Friday, March 22, 2013

GIFT OF A PICNIC BASKET

Wicker picnic basket
A very sweet friend of ours (the one who is doing some sewing for us) surprised me with this picnic basket at dinner the other night!  She had heard me mention once that it was something we didn't have and with 7 mostly undeveloped acres to explore, a picnic at the other end of the property sometime might be fun to do.

So what did she do?  She went out and found one for us!  Very thoughtful!

Now what to put inside?  I guess a couple of plates, cups and some utensils for sure, and then leave room for storage containers full of food.

Wicker picnic basket

18 comments:

Sandy said...

That was so sweet of your friend, now you need to invite her to join you on a picnic :-)

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

I agree!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Well you already have the teal towel! I recommend some nice melamine dishes (Target has some really cute ones), heavy duty plastic tumblers and grab some orphaned silverware. You will need an oilcloth or old quilt to sit on. And don't forget a thermos or two.

Practical Parsimony said...

Oh, what a nice picture. I have one just like it that is 40-years-old. I need to get it down. That was a wonderful gift.

John Gray said...

That is SOOOOOOOOO Judy Garland x

jaz@octoberfarm said...

what a great gift! i can only imagine what that basket will hold! so much fun!

Mary Ann said...

A great gift! I picked one up and put it back down the other day at a thrift store... how I wish I had brought it home! Good for you!

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Hahaha!! You know The Wizard of Oz is nothing more than women fighting over shoes. And they were unfairly labelled as witches ;-)

The Squirrel Family said...

LOL :)

The Squirrel Family said...

What a lovely friend and a lovely gift

Don't forget the corkscrew/bottle opener

Jomama said...

I like that you explore your land. Isn't the country great?

1st Man said...

Dang, I missed all these comments to reply to! I think I got behind somewhere. Catching up now. Yes, absolutely she will be invited sometime. And Tonya, oilcloth is a great idea. I always like that stuff and it looks so retro. Will check out Target, thanks!!!

1st Man said...

40 years? Wow, that's too cool. Definitely get it down and enjoy!!!

1st Man said...

@ John - I'll get you and your little dog too!!
@ Tonya - THAT was hilarious!
@ Squirrel Family - Ditto!!!

1st Man said...

It is kind of the gift that keeps on giving huh?

1st Man said...

The right one will come along when it's supposed to! Thanks!

1st Man said...

Thank you! And definitely won't forget that. In fact, have a really cool wind bag I found once upon a time. I need to blog about that. :-)

1st Man said...

I love to explore. It's not like it's ginormous, maybe 7 acres are undeveloped but you never know what you might find. I'm always looking for a new plant or flower that I never saw before.