Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Picnic Table

What could possibly be better than a summer picnic?  If the sky is filled with clouds...then why not have your picnic inside!  I promise you this will be fun.

My indoor picnic starts with my linen and cotton patchwork runner.  I've just recently had the itch to try quilting and this runner allowed me to use lots of scraps and to experiment.

I must say, I was rather proud of myself!

These natural jute placemat seemed the perfect choice to pair with the linen.  Sitting atop the mats are my blue dotted dinner plates from West Elm.  How about some more dots?

These cheery red dotted napkins were also a great find from West Elm a few years back.  Oh...I've had these adorable blueberry ceramic napkin rings tucked in the back of a drawer for ages.

I found them at a little ceramic shop in Maine on a fabulous summer vacation  some time ago.  I'm so happy they finally made it out of the drawer!

Won't these bottles of Coke taste just fabulous in these colorful speckled glasses (Crate & Barrel, years ago)?

Just because...I made some little name tags to dress up the bottles.

There's no reason you can't bring nature indoors!  Trader Joe's once again had the most gorgeous flowers.  I chose the brightest bouquets I could find and plopped them into plain old canning jars.

So pretty!  Is there anything missing?  Well maybe just some pesky ants and annoying bees.  I think having a picnic inside was a great idea after all.  As always I will be visiting the following blog parties.  Please join me!

Centerpiece Wednesday (The Style Sisters)
Tabletop Thursday (Between Naps on the Porch)
Feathered Nest Friday (French Country Cottage)
Home Sweet Home Friday  (The Charm of Home)
Seasonal Sundays (The Tablescaper)
Let's Dish (Cuisine Kathleen)
Open House Party (No Minimalist Here)


  1. What a fun tablescape. GREAT runner! Nicely done. :-)

  2. Such a pretty setting - your floral bouquets are so lovely. And there is something about an old fashion glass bottle of Coke that scream "summer" to me!

  3. Beautiful table. Things always go better with Coke, right??

    Jocelyn @

  4. What a pretty indoor picnoc. I LOVE your pretty runner....nice job!

  5. This is so cute! I love the runner you made!! Perfect with your polka dot napkins!

  6. Great job with the runner and where did you find the flatware?

  7. Love your runner! Great indoor picnic! I could use those blueberry napkin rings , I have some blueberry plates from ll bean that would go great with !

  8. So pretty! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse