Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Want to Go On a Retro Picnic?

I just had to share with you this week my vintage school learning aid of children on a picnic.  Wondering how I managed to get a hold of this cutie?  When someone retires at my school all their treasures stored up over the years go into our staff room, free for the taking.  When one of our kindergarten teachers retired a few years ago, she put this vocabulary picture card out and I swooped in and grabbed it!  (Don't worry, I didn't have to fight anyone off with a No. 2 pencil.)
I had already started collecting vintage picnic tins (see this post for some of this collection) and this just charmed me because of the little plaid thermos bottles.  I love that trash can too.  I had it framed and matted in the Skotch Plaid colors of black, red and yellow.
Want some cookies? Aren't the colors yummy?
It now lives in our "library" over our wing chair and near those vintage picnic tins.
Hope you enjoyed this little jaunt down memory lane.
Please be sure to stop by Suzanne's at Colorado Lady for vintage delights.

As always, I'm so glad you stopped by for a little visit.

Oh and for those of you with a sharp eye, my pillow on the wing chair is from Amy at Into Vintage.  She has the most amazing eye for putting together fabrics and her workmanship is superb!  Please stop by and see what she's up to if you can.

33 comments:

  1. What a fun picture! i love the plaid thermos's

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  2. What an absolutely adorable picture! I am so glad to see you got it matted and framed! It is just perfect.

    have a wonderful Day!

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  3. oh i'm so glad you saved that sweet little picture from being thrown away forever. It looks wonderful framed and hanging in your library. i also love your comfy looking chair too btw..it looks ssoo inviting :)

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  4. It just makes you want to pack up some food and head for the wood, doesn't it?

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. What a terrific find! I also love that you collect picnic :)

    I have sounds wonderful memories of great picnics from when I was a kid.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  6. What a terrific find! I also love that you collect picnic :)

    I have sounds wonderful memories of great picnics from when I was a kid.

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  7. That is the cutest picture. My grandmother taught first grade for thirty-five years. I remember looking in her linen closet in the bathroom at her stash of goodies that she had received as gifts through the school year. That is a good idea putting it in a give away pile at school for the others to see if they can use any of it. Her stuff was a lot of trinkets and avon stuff. I am signing up to follow you...Kim

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  8. I love that picture! My mom would take me on picnics in the park with an old cookie tin filled with hotdogs sausages and cheese rolled in crescent dough. It was such a treat!

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  9. Not only are the pictures neat, but the idea of collecting 'Picnic' stuff is great. Elementary teachers have such a special eye for detail, and how fun to retire and know your 'stuff' is going to be used again. BTW...I still picnic, too.

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  10. it's really an adorable picture!!!

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  11. The little picnic card has excellent detail and the colours are fantastic. What a nice tradition for the retiring teacher to pass on her goodies to those she left behind.

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  12. How adorable! That is the perfect place for it, near your other picnic tins!

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  13. I love that picture! It reminds me of my Dick and Jane readers.

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  14. All these items are a great thing to collect. You were fortunate to be at the right place and time to get these.

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  15. Love it... very sweet.....blessings

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  16. Love your pictures, I would have been the one to save them from the trash too. You have a great job using them to accessorize.
    Ann
    tin and sparkle

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  17. How sweet! You know, I think my love of vintage started young in life because I remember my mom and I finding that very plaid thermos at a yard sale when I was a teenager and I thought how "retro" it was and made her buy it for me!

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  18. I love the pitcher,,the thermos's are just wonderful.. Happy VTT,have a lovely weekend.

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  19. What a great picture!

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  20. Very cute - I love all the colors in it and the trash can too.

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  21. That's a very cute picture and it looks great framed.

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  22. Awesome picture. Is there still a plaid thermos? I like the old style. Thanks for sharing!

    VTT old photo album

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  23. Lovely pictures - great little pillow, too!

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  24. Well that brought back memories of elementary school...all our pictures looked like your wonderful Picnic picture!

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  25. What an adorable picture. It looks great framed. Thanks for the sweet memories of elementary school!

    Debbie

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  26. I love anything vintage. And that pillow is precious!
    Brenda

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  27. Love the vintage school stuff. I wish in my younger teaching days I would have started collecting things like this. When I was young, I probably threw stuff like this away. I once saw someone use the pages out of a big picture book and frame them. I've been looking but haven't run across any. This is just precious!

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  28. So cute! It was meant for you to have it surely! I love the colors and graphics. Have a great VTT!

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  29. This is a really fun picture, that takes me back to a more innocent day and time.
    Blessings to you - Beth

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  30. Such a cute picture and it looks good framed. I see a plaid tin for a side table by your wing chair, nice repurposing!

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  31. Oh I love that, and how wonderful that you were able to get it without a fight! Your blog is so pretty. I'm so glad I stopped by. laurie

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  32. HI Janelle - your slipcovered chair is darling - I love the piping detail. And thanks so much for the shout out :-) -amy

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