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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Watermelon Time

I love all things watermelon - and Mothers' Day was the perfect day for a barbecue and watermelon - all  kinds of watermelon.

I once painted my mailbox to look like a slice of watermelon

And I made a watermelon welcome sign

 That cute paper plate holder  and napkin holder was a birthday gift this year from my sweet friend Karen - stop by and visit her blog - you'll love it!! 

My little metal flower fairy likes picnics - and watermelons too

A watermelon napkin holder 

And sunflower napkins too - she sends very nice birthday presents.

The beginning of the table setting for Mothers' Day

The watermelon paper plate holder is perfect for this party.

We did potluck for lunch with our daughters and their families - so much good food

We all brought fruit - so a big fruit salad was the result

I hollowed out a small round watermelon to make a serving bowl - I really do like watermelons

I made the watermelon napkin rings - they are plastic canvas needlepoint.  The napkins are from a thrift store in Mt. Vernon, WA.  It was a wonderful day - and to top it off

Lego Brownies - easy to make.  You need brownies (insert your favorite recipe here), gel food colors (to get those brilliant colors) and M&M candies.  Cut the brownies into squares or rectangles when they are cool.  Mix frostings to match the M&M colors, frost and stick on the candies and you have Brownie Legos - sure to delight any little boy!  These were enjoy by the Grandsons, and the rest of us had a few bites ourselves.


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Darling table settings, JoAnn! All the food looks so good and those lego brownies are just the cutest thing! So nice to see the watermelon plate and napkin holder goes so well with all your sweet things! (Thanks for the blog mention) Looks like a very lovely Mother's Day celebration! Hugs xoxo

Mary said...

All fabulous! Yummy food for your celebration too. :). I love watermelon. It just shouts Summertime!! Lego brownies! How clever

Suburban Girl said...

Love the mailbox, but the whole set of watermelon items is terrific.

Bernideen said...

So many cute items - loving the mailbox! Your food looks delicious - especially that fruit salad - yummy! So glad you linked to Open House!

greenthumb said...

I really like the look of you letter box and napkin rings.

Peggy said...

What a fantastic table setting for a picnic! Love it! And what a great idea for the brownies!

GardenOfDaisies said...

My son loves Legos and brownies... what better combination could there be? I really love watermelon too. Don't you just LOVE summertime when all the fruit is in season? Looks like you had a really wonderful MOther's Day. Are you going to repeat the gathering this weekend, for Father's Day?

Unknown said...

I love all your watermelon pieces, they are so cute and definitely bring on summer spirit and fun. Thank you so much Jo Ann for sharing them at our whimsical party :)

Jeanne said...

What a beautiful outdoor setting. Love all your watermelon pieces.

The Weaver of Grass said...

By the end of this post JoAnn you have really convinced me that you love watermelons!

Evelyn S. said... word! I LOVE the color...the imagination!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

You are so darn creative; it boggles the mind. The mailbox alone!

AND I am laughing because I made a trek out to the farm today ( a good 15-20 minutes there ) and came home with local PA strawberries but the rest of the produce was from their sister or partner farm in S. Carolina. A watermelon was NINE dollars there but I had a Fathers Day Friends and Fathers BBQ to attend and thought to cut a nice slice for me to eat and then cut up the rest to take to the party. All the way home I was thinking about how wonderful this watermelon would be. And when I cut it open only about 1/3 was ripe. UGH. Took a picture for the farm so I can get a credit the next time I go out there but HOW FUNNY to see all of your watermelon stuff only a few hours later! :)

Anonymous said...

This post was an absolute delight! I enjoyed looking at all that good food and creativity! I have never seen Lego brownies before - super idea!