Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Vintage Metal Picnic Hampers/Last Chance for JULY GIVEAWAY

I just learned July is National Picnic Month (still a few days left in July).  I love the idea of going on a picnic but for us Floridians, December or January would make for a more optimal Picnic Month (it's 94 degrees with sticky humidity today).
Though it's really too hot to picnic today, I am thinking about it and have found a couple of great picnic-themed websites:
The Picnic Site provides all sorts of picnic inspiration including recipes, supplies and equipment.
Life's a Picnic offers willow picnic hampers fitted with vintage tableware and linens:
Though I think willow baskets are lovely what I'd really like is a vintage metal hamper.  I'm on a mission to find an inexpensive one (do they exist?!) while out thrifting.  I saw a couple on Etsy:
I hope I find one soon otherwise I may have to pull a "Yogi" and swipe one-hahaha!
A vintage picnic hamper would perfectly compliment the 1950's tablecloth I bought a few years ago.  This thing is huge and will work well for laying out a nice spread.  It's one of the very few vintage tablecloths I haven't upcycled - just can't bear to cut into it with it's cute animals and foodstuffs:
While my search continues I've turned my picnic obsession into apron inspiration and recently stitched these:
("Oven Mitt Picnic")
("1940's What's Cookin'?")
("Cherry Picnic Black")
("Cherry Picnic Red BBQ")
("Yellow Roses Picnic" authentic 1950's tablecloth upcycled half apron)
This is my last blog post for July (heading to the beach for a wedding later today) so please comment (and become a follower if you are not already) so you'll be entered to win this lovely vintage hankie (drawing 7/31)!


Cindy said...

I'm commenting not for the drawing...but for the aprons...wozza..you did good girl. I love them all!!! I need to make some money so I can go shopping!!!

P.S. If you hear from the Racheal Ray show..well lets just say..I headed them to your blog!!!!Girl if you get on the show....LET ME KNOW!!

Hugs from Tx..and still loving my bag!!!!Every morning I get my meds out of it. Cindy Rick-Rack and Gingham

Becky said...

Cindy, I prefer tailgating when football kicks up in the Fall to picnics in The South in The Summer. Too hot for me. Those tin hampers are too cute.

I know whatcha mean about not being able to cut into a tablecloth! Your upcycled aprons are awesome!

Have fun on your trip!

Anonymous said...

i love picnic baskets! always wanted one ~ Georiga

Natalie said...

love the picnic themed aprons...soo adorable!

Sandy said...

This was such a fun post to read!!!! All those aprons...my gosh!!!! And I am also commenting for the giveaway!!!! :):)

Kim said...

OMG Cindy!!! That darling tablecloth looks just like the romper dress I made last week!!! Check it out -
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it...and your apron inspirations from it too. Beautiful!!


Lallee said...

Your gingham aprons are adorable. I love red gingham! Too hot for a picnic, but I love all the elements.
Thank you for the recent visit! I ran across your blog via Happy Loves Rosie.