Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ladybug Picnic

Summer is nearly gone and everything is being refreshed with recent rainfall and beautiful cool weather.  It's such a great time to spend  tailgating at the football field or picnicking  outdoors.  

  I bought a pretty picnic basket earlier this year and thought it would come in handy for any outdoor events.    The lining was even in our college team colors :  Oklahoma Sooner's
 red and white!!  

The picnic basket was complete with plates, mugs and utensils and purchased at Goodwill for $7.00 in new condition.  The red gingham lining also coordinates with my favorite tablecloth!

I received these adorable lady bug napkins from my friend Linda for a birthday gift.  I've been looking for plates to go with them for a several months.   

While shopping at Ross I was delighted to find these adorable plates!!   I had already purchased  the coordinating bowl at GW
for 99 cents several weeks ago. 
I love it when things come together!!

I set our "picnic table" with my gingham tablecloth.
I used my Pier One charger and  layered a vintage Sheffield "bone white" dinner plate on top.   

Finally the ladybug
plates complete the place setting.
So goodbye to summer days and cute little ladybugs, I'm ready for football, pumpkins and apple cider! 

Picnic Basket: Goodwill
White chargers:  Pier One
Sheffield Bone White Plates: Goodwill
Bug Blocks:  Gift from Deb
Ladybug Napkins: Gift from Linda
Ladybug salad plates: Ross
Ladybug bowl:  Goodwill

I'm linking with
Marty's Tabletop Tuesday
Linda's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Susan's BNOTP Tablescape Thursdays
 Chari's Sunday Favorites
and Summer/Seasonal Sundays 


  1. That is so darn cute. I think I had something like that years ago. I remember when my hubby and I first started dating we would go for picnics all the time...those where the days:)

  2. Wow!! What awesome finds at GW to complete your set. Sometimes I think the GW faires watch over us when they know we need something special!!

  3. Adorable. I love black, white and red and of course Lady Bugs!

  4. I LOVE Ladybugs!! What a great picnic setting and what terrific finds :)


  5. This is so cute. I have always loved ladybugs and I have never seen plates like them. It all did come together beautifully!

  6. I love your darling table. The colors look great and all of your treasures are so sweet.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. Your ladybug napkins and plates are darling. This makes such a happy table. ~ Sarah

  8. That is so cute! I love those napkins and plates!! Such a cheerful table!

  9. What a darling that basket (lucky you that it's the right colors for your team)...your little ladybug napkins are just too cute!


  10. Cute as a button...erh...Ladybug! :)

    Love it!

  11. Adorable! And even better, my alma mater as well.

  12. This is just so pretty. I love your wonderful plates and the picnic basket is just the cutest idea. So much fun and so pretty and creative. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Cute table! I love the colors and how fun that they just happen to be your team colors too-enjoy!

  14. Your table is lovely!!!!The ladybug is a charm. Thanks for visiting my blog. You can leave your comments in English, because I do not understand Spanish, although it seems the Portuguese. I loved your tablescape and always follow your blog.Hugs,Fatima-Scrapart.

  15. This tablescape is as cute as a bug's girls just love ladybugs and I wish that we would happen upon such cute plates and napkins and it looks so adorable with the red tableware. Joni

  16. What a wonderful friend to give you those darling napkins! You've gathered a lot of pretty things to set them off -- the ladybug plates are just perfect! Have fun tailgating!

  17. You got that picnic basket for that price?? That's wonderful! My daughters would LOVE this table. They are lady bug girls and I have wanted to put together a table for them for a while. You have done it wonderfully! (My husband did his first two years of college at Oklahoma. He would like it too!)

  18. i have such a weakness for ladybugs :-)

  19. If ladybugs are good luck then you are in for some good times! These plates are adorable and you have put together such a nice setting. Linda

  20. That is an adorable table...I have a friend that will love it...she collects ladybug items...wish we had a Ross here so I could get her the salad plates.

  21. I love the picnic table you set. The ladybug plates and the napkins are wonderful. The flatware is perfect.


  22. Sonia, this is just adorable!
    I'd smile all the way thru the meal.
    What a cheery delight.

  23. I love your picnic basket and the lady bug plates and napkins.

  24. This is so fresh and cute! I just love the gingham with everything. It is so cherry!

  25. This is just adorable! Don't think I've ever seen a tablescape with lady bugs! My sister collects ladybugs, I'll have to send this to her! So cute!


  26. Oh - I love red, and ladybugs, too - how fun is this table setting! You girls are so clever! I love to look at your tablesettings!
    Hugs, Patti

  27. happy bugs!! come by and see what is Bloomin' at my place. I'm trying to decide a new Meme.

  28. Very cute ladybug plates! Picnicking is always made more special when you have something as lovely as coordinated dishes/accessories to use! And the fact that they are your fave team's colours, what a bonus!


  29. What fun to see your ladybug picnic again. I love the cheerfulness of this post. It truly makes me smile!
    Thanks for joining me at the QCI for a cup of tea. ;-)

  30. Well I do like your darling tablescape with the picnic basket and our additions. The lady bugs are so so cute! I have to say Longhorns, UT, and that special orange color means more to my family. My son is covered with UT in his apartment and I even bought him some UT dishes. Happy Rival!

  31. I love your bright and cheery red table settings!!


    barbara jean

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