Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Vintage Picnic

 Need a great excuse to put your fabulous vintage finds to good use? Host a party. When I told my BFF's Lynda and Tina that the theme for my son's graduation party was going to be "Vintage Picnic," they were on board to help immediately. Lynda arrived early Friday with her car packed full of vintage party props -- picnic tins to hold treats and add height, washtub and stand for drinks, large frame to make a photo booth, metal strawberry totes for the cookies, mason jars for pasta salad, pop bottles for sunflowers -- you name it! Once Tina and her daughter, Teddi, arrived, we went to work. We hunted up some additional 1940s table cloths and old tole trays from my stash to round things out.

Party on board!


Vintage metal trays hold cookies.

Popcorn bar stocked with vintage props.


Old Tonka truck holds salt and pepper shakers and vintage store display offers chips.

The vintage pieces made everything feel special -- even my son's friends' commented! And that's high praise, if you can get some teenage boys to notice. The nice thing was that we didn't have to buy a ton of new decorations that would just end up being tossed. So for your next gathering, THINK VINTAGE. Draft your collections into service. Added bonus -- it gives you a great reason to look for more! Shop On -- xo

4 comments:

Glenda said...

The store display for chips... Want. I used to have one but sold it years ago. Now I have grandsons and I know it would be a hit with them...
~g~

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great idea, Sandy. Looks like a fun party.

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hey Glenda -- We love those clips, too. Will let you know if we run across one. xxoo

ChiPPy!-SHaBBy! said...

Just LoVe the ViNtaGe Picnic Idea!.!.!
The red tin picnic basket is AwESoMe!!!
Jeanine Burkhardt