Good Golly Miss Molly. . .

Hubby was away fishing for the weekend, so on Sat.  My sister, Jeanne and friend, Joyce, and I decided we’d hit a near by yard sale.

I found a few things, but nothing to write home about.  After I dropped Joyce off and headed home I started seeing more yard sale signs.  They were right on my way so I pulled off to check them out.

I found a sweet picnic hamper at one.  Had it been a week ago I probably would’ve resisted.  Loved it, but really didn’t need it.  Even though it was especially large and had never been used.  All of it’s contents were still wrapped in plastic.

But this is what made me say, “Yes, take it home!”

Debra from Common Ground linked up her ‘Late Summer Sideboard’ décor to Share Your Cup.  Notice her fabulous stack of hampers?

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Oh my blog friends, “Why do you do this to me?  lol!

I have a feeling that this is not the only one I will pick up.


Love that plaid!


I don’t know about you, but it made me want to have a picnic!  I didn’t have much but I did have some fresh peaches I had bought on my way home Sat.  And look at that cheese, YUM!  Hee-hee, it’s fake cheese I borrowed from the playhouse.


I had to play with it a while.  Doesn’t it look cute with my ‘Molly’ sitting next to it?


Now here’s the thing.  She looks like a ‘Molly’ to me.  Don’t ask me why, just does.


But nope, her name is ‘Hannah’.  Guess I should be saying, “Holy Hannah” instead of “Good Golly Miss Molly”.



On the table next to my watermelon décor.


Just found this sweet little creamer at a thrift for $.50.  Perfect for watermelon seeds.  None of those seedless watermelons for me!


And of course I have to show you my darling give away win from Sweet Bee Cottage.


The aqua is perfect for my kitchen!  Love the darling kitchen towel and the ‘one pan recipes’ cookbook and cutting board will be put to good use.


Thank you, thank you Janelle!

Not quite as fun as two, but I finished with a picnic for one.  Cottage cheese and sweet 100 tomatoes from the garden.  I could eat 100 of these!  Usually I just pop them in my mouth whenever I’m outside.  Luscious grapes, and yes; that cheese!


Hope you get in at least one last picnic before summer ends!

After playing, this is where it ended up.  Wouldn’t a stack be wonderful?




I will be sharing with:

A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday


Stacey said...

The giveaway items are adorable. :)

Your picnic hamper looks like the start of a new collection to me. That's a good thing!

NanaDiana said...

Jann-What a great find- hard to resist for sure. Darn that Debra anyway! It looks really cute even with the fake cheese! xo Diana

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You definitely need a stack! Go out and seek!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

You definitely need a stack! Go out and seek!

Debra@CommonGround said...

hahahaha!! collections are contagious! you're off to a great start. love that plaid inside, thanks for a fun shout out!!

Salmagundi said...

Oh yes, you have to have a stack!! Love the one you found with a great plaid inside. You have my permission to find more. Sally

Susie said...

Well now Jann, aren't you happy you bought that hamper? It just looks so nice . I would like to have a fake cheese like that:):) XOXO,Susie

Unknown said...

Love your hamper!! I gave Debra a shout out too! I loved the vignette she did on her side board. Come over to see my imitation!

See ya!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Jann! How am I going to explain this to my husband? Love that look and you're off to a great start! Glad the giveaway all arrived in one piece!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You know, you really did have to have this picnic basket! Talk about too cute and wonderful!
I also love Molly, she looks like such a sweet girl!! wink...
Happy Hugs,

cynthia lee designs said...

Love that last photo...everything looks great!! Yep...a stack of those baskets would look awesome! Miss Molly looks so cute.

Kris said...

Fun!!! Love it all!!
xo Kris

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love your picnic basket!

Years ago, I use to have a similar one, but I made the mistake of laying it flat on a tall piece of furniture, and our kitty, the one who always preferred to observe the world from up high, made it her bed.

andrea@townandprairie said...

A stack would certainly be wonderful next to that beautiful antique door!

priscilla said...

Great purchase ! Love where it ended up!

Diane said...

Great post, Jann! I do love the plaid in that picnic basket! Not too many picnics around here - this summer, we have had so much rain and most years, it is too hot. Maybe, the fall will be better!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love it and a stack of them would be fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Joanne said...

Great find! I love the way you put things fun!
Blessings, Joanne

Cynthia said...

Jann, I am loving that basket. I want one now. We have the worst yard sales around here. All garbage and I am not exaggerating at all. Good for your girl!!


sweetbriardreams said...

I am going to have to start looking for these as they look great stacked. We're off for a family picnic next week at a Museum (a family reunion) and I am so tempted to get on the train with a hamper full of goodies but it may be a bit heavy after two hours! Keep looking!! xx

living from glory to glory said...

I use to go to garage sales years ago. But there really nothing but junk now days. It really is a shame. We use to get up early on a Friday or a Saturday and go treasure hunting. I have always loved picnic baskets. But I have really simplified things around here. I love your blog!And I love your taste and style, so cozy!
Blessings, Roxy

Martha said...

What a great hamper! I know you'll find more -- it's only the start!

The Old Parsonage said...

Ack! Love that last shot - where do you get that BEAUTIFUL door??? I'm soo envious it's gorgeous!!

What fun to go junquing with family and friends!! You're giving me the itch.

Congrats on your new hamper and fun win!


aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have a daughter named Hannah and your sweet little doll reminds me of her.

Rose L said...

The watermelon bowls are so sweet.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh that hamper is a treasure! You found several treasures but that is my favorite :)

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Hannah looks more like a "Molly' to me as well...I think the latter suits her better;) and she looks rather happy with your new fascination and I am loving it! It is in such pristine condition...wonderful find! I'll be on the look out for a picnic basket like yours... this collecting thing is contagious:) Thanks for the party! Have a great weekend!Hugs, Poppy

Sarah said...

Your picnic basket reminds me of the one my dad gave me when I headed off to college. I still have it! I like Debra's stack of baskets. What is it about picnic baskets that is inherently charming?

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

oooh! Hm...makes me want to go looking for picnic baskets!! That would be the perfect spot to stack yours in!

Lovely photos!

Blessings & Aloha!
(also...I am now follower #827 :o) Hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit...and if you do, please leave a comment so I know that you were there.)