I won two baskets, and both are Redmon, vintage, and in pretty good shape for being almost as old as me!
These baskets were part of an estate sale, and when I went to pick them up, the man who helped me was one of the children. He told me that his mother loved these baskets and used them often - you can see that there is some wear on the handles - just makes them that much more special.
This is the, Red-Man label on the bottom of the basket - most are gone, so I was happy!
There's a little water damage on the inside paper, so I thought I would get some pretty paper and attach it with removable glue dots, that way the integrity of the basket remains. The glue dots are acid-free, so I don't need to worry about them leaving a mark when they are removed. They are a little musty, but I will put some scrunched up newspaper inside, let it sit for a day or so, and it should take care of the mustyness.
Isn't she pretty!
This was the companion basket, pretty number 2.... ;0) The son thought that they were bought together as a set, but he wasn't sure. This one is in way better shape than the small one - I just love it! The silverware was in a separate bag, not sure if it went with it or not, but it fits perfectly.
You can see the Redmon, stamp on the lid, there wasn't a sticker on this bottom of the basket.
The inside of this one was in such good shape, hardly any wear at all. It will also be perfect to store paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware and paper cups in while camping. It will look so cute in my trailer.
There is a broken handle on this one, the son, said he can even remember when it happened, got bumped getting it out of the car! He said his mother was not happy! I am going to do a little research online and see if I can find a replacement.
Aren't they a beautiful couple!! I can't wait to take them on their first adventure!
Have a wonderful Saturday!