Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Tisket a Tasket

Hello, Dear Ones! Did you know I was a copy cat? Yep, I am! When I see something I think I can copy or come pretty close to, I just do it! See that lovely teal colored basket below? Well, it's not mine but the source of my copy catness!! This lovely vignette was set up by my dear friend BJ at Sweet Nothings. And guess what? I fell in love with her basket! The color of her basket. Yes, I did!
So what is a wonderful most creative copy cat kind of gal to do? Go to town copy catting! :)

Ta Dah!! I have had this picnic basket for probably around 20 years!! It was a very light basket color and so blah and it had been up so high in one of my closets I had almost forgotten about it!
I had some teal colored spray paint so I went to town just spraying away! I love this stuff! :)

Isn't she pretty now? I've given her a new life! I've given her purpose! I've given her tealness of color and now she's ready for a picnic!! Sorry I forgot to get a 'before' shot. I was so excited to get my teal on, well, on my basket! :)

Well, it's summertime and it's very hot outside. For our picnic we must have some liquid refreshment to quench our thirsts and my fish jug is just the thing, don't you think? Nothing like pouring out our drink and hearing - gurgle gurgle gurgle! Yep, that's what this little cutie says!!

Then we need some little beachy salt and peppers sitting atop of a cool little plate. There's always some delicious foods inside a newly spray painted tealness of colored picnic basket that need a little sprinkle of seasonings.

We must always use our manners and not our most dainty creamy fingers when eating our picnic food from our newly spray painted tealness of colored picnic basket. Our little fingers could get all greasy and stuff. So, I have these sweet little colorful utensils to stab and cut up our food with. Stab doesn't sound right, does it? :) Killing food is not my intention! :)

Then I have a retro looking little tea towel to lay across my most tiny lap to keep my picnic crumbs off my clothes! Looks like fabric from the 1950s or 60s, doesn't it? I made this cute little thing a few years ago. Just thought you might like to know how very talented and creative I am! You know I'm kidding!! :)

Well, get you sandals, shades and the quilt and come on along with me for our picnic! Now every time I look at my little tealness of colored picnic basket, I'll think of BJ and the inspiration she gave me. Shoot! It's too hot to go outside so I'll clear off the table and we'll have our little picnic right here in the kitchen! :)

I'm joining Our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday,
Our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday.
Pay these Most Dear Ones a visit for so much inspiration today.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

A Tisket A Tasket

A-tisket A-tasket
A brown and yellow basket
I send a letter to my mommy
On the way I dropped it

I dropped it
I dropped it
Yes on the way I dropped it
A little girlie picked it up
And put it in her pocket

Not a single thing to do
She went peck peck pecking all around
When she spied it on the ground

She took it
She took it
My little yellow basket
And if she doesn't bring it back I think that I will die

A-tisket A-tasket
I lost my yellow basket
And if that girl don't return it
I don't know what I'll do

Oh dear I wonder where my basket can be
(So do we, so do we, so do we, so do we, so do we)
Oh geez I wish that little girl I could see
(So do we, so do we, so do we, so do we, so do we)

Oh why was I so careless with that basket of mine?
That itty bitty basket was a joy of mine!

I lost my yellow basket
Won't someone help me find my basket
And make me happy again? again

(Was it green?) No, no, no, no
(Was it red?) No, no, no, no
(Was it blue?) No, no, no, no

Just a little yellow basket
A little yellow basket
~ sung by Ella Fitzgerald