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A-Tisket A-Tasket…

4.06.2010

What is the best thing about winter?   It makes you appreciate spring so much more.  Even going to the grocery store after a long day of work is enjoyable when it is 80 degrees and sunny.  Especially when a month ago you were wearing 6 layers and cursing the snow.

So in honor my newly found good mood, I decided to make a spring resolution.  And since I am putting it on the blog it makes it all official, we actually have to do it. 

When we were organizing the basement I stumbled on this odd shaped object all wrapped up in trash bags.  Hmmm what was that?

Picnic Basket

Our picnic basket!

Picnic Basket

This was my most favorite wedding present.  I was so excited when we opened it and had all these visions of packing it every weekend and lounging in the park together ….eating and drinking wine of course.

Now want to hear the sad and pathetic part?

Picnic Basket

Ummm that was almost five years ago and it has never been used.  Yep never.  Told you it was sad.  I swear it was because we have been too busy with house projects.

So in the spirit of spring I decided to bust it out of the trash bag and keep it out so we would be more likely to use it. 

Because who can resist this picnic-i-ness?

Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket

I am not usually a red gingham type of girl, but in this basket, I think it is perfect.

And to up the ante, I also want to make a picnic quilt.  I have a couple more baby quilts that are 75% done. And after they are finished, I swore to myself that the next one would be for us.  Since we have a big fat zero quilts in our house as I repeatedly give them all away.  The picnic one can be incredibly simple since it will be hopefully thrown in the dirt and eaten off of and washed many many times (you know with all the picnics we will be having).  But it will be ours. ….and I can save the more difficult patterns for a throw in the family room.

So will you guys hold us to it?  Any other fun spring ideas to add to my list?

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12 comments on "A-Tisket A-Tasket…"
  1. Awww I love your picnic basket... you totally need to use it this spring!

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  2. I use my picnic basket to carry food to work potlucks or family reunions. It's not just for picnics!!

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  3. I totally wanted to put a picnik basket on our registry but B told me we'd never use it. Cannot wait to hear about all of your picniks!

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  4. We have one that we've never used, too. I need to also make this resolution!

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  5. This is the perfect time to dust that off and put it to good use. Can't wait to see the quilt you come up with!

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  6. That is ADORABLE. What a fun gift to give for a wedding. So handy and romantic.

    Cannot WAIT to see the quilt.

    And, PS - Probably gonna be in KC for Memorial Day. You going to be around?

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  7. We have the same one and have been married for five years without ever using it!

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  8. That's a cute picnic basket!! I found one a few years ago at a thift store, we';ve only sued it once. Your making me want to plan picnic in the park this weekend!

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  9. Love the picnic basket. Hope you get to enjoy it this spring and summer!

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  10. Where, oh where, is that gorgeous basket from!? SO pretty... perfect wedding gift!

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