Thursday, April 4, 2013

Picnic in the Country

Last weekend my husband and I left the rush of the city to have a relaxing weekend in the country with family.  My mother-in-law thought we should take advantage of the fantastic sunny weather and have a festive picnic.  The idea was to keep things cool, comfortable and casual, which was a great change up.   While it was bright and beautiful outside it was also quite nippy so we decided to bundle up in layers and enjoy the great outdoors. This memorable day included eating, drinking and some Easter festivities, ie: egg hunt.  The spread included Fried chicken, salad greens, pasta salad, Italian olives,  and assorted cheeses with french bread.  Drinks were a simple but perfect selection of iced tea, lemonade, and fizzy water.  Dessert - strawberries and chocolate chip cookies.  Easy right? 
Things got a little competitive with the adults and the egg hunt so we made sure to wear our hard core Hunter boots to keep our selves clear of possible mud splatters.  Mud or not it was such a fun day in the sun.  
I highly recommend throwing a picnic with friends or family or heck both.  It was a great alternative to the usual structured meals at home at a table in proper attire.   For your next celebration or just day to hang out with your faves, make it outdoors on some comfy blankets with delicious grub.  At the bottom of this post you will find our favorite places  to find awesome picnic gear.  

Thats me (JEN)
You may recognize Nicole from the Spring Mis-Match post
My adorable nephew's picnic supplies.
Picnic Basket Above - Optima
Another option for great picnic baskets - Pottery Barn baskets
Cozy Blankets - Pottery Barn
Other great baskets to display food and drink - Pottery Barn
On the cheap Baskets - Bed Bath and Beyond
Great source for all things Picnic - Picnic Shop


  1. oh my..this looks like a wonderful picnic! beautiful pictures too <3 how i wish the weather over here is as sunny as it is in your pictures..

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  2. wow when you guys picnic you picnic RIGHT- i am loving the tableware here. and is that fried chicken i see?! please invite me nect time you decide to do this, this looks heavenly ;)

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  3. This is so cute! I've always wanted to get one of those picnic baskets! Lovely
    :) Liz @

    1. Thanks Liz, they are well worth the investment. You will get years of use out of these baskets.

  4. These picnic photos are so much fun! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time. Love the dishes and everything. Thanks for sharing! Xo M&K at

  5. This is such a great idea - I love it! And how cute do you look in your layers! Now we just need some warmer weather :)

    Pearls & Paws

  6. That picnic basket is adorable! What a fun outing :)

    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

    District Delights

  7. This picnic looks awesome, and I'm loving that outfit!

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Anonymous5.4.13

    Lovely pictures! Your picnic looks amazing, it makes me want to have one sometime soon! Maybe I will.


  9. OMG, such a beautiful picnic! Martha Steward has nothing on you!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

  10. wow beautiful pictures, looks like you had a great time!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  11. Great post! Beautiful photos!

    You want to follow each other in the GFC and Bloglovin?

    Good weekend,

  12. Love the napkins and plate ware!
    Beautiful photos!
    Love the fried chicken and greens with pasta!

  13. Hello from germany! would you follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin? Wait for you response or follow me and i'll follow you back ♥

  14. Ohh, it's so sweet and colourful! I really love it!

    Would you like to follow each others?
    Greetings from Poland!
    Renews xxx

  15. I love love love this. I've been wanting to go on a picnic. How fun. Thanks for stopping by the blog! xo, Julie

  16. Thank you for your comments on my blog!

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    Best wishes,


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