4th of July Picnic

I’ve made many virtual friends since I began blogging WAAAAAY back in 2009, but I’ve had the honor of meeting only a scant few in person. This week’s tablescape is at the suggestion of the incredibly talented, funny, and gracious Pattie Tierney, author of the Olla-Podrida blog, who I have visited twice! Miss Pattie recently suggested we have a little fun with picnic baskets we unearthed. (Hers from her storage, mine – a super bargain at just $12.50 – from a recent estate sale.) Pattie and I have made a blood🩸 oath to use our baskets quarterly over the next year to see where our imagination leads us. OK, maybe not a blood oath, but you get my meaning!😄 Won’t you please create a reminder to yourself to check out Pattie’s entry which will be posted at Olla-Podrida on July 4?!

I hope you enjoy the little video above⬆. And here are a few detail pics of my fun hunt-style picnic basket all dressed up for the 4th of July!⬇

Under the trees of this modest grove in our backyard is the perfect place for a summer picnic!

Vintage metal spatterware plates remind me of my paternal grandparents’ farm in Sabetha, KS where I spent a lot of time as a kid.

This giant basket can easily hold a feast for 6 with all the accouterments! Here I have patriotic napkins folded the same way we fold our flags.

Lots of space to hold a double layer of food containers!

The holiday cupcake sleeves are from Home Goods, and the little stand from the bargain bin at the front of every Target store🎯. The silver star decor, remnants from my granddaughter’s graduation party, fit right in like sparklers!

Aside from the main food table is this shorter “grazing” table. It’s lower to the ground so that one needn’t stand if resting on a blanket beside it. The larger buffet table is dressed in a stretch covering from LinenTablecloth.com, and the huge star is from Old Time Pottery. (I’m not compensated for mentioning these places. Just lettin’ y’know where to look!)

Star-spangled runner from Hobby Lobby on red & white checkered cloth.

A loaf of bread to accompany the fruit, cheese, and wine is neatly tucked and tied with twine in a napkin.

More Old Time Pottery stars.

Nap time? Uhhhh…yes, please!!!😴

I hope your 4th of July celebration is one of joy and reflection upon what the holiday signifies at its core. In this country, we pledge to stand “One nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for ALL.”🗽⚖️🇱🇷

I have a few 4th of July tablescapes on this blog that may interest you!

If you are interested in general picnic tablescapes:

Have a happy and safe 4th! And don’t forget to visit Pattie’s blog on the 4th. You will not be disappointed!!!!!!!!🇱🇷

14 thoughts on “4th of July Picnic

  1. Woman! You have outdone yourself! When I suggested picnic baskets, I meant just a little blanket and a picnic basket, you have decorated your entire yard! Everything looks so beautiful and festive. What a wonderful setting. This just cries out for a party. It reminds me of the days when the family used to get together for the Fourth of July in someone’s backyard, grill ribs, hot dogs, and corn on the cob. I remember we kids would run around with sparklers once it got dark. Happy Fourth of July to you and your family. Again, this is a stunning display.

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  2. I love your picnic, and I love the idea of partnering with another wonderful blogger to create picnic basket posts throughout the year. That’s brilliant! We just bought a house in Florida and are packing up our stuff in preparation for the big move, which should happen towards the end of September. In the meantime, we are living like newlyweds, with just the bare essentials. It’s actually kind of fun, but I’m beginning to miss my toys, er, dishes! Anyway, your picnic looks beautiful, and I would love to sit in the shade and have some cheese and bread with you!

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  3. Oh my Alycia, so many fun things you’ve shown besides your new basket for your 4th of July picnic ❤️🇺🇸💙. Your food looks so tasty and your decor is perfect. I want one of those cute stands from Target that your cupcakes are on. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  4. Your picnic is ready for guests! So many patriotic touches for the tables. I’d be spending time at the grazing table. Love the big star in front of the table. It screams patriotism. The basket adventures will be so fun; I can’t wait to see the next adventure with the basket. I finally figured out why I haven’t been able to leave a message on your blog lately. I wasn’t scrolling down far enough on the post. Totally user error! Happy 4th of July.

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  5. Ok here you go showing stuff I know I have in the basement, a picnic basket like that. Oops can’t wait to put it in the neighborhood sale. I love it you have outdone yourself again.

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  6. Very, very nice, Alycia. I love the basket you found. Pattie’s right – you decorated your entire yard, but thays you. You never do anything halfway, always 110%. I’d love sitting there, with your tipple and snacks. Happy 4th, however you celebrate!

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  7. Very, very nice, Alycia. I love the basket you found. Pattie’s right – you decorated your entire yard, but that’s you. You never do anything halfway, always 110%. I’d love sitting there, with your tipple and snacks. Happy 4th, however you celebrate!


  8. A wonderful setting for a 4th of July get together and celebration. The fourth is my favorite summer event to decorate for. Love the red, white and blue. We are invited to a yard gathering with friends from church this year. The first 4th gathering in years that we’ll go to as guests. Love all your ideas. Happy 4th of July weekend to you!

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  9. Alycia, your picnic looks amazing. How wonderful to set up in your own yard. I love the idea of creating picnic basket posts. Such a lovely picnic basket you found. Your decor is so festive. Love this! Happy 4th to you.

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  10. What a perfect setting for a happy 4th of July picnic! I love the red, white and blue theme with those great stars. We have a few wineries near us that let us bring our own food so we like to pack a little picnic lunch when we visit. In fact, after 34 years, our basket is falling apart! For our son and dil’s wedding, I’m making a picnic quilt (got to finish quilting it) and making them a picnic kit. Think I’ll have to order us a basket, too! Hope you’ve enjoyed your holiday in your beautiful backyard! Zenda


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