When you picnic as much as I do, you learn which picnic supplies are practical and easy to transport. Here are a few of my picnic must-haves!
- Tweedmill Picnic Rug - this wool blanket is perfect for plopping down on any surface. It's waterproof backing will keep you dry and the blanket folds up nicely into a convenient carrier with handles and a pocket. I like to call this blanket the 'Burberry' of picnic blankets! It's made of pure new wool in Britain and comes in several colors.
- Peterboro Handmade Picnic Basket - Any picnic basket will do, but this one (available at Crate and Barrel) is handcrafted, timeless, and will hold up to 60 lbs. of food and drinks. You'll appreciate the sturdy handles once it's loaded up with food and supplies.
- Ball Jars- I served most of my picnic sides in a ball jar this past summer. They're great for transporting salad dressings, displaying condiments, and are inexpensive to buy by the dozen. You can never have too many ball jars!
- Pendleton Gingham melamine plates - I scooped these up on a recent trip to Oregon at the Pendleton store in downtown Portland. They come in sets of four, are lightweight, and I love the classic gingham print. I like to mix and match the red and blue sets.
- Farmhouse Pottery Board - This organic milk board is so gorgeous that I want to serve everything and anything on it! It's made in Vermont of fallen ash and the handle is dipped in organic milk paint for a pop of color.
- Crow Canyon Bowl and Tumblers - enamelware is perfect for picnics because it's lightweight and easy to transport. Not only that, it's got that vintage look. I'm obsessed with enamelware!
Do you picnic? What are some of your picnic essentials?