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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tailgating TARTAN STYLE

I wanted to play in the TARTAN PARADE over at SARAH'S
and, having NO plaids around Sweet Nothings,
I decided to use OLDEN photos on a NEW post for her party.
This plaid throw is all I could come up with for the party...
...but I have FABULOUS foods for the TAILGATE.




On this lovely summer day, I loaded up the back of my white SUV with all the cutie things I could find.

The awesome PICNIC BASKET with the red checked lining was a prize I won from our sweet
MICHAEL LEE several years ago.


See that bright BLUE PICNIC BASKET ...?
I bought it years and years ago at the BEST Estate Sale.


The BLUE BAND CROCK was bought about 10 years ago at the MARSHALL POTTERY FACTORY.
Wine and BLACK FOREST HAM and Provolone cheese SANDWICHES...
CHIPS
PICKLES


              RIPE, RED PEARS

Thanks for coming along on the 
TARTAN TAILGATING ....
Be sure to check things out at THE TARTAN PARADE.
I hope your SUNDAY and new week are filled with 
ALL KINDS OF SWEET PLEASURES.
XOXO

42 comments:

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Looks like a fun and delicious time. LOVE that blue picnic basket!

laurie said...

looks like it must have been a great time, lovely photos!I love the basket too, I collect picnic baskets,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As a Scottish Gunn by marriage I am mad for plaid. Your darling post made me truly blissfully crazy! :)

I linked up an oldie but goodie to play along here:

http://decortoadore.blogspot.com/2010/05/patriotic-party.html

Happy Tartan Day!

Maggie said...

A Tartan Tailgate Party sounds like the perfect way to celebrate, enjoy the parade.
We've got front row seats and a picnic!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi bj, Somehow I was thinking you would have lots of tartans, even though you live where the heat probably makes winter scarves and woolen blankets unnecessary! I think tartans and black and white usually work very well together! Well, your blanket and picnic basket are wonderful and I would love to have that scrumptious lunch! Linda

Sarah said...

BJ, I knew you'd find something for the parade. A tailgate picnic is the perfect way to take in the sights and sounds of a good parade. Glad you brought along all those goodies. I'm starving!
Your picnic baskets are wonderful.
Thanks for joining the Tartan Parade, dear friend. ~ Sarah

Patti said...

I would love to go "tailgating" with you!!

NanaDiana said...

Well, even if you don't have plaid I knew you would have good food! That's a given! I just visited Polo House, too. She has a LOT of plaids! xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

What fun BJ. Me, I have nothing...been gardening. Love the plaid.

Debby said...

Love it. That blue picnic basket is really nice.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love a good tailgate party! How fun! Love your blue basket, too!

XO,
Jane

Linda Chapman said...

You do THE prettiest posts in Blogland!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I remember this post BJ! Loved it then and it still looks yummy today:@)

Theresa said...

Looks like fun to me! Your food would taste good in a paper bag:) Love your baskets! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Salmagundi said...

Love the picnic blanket - that makes you a tartan lover right there! Sally

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

This tartan tailgate it awesome! It is so much fun to see all the different ways and the unusual places tartan is popping up along the Parade route today.

This one is extra clever!
Thanks for sharing, BJ!

Designs By Pinky said...

Love it! I want to tailgate with you!!! XO, Pinky

Gina said...

Your picnic looks so inviting! :D

Jenn said...

Cute post - I didn't know pears turned red! Wow. LIB (well I'll Be)

Great stuff for the post! And, neat track post just below it.

:) Jenn

Kathleen said...

I remember this post, so cute!
Here from the parade! March on! :)

Vee said...

That's the prettiest tailgate party I've ever seen. Hope that you and Mr. Sweet hopped into the car and had a picnic at the park after all that!

vignette design said...

Ah, your tailgate party looks fabulous. And how can anyone tailgate without plaid! I just bought an old plaid blanket at the flea market today. I can just see it as part of a tailgate party! Thanks for joining the Tartan Party! ~Delores

Patty Patterson said...

How cute! You probably had the most stylish picnic there!

Marlis said...

BJ.. this is still a fabulous post.. I love how artistically you put it all together. Tartans are hard to find around here!!! Great post.. xo marlis

Kris said...

Makes me want a sandwich! So cute!!

Debbie said...

I love your tartan contribution! I had let myself forget about the Tartan party. I'm so busy and distracted right now. Don't know if I have time to do anything right now, either. Drat. I hate to miss a party.

The French Hutch said...

Well I'm sure it was a fabulous tailgate picnic BJ. I love the basket with the red and white, you can never go wrong with red and white. The sandwiches sound delicious.
Have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

For some reason I suddenly want avacado on toast..and to go on a picnic...why DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT IS, bj??? LOL
Looks so cute...

Kim, USA said...

That's the most nutritious and fashionable tailgating food and photos I have ever seen. Good job love it!

Blue Monday

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

BJ, great job of taking it out in style. I like you, love tartan plaid! Your traditional picnic basket is perfect for packing a show of tasty lunch too. Hope the parade was lots of fun.

Ann said...

Oh I adore that blue basket, so pretty. I've been searching and can't find a tartan pattern for Kansas. Yours is beautiful. Happy Blue Monday and Passion Week.
Ann

John McElveen said...

ON THE WAY-Grabbing Coat and Wine Bottle!

J

chubskulit said...

Wow those are beautiful picnic baskets.

My Blue, hope you'd come and see. Have a great week ahead.

LV said...

Whatever you prepared, would taste good no matter where it was served.

Elaine said...

Tail gate party to do the others shame Nice layout for a hungry bunch Enjou Happy Week

Jacqueline said...

BJ that is the most beautiful tail gate I have ever seen! I love both of your picnic baskets. I had a beautiful metal one that came with everything in it and I think I gave it away before I started blogging. Would love to have it again! Your blue one makes me want to paint one that same color!

Evelyn S. said...

I would LOVE to be a part of that tailgate party!

SmilingSally said...

I'm part Scot-Irish; the Crawford plaid is mine.

Happy Easter!
Happy Blue Monday, BJ!

Babs said...

BJ, How cute and your tartan tailgating party looks like so much fun. Great picnic basket and crock. I've actually been to Marshall Pottery..eons ago. Have a great week and Happy Tartan Day!
Babs

Joy said...

Makes me want to go on a picnic :)
I just love that blue basket. Have a Happy Easter!!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a lovely way to picnic! I haven't tailgated in a long time...you're lovely post has me wanting to again!

Kat

Becolorful said...

Looks like something out of a magazine. :D Thanks for sharing on this week's BeColorful.
Happy Easter
pam