Time for a Picnic!

“Freshly showered and shaved, hair still dripping, Zeus hurried to the fence and puckered up in anticipation of the promised kiss.” πŸ™‚

The cute face of Zeus, along with my silly caption above, won me this fabulous prize below at Designs by Gollum!

Isn’t it awesome? πŸ™‚

Zeus belongs to Michael, whose delightful blog is Designs by Gollum. If you’ve never visited or participated in Foodie Friday, you are missing out! Michael has a wonderful sense of humor and her tales of life around the farm will keep you entertained, as will her awesome books!

This darling wicker “Picnic Basket for Two” came with everything I’ll need for dining on the lawn…including glassware with little napkins tucked inside.

It even has a handy wine-bottle opener for those nights at Chastain Park (Atlanta) listening to the Moody Blues.

It’s perfect!

Thank-you, Michael…and Zeus!  I love it!

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  1. Beautiful!!!

  2. The Quintessential Magpie says

    That is one cute giveaway, Susan, and that is one cute Zeus, too! Congrats on your win!!!


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  3. Big kiss, right on the lips. Zeus is so smoochie faced. Love him.
    What a nice gift. Congrats.

  4. Big kiss, right on the lips. Zeus is so smoochie faced. Love him.
    What a nice gift. Congrats.

  5. Susan, I'm so happy that it was you who won the picnic basket. Congratulations! I couldn't agree more about MLW and her wonderful books. I've just completed her book, MERMAIDS IN THE BASEMENT. I see a tablescape on the horizon when I write my FFT book review. πŸ™‚
    I'm off to see the green and white inspired rooms.

  6. Melissa Miller says

    Susan that is a great win! Love it.

    Zues is too cute! πŸ™‚

  7. Mary Lou says

    At least he showered and shaved!! ALMOST makes me want to kiss him!
    I have one of those picnic baskets. Fun to use.
    Love the green and white kitchen….Green is my fav too.

  8. Congratulations!

    What a great win. πŸ™‚

  9. Joanne Kennedy says

    Well you deserved to win. That made me laugh out loud for real. To cute!

    What a great picnic basket. I love it.


  10. Happy Gramma says

    What a darling Zeus and what an absolutely beautiful picnic basket!Congratulations! I am envious. May you have many happy picnics!

  11. Susan, Zeus is sooo cute. Isn't that a nice and intelligent face? At lkeast I would love give him a hug.
    The picnic basket ist a nice win. Congratulations to that. I hope we will see sometimes for tablescape a picnic like Jane Austen in the meadows (with Zeus?). And the nice kitchen ist unbelievable. Too elegant to work in it.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. That kitchen is just too gorgeous for the kind of heavy-duty mess I make when I cook! Lovely dream though.

  13. Cindy (Applestone Cottage) says

    Oh, you lucky ducky Susan! What a great giveaway! How more charming can you get!

  14. Tennis Girl says

    Love the basket! The lining is beautiful.

  15. that's a beautiful basket! congratulations! and zeus is so cute… I wish i could have one like him!

  16. Love Zeus and congrats on your prize!

  17. I want a ZEUS! I could hear my husband now….I could get my daughter on my side…hmmm…Congrats on the picnic basket. It's gorgeous!

  18. Chatty Crone says

    Great caption – I can see how you won!

    And the basket – fabulous. Congrats.


  19. I have to say, Zeus is quite photogenic!!! The picnic basket is wonderful! Congrats!

  20. Frog Hollow Farm Girl says

    A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. How could I pass up commenting on that wonderful photo of Zeus? And that picnic basket is just wonderful, congratulations! Ciao, bella!

  21. Congratulations! Lovely basket. Maybe you could borrow Zeus to take with you! He looks as though he would be willing if Michael is willing to loan him out!!

  22. Cynthia@ITLLDO says

    What a sweet prize and a darling photo. Don't you just want to scratch his cute nose? Congratulations!

  23. Glenda/MidSouth says

    Very Nice! Congratulations on winning!

  24. Of course you won with that captin!!! How clever and cute!!!! I laighed out loud!!!! Of course I love ML and her blog. Can't wait for her new book!!!! Have a great day! XO, Pinky

  25. Cograts Susan on winning the beautiful basket from Michael Lee…you clever "donkie" you πŸ˜€
    I played her game…but I was more of a "smart ass"…lol Anyhow, I love a good carpet picnic and hope you have a good time with your picnic basket, fondly, Roberta


  26. Cranberry Morning says

    Great picnic hamper! But even greater photo of Zeus. What a guy!! I just love that face.

  27. Congratulations on your smart looking picnic basket; what a GREAT prize!

    Loved the Houzz post too!

    From Virginia

  28. That has to be the most beautiful kitchen I've ever seen. It's too fabulous for words. Even though I'm not crazy about cooking, I'd never want to leave it.Thanks for sharing.

  29. Bringing Pretty Back says

    Zeus is adorable and the basket is beautiful! Good for you!

  30. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Now that Zeus is all spiffied up — I'll bet he would love to go on a picnic with you! You'd have him eating right out of your hand.

  31. Zeus is adorable!

  32. Rettabug says

    I hope you have many warm summer evenings to enjoy your prize, Susan! Congratulations!!
    You & Michael Lee must be long lost twins, separated at birth, because you both have such wonderfully creative ideas. I greatly appreciate the fact that you both share them with us.

    Your fascination with green & white is infectious. I keep finding myself drawn to the combination again & again. I just commented on Back Porch Musing Pat's pretty green apples in a white dish. πŸ™‚

    I can't wait to see what you've come up with later tonight. "I'll be BACH" said in my best Arnold voice. LOL

  33. Rettabug says

    ooops…forgot to answer your question: It is only moderately hilly here. The last one back UP to my house is the killer! No sidewalks but lots of bike paths & lanes marked off. Plus the grocery store isn't very far. I used to bike 10 miles 3x/wk. when we lived in FL. Of course, it was all FLAT there. LOL

  34. That is so sweet. I participate in her Foodie Fridays! Her blog is beautiful.

  35. Congrats on winning the picnic basket, Susan. It's awesome!..Christine

  36. Kansas Amy says

    What a beautiful basket! Looks so fresh, bright and inviting. I bet you are going to come up with a reason to use it soon! Congrats!

  37. once in a blue moon... says

    congrats, zeus and basket are darling~

  38. Farmgirl Susan says


    Sorry, as the happy (and crazy) owner of five donkeys (and another one on the way!) I couldn't help myself. πŸ˜‰

    What a lovely picnic basket! And of course I love your winning entry. So cute. Congratulations! πŸ™‚

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