Friday, May 24, 2019

Patriotic Picnic - Memorial Day

Honestly, how often do we treat ourselves to an outdoor picnic in this day in age?  I always dream about sitting in the woods surrounded by trees, flowers, ferns & even little bunnies running by while enjoying some treats from home. A cool breeze blowing through the leaves, while the sun peaks through the clouds and casts those beautiful golden rays over us. 

With all that dreaming that I've done, in reality I'd never bring this much stuff to a country side picnic. I had the pleasure of working with Factory Direct Craft for a Memorial Day themed picnic. Our older boys will be out of school for the Summer come next week and I thought It'll be fun to kick off our Summer break & Memorial Day weekend with a patriotic picnic in our very own backyard. The kids always have so much fun when we bring out the champagne glasses and make things feel special.  

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My style will always have a touch of vintage to add that old world, cozy charm. I used my antique milk glass vases, a floral blue & white gravy boat filled with peonies and a vintage hankie with red roses on the tea cart. 

I used a grapevine plant bucket to hold the orange juice. I liked that the natural dark wood color tied in with the dark wood cutting board. Going with a darker wood tone against the white and blue napkins. The faux blueberry branches are a perfect way to add in some blue.

By draping the vintage inspired, tea stained American flag from our arbor for a striking backdrop helped define a smaller space in our  large backyard. 

Baskets add the perfect picnic feel and texture. A wooden box for some height, red & blue books and lots of florals!

Layering vintage doilies and a lace tablecloth over the picnic blanket added the touch of vintage that I love.

I built our potting bench last year and I think this is the first time I've ever taken a picture of it. Our yard felt so empty, I thought the potting bench could be a place to work and hang out around. We now have a place to set everything on.

Hope you've enjoyed our Patriotic picnic and you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, Desiree, your picnic is so perfect! I love the soft vintage look to all of your furniture and your details. The tea cart out in the yard is a great look! I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family!


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