Late Spring we packed up our Wagoneer with all of the essentials needed for the ultimate picnic from Amazon Home and headed to Vermont for a very fun photoshoot in collaboration with Amazon. I’m very excited to share these photos today. It was the perfect day for a picnic and the location couldn’t have been prettier.
Oriental rugs are wonderful for picnic setups with a group of friends. The rugs featured in this post from Amazon Home are vintage inspired. Amazon Home has a beautiful selection of affordable rugs perfect for dressing up the home or serving as the backdrop for a family picnic. They are meant to be broken in with use. After our picnic it was fairly easy to roll them up and put them back in the car.
I love a good cheese board, especially when I’m having a picnic. Cheese boards are perfect for sharing and socializing. This one from Amazon Home is beautifully crafted and perfect for a large assortment of my cheese & charcuterie favorites — prosciutto, sopressata, green olives, red grapes, almonds, blue cheese, gouda, and a sharp cheddar.
Baskets are great for holding fruit, chips and dip, etc. We used a wooden crate to display a variety of sandwiches tied neatly with paper and string. There was a sandwich for everyone — turkey, roast beef, Italian, ham and cheese. When it comes to a picnic I love to have a little bit of everything.
Music is the key to any successful gathering. Shared love of music and talk of beloved artists make for great conversation and really sets the atmosphere. The Crosley Turntable is portable, allowing you to bring the party wherever you go. Kiel and I have a small collection of our favorite records and it’s always a throwback to bring them along and marvel at the album covers. Amazon offers a variety of Crosley turntable styles and vinyl albums.
When evening sets in, before it’s time to head home, it’s always nice to take in a few quiet moments with a glass of wine and enjoy the beauty of the scene surrounding us. Summer nights are truly magic. We pretty much always have a set of globe lights in our trunk. They do wonders for creating atmosphere. This bistro table and chairs from Amazon Home folds up nicely and is easy to bring along to picnics, tailgate parties, camping trips, etc. I’m hoping to fill the rest of my summer with many more moments like these.
All products in this post are gifted from Amazon Home. Special thanks for this fun collaboration!!
For more of my picnic ideas visit my Amazon shop here.
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KIEL JAMES PATRICK
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