Thursday, April 15, 2010

picnic on the porch

spring has arrived, but it is still chilly in the northwest, and I'm itching to fill my planters, but have to wait a while longer...

you see I am a fairweather gardener - I don't like late frost and I don't like to stand shivering outside watering my planters...

but I can still have fun on the porch, right!


so I picked up this picnic basket at a thrift store for $3.99...

propped it on my chippy bench outside the front door...

lined it with a piece of burlap (love burlap, it is inexpensive and you can do so much with it)...

added my white pansies in their wooden crate...


tucked in a vintage apron and vintage gardening fork...

and of course my favorite old shovel...



hmmm, still missing something though, and have to hide that ugly plug socket...



I know, of course, a pile of vintage white linens!!


see the white enamelware pot, it's waiting to get planted up - I'm thinking lots of trailing bacopa...


picnic on the porch, why not??

and the whole project only cost me $3.99 as I already had everything else:-)

I'm linking up to

Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest
and
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
and
Tuesday Talent Show at My House of Giggles

Happy days,
Tracey

21 comments:

junkdreams said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracey!
xojanis

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

lovely picnic! I also bought myself a picnic basket two weeks ago.. now I know what am gonna do with it!..

have a good weekend!
xo
fitty

Prior said...

That looks so comfy elegant! Love it, Lezlee

Red Door Home said...

How inviting! The flowers looks so pretty in the wicker picnic basket. Love it!

Hootin' Anni said...

It really gives a romantic, old world charm to the porch!!

My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Beautiful. I have that same basket from a thrift store, too. Mine cost $5, so you made out!

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

So pretty! My little son has been begging to have a picnic outside. Weather is nice here in GA but we are covered in pollen. Those white linens would be yellow on my screened in porch. Love your little bench too!

Debby said...

I love it, so pretty!
Debby

Creations By Cindy said...

What a nice picnic! Love the basket. Be blessed. Cindy

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What charming finds, Tracey! Love the idea of a picnic on the porch with such lovlies! Love those pillows and the flowers make everything so festive and pretty!

Cheers!
Tina

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I love this idea!! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing at my Tuesday Talent Show!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Tracey,

I love how you pulled all of that together..it's really pretty.♥ We are supposed to drop down to 37 degrees tonight..it can't make up it's mind as to whether it's Winter, Spring or Summer!

Thanks so much for coming by for a visit..come back anytime!

Have a wonderful day...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Katie said...

Very pretty!Love the vintage apron.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a beautiful vignette!

Anne

Sandi said...

I love your vignette Tracey! I have some burlap that color that I haven't done one thing with yet. You just inspired me!! I have an old metal green and white plaid picnic basket...hmmm...wheels are turning!! LOL
Hugs~

MARY PERNULA said...

HI TRACEY, Love the front porch grouping. I am itching to get outside too. STOP by for a visit. XO MARY

Cindy said...

Great idea and it looks so pretty!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I was just thinking about doing something at the front door of my 2nd floor condo to "spruce things up". This is a GREAT idea! And yes, why NOT a picnic *smiles*

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

What a bargain on that basket! Love it all! Thanks for linking up to Rescue Crew Review!

dianneh said...

looks gorgeous!

Barbara Jean said...

very sweet. Oh, I'm gonna love it here. I can tell!

blessings

barbara jean

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