picnic season.
by victoria comment


outdoor picnic ideas / sfgirlbybay

picnicking — the all-American pastime. i love a good picnic, and half the fun is in the preparation — i mean who doesn’t get romantic, nostalgic feelings from a vintage picnic basket? now that we’re vaccinated and able to have more freedom, what better time for a picnic? either in your own backyard with a few good friends, or a picnic packed-up and 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!). and if you don’t 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 picnicking season.

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

outdoor picnic ideas / sfgirlbybay

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; Rattan Wrapped Jug from amber interiors; terrain Newport Fringed Striped Beach Blanket; terrain Seagrass Wine Carrier; Color Drop Enamel Tumblers from terrain; charcuterie platter by hither and thither; set of Rattan Salad Utensils from terrain; terrain Fringed Waffle Weave Throw; picnic wine by broma bakery; Anthropologie Wicker Picnic Basket; business & pleasure Premium Cabana; terrain Outdoor Lamp Post.

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

outdoor picnic ideas / sfgirlbybay

outdoor picnic ideas / sfgirlbybay

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

outdoor picnic ideas / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: making lemonade by @workshoptheboutique; JENNI KAYNE Rattan Picnic Carafe & glasses; dining outdoor by our food stories; striped parasol from wonenmetlef; amber interiors Circulo Caddy; daybed picnic by @__s____o; Bernadette’s pink set of two side plates; picnic at dusk by kraut kopf; crate & barrel Flexible Grill Basket with Wood Handle; Summerill & Bishop’s set of four mismatched napkins; outdoor picnic table via camille styles; pretty picnic table by @missmaggieskitchen; HAY Set of Six Sip Dot Straws.

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: strawberries by clay photo; our food stories; beach picnic by De Alma e Coração photography; umbrella from our boat house; gal meets glam; picnic spread by clay photo; field picnic by @dealmaecoracaostyle me pretty; our food stories; @timlabenda; @calihformula on twitter; gal meets glam.

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