Thursday, April 28, 2011

Let's Have A Picnic

Just an update: my heart and prayers go out to all those in the path of the terrible storms and tornadoes yesterday! I have family in Fort Payne, Alabama, and they were hit with tornadoes. God keep you all safe!


Hello, Dear Ones! It's almost summer so what better time to have a picnic! Come on and join me!

I have everything ready ~ tablecloth, picnic basket, food...let's go!


This is just the perfect spot under this tree! See all the green leaves and there are little pink flowers popping their most tiny heads up from the warm earth just for us. Maybe we should pick some.


It's such a gorgeous day with puffy white clouds everywhere. We could just lay on the green grass and watch the clouds roll by! Or...


we could open up the picnic basket for something to drink. Now lots of folks would pack a very nice bottle of wine in their picnic basket. But not me...no, no Nannette! Not me! :)


My drink of choice ~ Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper! I love this stuff. :)


So grab a glass and I'll pour some of this most satisfying liquid and I'll continue to set up our picnic table. Tablecloth...

Dishes...we must have dishes. I brought some fun ones I found at Pier I years ago with some fun flatware.

Doesn't this make you smile? It sure makes me smile! Just some happy little dishes!


Gotta have some corn on the cob for our picnic. Yummy looking, don't you think? I've even brought little corn holders!


Campfire!! Here's our campfire all lit and ready to cook our corn! Don't get too close - it's very hot! You just sit back down and I'll take care of the corn. You're my guest! :)


I brought a special little tiny salt and pepper set just for you! Lots of good ole salt for our corn.


Now you know how messy corn on the cob can get so here's a little napkin the color of the sky to wipe your most dewy juicy little lips with! Not that you'll get messy or anything! :)


I've been in the woods and picked some fresh blackberries for you! I love blackberries and I hope you do too! These are so juicy but just in case you want a little more sweetness here's some sugar in the tiny little blue glass with a little special sugar spoon.
Is your tiny mouth just a waterin'? Mine sure is! Look at those gorgeous blackberries! Yum!


Okay, I think it's time to get started with our picnic. You just sit there on the cool grass and I'll start roasting our corn. You know it's just pretend but hey, I don't want to grow up, do you?

I'm joining Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
Our Dear Sherry at No Minimalist Here for Open House Party,
Our Dear Fawnda and Jeannine at Fireflies and Jelly beans for Show Off Your Stuff Party,


I'll leave you with a little Note Songs~

Summertime, Summertime

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime...

Well shut them books and throw em away
Say goodbye to dull school days
So come on and change your ways
It's summertime...

Well no more studying history
And no more reading geography
And no more dull geometry
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free-for-all

Well are you comin or are you ain't
You slow-pokes are my one complaint
Hurry up before I faint
It's summertime

Well I'm so happy that I could flip
Oh how I'd love to take a trip
I'm sorry teacher but zip your lip
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball
A regular free for all

Well we'll go swimmin every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say,
It's summertime

And every night we'll have a dance
Cause what's a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive has me in a trance
Because it's summertime

It's time to head straight for them hills
It's time to live and have some thrills
Come along and have a ball A regular free for all
It's summertime

It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime summertime sum sum summertime
Summertime

It's summertime
~ sung by The Jamies


34 comments:

  1. I would love to go on a picnic with you Miss Shelia! Everything looks perfect, I love your dishes and flatware. Martina

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  2. Shelia, I am so ready for a picnic! I'm not sure about the Dr. Pepper, but maybe a Cherry Coke :) I think I have that white platter with the fruit border. It makes a nice cloud. Love the plates and the flatware. xo,

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  3. Hi Shelia! I love picnics wherever they happen, and this one is a go! Yummy corn on the cob! You even thought of the fire! Love your candle glass and shakers!

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  4. The word is gorgeous!
    Lovely pics and nice writeups..
    Stunning blog you got..!
    Hope to see you on my blog dear:)

    Sanghamitra.
    http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh...this is so sweet. It's a little rainy right now in our neck of the woods, so I'll be sure to come to your picnic! The menu sounds great and I'll have a little of the Dr. Pepper {shivers}. And thank you Miss Shelia, for going out of your way for us!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. Hello Shelia! Super enjoyable post. It made me imagined myself really on to a picnic. :) You have great collection of dining pieces. The colorful handles of the utensils perfectly complement the equally colorful plates. The floral cloth or mat is likewise perfect for the summer. The salt and pepper set looks so classic and posh. Enjoy your day and in my place, it's a sunny sunny day here!

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  7. Like the salt and pepper shakers, so cute.

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  8. Viewing your pretty photos gets me in the mood for a nice picnic. Such pretties you have shared today. Enjoy your day Shelia.

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  9. You bet I'm ready for a picnic! Cute plates Sheila, and I'm lovin' that fun colorful flatware! The blackberries look amazing, why do I have a craving for muffins:@)

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  10. I've said it before, but you really are a trip Sheila!!!
    Love,
    Lorraine

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  11. Hi Sheila, What a fun little picnik we just went on! lol...You have such and imagination! Love it...those blackberries do look so yummy! I'm going to Wal-mart in a little while so I'm hoping they have some big ole fresh jucy ones! I'm craving them now! Thanks for your nice comment on my birdhouse tablescape...Have a great day! Kristen

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  12. Shelia,
    A picnic sounds like so much fun...love your dishes and flatware...very cute!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  13. What a fun picnic!!! I will be sure to bring my Sonic Rt 44..ha! Praying for your family now. Hope they are safe and back in their homes.

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  14. What a delightful picnic you have cooked up for us! I love the blackberries and fresh corn oh my, my mouth is drooling. Beautiful picnic basket too.

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  15. You have the funnest imagination Shelia! I really enjoyed this post today. Thanks for the big smile on my face ;-D Have a lovely day. Pamela

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  16. Very cute picnic! I would love to take that cute little basket and those plates and picnic. Great imagination!

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  17. Hey Shelia, that was the most enjoyable picnic I've ever had,I didn't even have to bring anything you are sooo sweet to furnish it all,come over to LazyonLoblolly,we're havin' brunch in the bedroom,teehee
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  18. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Oh I would love a nice ear of corn on a sweet plate with such colourful cutlery. Your basket is cute too. I can't wait until its Picnic season around here. Not today so I think I will have to come and join you. Nice pictures.

    I hope the weather has settled again from the destruction it has caused. All be safe...*Hugs
    Judi

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  19. look how your camera is picking up the detail on the berries...loved the picnic

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  20. Love corn on the cob and black berries and most of all a picnic. Thanks for sharing and stopping by to see me. Richard at My Old Historic House

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  21. Hi Sheila, I would love to go on your picnic. Do you have an extra Diet Dr. Pepper? Thank you for sharing your lovely picnic at my party. I hope your family is safe!
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  22. ... & this song, too, shall be in my head all night.
    Shelia, your picnic is just perfect, elegant & warm ... you do bring romance & deliciousness to the occasion. Thank you for being the hostess with the most-est, once again.

    You are such a delight, my friend.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  23. Now, are you going to cook that corn on the cob over that campfire? Could take a while. I'm a Diet Dr. Pepper girl, too. Thank you for sharing your darling design. Cherry Kay

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  24. Hi Shelia,
    Thanks for the great picnic-it was lovely to sit back and be waited on!
    I was just watching the news about the tornado damage-it is devastating. I hope your family is okay.
    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  25. Hi Sheila! Loved the picnic! Would love the blackberries. I made mine into a cobbler and it goes very well with that Diet Cherry Dr Pepper!!

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  26. Your picnic looks wonderful Shelia! I am ready for warm sunny days and picnics!

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  27. What a lovely post! How sweet for the invite. I would love to go on a picnic with you and enjoy this beautiful setting.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  28. I love that song, S! And your picnic is darling. Love the bow on the Dr Pepper. My sis, born and raised in NY lives in TX. When she comes home to visit she can't believe how hard it is to find Dr Pepper here, it isn't big here!
    Still too cold for a picnic here, but in a month we will have some.
    Prayers for all those hit by tornadoes.I have friends in Huntsville AL, and I haven't been able to reach them .

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  29. I'm always ready for a picnic! Yours looks so inviting. Love that basket! ~ Sarah

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  30. An indoor picnic! Great idea. With the sort of weather we've been having up here in Canada, that's the only way to picnic right now.

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  31. Hi Shelia,
    I love a picnic and how nice to be invited to yours! It was very fun, I love diet Dr. Pepper, too! It's one of my favorites.
    Love the dishes, so colorful, and blackberries are my favorite berry! So fun!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog, I really appreciate them.
    Love and hugs to my sweetie friend, Cindy

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  32. Dear Shelia,
    I wish we could blink and make the tornado tragedy become a dream and we would all be at your lovely picnic instead.
    I am so so sorry about your cousins in Ft. Payne. My nephew and his wife were visting her parents in Ft. Payne, but thankfully, they were fine.
    It is still so hard to think that all of this happened here. So much sadness.
    Blessings,
    Rhonda

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  33. "I'm in...What shall I BRING??? I LOVE a picnic and as the weather is warming up and the bees are buzzing around I think it's a wonderful idea to pack the baskets!!! Oh My Hubby's FAVORITE is Diet cherry Dr P!!! Mine is plain Diet cola...
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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