Thursday, August 19, 2010

Foodie Friday: Picnic

I love picnics, old Adirondacks, and vintage tablecloths.
Salads are the perfect picnic food--easily transportable.

A decorative "beehive" to cover food.
Polka dots and plaid.

Fruit and blueberry scones are also easily transportable.
What are your favorite picnic foods? Do you have a favorite picnic memory? To see more tablescapes, check out the 104th Tablescape Thursday.


Epic thunderstorms passed through last night, and our internet is spotty today. I'm posting Foodie Friday early, just in case we lose wireless again.
If you are participating in this week's recipe exchange, add your link below:

64 comments:

  1. What a great setting for a picnic, it's just so charming! Love the reds and I so like your white chairs, they are awesome!

    Nancy

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  2. Wow, I thought I had lost a day... scared me for a minute:)

    What a splendid place for a picnic, and the table cloth is just lovely:)

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  3. YOu make even the most simple look beautiful! Love looking at your pics each week. Lori L

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  4. This is such a beautiful and inviting little picnic! I have serious "vintage linen envy" happening! LOL They are just so pretty!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures!! I LOVE picnics and love bringing salads to picnics! Thanks!

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  6. Lovely photos and tablescape, as usual. Glad you were able to enjoy your picnic before the rains rolled in. !

    Happy Foodie Friday!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  7. What a fun and relaxing pinic. Your Blueberry Scones look wonderful:)

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  8. The table cloth in the first picture is beautiful! Thank you for hosting this party. La

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  9. Oh, how adorable! What a cute, cute cloth and check napkins and what pretty goodies! And your polka dot plates are perfect for the linens and pretty outdoor scene, Michael. Love your Adirondack chairs, too. And who can resist that straw beeskeep?

    Okay, my favorite picnic food? I would say fried chicken... or cheese with fresh french bread. Got to get those carbs in there. ;-)

    Checking in from my blog break, and I'm so glad I did. I always leave smiling when I visit your blog...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  10. Such a pretty setting. Lunch sounds good right now.

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  11. That is a beautiful, summery setting! I love the rays of sunshine. I wish we could dine outside. I'm afraid the mosquitoes would carry us away!

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  12. That is such a cute little picnic... I love the photo where you caught the sun ray! Its so dang hot here lately we can't even think about eating outside... I miss it. Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday!

    ~Rainey~

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  13. Picnics are so much fun and relaxing...there is something about the outdoors, beautiful surroundings and food!

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  14. Your picnic looks amazing! I am jealous of your thuderstorms as we never get them in my area of Southern California and it hardly rains.

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  15. The perfect setting for a perfect little nosh of perfect scones on some perfect little plates with exceptionally perfect napkins! Please tell us where you found that perfect 3 tiered server, Michael? I have a 2 tiered one but have been wanting 3 for a long time. Your's is...well...PERFECT!!

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  16. Such a great spot for a picnic! Love all your pretty dishes and linens! The beeskeep is SO cute!

    Favorite picnic food? Hmmm...fried chicken, potato salad and watermelon, of course! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  17. Rett, the tiered server came from Big Lots two years ago. I added white dishes.
    Y'all are making me hungry with your wonderful descriptions. :-) I'm craving fried chicken.

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  18. Cute setting! Ya gotta love polka dots and plaid!

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  19. ML ~ you make even a picnic elegant! Love the linens you used and the setting is absolutely wonderful. Your property is beautiful! ~ Sarah

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  20. What a beautiful tablescape for a summer picnic! Brilliant red, crisp white with that green grass... pictures to keep handy once winter comes!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  21. What a lovely setting..they say we eat with out eyes first...beautiful and yummy!

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  22. A lovely spot for a yummy picnic...and then probably a great long nap, al fresco. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  23. I'm a cheese and fruit girl on a picnic, some crusty bread or wonderful crackers and I'm happy! I love the tablecloth and the vintage theme...pretty!

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  24. I was really pleasantly suprised to see that you like vintage tablecloths!
    I love all the bright colors and patterns you've put together. Very cheery!

    My hubby and I used to go on picnics often before we were married...
    Our picnics usually consisted of salami, cheeses, crackers, smoked oysters, fruit, a bottle of wine and a bit of romance... Gee, whatever happened to those days!

    Sherri;)

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  25. That looks so cheery! I always wondered what bloggers did with those bee skeps!
    Our picnics are at the beach, so things that are easy to hold, unless you truly want a SAND wich, LOL!

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  26. Wonderful picnic. Love the set-up as much as the food!
    Sherry

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  27. Plaids, polka dots and RED...You just can't go wrong. Love the whole look!!

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  28. Polka dots & plaid are perfect for a picnic~ love that vintage cloth! Some Prosecco and Proscuitto wrapped Figs for a picnic would make me happy :-)

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  29. I always love looking at your photos! Wonderful table settings--love the paid and dots together!

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  30. What a delightful setting for a wonderful picnic setting. I wanna come!
    HUgs!

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  31. Michael Lee, Your entry from last week's foodie friday was a hit at my house! Thanks for the wonderful salsa recipe.
    This week you have treated me to a cheery picnic. I love red and white and it is so fun for a picnic! The bee skeep is a brilliant idea to keep creepy crawlers away from the food. What a beautiful setting too! Now all we need is a good book... how about one of yours?
    Thanks for hosting again!
    Yvonne

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  32. Hi Miss M and thanks for hosting foodie friday! I love picnics so very much and we even have bocce balls and croquet to play since we do it so much! My recipe this week is a Bittman Broiled Grapefruit which was wonderful! Enjoy! alex@amoderatelife

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  33. Beautiful picnic! The scones look so dee-lish, love scones!

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  34. I love this post. Who wouldn't want to picnic in that perfect setting. Well...maybe my husband. The last time I tried to set up a little picnic outside a yellow jacket bit him. You can be rest assured he won't be agreeing to that again any time soon! The past couple of years I've been doing portable individual desserts when we take a lunch to eat elsewhere..kind of like mini trifles.

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  35. What a coincidence - the recipe I prepared for this week is a salad you can take on a picnic! I love picnics too, and your vintage tablecloths look so pretty. Thanks for hosting.

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  36. I just love all the pictures in this blog! I also love picnics! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Thanks for hosting. Your blog looks great!

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  38. Can I come picnic with you? I'm just a hop, skip and jump away!

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  39. Gorgeous picnic. It looks like you could linger all day long.

    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday.

    - The Tablescaper

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  40. Beautiful spot for a summer picnic. I thoroughly enjoyed this post.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  41. This is just pure delight!

    What an exceptionally lovely and fresh idea with those two white chairs, the 'fresh' and oh-so-pretty red and white tablecloth and the beeskep with the the three tried server and yummy scones! ~ It just makes me so happy, (and hungry)~ to look at all of your lovely details and recipes this week.., Yum!

    ..,This lovely post of yours 'caught my eye' immediately while perusing the Tablescape Thursday posts at BNOTP!..,

    Please kindly also consider joining me for this week's 45th, Tuesday Tea for Two, weekly blog party meme held @

    http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com..,

    ~ My meme is all about afternoon tea; I would love to have you join us!.., ( Your relatively recent; 'Picnic on the Porch', post would be just perfect for instance)!

    Please pop by for a visit sometime and take a wee perusal of your own of several of my recent posts if you'd care to..,

    Have a marvelous Friday and coming weekend and thanks for hosting this delightful blog party, meme dear lady!

    .., My favorite picnic food is a bit unusual; It's , 'baked beans'!.., My dear grandma and then later also her son, my dad; they used bake a heavenly, homemade crock of beans and then bury the crock pot in the sand to keep them toasty warm..,

    .., They would then dig them up;( they were well sealed in their pot and well covered of course), and then serve them with fluffy biscuits, cheese, chow chow pickles, potato salad, coleslaw, tomatoes, cucumbers and country ham.., Just thinking about this lovely memory 'makes my mouth water'! ~ We live near the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia, Canada..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ http:theplumedpen.blogspot.com
    and also
    @ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

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  42. Gollum, YIPPPEEEE! The salad servers arrived. I haven't seen them yet because I have been out of town, but Mr. Magpie says they are GORGEOUS. THANK YOU! I emailed you last night, but I wanted you to be sure to see this and to know that I will blog about them when I return from my blog break.

    Thanks again!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  43. I love picnics any time, anywhere! My favorite memory though was right under the shade of a big tree in my backyard. Those in attendance were my mother, my sister, my daughter and myself. Three generations of strong women laughing, eating and enjoying time together. I'll never forget my mom's laugh and how much she loved my daughter. A special picnic indeed!

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  44. Love picnics, unfortunately the weather is already chilly and wet here.
    But for those in great warmer areas here is an awesome recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes with a coconut, cream cheese, and marshmallow frosting...SO YUMMY!

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  45. Beautiful picnic setting with the red and white against nature's green. Love the bee skeep.

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  46. Just love the reds and whites. Looks so inviting!

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  47. What a beautiful setting for a picnic. Lovely tablecloth!

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  48. Beautiful photos of a beautiful picnic! Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday!

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  49. You would have loved the vintage tablecloths and all the other vintage stuff in the room that appears in my post (luludesigns). It was the most wonderful setting and so fitting for the spot.

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  50. A fantastic outdoor table! Delicious!

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  51. I love picnics, too. Fabulous tablescape. I heart that beehive food cover; it's uber gorgeous.

    Tablescaping Escapades is having its first give-a-way. Please stop by and check it out.

    All the Best,

    Requi

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  52. I love all those things, Michael! Adirondack chairs especially. I linked up a frozen treat that can be either a beverage or a sherbet-type dssert. Light and refreshing ... perfect for your picnic setting. :-)

    Shirley

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  53. Wow...completed my post yesterday and forgot to link up...it's been one of those crazy weeks ;) Love your picnic and sure do hate to see summer end...I'm not ready for cold weather! Even with the incredibly hot summer we've had...it's my favorite season and I had it ending...let alone the fact that time just flys by way to fast. Have a wonderful weekend, fondly, Roberta
    http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

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  54. Beautiful! I love the tablecloth.

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  55. I love the tablecloth! Looks like a perfect picnic! I just got two adirondack chairs and can't wait to finish them.

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  56. Polka dots, plaids and prints so very pretty; salads and scones how delicious!

    Favourite picnic food would have to be a chilled glass of Chardonnay, french bread and creamy Brie. Best memory of a picnic; when I was about seven months old and could actually touch my toes without any difficulty (as in the photo). :)

    HAVE A GREAT WEEK MICHAEL! -Brenda-

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  57. Makes me want to invite myself over for tea!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  58. HI Micheal Lee!! Oh, your picnic setting is so pretty! Love your vintage table cloth and everything else! The salad is pretty, the beehive cover is so cute, the scones, yummy, and the fruit - juicy!
    You always have the prettiest photos.
    Hope you're doing well and I'm Foodieing with you today.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  59. Ohhh, how I want to be here! Love the bee skep.:)

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  60. Another pretty picnic! I'm loving anything with polka dots lately, so I'm coveting your cute plates, and I always love vintage tablecloths, and this is such a pretty one. You just have so many talents, and I love coming to see you work your magic. laurie

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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