The text message comes at 10-ish in the morning: “How ’bout a hike and a picnic?” By 10:30-ish, you’ve splashed water on your face, combed your hair, fed the dog, and thrown two sandwiches and two drinks into your Canasta Wicker Basket, a picnic basket that is perfect on-the-go. The Canasta is a flat-lidded empty picnic basket that is as versatile as it is charming.
Its sturdy willow base has an attractive double-strand weave design, and its lid is made of a stained composite wood that can be used as a level surface to hold your drinks, plates or other items. The basket is lined with a removable, form-fitted poly/cotton cover that folds over the rim and stays securely in place with two sets of tie straps. Two long cotton canvas straps can be secured together with a fastening handle for comfortable carrying.