Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Flea Market Picnic ~

I have wonderful friends...

Heather, Lisa, Tamsen, Janet & I

Many years ago Tamsen started the tradition of packing a picnic lunch to bring to Brimfield. I didn't really give much notice to the large backpack she hauled - I was focused on treasure hunting after all. Not only was it sweltering hot, but that thing must have been heavy! When we all decided it was time for a lunch break, she chose a spot in the shade by the pond...then out of that backpack came a vintage tablecloth, and one by one delicious things kept coming; chicken salad with rolls, fruit salad, homemade brownies, and other goodies. We were amazed and grateful ~ it made a perfect day all that more special ~ so sweet!

Lisa, Crystal & Tamsen

Keeping with the tradition, I sent out an e-mail asking everyone what they'd like to bring for our picnic lunch. Well...Lisa felt paper & plastic just wouldn't do, so she took it upon herself to bring china plates, crystal glasses, and she made cloth silverware holders tied with a bow for each of us ~ can you imagine!?

...and sweet Heather surprised us with gifts ~ eeek! Saltshakers filled with vintage mercury glass beads ~ that put us over-the-top

I don't think we could possibly top this years picnic ~ I love that each year the tradition and the circle of friends has grown

Thanks for a perfect day spent at the flea with the most wonderful friends ~
xo Heidi

11 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

What a wonderful group of friends you have and a beautiful picnic and fabulous shopping! Life is good!

Maija said...

There is nothing like days with girlfriends....

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh I am totally jealous !!! Looks like you had an awesome time !!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

looks like fun ... but I don't know ... it appears to me that you could be a real group of trouble

:P

Birds of a Feather said...

Well Tristan, you'll just have to come to find out ~ at least we'll feed you well - lol!

Vintage by Crystal said...

This was such a wonderful day and I was so happy to be a part of that perfect and pretty picnic! We'll definitely have to do it again! :)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a beautiful day. i am so sorry i missed it and the opportunity to become part of this very special "circle." :( maybe september??

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a fun thing to do. Special times shared with special friends
Alison

Little Pink Studio said...

Looks like a wonderful (and beautiful) time!
Cerri xo

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What fun! :)
~Becca~

paperbird said...

wow what a beautiful picnic! And sweet moments with girlfriends are always a treasure.