Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday Thrill – Picnic in the Park

Pint Sized Vintage Picnic Basket
Pint Sized Picnic Basket from Tinkers Vintage

Oh, the glorious days of May! They are at an end, but June will be just as pleasant. I really want to make sure to enjoy them as much as possible and what better way than with a picnic! So grab your best check or gingham and let's go!!

No one wants to get to their picnic and have essentials left behind at home, so here is a small list of what not to forget.

List of Don't Forgets for a fabulous picnic: 

Set of Woven Wood Vintage Plates

 No reason to throw out dishware when you can reuse and keep the outdoors that you enjoy so much healthy and thriving.

Vintage Folk Painted Utensils
Vintage Folk Painted Utensils from Elm Place

Breezy, But Fun Attire
Don't have a gingham number? Not to worry, a festively sunny little dress would do the trick just as nicely! 

1930s Yellow Organza Dress

Friends and Family
Don't forget to invite your friends! More the merrier and you can never have too many deviled eggs, in my opinion. 

Vintage Barbecue Invitations

Sun Protection
Sure, you could just use sunblock, but why not be fabulous too?! Picnics in the park are the perfect excuse to wear a large dramatic hat. 

1940s wide brim hat from Caspar-Davis

Fun for the Kiddos
After they've run themselves silly in the sun, having a quiet activity like coloring would be perfect on a laid out blanket under a big shade tree.

Vintage Color By Number Book

Fun for Everyone
Adults and kids would enjoy a good beanbag toss! Adults only? Ever heard of beer beanbag? I haven't either, but I'm sure my mind will soon figure out the best picnic game EVER!

Handmade Carnival Beanbags in rustic cotton

For the Pooch
Look at this face! You can't leave him out of the fun, he did dress for the occasion after all! Make sure to bring a ball and bone for your little furry friends too.

Cotton Bow Tie for dogs

Because this vintage platter is gorgeous, but would be much prettier with the crumbs of decadent finger foods sprinkling memories of a great meal much enjoyed by laughing loved ones. 

Vintage Metal Tray for Picnic

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  1. I love picnics and really need to go on one soon. :)

  2. Such a stylish picnic - I really must do better than soggy sandwiches this year!

  3. wonderful guidelines for family picnic:)

  4. How picture perfect! I do love vintage hampers and baskets.

  5. Everything is so pretty! My picnics with the kids aren't nearly as well-planned. I need to do something about that. :)

    Have a great day!

  6. These are great, and I love, love, love the picnic baskets!!! I'd love to have a big one for the family like that little one pictured.

  7. What great items!

    Don't forget the fried chicken! LOL


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  9. Oh what marvelous dresses and I love the hat!! I'm on the hunt for a nice vintage straw hat.

  10. I can't remember the last time I had a good old fashioned picnic in the park! Love your new profile photo :)

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  12. This post totally made me miss picnics , haven't had a picnic in ages .

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  13. This is just darling! I recently snagged a vintage picnic basket from my mom, and this gives me plenty of inspiration to use it! :)

  14. How perfect! I just love the inspiration behind this too!

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  15. Wonderful feature! Thank you.


  16. How sweet Jamie! Love picnic too! xo

  17. You know...I WILL plan for a June picnic. It may not be as fashionable as the gorgeous photos you shared but with nice weather and good fun, how can it not be fun?! Thanks for the inspiration.
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  18. This would be a super lovely picnic, so enchanting and inspiring.
    Have a great weeekend!

  19. such an inspiring post!! i really want to have a picnic now. ahaha! if only the weather here would cooperate!

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  20. Fabulous post - those dresses, my word, they're marvelous! I have a picnic themed post slated for the coming weeks, too (talk about great vintage loving minds! :)).

    ♥ Jessica

  21. love this post--so cute! i always love the idea of a picnic, in theory, but sometimes have a hard time executing!

  22. What a sweet basket. I just got a mini one recently, so can't wait to use it.