Celebrating The Red, White, & Blue Picnic Style

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I was recently given the opportunity
 to decorate a church dinner honoring our Senior Adults.

My Theme - An Indoor Picnic

Within just a few days,
I found the vintage picnic basket, 
$3 at a local thrift store,
and the "picnic motif pitcher" used as a vase for the roses,
$2 at the Salvation Army thrift store.

Don't you just love it when a plan comes together??? :)

Rolled the utensils in red and blue napkins, 
and added scrapbooking stick-on ladybugs.

For the tables,
kept it simple with live petunias, in red, purplish-blue, and white,
wrapped in brown paper bags.
The ladies took these home to plant afterwards.

Vintage blue Ball jars, filled with red stems accented the dessert table.
{Jars were found at the Carolina Country Peddlers Mall,
where I have a booth, for $3 each!  Seriously "heart" them!}

And since the 4th of July is right around the corner,
I scoured the internet for more 
Red, White, and Blue Picnic Inspiration!

{All images below were borrowed from Pinterest}

Enjoy the Inspiration....

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck

....and no celebration is complete,
without a super cute pair of shoes! :)

....enjoy your 4th,
and may God Bless our Great Country!


Linking Post To:
Inspiration Friday @ At the Picket Fence
Vintage Inspiration @ Common Ground
Potpourri Friday @ 2805
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage


  1. You were lucky to fina the picnic basket at such a good price! The napkins and flowers are lovely. Nice inspiration too! Hope you had a chance to see what I did to my sofa!

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

  2. Love, love, love your ideas. I thought it was quite cool that you found that picnic basket.... and the price! :)

  3. I love the indoor picnic theme & you did a great job with it. How exciting to find the picnic basket & pitcher! I completely get the "don't you love it when a plan comes together" part. I love when everything falls into place perfectly.

    Girl, I love those shoes!!

  4. Great look for the picnic. Have a great weekend. Is that Western Prong Church?

  5. So many beautiful ideas, and I love your photos. the indoor picnic was a great idea. Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. Great score! The basket is awesome! I love your patriotic vignette too! Thanks for all the inspiration! I have been looking for ideas and you gave me some great ones!

  7. Oops, I forgot to answer your question- I used wipe on poly by Minwax in a satin finish. CeCe Caldwell also has a new product that is a satin clear coat when wax may provide enough protection. I attended the ASCP tour and Annie said wax will be as durable as poly if it can cure for 30 days. I was worried about the heat. It was 105 today. I used the wipe on poly because it self levels and is so easy to apply; you just wipe it on. Hope this helps! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Have a great weekend! Betsy

  8. I really enjoyed your photos and the quote from the late Erma Bombeck was wonderful. Happy 4th!!

  9. I bet they were just tickled with your creative decorating! I love it. Love the picnic basket. Hope your staying cool where you are.

  10. Love the red flowers in the blue jars. Such a classic combo!

  11. What wonderful finds for your picnic theme party. Enjoyed all the images and the Erma bombeck quote is terrific.

  12. What a great idea for a summer luncheon. Love the picnic theme!
    Mary Alice

  13. Your table looks great!! I love your flowers in the brown bag. What a great idea.Love the picnic basket too.


  14. What a great find, at a fabulous price!

    Thank you for the sweet comments over at my blog!

    Thanks also for the fabulous patriotic inspiration photos!

    Have a great week, and a Happy 4th!


  15. Rhonda:

    What a wonderful job of decorating by you! Love the picnic basket that you purchased! Happy 4th!

  16. Rhonda, I have not seen any of those blue jars for $3!! I have been looking for some. Love your indoor picnic! Love that basket you found too, and the paper bags on the plants. Beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  17. LOVE all the great patriotic inspiration! thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Inspiration!!


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