Did you know that I love to go on a pick-nic, oh I really and truly do.
I enunciate pick-nic too, just to put the emphasis in the right place...
Love the planning on what to put in the pick-nic basket which usually includes fried chicken,
homemade deviled potato salad, rolls, pickles, olives and a dessert.
Anticipating the location and remembering when,
remembering the joy of spending time with those you love in the beautiful outdoors.
My husband and I had our picnic on the home site in Rockwall last weekend.
I woke up early to fry the chicken and I had made the potato salad the night before,
you know potato salad must be chilled so the flavors have a chance to blossom.
Our home site is an unruly raw piece of land right now,
all overgrown and yet a haven for some of the prettiest wild flowers.
I would like to share some of the items I brought along for this picnic...
I brought a basket of goodies other than food with me, just because I have been envisioning this
Picnic for some time and wanted to make it special.
For me, planning the event is just as pleasurable as the event itself, whether for two or
twenty two, it is all about the joy of making the day, a special one.
And seriously, preparing the food and presenting it, is a gift that comes straight from the heart.
I tossed in a silver tray to serve the fried chicken in and brought along a striped linen tablecloth.
It was a little buggy, in fact I came home with some unusual bites and by the looks of this darling
flower something nibbled on it too.
But never the less, isn't it such a pretty and perfect little blossom?
Growing up we went on a picnic every weekend, during the Summer and one of Mom's special treats
was a can of black olives.
So, naturally to me no picnic is complete without them.
I brought along a vintage white milk glass bowl to put them in.
I also brought along two large white plastic trays for us to place our plates on and
a blanket to sit upon.
We spread our blanket upon the wild grass added the tablecloth, sprinkled some freshly picked
sunshine yellow flowers about and nestled a few in the miniature yellow milk jug vase.
For dessert I made Polka Dot Brownies and served them on the melamine tray in the background of
this photo, which I picked up at Home Goods.
It was a good day and a great pick-nic.
Wishing each one of you a Happy Fourth of July!
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