Mov­able Feast

Col­lect vin­tage items for an old-fash­ioned pic­nic.

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MUCH OF THE AL­LURE OF UPSTYLING is ro­manc­ing items that you al­ready have or can com­bine with other pieces to cre­ate some­thing new. Think about your last pic­nic and how plas­tic plates and cups prob­a­bly made it more about eat­ing out­side than din­ing al­fresco. Be­gin anew by dream­ing about the ex­pe­ri­ence you want to have. Se­lect a spe­cial quilt top to re­pur­pose as a pic­nic blan­ket. Out­fit a vin­tage bi­cy­cle with a color-co­or­di­nated tool­box for eas­ily tot­ing your drinks. Call into ser­vice an old gro­cery cart that can eas­ily wheel foods, bas­kets and pic­nic el­e­ments from your door to the per­fect grassy spot. Se­lect a color pal­ette that you love and that com­ple­ments your im­ple­ments and then plan a pic­nic that will be fun and mem­o­rable.

If a vin­tage bas­ket doesn’t match, give it a co­or­di­nat­ing shade of paint. Tie a tool­box on the front of a bike in­stead of a bas­ket to carry all kinds of pic­nic ac­cou­trements. Old jadeite dishes were meant for pic­nics—that use hasn’t changed or been im­proved upon. Perch meal ne­ces­si­ties on a painted foot­stool to make items ac­ces­si­ble while re­clin­ing on the ground. Vin­tage bird books still con­tain rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion to­day.

Paint wood spoon han­dles to color co­or­di­nate.

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