picnicking at home.
by victoria comment

4/30/20

outdoor picnic with vintage wood dining set on the grass. / sfgirlbybay

picnicking — the all American pastime. i love a good picnic, and half the fun is in the preparation. now normally, a picnic is a packed up meal enjoyed outdoors, often as part of an adventure, ideally in scenic surroundings, such as the beach at sunset, a road trip, or even a drive-in movie theater (remember those? the absolute best!). but unless you have access to a park or open beach or lake, why not just enjoy an at-home picnic? even if you haven’t an outdoor space or perhaps a rooftop, go all out inside — spread out some colorful blankets and pillows, literally pack the picnic basket, chill the wine and get out your best picnic recipes — tuna niçoise salad sandwiches (my favorite sandwich ever — just dish it all up and scoop out a rustic bread loaf and drop it in!), deviled eggs, potato salad, fresh fruit, a charcuterie platter — i’m getting hungry just thinking about it! i’ll bet there’s more fun in it than you might think for you and your significant others, and if you’ve got kids, they’ll probably love it. even on my own here i’ve been eating outside as much as possible and it’s lovely! i’ve gathered up some pretty picnicking gear, and some inspiration for you. cheers to making the most of being stuck!

outdoor picnic on pink fringe blanket with rosé and vintage camera. / sfgirlbybay

picnic gear for outdoor meals and entertaining. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: picnic spread by @oliwiapakosz; picnic basket by babyccino kids; terrain Nordic Cotton Quilt in Baroque; terrain Seagrass Wine Carrier; Anthropologie Blockprint Bamboo Melamine Dinner Plate; charcuterie platter by hither and thither; Anthropologie Woven Nayland Throw Blanket; Anthropologie Nathalie Lete Titania Dessert Plate; picnic wine by broma bakery; Anthropologie Wicker Picnic Basket; fruit spread by style me pretty; terrain Seagrass Glasses + Caddy.

outdoor picnic on striped blanket with yellow patterned throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

picnic for two in field of flowers with vintage wood dining set. / sfgirlbybay

colorful picnic accessories and homewares. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: making lemonade by @workshoptheboutique; JENNI KAYNE Rattan Picnic Carafe & glasses; dining outdoor by our food stories; crate & barrel Leather-Handled Picnic Basket; crate & barrel white picnic cooler; daybed picnic by @__s____o; burke decor Bauhaus Dessert Plate Set by Odeme; cocktail via @sukoustudios; serena & lily Beachside Serving Board; Anthropologie Leona Placemat with fringe; serena & lily beachside wood serving bowls; st. frank FRAZADA CLXX BLANKET; pretty picnic table by @missmaggieskitchen; Anthropologie Marie Dip-Dyed Market Bag.

rustic wood outdoor dining table with vintage wrought iron chairs. / sfgirlbybay

rustic outdoor picnic with fruit and wine and olive branches./ sfgirlbybay

colorful outdoor picnic with woven picnic basket and blue and white blanket. / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: our food stories; gal meets glam; style me pretty; our food stories; @timlabenda; @calihformula on twitter; gal meets glam.

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