Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Patriotic Picnic

Join us for a patriotic picnic in the park today! Monday I showed you some vintage clipart that I used to make menu and placecards for today's picnic here.

I simply hand wrote the menu on the back of red cards to keep it simple and casual. I used small American flags at each place setting along with blue and white "picnic" napkins.

Here the lemonade bottle is holding down the placecards. You also see the detail of the vintage picnic tablecloth I used to cover the table.

Various patriotic sugar cookies lined the center of the table for decoration and dessert.

Here is the front of the menu card.

A long shot of the table - which was dark because it was under a covered picnic area - but a lot cooler in the shade.

We had a nice view of the lake while we ate, including some local feathered friends.

This bird was spotted while we dined but flew away as soon as we got close to her. Looks like she was borrowing some of the feathers from her friends for her nest!

On the drive out of the 440 acre park we spotted these adorable ducks lined up sunning themselves~aren't they cute! I'm joining Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Beautiful setting for a the tablecloth!

  2. A truly lovely spot for a picnic. Love your tablecloth.. great menus too! Happy Fourth, Many blessings, Marlis

  3. Gorgeous setting with the lake and all the beauty around it! Love your tbcloth, the food sounds yummy too!! Happy 4th. of July! I just visited from TT, at BNOTP. Hugs,

  4. Such a beautiful spot for your lovely picnicscape. The vintage tablecloth is delightful! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

  5. LOVE your tablescape! That tablecloth is beautiful, and I'm ALWAYS a sucker for gingham, so I love the blue gingham napkins too!.. Have a very Happy 4th of July Weekend! ~tina

  6. It looks like a wonderful picnic.I love the gingham. Happy 4th!