Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Country Picnic!

Good morning! It is another beautiful sunny day here on the Island and I got up early to prepare a casual little picnic for you today. I am joining in on Susan's Outdoor Wednesday again over at a Southern Daydreamer. Thank you Susan for hosting.
I thought this would be a nice shady spot today -right here in our garden below the mockorange tree that has such a lovely fragrance. I love plants that are not only pretty but fragrant too!
My sister in law gave me this sweet picnic basket a few years ago.
I found the tablecloth at a thrift shop-doesn't it go well with the picnic basket!
Iced tea is lovely on a summer day.
Take some time to enjoy this beautiful day,the lovely fragrance,lots of birdsong and some strawberry shortcake with your iced tea and then you can head over to visit Susan at A Southern Daydreamer and see the other participants as well.
Thank you for visiting me!
Carolyn

27 comments:

Federica said...

How fun! Looks like a great picnic!

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
What a delightful picnic. This morning it was finally cool enough for me to get out in the garden and pull some weeds. When it gets hot my gadren gets so neglected. Yours is so beautiful.

Deanna said...

Carolyn, I'm thrilled to see a country picnic! Refreshing.
You out did yourself. This is so very cute.
Sure enjoy your pictures and friendship.
Our Kansas weather has been stormy so I really am enjoying your milder climate via blogville.
God Bless,
~D~

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Lovely post!...wish I could be there.
Happy OW!!

Kathy said...

The perfect picnic Carolyn, you have made everything look so inviting, love the basket from your sister and the tablecloth, so summery.
Oh I see I have forgotten my bicycle I will have to come back for it :-) and perhaps another slice of shortcake, happy outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

Becca's Dirt said...

Love your tablescape and the picnic basket. Nice gift. Wish I was there sitting with you.

Sonia said...

Carolyn,

Oh what a beautiful picnic setting! I love the cheerful red and white gingham tablecloth and the picnic basket. Looks so summery and fun...wish I was there to enjoy your garden! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

stefanie said...

your blog is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
thank you so much for sharing.

Anita W. said...

Hi there, I just come by to say I love your beautiful pictures! Especially the garden picnic, I love it! Your blog is in my Google Reader list, so I'll come over more often, for sure!
Kind regards from Holland,
Anita

Beverly said...

Carolyn, I love picnics, and this one looks delightful.

I have my grandmother's picnic basket, and it is such a treasure to me.

Cindy said...

You have such a beautiful sunny garden. Oh, how I would love to sit and have tea with you one day. Perhaps we could even enjoy a picnic in the garden. Visiting your blog is always a bright spot in my day. Hugs ~cindy s~

Janie's World said...

Oh, how I would love to picnic in your garden. The bicycle in the back just adds such a wonderful touch. Absolutely love it!

Regina said...

Picnic is so fun. Beautiful blog.
Thanks for sharing.

Happy outddor.
Regina

salmagundi said...

Beautiful! I wish I was there on your island to enjoy the beautiful countryside. Sally

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you for inviting us on such a beautiful day with such a beautiful basket of goodies. I do love your picnic basket.
Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Joanne said...

Hope you enjoyed your picnic love the flowers in the watering can.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What beautiful picnic setting...love all the garden art...

Marie said...

You're such a master stylist Carolyn! Who wouldn't want to join you on a picnic especially with that kind of set-up...thanks for taking such wonderful photos!
-marie

Bernideen said...

Yes it was lovely visiting you!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

What a beautiful picnic, with beautiful surroundings!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Kim said...

What a lovely place for a picnic!!!

Joyce said...

Hi Carolyn,I look on your blog everyday to see what you have posted and I'm never disappointed. It is always a nice surprise. Thank you again and God's Blessings. Joyce

Mary said...

What a wonderfully thought out post. Than you for sharing your picnic with us.

The White Bench said...

Fabulous! I wish I had a home and garden like yours! All comes out so beautifully there!
Monica.

Dining Delight said...

You have captured the "essence" of a summer picnic with your scene and pics! Traditional red and white and the lovely basket look so great together! And a delicious dessert has my mouth watering!

DD

once in a blue moon... said...

it just doesn't get any better then this...

The Gypsy Chef said...

I needed a day like this!
A relaxing picnic in the country.
I found you via Food with style, I am glad I did :-)
Pam