Mid Century Wood lattice Slat Picnic Basket


Only 1 available

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In the spring of 1959 Indiana newlyweds Adam and Dionne we're getting a little stressed out. They were both working overtime at the restaurant supply warehouse (where the two had originally met) and by the time they got home, they were both beat. They had no vacation time left since they had used it all up on their honeymoon six months earlier. Labor day was coming up and that meant a day off for both of them. Even though the household budget was tight, Dionne was bound and determined to make the most of their day off. She told Adam they were going to take a one day vacation close to home and she had it all planned.

After sleeping in on Labor Day morning, Dionne went to the hall closet and pulled out a wood slat picnic basket. The basket was a wedding gift and it had been hidden away in storage ever since it was unpacked. Dionne took the basket to the kitchen and filled it with cold fried chicken, french bread, potato salad, grapes and a bottle of wine. About that time, Adam poked his head into the kitchen.

"So where are we going on this one-day vacation? It better be cheap." he asked her with a sarcastic tone.

"You'll see." She responded with a smug grin as she stuffed a large blanket into the basket.

An hour later the couple were finishing off the last of the wine and reclining against the trunk of a large oak tree. They were enjoying a perfect vacation day just twenty yards from their back door.

For sale is a wonderful circa 1950s woven lattice wood slat picnic basket with a beautiful patina, ready for your quick get-a-ways or a decorative storage piece. It measures 18" X 13" X 9" and is constructed out of woven thin, 1" wide wood slats with two swing-a-way wood handles and a 1/4" thick hinged plywood lid. We found no manufacturer's marks.

This basket is in good vintage condition with some light scratches and scuffs. We found a couple of damaged slats but they don't affect the structurally integrity of the piece. The handles are in good shape and the interior is pretty clean but does have a few light stains along the bottom.

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

At the Leaping Lemming, We like happy customers! Upon receipt of your purchased item, check for any shipping damage and Convo or email us ASAP if there is shipping damage or other issues.

We accept returns on items within 14 days of receipt. If you are returning an item for whatever reason, contact us within 14 days to arrange for a return. Once we receive the item back in good condition, a full refund (less original shipping cost) will be issued to you. Buyer is responsible for return shipping charges and original shipping charges unless we deem that an item was not as described. Returned items must be in original condition with all original parts and be packed well for damage-free shipping.

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