I never need an excuse to browse gorgeous picnicware. But this week is National Picnic Week – a full on reason if ever I heard one! And why the Scotch egg not, eh? I mean we all love a picnic, especially when we’ve some gorgeous picnicware to enjoy it with.
And now we can all get outside again with the ones we love (even if we have to keep a little distance), a picnic seems a great idea of enjoying our wonderful countryside. If the countryside isn’t your thing, then head to your local park – or maybe the beach, just your own back garden, balcony, roof terrace…
It honestly doesn’t matter where you have a picnic, it’s the having one that that counts. Eating outside on gorgeous picnicware; doesn’t matter if it’s some hunks of cheese and a loaf of bread or a full on picnnic spread.
The sun is shining again and this week the temperatures will soar, so get outside! We so often complain we don’t get the summer weather we deserve, so when the sun does shine we all need to take full advantage and head into the great outdoors. The basic essentials? A blanket, a bottle of something cold and a bag, basket or box of something good to eat.
I’ll admit I’m in love with outdoor eating, and I LOVE a pretty picnic. I’ve bookmarked loads of things recently, there’s some GORGEOUS picnicware about – and yes, I’m sharing my finds with you.
Oh and one last thing; please do remember to take your rubbish home again to dispose of properly after enjoying yourselves. Don’t be that person.
This is melamine! I love this Terracotta Artisan Dinner Set (12pc)
You simply can’t beat some melamine for picnics (we featured this pretty vintage melemine set years ago from John Lewis, and STILL get hits and requests form people for it. Bring it back, JL!) – but in a world of bright primary plastic-ness, this is a joyously stylish and good-looking set of picnic plates. The Terracotta Artisan 12 Piece Dinner Set from Kampa Dometic is an ideal family camping and picnic accessory. Made from 100% melamine, the dinner set is durable, lightweight and dishwasher safe. Irregular contours enhance the rustic aesthetic of this stunning Artisan tableware, perfect for alfresco dining.
From Winfields Outdoors the Kampa dometic terracotta artisan 12 piece dinner set is great value at just under £30
The ROUND Beach Beach Blanket. Yes please.
I want. I want, I want, I want.
Made of 100% cotton, it’ll work perfectly as beach & travel towel. Even more impressive is how fast you can dry the towel itself after use. Just hang it outside for a few minutes and you can quickly use it again. Perfect for picnics anywhere. And it’s sooo pretttyyyyy! Also – it’s only £16!
Stacking Plastic Wine Glasses, Set of 4
A fabulous colourful set of clear plastic wine glasses that can be stacked to save space (bloody genius if you ask me). Perfect for alfresco bubbles. From John Lewis these lovely stacking plastic wine glasses are just £12 bargain!
Bestseller Meadow Extra Large Picnic Cooler Bag
This fab John Lewis extra-large picnic bag is perfect for keeping lunches and picnics cool, fresh, tasty and chilled for up to 6 hours.
It has carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, a zip closure to keep the contents secure and a handy side pocket. The lining is easy to wipe-clean and food-safe. And at just £25 it’s a pretty cool price too!
Wooden Bottle Crate. Love.
This oak effect wooden Bottle Carrier is handy for beers or mixers, making it the perfect addition to any garden party or picnic! Complete with an integrated bottle opener. From Joules for just a tad over £17!
Coast Striped Waterproof Picnic Blanket
A waterproof-backed blanket is so super-handy; we’ve found especially for later evening picnics when the damp is rising. The Coast range is a large aqua and white striped picnic blanket, perfect for summer days out. Made from hardwearing polyester with a waterproof PEVA backing it has an adjustable shoulder strap plus carry handle for easy transportation and it can also roll up for easy storage. From Dunelm the Coast Aqua Striped waterproof picnic blanket is just £25
The Luxury Wicker Picnic Basket
Nothing screams ‘fancy’ like a wicker picnnic basket, right? We had a gorgeous picnicware hamper as a wedding gift, and yes they’re not practical to lug for miles, but if you’re not walking far, they’re simply brilliant. Whether you are rocking out at a festival, or relaxing in a scenic spot, this picnic set is an ideal way to transport your cutlery. It includes plates, cutlery, wine glasses, napkins and a removable cooler bag. The ingenious thing about this picnic basket is that it has a place to keep food cool as well.
VonShef 4 Person Picnic Backpack with Insulated Cooler Compartment
If you’re planning on walking further to your picnic spot of choice – get one of these picnic backpacks. They’re genius. This Von Shef one is particularly good, as the gorgeous picnicware includes everything, including the blanket and the chopping board!.
This complete set features everything you need for the perfect picnic for 4! Includes 4 stainless steel cutlery sets (knives, forks & spoons), 4 dinner plates, 4 wine glasses, 4 cotton napkins, salt and pepper shakers, a serrated butter knife, a plastic chopping board and a bottle opener! Dine in style with a charming 115 x 135cm green geo pattern fleece blanket made from polyester with waterproof PEVA backing included.
Stone Wall 5 Pole Windbreak
Not for the quick set up on the go, but if you’re planning to stop for a while, then a windbreak provides all the shelter and privacy you miught wish for. This great ‘Stone Wall’ 5 Pole windbreak is made from strong polyester fabric and steel tipped Wooden Poles for added durability.
Cooler Box, 60L
Of course, gorgeous picnicware is all very well, but if you have a big family, you’ll know you can’t beat a big ole cool box for feeding everyone. You’ll fit everything you need in, add some ice blocks, and everything stays cool and fresh all day, even in a hot car.
We use one while camping – fill the bottom with ice, and a three day trip will see the contents still cold and fresh. This one is sturdy and easy to pull along on its two wheels. It has a generous 60-litre capacity yet neatly fits in the back of a car. This awesome 60L cooler box can be your from John Lewis for £85