Ant this one has FEET!!! I love things that have feet! The first thing I usually do when I come across an old picnic basket that is for sale, is to look inside; and if it has a fabric lining, I pass. I just don’t like the gingham check or plaid fabrics they always seem to have.
And even though the fabric in the bottom part was noticeably more faded and worn than the fabric on the inside of the lid; I was not dissuaded. While it as most definitely faded and worn, it wasn’t STAINED or DIRTY. (Maybe THAT’S what I don’t like about most fabric lined baskets?!? You can’t really tell if they are CLEAN or not?!?)
Now I KNOW many of you prefer to leave things like this ‘au natural’ and as found. I love to find them in good enough condition to do so too! But, seldom could I afford to BUY them in such ‘perfect condition’ and sell them in my booth and make any money.
Besides, my philosophy leans more towards ‘adopting’ the sad and ugly items that no one else wants; that might otherwise end up in a dumpster or a burn pile; and give them a NEW LEASE ON LIFE.