Thursday, April 30, 2015

Early In the Morning..

Don't you just love mornings?  An opportunity to give it another try - a new chance perhaps?  I do.  I'm a morning person.  I feel as though we are at our best early in the morning.

Behind our house is a beautiful, private neighborhood park.  We do not have snow on the ground right now, but I like this photo.


Even with the kids playing, it looks so peaceful and serene.

In the afternoons, the park is one busy place.  But in the morning, ahhh, in the morning, it is quiet and inviting.  The look of quietness invited me out this morning...for a picnic.  I decided to invite the hubby, and you, of course, to go along with me.

Earlier this week I showed you the sweet vintage picnic basket and thermos I purchased at the Country Living Fair...perfect for a breakfast picnic.  I decided to keep the food for this outing pretty simple.  I bought a few things at HomeGoods (one of my favorite stores) that I really wanted to use.  HomeGoods has such a lovely variety of things for our home.  I really like the convenience of not having to go to several different stores.  I found most of the items I wanted for this picnic there...including the food and coffee!

This early morning picnic is the perfect opportunity....to dream a little...


...while sipping some of this wonderful caramel-flavored coffee.  The vintage thermos will keep it nice and hot for us.


I've added a few grapes...


...which should be a nice compliment to the sparkling pear juice.


I think this DOUBLE chocolate fudge Biscotti that's tucked away will be a nice little surprise for the hubby!


I am bringing us a couple of wheat bagels.  It's good that I remembered to buy some cream cheese.  There are so many great flavors available now, but I chose honey and roasted pecan!  YUM!


And I didn't forget the cinnamon rolls..


...or the napkins, for the errant crumb or two.


I know it is just a casual picnic, but I do like things somewhat color coordinated.  The gray napkins pair nicely with the gray and white tablecloth, don't you think?  More HomeGoods purchases.


Did I forget anything?  Oh yes, our comfort while sitting on the ground.  I took care of that for us.  I found this adorable dog bed at HomeGoods.


I know several of you thought I had flipped when I mentioned one for the Bogus Room, but I think these dog beds are pretty comfortable seating for humans.  They are made especially for lounging!

Now that we have everything, are you ready to go?


The sun is coming up and I want to get to the park!





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  1. Ahhhhhhh the basket of breakfast treats looks so yummy. Enjoy your sweet and romantic time in the park with the hubby.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! Very relaxing! We both have a sweet tooth, so I always add a little chocolate something for us! :-)

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  2. Gorgeous...and without snow, even better!! Good thing we live far away or I would be tempted to crash your picnic date. It all looks so yummy!

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    1. Thank you Kim!! It was good snacking and a wonderful morning. It was still a little chilly, so that was great! LOL…I love snow and would be perfectly content to go out for a winter picnic in the snow! The hubby, not so much! ;-) And you would be welcome to crash!

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  3. What fun !!! Breakfast in park. Looks like you are well prepared. Your picnic basket is beautiful. Must get some of that cream cheese ... sounds so good.
    Thanks for your visit to Timeless Treasures with a nice comment on the harvest table in the kitchen. I will be happy to share the pecan pie recipe with you if you will send me your email address. Your email is a no-reply comment.
    Thanks,
    Audrey Z.

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    1. Thank you so much and you are quite welcome! How bizarre! I just fixed that not too long ago. I suppose it flipped itself back. Now to find the instructions on how to change it again!! :-) Hopefully, this will provide my email address. I’m so looking forward to the recipe!! Have a wonderful evening!

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  4. I love that first photo! The photo looks reminds me of a Currier and Ives. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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    1. Awww, thank you! I took that at about the 5th snow of the season earlier this year. Thanks so much and you have a wonderful weekend also! Hugs!

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  5. I adore the sweet vintage picnic basket and thermos you purchased at the Country Living Fair. We are going to the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY at the beginning of June. Don't you just love that Fair?

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    1. Thank you so much! I fell in love with them when I saw them. This was my first time and YES, I so enjoyed this fair! So many wonderful things to see. I hope you have a great time, but I know you will!!! Have a fabulous day!

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  6. That looks like a wonderful basket! I'm not a morning person, but my husband is. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you Dee. It was a great way to jump start the morning! Have a wonderful day!

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  7. Hi Benita, I totally fell in love with your vintage picnic basket full of breakfast goodies! I'll be featuring this post on my post with Share Your Style. thanks so much for joining in on the party!

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    1. Debra, thank you so much! I greatly appreciate the feature! That little basket is the sweetest thing and we’ve used it a couple of times already! :-) Have a great day!

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  8. In love along with the other commenters :)

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    1. Thanks so much Deb! Have a wonderful evening!

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  9. How fun! I love picnics and when plaid thermoses are included I love them even more. lol! I have a collection of thermoses and wicker hampers. Always fun to put them to use. I hopped over from Common Ground. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, I do too! When I saw the two together at the Country Living Fair, I knew they would be coming home with me! Thank you so much for the invitation! I will check it out! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

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  10. ahh now that is one perfect picnic basket! I really like those dream cups too. Hugs P.S. I hope you will stop by and share at the Thursday favorite Things blog hop ( you can link up tonight through Sat at midnight)

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    1. Thank you so much!! I like mixing old and new. The cups were an awesome HomeGoods find! I usually try to get linked up at your great party! Always lots of interesting things to find there! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!!

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