Spring Fling

The sunshine is finally out, but it still feels cold. I’m ready for a spring dress and perhaps a picnic. I put together a spring inspiration board, which has really given me the idea to throw a spring picnic…

*All photo sources listed below

I think the scene below is totally doable, but I realize sometimes it can be difficult to turn inspiration into reality. Sure, professional stylists, florists and designers can turn inspiration into reality. We’ve seen inspiration to reality features all over the blogosphere. But can little ol’ you? Without the help of a stylist? And HOW?


Today, I’m giving you a little guide on really pulling it together on your own. Here’s a little shopping list if you’d like to throw your own spring picnic:

Aqua and floral vintage tin plates from Jen’s Closet:

Wire basket tote with ball jars from Old Ohio Farm Finds for carrying a carafe of a seasonal cocktail, and perhaps a spring couscous salad or some fresh berries:

This vintage woven picnic basket from heartfelt primitives:

Picnic Cutlery by Kate’s Paperie:

And perhaps it all ought to be spread out on this vintage chenille bedspread?

Just a little extra effort goes a long way, wouldn’t you say? Hope these finds are enough to get you started on your own search for the perfect picnic accompaniments!

Oh…and you might want to make…

…these Savory Greens, Tomatoes, and Goat Cheese Tarts from Tartlette!

Inspiration board photo sources left to right, top to bottom: 1. 100 Layer Cake 2. via Design Lovely 3. Jean Tsai 4. Anthropologie 5. Lisa Lefkowitz via Style Me Pretty



Filed under DIY, Food & Drink, Inspiration

12 responses to “Spring Fling

  1. i LOVE the inspiration board!! everything looks sooo soft and lovely! the LOVE photo w/ the ring and scrabble pieces is sooo stinking clever!!! =)

  2. Love this and I want to be outside having a picnic just like this now!

  3. wow, Such easy beautiful touches to make a wonderful spring picnic. Make one want to get outside for a picnic with loved ones and enjoy the fresh spring air. Love this idea!

  4. I’m truly loving the baby’s breath bouquet. There’s something so soft and romantic, yet effortless about it. It’s going in my own personal inspiration folder, thank you ♥

  5. I love “LOVE” spelled using the scrabble pieces and the ring. But i think everything is good.

  6. A spring picnic sounds like fun! Thanks for giving me the idea, a picnic date on the beach with my hubby will be perfect!

  7. Grey

    Hey guys! I used the wrong link for the tartlette recipe! It’s fixed now!

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  9. lovely images… here in Miami we are dreading the incredible heat of the summer months approaching… have a nice weekend!

  10. So pretty and perfect for Spring! Love your inspiration board.


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