02 September, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Backpack Picnic


Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Tablescape Thursday. Click the link to take you her blog and other tablescapes.

I didn't set out to do a tablescape. My DH and I to a walk around a lake at a nearby nature preserve. We packed a picnic and, of course, I had my camera with me. Some friends of ours gave us this backpack picnic "basket" as a wedding gift. We use it a lot. One compartment has the plates, utensils, tablecloth, napkins, glasses, cutting board, corkscrew, even little salt and pepper shakers.


Another compartment holds the food. We just picked up a hoagie, grapes and chips at the supermarket.


There is even a small outer pocket for our water bottles. If we were so inclined, there is a holder for a bottle of wine which attaches to the side.
We carried this to where a small picnic pavillion was located with four picnic tables and had our lunch.

26 comments:

Sarah said...

Cute post! I've been away from the house all day so won't get a Tablescape posted this week. Thanks for sharing this one. ~ Sarah

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how nice -- this looks like a most enjoyable picnic.

jeanne said...

Karen, this is awesome. I love the idea. Especially the purchased food. Mmmm. no food prep. Makes me happy. The table looks so nice.

Hugs, Jeanne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How neat! I've never seen a backpack like this!

Unique tablescape! Looks fun!

Katherine

Julie said...

what a neat little date! Backpack comes in very handy...nicely packing all of your needs. You just get the yummies. It's a wonderful opportunity to have a place to go and do that.

marty39 said...

What a fabulous backpack. I love the idea of being able to just put a light lunch inside and take a nice walk and stop and enjoy all the wonderful scenery. Great item to have. Hugs, Marty

Liz said...

Well isn't that clever!

Sounds like a great break to me. :)

~Liz

niartist said...

I love a good picnic! :) I hope you can stop by and enter your name in the giveaway at Color Outside the Lines. I know you could do some fantastic things with the loot! :) Cheers!

xinex said...

Oh how nice and how fun!....Christine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's a wonderful thing to have, Karen! Your tablescape reminds me of the quote,"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou!" How romantic to picnic with your hubby. Sounds like a plan!

XO,

Sheila... who is checking in from my blog break! :-)

Chari said...

Hi Karen...

Ohhh...how much fun! My friend, I have never seen a picnic backpack...that is awesome and so handy too! I just love that everything you would need...right down to a pretty tablecloth...is included! I'm going to have to keep my eye out for one! It sounds like you and your honey had a fabulous walk and day! Your picnic lunch looks yummy!!!

Just wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my tablescape...sure did enjoy reading your comments, my friend!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Julie said...

love your post...Sounds like the way to go.... I am having a give away please do try to stop by...
xoxo
Julie

Maggie B said...

How good is that? Everything you could possibly need in a backpack, it all looked so pretty too.
Thanks for making time to visit Normandy.
a bientot
Maggie

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great for a picnic! Kind of romantic.

Carla said...

I have just been looking at these online! Do you love it??

Joyce said...

I like to buy these as wedding shower gifts. I just love mine too.
Joyce

honeysuckle said...

Wow, you had everything you needed--a backpack, lovely food and your sweetheart to share it all with. Lucky you. Enjoy all the picnics you can while the weather holds out. This post of yours is cute and out of the ordinary just like mine today. Come visit!

Racquel said...

What a neat looking picnic backpack. That's a handy thing to have if you like to eat el fresco alot! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Brenda said...

This is what I need to do to get back with nature! And your nature/hiking theme is just perfect for a tablescape!
Brenda

Kelee said...

Hi Karen!

Neat ideas.... what fun... a picnic-- perfect for the holiday!

love, kelee

nannykim at spindle cottage said...

Nice tablescape! Hiking picnics are such fun and the food always tastes extra good because of the hunger that has built up.

I have a picnic basket that is similar---but not at all convenient to carry!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They sure make picnic "baskets" more functional and easier to carry than they used to! Great idea. laurie

Kim said...

Great picnic tablescape!!! I love those picnic back packs. I've always wanted one, but then we never go on picnics.

Jane said...

Love that backpack! Looks like you and DH had a wonderful time at the lake.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE to go on picnics!!!

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