Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Andy & Helen's Picnic Basket

I have mentioned before that I am a big fan of the Andy Giffith show. I have seen every episode numerous times. I wish I was a 21st century Aunt Bee--a small town socialite with equisite homemaking skills--weekly entertaining, the garden club, the town hall meetings, best friend within walking distance, ladies teas, beauty shop socials--I would love it all.

Unfortunately the only thing I have in common with Aunt Bee is that I live in a small town. I do not get to spend my life honing my homemaking skills, gossiping in the beauty shop or having tea with Clara. But I do enjoy watching the old reruns.

Recently I was sitting right here in my computer chair and watching Andy and Helen take off on a romantic picnic. I did a double take when I saw their picnic basket.

Please forgive the poor quality of the TV screen pics. I just grabbed my camera which is sitting right beside my computer and snapped a couple of shots before the scene changed.

What excited me about that picnic basket, is that I own a very similar basket.
It looks to me like the only difference is the zig zag pattern on Helen's basket.

For some reason owning Helen's basket makes me feel good.


  1. That's awesome! How fun to find your own connection in a show- I have my own obsessions. I wonder if I'd find myself in a similar situation someday. (I asked about this on your tablescaping blog, but it has so many comments so just for the heck of it, I'll ask here too.) Do you host a party every time you make a new tablescape? How often do you do that? It seems like you have a new one every day! I can only imagine how FUN that would be! To host a party every day! -but exhausting!

  2. This is one of the most beautifully done blogs I've ever seen.

  3. Dani, I haven't read my email since early this morning. No, I don't have parties for every table. I set them just for my every day meals. I change it about once a week. I changed it about 4 times this week because I was just in the mood to do it. Right now it's mid way to a Valentine's table. I got bored with it and did some quilting instead tonight.

    Ann, What a nice thing to say. Thank you!

  4. I love Andy Griffith also,love your picnic basket!I'm really enjoying your blog!

  5. Do you have any idea how old you basket is?
    PS. I love your new header...very pretty!

  6. Hi Deb, You were anonymous so I couldn't send you an email, but I wanted to say thanks for visiting and leavng the nice comment.

    suzy, I think it's early 1960's.

  7. All of your blogs are soo inspiring... I am hooked... More More More...
    Thank you for giving me a wonderful peak into your creative life..

  8. Hi Sugarmama,
    Thank you for stopping by. I am happy to hear that you enjoy my blogs.

  9. HI Zoey!
    I have several of those very picnic baskets! Love em all!
    How fun to see them on the Andy Griffith show!
    Thanks for sharing!


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