Three cheers for the red, white and blue,
for picnic baskets
and Mary too!
I was preparing the deck for upcoming celebrations with the help of my furry personal assistant, when the doorbell rang.
I knew something special was coming because I had recently heard from Mary that I was the winner of her fabulous “Home Is Where the Boat Is” giveaway!
But I was not prepared for the extent of the fabulousness. That’s a new word I coined for my present.
Now three things that get my pulse going are
baskets, tins, and picnics!! So three cheers rang out when I opened the box!
A tin, plaid picnic basket with adorable handles!!!!
I danced around with it for awhile (Nellie is also my dance partner) until one of the kids said, “What’s inside?”
I had forgotten to look–I was just having so much fun. But this is what I found!
Mary is one of the best when it comes to setting the table with Perfect Accessories. I can study her posts many times and find inspiration again and again.
The perfect note card (and message too!)
I have never eaten a moon pie, but after Mary’s recent post about them I was curious. They look soooo good.
Yum. Chocolate. Yum.
Did I say Yum?
These gorgeous napkins will keep things tidy and I already have an idea for a table using them! 🙂
Nellie was very excited, and I thought she was catching the aroma of the chocolate moon pies, until I opened one of the wrapped packages.
I tried to get a picture of the treats, but my usually well behaved (ha!) pooch refused to “wait.”
They are apparently delicious!
Nellie says, “Thank you Chloe and Gracie! I’ll party with you anytime!”
Before I knew all my blogging friends I had bookmarked a page I found on the internet, labeling it “great ideas for red, white and blue.”
Of course, it was a post by Mary, although I did not realize it until recently when I clicked on my bookmark for inspiration. And now I have not only ideas from her, but also these goodies
~~ sparklers (I’m terrified and fascinated!!) ~~ pinwheels, straws, sprinkles, small flags to wave vigorously, edible decorations and patriotic cupcake liners ~~
~~ all very happy additions to this very patriotic home ~~
Mary, thank you from the bottom of my heart! 🙂
This surprise is just what I needed right now.
I know we will use this wonderful basket all summer.
It is going to New Hampshire with us in August, so stay tuned!
You can see my Independence Day tables by clicking on the caption below each picture.
|Independence Day Table|