Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Image courtesty of Country Living via Google Images
Living in frigid and snowy Minnesota, it will be quite some time before I can look forward to a picnic like the one pictured.   But when our snow does melt, look out! 

 My china and picnic basket are awaiting!  
 And you are invited...

(My brother-in-law built me a very lovely pergola last year, it is also waiting patiently for us..   And thanks again to Kelly for his skills.  And his patience with his crew!  My own hubby would not have been quite so cheerful with me : ) 


  1. You're back to blogland! I love that picture too. I'll dream right along with you. I don't know what it is about blue but I've really been liking that color lately too. Can't wait to see the pergola. Now about that invitation......

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  2. Oh you lucky girl you...I have put my order in for a pergola, but I think it might be a wee while until I actually have one to call my own...and your tea party looks divine. I can't wait for the warm weather to come.
    Oh my word...OH, HOW I WOULD LOVE a visit from my two favorite girls...the beds are fresh and ready to go!...in the mean time, we'll enjoy a VIRTUAL tea party in your beautiful garden...xoxo...Rosie

  3. Oh that does look so wonderful and Spring like!!!! We have soooo much snow......I want it to go away and the pretty birds to come and sing and the sun to shine.......oh dear, I do have cabin fever!!!!
    Happy to see you back!
    Margaret B

  4. Save me a seat!!! I wanna play! that photo is gorgeous and I would love a picnik like that but you don't fool me, I know you would totally out decorate that setting any day! I still want to convince Duane that moving all of the furniture ourside so that we can have a croquet party is a good idea!
    Thrilled to see you light up my sidebar! Theresa xoxo

  5. Me, too! So good to see you here, Kate! Thanks for your lovely notes on my blog. We are just back from Stanford and Jud us back in chemo...ugh! Hard work...for both of us! Friends sure help.

  6. What a wonderful picture...I would like to be there and enjoy the sun...and the food :)!!

    Many hugs, Ingrid

  7. WAIT A MINUTE....Kate dearest, you said you came to visit me via Nancy, my sister in law? TEEEEEHEEEEEE....you know where I live? NORTH EAST MINNEAPOLIS!!!!! You made a circle! Hey, thank you for visiting me and your kind words are warmth on this BLASTED COLD MORNING!!!!! I work in Edina and teach. I am on busy duty all week and I have to wear two coats!!! Your first picture is just lovely, JUST ENCOURAGING and a reminder that we shall see and feel warmth again! Do come back and tell me where you are....


    My husband works at Bethel University and I got my Master's degree there....

    CIAO! Anita

  8. Hello stranger lol How are you?

    I too am dreaming of warmer weather and picnic's although our snow is now long gone it's still not quite warm enough to drag out the picnic basket just yet.


  9. aren't brothers in law wonderful? i can't wait to see
    photos of your pergola picnics!

    thank you for your sweet prayers1

  10. That is one nice brother-in-law :) Cute too :) Can't wait for the picnic....you know I am coming right?