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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Let's Dish ~ Patriotic Picnics



Let's Dish ~ Patriotic Picnics

Memorial Day is right around the corner,

and it's only the prelude to the patriotic holidays of summer.




Summertime is the perfect 

opportunity to pack a basket 

in anticipation of an picnic.





Gather together some of your 

Red ~ White ~ Blue 




Spread your quilt and enjoy a picnic 

at the lake, on the beach, your favorite park,

or where ever your heart desires.



Memorial Day

A time to honor all those who have given selflessly to their country.  From the Civil War soldiers to those fighting today on foreign soils, we remember the men and women who have died while serving in the US Armed Forces.

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85 comments:

  1. Beautifully Portrayed Sarah! I LOVE your picnic hamper and it's goodies! AND oh "YES" a special Thankful Time for all our Men and Women who serve for us!
    Have a fun weekend Sarah,
    Big Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  2. That is just beautiful, Sarah! The picnic basket with all the goodies is perfect and your sentiments honor those who serve.

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  3. Beautiful red white and blue patriotic picnic, Sarah!

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  4. It's obvious that you and I like the same things Sarah! I love that flatware ~ it's perfect!! I am sorry to say that Patio Daddy-O is running late this evening so I am roasting a chicken. I wish you lived close by so that you could come for dinner! Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  5. That is just a fantastic basket, the reds, whites and blues are awesome too! Your patriotic post is so special and your message profound.

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  6. Sarah~ What a gorgeous basket...I love all your picnic accoutrements~ especially your linens! I'm hoping to have a picnic over the holiday weekend, weather permitting! Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

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  7. Perfection Sarah! Patriotic holidays always bring up memories of picnics. I love your pretty basket with all the red, white and blue. A perfect way to start the summer.
    I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  8. What a fun picnic hamper, Sarah. A bottle of wine certainly is a good way to start a picnic. The flatware and napkins are perfectly patriotic. Thanks for your lovely remembrance of
    those who gave their lives in service for our country.
    Happy Memorial Day!

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  9. Love the red, white and blue! Happy Memorial Day!

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  10. Love it! Salute to all~Cheers Kim

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  11. Beautiful Sarah. Love that flatware. Such a wonderful vignette.

    - The Tablescaper

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  12. Lovely post, beautiful thoughts -- thank you for sharing.

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  13. Love your patriotic spirit and the way you have chosen to acknowledge it.

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  14. Well done Sarah, beautifully put together, just love your red, white and blue!
    Happy Memorial Day!
    Cindy

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  15. Gorgeous hamper and the goodies inside are fabulous. Now that would make the start of a fabulous meal.. have a blessed week and weekend. xo marlis

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  16. So pretty!! I love your linens and your flatware...Thank You so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  17. Such a lovely post for this special holiday. I am glad you reminded us the reason for our having this holiday.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend
    Maggie

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  18. Hi Sarah! I was just looking at your post when I received your very sweet comment on mine! Thank you for reminding us what this holiday is all about. Your patriotic picnic basket is wonderful! I love the mix of fabrics, the pretty blue goblets, and the very fun flatware. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

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  19. A delightful patriotic picnic basket, Sarah.
    We all wish we were coming to join you, especially Ben, you know how much he loves a picnic.

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  20. Sarah, that is a charming picnic basket and you are so right we must never forget those who have given all for us. hugs, olive

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  21. Sarah, your photos are magazine-worthy! I loved seeing all the pretty linens and those wonderful red- and blue-handled forks and spoons. I think I "need" some of those! Thank you for your kind comments on my everyday dishes collection!

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  22. I just love your flatware in the red and blue. Such a pretty basket full of fun!!
    Suzyq

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  23. The perfect Memorial Day picnic! Your pictures are beautiful Sarah.

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  24. Sarah, I just love a good picnic! The red, white and blue theme is so beautiful. Very pretty napkins. I really like your flatware too. Such a pretty post!

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  25. What a fun picnic basket...it's almost getting too hot here to be outside...way too early for so much heat.

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  26. Beautiful, as always. I appreciate the sentiment and I am reminded once again what a great country we have and how important it is to see that it remain so.

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  27. So cute! I love your patriotic basket. Makes me want to go on a picnic. Sometimes we forget the joy such a simple thing can bring. I'm putting it on my to do list for my family. I have to hurry though b/c here in the south it gets hot quick.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Love all of the red, white and blue! Just beautiful. I am ready for picnics in the park this summer and lazy days ahead. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. A very partiotic pinic basket...Love it! Wishing you a wonderful day my sweet friend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  30. Sarah , That basket would fit right in over this side of the pond at the moment with the Queens Jubilee and Olympic Games coming up.
    Pack one for me.lol

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  31. Sarah,
    What a meaningful post and tribute to our men & women in uniform! Adore the picnic basket!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  32. A beautifully photographed vignette! It makes me want to go on a picnic.

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  33. Beautiful picnic setting! I love everything about it...it makes me want to pack a basket right now!

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  34. Hi Sarah, Love your patriotic picnic basket and I hope you have a great Memorial Day holiday.

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  35. What a beautiful picnic setting. Very colourful and patriotic!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  36. What a wonderful and thoughtful post. Thank you!

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  37. I love your patriotic picnic, Sartah. So beautifully put together. have a nice Memorial Day weekend!...Christine

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  38. Hi Sarah,
    you are the only woman who can create with a picnic set a American patriotic picnic as well as a french one. Can't help myself, it looks a bit french, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  39. Hi Sarah, what a charming patriotic picnic. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend! I love the tall, slender basket holding the flowers :-) xxoo Debbie

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  40. Hi Sarah, you pics make me want to pack a picnic this weekend, even if I can't go far (just back from the mountain trip). We could picnic in the gazebo perhaps - it would still be fun!

    That Beaujolais would be a great wine for a picnic - well any wine would of course!!
    Hugs - Mary

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  41. Love your Patriotic basket, and I recog the flatware!
    Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend,God bless our soldiers!

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  42. This is EXACTLY what I would like to put together for my husband and me for this weekend. We have to travel to Pittsburg, KS again for him to work in the urgent care clinic there, so we'll miss out on the festivities of grilling and fun. If I could just get my act together and pack up a nice picnic basket like this, maybe we could "picnic" on the floor in the conference room! :-) I think I'll see what I can scrounge up. Thanks for the idea, Sarah! Have a safe weekend!!!

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  43. Perfect picnic for two. Love your flatware...so colorful and perfect for Memorial day. Have a glorious Memorial Day.

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  44. Just perfect, Sarah...I love every single thing about it.:))

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  45. Just perfect, Sarah...I love every single thing about it.:))

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  46. This is delightful, Sarah. Love all the red, white, and blue in the basket. You make me want to pack a picnic dinner. I just returned from my trip with the "girls", and I'm still recuperating. Lots of fun, but I'm so tired. laurie

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  47. Happy Memorial Day, Sarah... fits perfectly on Monday's Holiday in the US.

    Wow... when US have holiday, as an Account Mgr in a bank, it's fantastic at work coz it lessen a lot §;-)

    Great job.

    Happy TS & a great w/end to come.

    Greetings,
    /CC

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  48. Beautiful basket, Sarah, and filled so perfectly. I love the flatwware and the BEAUTIFUL linens! Would love to share some wine too:) Have a great weekend, wherever you picnic. XO, Pinky

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  49. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm so happy to not miss your great Memorial Day post with this beautiful set up (really magazine worthy!). My daughter is moving and with work and blogging I just haven't had as much time to visit this week.

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  50. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I really appreciate it. I wanted to tell you, well ask you if I can come along on your picnic! Seriously, it is most inviting. I love how you've put it all together. See you soon!

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  51. First: thank you for your generous and lovely visit and for the good wishes for our Sil..he is in pain, but doing well. Second: I totally love this gorgeous pic nic..wish I can go for it and have all your goodies, I love, love pic nics. I love red, white and blue and this patrotic outdoors is just my cuppa tea! So, dear Sarah, have a terrific holiday weekend.
    FABBY

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  52. A beautiful post and fitting tribute to all those who serve and defend.
    Have a blessed weekend.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  53. Love your picnic vignette. It is so patriotic as are your sincere wonderful Memorial Day sentiments. I want to thankyou Sarah for all the many kind comments you have written on my blog. I don't always get to everyone but I want you to know that I truly do appreciate the time you take to make them. You asked about my 'snowball' flowers. Honestly when I put the bushes in the tag said 'Snowball Bush.' I really don't know what they are accept that. They surely are beautiful though and I'm so glad I took the time to buy and plant them.

    I know you will have a wonderful memorial day because you truly know and observe what its all about.

    Warmly,

    Nann

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  54. Fantastic picnic basket. Love the blue glasses, flatware, and use of napkins to design a picture perfect display. Thanks for sharing. Happy Memorial Weekend. ~CJ

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  55. Let's pray for peace and for our troops to all come home! I don't know if that's realistic, but wouldn't it be great to focus on our own county's issues? Oops! Was that a political comment!?

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  56. What a great idea...love your silverware!!!

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  57. I love all of the goodies in your picnic basket. I have a similar basket that gets little use. Thanks for the reminder. I'm dragging it out this year if for no other reason than just to make it look cute!

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  58. Good afternoon precious Sarah!!! Yes, our list has grown! I am so honored to have all of you want to participate. It will be fun!! AND YOU ARE GOING TO ROME NEXT ?????? Oooooooo you are going to love Italy! I was in Cinqua Terra and let me tell you, when I crossed the line from France (MY HOME COUNTRY) over to Italy, TIME LITERALLY SLOWED DOWN. What a world....so beautiful. My goodness, take in all the sights and sounds and TASTES!

    Thank you for visiting! Anita

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  59. You've packed a beautiful and festive Memorial Day weekend picnic basket, Sarah!

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  60. Such a pretty basket Sarah! I love everything red, white and blue and the pic of the flag is just beautiful! Happy Memorial Day Weekend:@)

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  61. Lovely basket and filled with delicious things. Have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  62. Sarah, I love all the patterns in your basket, different, but all red whit and blue. Just perfect. Crusty bread and wine, even more perfect. I especially love the flatware. Dianne

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  63. Sarah, you know how to outfit a picnic beautifully! What a pretty setting. :D Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!!!

    xo,
    RJ

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  64. Happy Memorial Day to you Sarah!

    What a beautiful post.
    Your picnic basket collection is gorgeous. Where did you find that cute silverware?

    I am busy this weekend trying to get the yard all planted with annuals. We are to hit 95 degrees here today and tomorrow. That is warm for Illinois so early in the season!

    Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend,
    xoxox
    Alison

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  65. such a beautiful memorial day themed table scape, I love the red and blue, Happy Memorial Day.
    I want to thankyou so very much for visiting me today, and for your kind words, its so kind of you,

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  66. Hi lovely lady.
    Sarah, that is a charming picnic basket with a great wine and great food, and you are so right we must never forget those who have given all for us. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescape. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day.
    XXOO Diane

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  67. Patriotic flatware!! That's beautiful!!!

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  68. i love your picnic basket! fabulous combination of colors and patterns.

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  69. Love that beautiful American blue. I remember.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sarah.

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  70. Happy Memorial Day weekend sweet Sarah. This is the nicest picnic I've seen in a while. Your colours are so crisp and bright.
    LOVE IT
    Thanks for coming over to see Sister. She will be reading all the comments on Thursday when I see her again for her real birthday. I'm taking her and 2 of her best friend nuns to a tea house.
    xoxoxo

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  71. Thanks for stopping by to visit! Love your beautiful basket and your wine choice.

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  72. You've packed a wonderfully colorful basket, Sarah! I need a picnic under some shade right about now. It is HOT out today! :-) Sue

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  73. This is just beautiful!!
    What a special treat to have for the weekend!
    smiles~
    Cat

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  74. Whata gorgeous way to celebrate memorial day.

    I am now following your blog.

    My BLUES, please come and see when you get a chance.

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  75. Very pretty! I am your new follower.

    Please come and see my BLUE, thanks!

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  76. Sarah, love your cute picnic basket. I am a sucker for ticking, and the silver ware is so cute. I think I need to go on a picnic soon. Thankful for all those who sacrifice for my freedoms that I enjoy daily.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  77. Having a ready to go basket is a terrific idea! And Independence Day will be here in a flash. You have some beautiful linens in yours!

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  78. Hi Sarah!

    Your picnic basket is so pretty with it's patriotic theme. A picnic at a war memorial would be a great way to remember our fallen soldiers. They gave so we can enjoy our freedom.

    Thanks for sharing at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

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  79. Hello Sarah, I am a wee bit belated - but Happy Memorial Day - it was marvelous here - my husband and I cleaned out (partially) his barn, he grilled we had his parents over and just enjoyed the day together - a blessing given to us to enjoy this marvelous country - I am truly thankful to those who believed in and served our country! Your picnic looks so very inviting! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  80. That is beautiful; I love your basket full of goodies. Thanks for sharing at cowgirl up.

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  81. Hi darling, love your sweet basket, it looks so inviting. hugs ~lynne~

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  82. Sarah,
    That looks beautiful! I did a picnic post and it isn't as easy as it looks. Yours is fantastic!
    Sherry

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  83. You sure do know how to pack a gorgeous and stylish picnic Sarah! I love the patriotic colours but I also love how Frenchy everything looks-it's all very you!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Say G'Day Party. I truly appreciate your support!

    Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,
    Natasha in Oz

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