Saturday, July 9, 2016

Picnic Under the Oak Tree

What is it about picnics that seem so old fashioned and so romantic?  I always tell Cody that one of these days, we are going on a picnic!  When I went thrifting earlier in the week, I found the cutest picnic tote and snatched it up as fast as I could.
I paid $6 for this adorable Picnic Time picnic tote in the Cottage Rose pattern.  Of course I loved it even more when I found out what it was called.  And it came complete and looks like it was never, ever used! 
It came with plates, napkins, glasses and silverware for two, plus a little cutting board, cheese knife and wine bottle opener.  There is a spot for 2 bottles of wine and the cooler compartment has a detachable bag so you can empty it out easily.  Guess what?  We had a picnic! 
I set up my red and white gingham tablecloth outside under our big oak tree.  I set out a plate of crackers, salami and grapes and had a hunk of cheese on the little wood cutting board.  A chilled bottle of white zinfandel was opened and we were set to have the perfect little picnic. 
The plates have a cottage rose on them that match the roses on the tote.  I love blue and red together and I love this picnic set! 
Cody loves cheese, crackers and salami so he didn't mind having to sit in the grass for a little yummy treat.  He is always indulging me in my wild and crazy ideas.  I love him! 
I would love to have a vintage wicker picnic basket but I also love this modern, pretty tote as well.  It has lots of pockets and places for other fun treats that you might want to bring along on your picnic. 
It's been pretty warm and more humid than normal around here lately so today's overcast weather was perfect for a picnic under our old oak tree. 
I think everyone should go on a picnic at least once a year, even if it is just in your own front yard! 
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LV said...

What a fun idea. Your panic turned out perfectly.

June said...

I do too Trisha! Sometimes having it spur of the moment at home is the best.
I love the picnic tote you scored and I am really loving those red pillows in the background!!!!
My daughter said the weather over there has bit hit and miss lately. We just had an awful wind storm go through here about 10 min ago. I was sure we were going to lose power, but luckily it stayed on so I could be here having a picnic with you and Cody :)))

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Wonderful post, and I totally agree with you about the picnic idea. There are always so many things to get done with nice weather that having a picnic really helps in enjoying family and friends. Beautiful picnic you set up! I love the bright pretty colors. Thanks so much for joining us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.

Pondside said...

I have never seen a picnic set quite like that one - it is beautiful! Most sets are wicker, so yours is really special. Who doesn't love a picnic?!

Snap said...

Your picnic tote was quite a find! It's wonderful and a complete set -- lucky you! I love picnics ... especially when it isn't hot and humid! :) Have a lovely week.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I love it! Love the colours and it holds a set for a picnic. How fun is that! Your picnic looked wonderful sitting out under the tree. Thanks for sharing.


Nikki said...

What a great find! I do love a picnic. Something so old fashioned about it.
:) gwingal

JES said...

Oh my goodness! What a find! I love your picnic set to pieces! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth!

bj said...

O, I just love your picnic's adorable and he was so so sweet to sit out under the tree with all looks just perfect...xoxo

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Summertime is the perfect time for a picnic and yours sure looks like fun.
TFS at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.

Sarah said...

Well, this was an adorable find! Glad you used it and enjoyed a picnic under the oak. Love a good picnic!

Unknown said...

Aww...looks like a great time!

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips:

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Decor To Adore said...

This darling picnic set looks like an expensive Cath Kidston set. What a deal! Thank you so much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.