The other day I was putting away the winter décor I had out on the front porch. I was changing it to Valentines. As I gathered up my plaid thermoses a thought crossed my mind.
“Wouldn’t it be fun to have a plaid picnic?”
This morning I had to create the scene to see if it was as wonderful as I had imagined in my mind. lol!
Although this is set up in my back yard, I really think this is doable. With Valentines Day just around the corner, wouldn’t your sweetheart love this? I know mine would!
A picnic tin and thermoses full of goodies all loaded onto a sleigh for lunch. Don’t forget a warm plaid blanket and some kindling.
I set it up not even wearing a coat and trodding through the snow in my hubby’s house slippers. Didn’t want to get mine wet. Hee-hee!
Of course, if you were going up into the mountains you would want to bundle up!
Don’t forget to take some water for hydration. It’s especially nice in a vintage red pitcher from ‘Avon’.
I just picked up the little wooden coasters at World Market yesterday. You could make your own, but when I spied them I knew they were perfect for this outdoor setting!
Now it wouldn’t be a ‘plaid picnic’ without plaid dishes. All thrift finds. I have had the two large red plates for a couple years. I paid $1 each for them. The two small green ones I just picked up a couple weeks ago in St. George for 50 cents. I just love mixing plaids!
I found the plaid sugar bowl this week. 50 cents also, complete with a lid.
Now be sure and fill those cute plaid thermoses with hot tea and cocoa. I don’t have a lot of jadite, but this mug and teacup were the perfect pop of color!
Loaded up and ready to go!
I tied a boxwood wreath with twine to the back of the chair for a woodsy feel.
There you have it, my ‘plaid picnic’. Would your sweetheart love going on a winter picnic?
And look what I created out on my deck as I tried to walk in the same footsteps each trip outdoors.
I’m not even kidding folks. I made this heart without even trying. I noticed it as I was making a trip back inside for more dishes. Meant to be!
p.s. I want to thank Kerryanne for featuring my Oui, Oui, Come to Paris with Me post at her Shabbilicious Friday party! And also to Jody from Rooted in Thyme for featuring the same post at her Simple and Sweet Fridays!
I will be joining these fun parties: