I've had this old picnic basket for years, having found it at a garage sale eons ago, and we had literally used the life out of it. When some paint got spilled on the top of it, making it look a little more gross than usual, I stuck it in the basement (first mistake) with plans of "fixing it up." LOL! Imagine if you will...a black hole. Well, yeah, that's my basement...!
Fast-forward (at least) ten years:
I'm in my basement trying to dig through the carp that has accumulated over the years. In one of my digs, I refound my picnic basket! Yay!! So I dragged it upstairs and finally "fixed it up"...:-)
Since I forgot to take a picture of it in its original gross stage, I started just after painting the top and bottom trim, and top of the basket white...
I wasn't sure what to do with it, exactly, until a friend of mine (Jody!), mentioned Yogi! I LOVE Yogi and Boo Boo Bear! So went with that theme!
And what's a Yogi themed picnic basket without the Master, Himself! :-)
(Now you see why I had to go with Yogi....)
BTW...when looking for something specific (such as: red picnic-checkered napkins) that you think you'd seen somewhere, always go with your first instinct and look there first! Instead of wasting your time making other stops because they were close by and...;)
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." ~ Mahatma Gandh
"Use the everyday reality around you as fuel for the inner world of your imagination and you'll find yourself a general inspiration to all. When hope and belief are applied hands-on to the real world, the inner self can make its mark on the outer and the stuff of dreams coming true becomes your instrument to play. Manifest what you believe and watch what happens!" ~ This was actually my Horoscope for July 13th, 2008, but thought it rather profound, and I'm a big fan of profundity so thought I'd post it in my Quotes! :-)
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“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder"
"A dream is a wish your heart makes." ~ Cinderella
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