is so happy cheerful! Visiting from CHS

A Cottage Muse said...

So cute!
I host a night before the fourth party at my campsite and these are great ideas for me!! We enjoy apps and a few drinks then head to the lake for a bonfire!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Could this be any cuter!? I love it. I hope you will link this up to my Patriotic Project Parade!

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

Michele Smith said...

Great finds! Wish I would have checked out World Market when I was in the city last weekend. I will definitely be on the hunt for those gingham plates! LOVE anything red gingham!
Where did you get your flatware? They are awesome!

I'm looking forward to picnics with my munchkins.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

I need to head to world market, I would love to use those paper trays for the next ranch party.

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