I sent this straight to a friend for a gift, so I did not personally see the basket myself. My 4 star rating is based on her review and delight! She loved the look of it and used it recently on a picnic, said it was great!
This is a very cute picnic set, which I bought for my mom for Mother's Day. She and my dad could have used it to go on picnics near their home or on boat trips in their little skiff. I love that there is real dishware, glassware, and flatware, as well as salt shakers, a cheese board, cheese knife, and cork screw. Unfortunately, the design of the basket could be better. As other reviewers noted, the heft of the top due to the glassware and flatware storage is problematic. In our case, the lid of the basket broke reeds on the basket before we even received it. I think this is a flaw in the design. I don't think it can be remedied by getting an undamaged basket, as I would be afraid that the lid would break the basket whenever my parents would use it. Too bad, because it is very cute and would make a lovely picnic all laid out on the plaid blanket. I'll look for something more sturdy. I generally like Picnic Time products and have a picnic set/cooler from them that I use frequently.
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