On the way home we stopped in Cobourg where we know of a fabulous pub, The Cat and the Fiddle, where we can get great fish and chips. On the same street, Covert Street, there are five (count 'em!) 5 thrift stores. Tim dropped me off while he found a parking spot and then went to the pub to get himself a beer. I started at the west end of the street and checked out three of the stores, but didn't find anything. After lunch we went into the last two stores where I found six saucers to match six cups I already had. Tim found the picnic basket (above) and thought that we should buy it. I hmmmmed and hawed for a few seconds and then agreed that it would be fun to fix up a bit.
The next day I cut some white prequilted fabric to fit the bottom and sides. I glued it in with my hot glue gun.
And TaaDaa here is the finished basket below. I have gathered some vintage linen napkins, a small matching table cloth, two vintage luncheon plates, two pink glass tumblers and two sets of silverplated cutlery. I will take pics of the linen etc in the morning so you can see what it all looks like together. I am really pleased with the way it turned out. What do you think of my new shabby rose chic picnic basket??