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Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Picnic in vintage Bronco-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My sweetheart is one of the luckiest people I know. His luck has become so well known that people in our area ask whether or not he's bought a raffle ticket before they decide whether or not they should buy one. Of course, I keep telling him that his first stroke of luck was marrying me!

In 1993, the National Wild Turkey Federation raffled this restored 1970 Ford Bronco. They sold tickets all over the country, and my sweetheart bought one ticket. A year after buying that ticket, they drew his name as the winner! He's won many raffles since then, but other than winning me as his bride, the Bronco is his biggest win.

Picnic in vintage Bronco-Bargain Decorating with Laurie
We went to a fishing pond, and I set a Fall picnic on the tailgate of the Bronco. 

Stop laughing at my wildflower centerpiece. Okay, they are laughable. I cut them on the way to the picnic spot, and they were dead before we got there.

Picnic in the Fall-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I pulled out the Christmas décor to take on a picnic. I used plaid placemats to cover our place setting baskets.  Individual vegetable casseroles stayed warm in cassolettes, covered with a plaid napkin.

Fall Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Lunch was packed in my vintage plaid picnic basket.

Plaid Fall Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I took a coupe of Fitz and Floyd Country Plaid dinner plates to the picnic.

Fall Picnic in Plaid

I even pulled out the paid Christmas napkin rings.

Fall Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Our plastic wine stems feature a fish as the stem.

Fall Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Ladybug salt and pepper shakers also came to the picnic.

Plaid Picnic in Fall

The container behind the bread held fried chicken.

Fall Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Just for looks, I even threw in a couple of faux apples. Since my flowers died, it's a good thing I brought the faux apples. I wouldn't want to be without some décor at a picnic, because you know my sweetheart really cares about that. (Okay, all he cares about is the food, but I can't help it -- I'm a blogger.)

Plaid Picnic-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

What a perfect time of the year to enjoy being outside.

Fall Picnic -Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I hope you enjoyed coming along on our picnic. Thanks for joining us.

This post is partying with  Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch and Celebrate It Sunday at Celebrate and Decorate.


Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your picnic looks picture perfect - wilted flowers or not! Looks like a lovely day out!

S H Elliott said...

Love your plaids! Sheila

Sarah said...

Laurie, your picnic is just my style ~ plaid, plaid, and more plaid. That Bronco was a terrific win. Congratulations to your sweetheart! Thanks for taking us along.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Ah Laurie, thanks for taking us along. The Bronco is a super win, perfect setup for your lovely picnic. I adore the ladybug salt and pepper shakers, the lady bug is my favorite bug. Can a person have favorite bug. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment on my living room makeover. fondly ~lynne~

Unknown said...

What a fun afternoon that must have been. That little fishing hole reminds me a lot of my dad. He would get up way too early for anybody else just to wet a line I certainly hope that you enjoyed your picnic.

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

What a sweet picnic! And your hubby scored as well. Both with you and the bronco. Love old Broncos.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Wow...nice prize and perfect for a picnic trip! You make me want to go on a picnic so badly!!! TFS

Cynthia said...

This is a wonderful picnic from the Bronco to the setting to that wonderful plaid!

Barbara said...

I love picnics and this one is a beauty! I have another month to wait for ours but I can't wait. The plaid looks great!

Anonymous said...

Love this great setting and all of the wonderful details! So creative and lovely...

Susan Freeman said...

I am Tartan addicted, so you know I love this!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, wow to win a Bronco is awesome. Your hubby has great luck for sure. Love your tailgate picnic. You just make everything special.