Oh, what one can do with an old-fashioned picnic basket! Let me show you some of my favorites along with the humble joys of a picnic.
I found this old-fashioned picnic basket up in the attic at our home in Maine. It used to be my mother’s and she used to decorate with it in all kinds of fabulous ways. Which got me thinking all about old-fashioned picnic baskets and all the ways they could be used in home decor and beyond.
They’re not just for picnics!
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Why buy old-fashioned picnic baskets?
Old fashioned picnic baskets are absolutely charming, sharing the nostalgia and romance of days gone by while sitting on a picnic blanket on the beach, in the city, or in a grass field.
Old-fashioned picnic baskets come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From basket weaves to metal boxes.
Here I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites for you to shop.
SHOP OLD FASHIONED COUNTRY PICNIC BASKETS
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In loving memory of my friend Paula from the blog Virginia Sweet Pea, I’d like to first share her beautiful idea for decorating with her old-fashioned picnic basket.
Kristin from over at White Arrows Home is an old pro when it comes to vintage picnic baskets. Her old-fashioned picnic basket collections are extensive, you won’t want to miss them!
And be sure to search for Kristin’s vintage picnic blanket ideas too. So much inspiration here.
Picnic Basket Table
I found this image over on Pinterest and thought it was such a fabulous idea to create a small table out of an old-fashioned picnic basket. Unfortunately, I have no idea who owns this creativity, so if you know, please leave a comment and I’ll be happy to connect to the originator.
Can’t find an old-fashioned picnic basket that you like? Or maybe you have one that you want to repurpose. Julia over at Tag & Tibby shares how to paint a picnic basket. Isn’t this one just gorgeous?
Christy over at Confessions of a Serial DIYer creates that French Country look with her beautiful old-fashioned picnic basket makeovers.
Vintage Style Picnic Blankets
How about a vintage picnic blanket to go with your old-fashioned picnic basket? Here’s a round-up of a few I thought you may like.
SHOP VINTAGE STYLE PICNIC BLANKETS
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Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life shares this wonderful idea to make your own easy no-sew picnic blanket.
M.E. from Curbly shares how to make this fun waterproof picnic blanket. So creative yet practical!
Looking to step it up a notch? Check out Camille Styles gorgeous picnic ideas.
You may also enjoy How to Fashionably Bring Your Dining Room Outside This Summer.
“Summers may pass in the blink of an eye, but there should always be a moment to slow down, and partake in the simple pleasure of a picnic”. Says Sharon of My French Country Home Magazine.
You may also enjoy HOW TO CREATE AN OUTDOOR DINING OASIS.
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