Ahhhhh….the glorious days of summer. Ours begins today! And, among the many things on our “summer list” is going on a picnic. The food can be simple, homemade or store bought, but the basket…that’s the important thing. Yes, you can use a cooler, but a basket just evokes a certain image that I’m going for.
I picked up a vintage one from France at Trade Secrets that said it was for “champagne”, but it’ll work just as well for sandwiches and cookies.Not only, is a picnic basket a great item to have in your summer arsenal, but I think it would make one of the sweetest hostess gifts. Add some of these items to make it a little more personalized:
Mason jars with lids for drinks or salads
Eucalyptus bug repellent
Individually packaged hand wipes
A kite or game to play So, find a basket that you love and keep it stashed with the basics. Then, the next time the weather is ideal and you need an “activity”, pack up a picnic and hit the road, or the beach, or the park.
images: Style Me Pretty, Camille Styles, Williams Sonoma, Oh Louise Designs