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Throwing together a picnic is easy enough if you have the right things on hand.  Stock your pantry with these five essentials, and with a quick trip to the market, you'll be picnicking in no time.


 The Perfect Picnic Basket

Rather than a traditional picnic hamper, we prefer a Moroccan Tote.  It's big enough for all your things, and easy to throw over your shoulder to tote to the beach or the park.

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For a very large picnic, try our Very Large Moroccan Tote 

5 Essentials for the Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Picnic Blanket

We think a vintage linen sheet is a good alternative to the standard itchy plaid wool blanket.  It serves as a pretty canvas for your picnic, and is easy to wash and store after your adventure.  

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5 Essentials for the Perfect Picnic

 The Perfect Wine Glass

Sipping wine from a proper glass at a picnic is so civilized.  We love these French glasses because they are made from tempered glass so they're (nearly) unbreakable.  Plus bonus -- they stack.  

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The Perfect Picnic Napkin

Just like glasses for your wine, cloth napkins are so civilized.  We love a mix of stripes, plaids and checks to add just a bit of casual sophistication to our picnics.  

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5 Essentials for the Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Plate

Ceramic plates, are nice for a picnic, but they're heavy and they break. We think these linen coated trays are a nice alternative. 

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Laurie Furber
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