I’m a sucker for a good picnic. I love gathering on the grass, setting out a big spread and soaking up the sun with friends or family in the summertime. There’s something about sitting so casually that makes everyone relax, and it’s a beautiful way to enjoy events or just hang out in your local park or backyard (movie night, anyone?). When I started planning this modern picnic, I found tons of bright, unique pieces from Fab that reflected the summery vibe I was going for. As you may recall from my last collaboration with them, their home decor selection is full of graphic, modern pieces. This geometric picnic blanket was perfect for creating a patterned border around the feast, and the fringed ends made it all the more fun. The plates are ceramic, but they’ve been designed in the style of vintage tinware, which makes them a fun addition to the spread. I also found the cutest wireless speaker so I could easily bring some background music to the fun. It has a great bright yellow handle that makes it easy to take it anywhere!
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Fab has lots of wireless speakers on their site, but this little number had the fun colors and small size that made it an easy addition to the picnic. It connects to my phone through an auxiliary cord or Bluetooth, so it’s easy to set up and enjoy on-the-go.
I wrapped the sandwiches in wax paper and tied them up with red and white twine for a little color and to help keep them together. Picking some fresh bread and produce makes the sandwiches extra delicious — I used rosemary bread and heirloom tomatoes.
The blue rim on the ‘tinware’ plates gives them a fun pop of color on the blanket. They have a vintage vibe that is fun with the modern blanket and speaker but are simple enough to meld into the mix. Do you have any plans for a picnic this summer?
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