Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Etsy Love - I dream of picnics

My Etsy love list this week is inspired by the changing season.. But not the season here in Houston, I am lusting after the season back in Perth. Spring is easily the most beautiful time of year in Perth. The mornings are crisp, clear and fresh, then the days warm up to sunny afternoons perfect for laying in the grass at Kings Park or sitting out on a balcony with a beer. Bliss...

..Okay, I got distracted there. This weeks love list is all about picnics. Take a look and get inspired.. And then go outside and get some fresh air!


I am a child of the Eighties. And when I saw this, I immediately went back to picnics in the park at Shakespeare Regional Park, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsular (its amazing).. I LOVE this set - my Mum had all these pieces! Oh, and I just adore the store name!

Tupperware 1980's Picnic Pack 35 Piece Set Sunburst Fall colors
The Wrinkly Elephant


Of course you need a super sweet picnic basket to carry everything in. There are so many neat vintage ones on Etsy.. But this one caught my eye. It looks a lot like the basket we used in our wedding photos! And the two wine bottle carriers are essential!

Small, Wicker Picnic Basket,with Two Wine Bottle Holders, Red and White Cotton Gingham Lining
Mystic Lily


I have never seen these before... But they are awesome. I love the retro color scheme and above all else, the practicality!

1950 Sterilite picnic set
Barbs Cottage Shop


As a major fan of the color blue, this set is like, wow. It is gorgeous. This is going on the birthday wish list.

Vintage 1950s Blue Brexton Picnic set - Made in England - Perfect Condition
Emma loves XXX


Watermelon is a pretty essential picnic food. its sweet, refreshing and a pretty color.. I love this table cloth. Perfect for a picnic table in the middle of a park!

Juicy Watermelon Terry Tablecloth, Picnic Motif
Evergreen Lane


I'm kind of old school with picnics, and we always had afghan blankets or tartan blankets when we were on adventures as kids. I love these colors!

Granny Squares Crochet  Afghan
Girl Pickers


There was always going to be a dress in this list. Obviously I am a dress person, and this dress looks perfect for a picnic if you ask me. It's pretty much freaking adorable.

60s dress - vintage 1960s dress - 60s shirtwaist day dress - gingham plaid print - picnic dress - blue & white - sleeveless - Medium
le Mollusque


So maybe this isn't an actual picnic accessory. But I love it. And also, there is a badger at a picnic. So there is no argument to it being in the list...

The Fox's Picnic -  Fine Art Print
Blue Dog Rose

Okay, so this isn't something we had in picnics as a kid, but you can't tell me this set isn't both fun and functional! It's pretty rad really!

Vintage Ingrid Picnic Ball
Doodle Bug Emporium

So, this may not work for an off the cuff, spontaneous picnic, but if you are having a get together in the park.. Why not string up some bunting? You can check my tutorial for making bunting here.. Or check out the store below.. It is no secret that I LOVE bunting!

Bunting, Banner, Photography Prop, Fabric Flags, Nursery Decor, Birthday Decoration  - Gray, Yellow and Aqua Blue Chevron - Ready to Ship
The Spotted Barn


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