Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Picnic









I love picnics, especially in my backyard . I always over pack and I like using real dishes and glasses, so lugging things out the back door is so much easier than to the beach or park. My favorite set-up is putting our giant round table top on the ground and carpeting the picnic area with a needlepoint rug and cushions for everyone. The table top sitting on the ground provides a sturdy surface for wine glasses and serving dishes, and I can load it with little white votive candles. I rescued an old Radio Flyer wagon from the curb, and once filled with ice, it will keep bottles icy cold. Can't wait to start picnicking!

4 comments:

Tumble Fish Studio said...

I'll bring the deviled eggs, pickles, and brownies! That's part of a traditional hillbilly picnic where I'm from. You made me think of Memorial Day. In the Ozarks, it is a tradition to visit all of the lovely little overgrown cemeteries where the great and the great-greats are buried in the rolling country mountains. The day long trip to numerous spots includes a picnic lunch and very often a wade in one of the clear cold natural springs. And, of course new flowers for all of the graves. It is a celebratory, happy day filled with stories and remembrances. I'll actually be in the Ozarks to enjoy it again this year.

Now, I'd love to visit one of your picnics too - bet it's a lot classier than my hillbilly style!

Linda Crispell said...

Marsha-
I would love to make a coffee table book called "Hillbilly Style"!

Bee Serendipitous said...

Linda...it sounds like soooo much fun...plus you don't have to fight the traffic & spends tons of money on gas to have food & fun..and I love the idea of using real plates and glasses instead of paper & plastic - an elegant event...please do show more pictures of your picnic adventures...grace & peace 2 "U" Marlene :O)

Coco said...

Linda you know how to do it with style. Show us photos.