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An Unorthodox Summer Tablescape

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Hello and welcome to another fun Blog Hop put together by our friend Kendra of Joy in Our Home! We just absolutely love to join our fellow blogging friends to bring you all kinds of seasonal decorating tips and inspirations. If your joining us from “The Crowned Goat” thank you so much for continuing the blog chain! Otherwise each day this week has a new theme so make sure to check out all the links below!

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We really enjoy creating beautiful tablescapes here at Timeless Creations, but for this particular one we decided to go outside the norm a bit and create a picnic tablescape in the backyard! Sure we could have used our fancy dishes and brought some summertime into the house, but we have had such a beautiful summer here in Minnesota we couldn’t resist the temptation to go outdoors!

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So in the evening underneath the shade tree in the backyard of Kristen’s house we created a beautiful and vibrant picnic-scape. A vintage crocheted tablecloth serves as a beautiful lightweight blanket. Vicki has always loved these old handmade crocheted items and her love is now rubbing off on me! They are just so pretty!

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We used a neat wine crate from France as a small tabletop to hold some of our dishes. And one of my favorite trays on top holds those vibrant blue and green plates and my favorite wine glasses. Whats a warm summer evening without a little chilled wine?! Find that beautiful tray HERE. Glasses HERE, and Plates HERE.

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An old wicker basket filled with a blanket and comfy pillows in case it gets chilly after watching the sunset. We get absolutely beautiful sunsets over the ridge here, and the backyard is the perfect spot to watch them.

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A vintage picnic basket and an old English ironstone pitcher add the perfect little decor pieces for my picnic, but would also be staples for a real picnic! Both used for carrying your chosen picnic food and drink.

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And to top it off, a bunch of pretty flowers to surround the scene! I love when spring comes so we can go pick up new flowers. It is so much fun to plant them and watch them grow as the summer goes on. Those pink double impatients (hanging) were new to me this year and I love them! Otherwise I love flowers that trail over the pots and spread their pretty colors.

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The vintage olive bucket has seen many spots in my home! I love it to hold blankets inside, but now that I tried flowers in it, I have to admit I really like that look! This may have to be a staple on the porch each year, or maybe I could find an indoor plant for it? What do you think?

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We are so happy that you have stopped by our pretty little picnic. We so enjoyed putting it together! Although I will admit I was wondering what my neighbors were thinking while I was setting it up and taking pictures! Haha! Don’t forget to continue on the blog chain by going to “2 Bees in a Pod” next, otherwise there are many more summer decor inspirations below.

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Great shop we love for antiques and Ironstone Click HERE.

Shop Ironstone HERE.

Shop other items found in our picnic by clicking the links: Wooden Tray / Dishes / Wine Glasses / Similar Blanket / Vintage Olive Bucket / Vintage Picnic Basket


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    Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod
    July 12, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Your picnic tablescape is fabulous! We love your use of all the vintage goodness – especially the crate, olive bucket and linens. A perfect spot to enjoy the season, a glass of wine and good company!

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    July 12, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Your picnic looks just perfect! I’ll be right over 😂

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    Lindsay Eidahl
    July 12, 2018 at 10:26 am

    Oh my goodness! I would spend hours here at this picnic. Everything you added to it would make me want to curl up with a good book and chill for a long time! 🙂

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    Amber Ferguson
    July 12, 2018 at 10:50 am

    So so pretty! I have been wanting to style an outdoor picnic for a post and this is so inspiring! Pinning to my “Summer Lovin'” board.

    I am happy to be joining you on the Festival Summer Blog Hop. Have a great summer!

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    July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    This picnic is so pretty! I love all the different layers of texture you’ve created. It’s really warm and inviting. I’ve never even thought about using crochet pieces outside until I saw this post. That is such a cool idea! Hope you both are having a fabulous summer, CoCo

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    July 12, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Oh Kristen! This is just the prettiest little picnic scene I’ve ever seen! SO dreamy!!!

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    July 13, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    This looks so pretty. I want to get a group of friends together for a picnic now!

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    July 13, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    This is absolutely lovely. It makes me want to write my hubby an invitation to a picnic! And if you knew me, you’d know that’s saying A LOT! 🙂

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    Kristi @ Chatfield Court
    July 16, 2018 at 12:55 am

    This is so pretty and the perfect summer picnic spot!

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    July 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    This is so pretty and relaxing!! Now I want to plan a picnic for my family!!!

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    July 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link party! Pinned! Hope to see you next time!

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    August 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    This is so pretty. Perfect for these dog days of summer!

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