What's summer without a picnic? Or a tailgate? I took a departure from the customary Scottish plaid throw and used a French quilt for this tailgate.
I love the embroidery and the rustic hand stitching on this quilt.
Look at the inventive fabric combinations.
I bought this quilt when we were at a street market in Provence. It usually sits on the bottom of the bed in one of our guest rooms.
These melamine plates are the perfect match. This is the salad plate......
and here's the dinner plate. Aren't they fun?
I was helping my mom clean out a storage room last week and she gave me this vintage picnic basket that we found. These heavy-textured striped napkins are more like lapkins. They are huge and perfect for your lap for a picnic.
These regular-sized linen napkins are packed to be used as a traditional napkin.
Instead of a napkin ring, I used these old spring close clothes pins a la The French Laundry.
What's a picnic without a glass of wine?
And for today, I chose the glasses with the Eiffel Tower on them. Can you see it? They are pretty heavy and I don't worry about breaking them.
I like to use hydrangea leaves to line a cheese plate. Ina Garten does too!
I stuck the flatware into a salt-glazed pitcher.
It's got light colored wood handles and picks up the colors of the plates and quilt.
You don't need to see the inside of the basket. What's interesting about a red insulated cooler?
As you can see, we had one of our frequent afternoon rains.
The woods are wet, but the picnic goes on.
We can pretend we are in France.
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