Hello dear blogging friends! I hope that you enjoyed your 4th of July weekend. Some of us celebrate the 4th as the birthday of our nation and those from other countries celebrate it as being another great weekend! I hope that it was all well for you.
I had the unexpected pleasure to go to Bear Lake – just outside of Logan Utah for a short over night stay at a friends vacation home. I can’t believe that I didn’t take pictures for you. It was an amazing home! 7000 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 4 kitchens and much more! Looking out the front window you could see the lake. So peaceful and serene. Such a fun, fun time. Good friends, family and food make for an awesome weekend!
I’m sure that many of you have had the chance to do some picnicking. I love to pack a small meal up and eat it out in the country side. For some reason food just seems to taste better when you eat outside. One day after a great time junk’n I came home with a wooden vintage picnic basket. You should have seen the little one’s eyes light up! Yay, they all said in unison. Picnic!
This is what I did to redo the vintage picnic basket. I painted it with a soft green paint. I wanted it to fit into the cottage look that I have in my kitchen. If I was really talented I would have painted some great roses on the top but since I’m out of practice I cut out some roses from some fabric that I had. Then found a copy of an old painting of a family that is picnicking. I added a piece of vintage wallpaper for it’s back ground and then mod podged it all on the top.
Here is how it turned out.
Thanks to Cathy from 1929 Charmer blog I was able to add this lovely plate to my vignette. I won it from a give a way that she had, and just received it today! Just in time for this picture to go into my post. I added a little garland with some vintage photos, a clock face and key, then clipped them on twine with clothes pins.
I think that at a later date (when I decide to pull my sewing machine out , lol) I will make a lining for the inside of the basket. I really like the way that it looks sitting on my counter top. We use it often and have really enjoyed it.
Have you been picnicking lately? I would love to hear if you have and what you packed and where you went!
Have an enjoyable day!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Before and After Wedensday @The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Thing’s
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies