Springtime Fun: Let’s Go On a Picnic!

Welcome to the 589th Metamorphosis Monday!

Recently, we went picnicking in beautiful Smith Gardens. We had sooo much fun, we are hoping to do a lot more picnics this spring and summer.


I thought it would be fun to upgrade our picnic supplies, so this weekend I went picnic shopping and found the cutest baskets! I wanted a picnic basket that would work for four adults and found several that I absolutely loved! For this week’s Met Monday, I’m sharing what I purchased for our next adventure out.

I love the cheerful red and white check interior of this one. It’s so pretty against the warm brown color of the wicker basket. I also really like that it’s insulated so the food will stay fresher on those warm spring-summer days. Food should stay in place nicely since the insulated section zips up.

Picnic Basket for 4, Insulated


The plates are actually ceramic and not melamine…love that!

Picnic Basket with Ceramic Plates, Flatware, Glasses


I purchased this one today and it should arrive by tomorrow. Sometime soon I’ll share a picnic for an upcoming Tablescape Thursday. I can’t wait to use this darling basket for our next picnic! This basket is available here: Wicker Basket with Red & White Check Interior.

Tip: I noticed in some of the comments while shopping for picnic baskets, a lot of people give these as wedding gifts. I love that idea! I’m totally filing that away for the next time I need to purchase a shower or wedding present.



Best Picnic Basket for 4, Highly Rated


Picnic Blanket

I could not make up my mind which picnic blanket I wanted so I bought three so I could see them all in person. I think this one will end up being my fave. It looks so fuzzy and soft! I also like that it’s waterproof on the underside so damp grass will not be a problem.

Red and white check picnic blanket


I think the carrying strap will really come in handy. You’ll find this blanket available here: Large Fleece Picnic Blanket, Waterproof Backing.

Picnic Blanket, Red & White


I also ordered this blanket. Again, the back is waterproof, gotta have that feature for picnicking. This one is available here: Red and White Check Blanket, Waterproof  Backing.

Red and White Check Waterproof Blanket for Picnics, Beach, Camping


Another basket that I was seriously eyeing is this one, I always, always love a blue and white color scheme. Who knew picnic baskets could be sooo pretty!

This one is also insulated. It costs a little more than the one I purchased, but then it also includes a blanket and a wine bottle opener.


This picnic basket will also feed four people. This wicker picnic basket is available here: White Wicker Picnic Basket.

Update: I ordered this one to compare and it’s really pretty. The plates that comes with this one are not ceramic, but still nice.


This was the third blanket I ordered, again it’s waterproof on back. I love the color scheme of navy, red and white. I think it will look cute with the red/white check wicker basket I’ve already purchased, as well as the blue and white basket above. It’s available here: Navy, White and Red Blanket for Picnics.

Have you been on any picnics this spring? Things are finally starting to warm up again so I’m looking forward to many more this summer.

What yummies do you usually pack for a picnic? I was thinking about making deviled eggs for our next one. I love those! What are your favorite foods for picnics? I would love some suggestions!


Update: Talbots has an awesome sale going on for Mother’s Day–everything is 50% off! You’ll find the sale here: Mother’s Day Sale–50% Off!


During the last sale, I purchased this shirt and LOVE it! I love the cuff details with the coordinating fabric. I’ve worn it so much since it arrived. It looks great with white jeans! It was originally $69.50. Currently, it’s marked down to $49.99, plus another 50% off for Mother’s Day makes it around $25 now! I’m tempted to buy a second one at that price…love having duplicates of my favorite shirts. You’ll find it on sale here: Blue and White Shirt.


This is the most recent shirt I’ve purchased for spring. I loved this sea blue color the moment I saw it! It has the cutest details with the collar, cuffs and the placket down the front, it’s those details that make such a difference! You’ll find this shirt on sale 50% off here: Turquoise Sea Shirt. It’s also available in two more colors, the sea blue color is definitely my fave.

Okay, I’m off to check out the sale! You’ll find everything that’s on sale here: Mother’s Day Sale–50% Off!


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  1. Happy Mother’s Day! I always loved picnic baskets. For sure that’s another thing the Brits are experts at. If you’re back in the UK ever, check out Fortnum and Mason. They take the prize!

    I love deviled eggs but another good picnic food is cold shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce as spicy as you like, cold fried chicken or chicken salad sandwiches in croissants. Or if you don’t do shrimp cocktails, shrimp salad in croissants or stuffed in summer tomatoes is good as well. For dessert, strawberries with cream or custard sauce.

  2. Hi Susan,

    For my picnic basket, I’m thinking of a baguette, a soft French cheese, grilled marinated asparagus, cold dill salmon, Prosecco, and blueberries.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you and all of your readers!

  3. For a dear friends daughter’s wedding I bought one of the large picnic baskets from the Peterborough Basket company and filled it with a breakfast for the brides and her attendants to have as they were getting ready for the wedding. It gave her a beautiful heirloom basket to have in the future and good memories of the morning with her friends. Picnic baskets are great!

  4. Thanks so much for continuing to host during this health crisis, spreading beauty, laughter and information!! Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!

  5. I love the picnic basket ideas. My niece is getting married this fall and one of these would be perfect. It’s fun getting great gifts that AREN’T on the registry, right? The waterproof blankets would come in handy at concerts and festivals too.

  6. Those all look so fun Susan! Love the ceramic plates too! Hope you have a lovely week – thanks again for hosting!

  7. Thanks Susan! Picnics are so much fun, great basket finds!

  8. I live in Scotland and we are in lockdown for the next 3 weeks at least. Did you go into lockdown? Picnics are a big no no especially considering social distancing.

  9. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share my plan for the one room challenge, some inspirational printables, and my may tablescape! Hope you have a wonderful day and are staying safe and healthy!

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