End of the Summer Retro Picnic!

September 1st, 2015 in projects     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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Does this make you hungry??  Mmmm . . . good!
I think this carrier was actually used for vintage glass oil cans with the metal spouts.   But I like using and repurposing it as a glass carrier.  Dont ya love the red!
This vintage cooler was a little worse for the wear on the outside, but I loved the cute saying on it.  And even though the outside was a bit banged up, the inside was still able to hold ice cubes.  How perfect is it was for our retro table setting?  It certainly was a pleasure to use!
Isnt she a cutie pie!  Somebody, probably in the 50s, was very creative with a vegetable can now werent they.  It works perfect as a silverware server!
How fun is this piece???  Its a  vintage ice cream maker.  And what great graphics it has!  I love using it to hold flowers! 
This Pyrex bowl is perfect to hold the strawberries.  Dont they look nummy! Get em while theyre still in season!
I think this is a pharmaceutical beaker.  I purchased it at Sues garage sale.  Love it for my ice tea.  Sue has one, a smaller version, that was for urine specimens.  She likes to use it for apple juice.  Eeeuuww! 
This table cloth was a perfect backdrop to my table setting!  And even though it had a little hole, no mind.  I love its imperfections!
So with all this food, are you ready to eat??? 
I love using restaurant platters as our every day dishes.  They can hold a lot more food.  And if you know my hubby, he eats a lot!
Last by absolutely not least, is this cute little black and white kettle given to me by Kathy on her recent visit to Minnesota.  It works perfect for the brown beans!  Thanks, Kathy!
Oops!  I almost forgot a little candlelite on the subject!  This piece was given to me by Ms. Candy.  Its from a Salad Slicer/Grater/Cutter.  Works great with a candle.  Love it, Candy!
Does this make you hungry??  Mmmm . . . good!

Does this make you hungry??  Mmmm . . . good!

Photo: www.cottageelements.com

I seem to have accumulate a bit of retro pieces this summer.  They all seem to fit together so nicely.  And as you know, I'm more of a black and white kind of gal.  But with summer vacation coming to an end, I decided to do up our family Labor Day picnic in a retro theme.  I think it adds a bit of "punch" to my table setting, dontcha think?


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Comments (18)

Lionessak writes: W O N D E R F U L!!! LOVE every single piece you put together! You're so good at what you do! :)
Loved the red vintage cooler!!!! Posted: 10:29 pm on April 18th
CottageElements writes: Thanks gang for all your great comments. Just think it's time we all get together for a picnic! Have to think up some kind of JUNKMARKET get together, don't ya think! It would be awesome! My minds thinkin' . . . hmmmm . . .

Lani Posted: 10:43 pm on September 12th
writes: Wonderful post Lani! Love the photos and the FOOD!

My favorite shot is the Pleasure Chest. We have one too and keep the dog treats in it.

:-) JennyK Posted: 12:56 am on September 12th
roadtriplouise writes: Love all the vintage pieces you used for your picnic, wish I could of been there.
Posted: 8:34 pm on September 11th
suewhitney writes: Great job Miss Lani. Love the playful attitude of this picnic setting. My daughter is loving the pic of the raw meat...hahahaha!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 11:02 pm on September 10th
shabbychick writes: Amazing, Lani! You've added some great touches of vintage color to your look - it all looks very yummy! :)

And, like Candy said...you make it look effortless! I'm guessing your table decor a big hit!

Take care, Kathy

P.S. My favorite thing is the red cooler. Posted: 10:36 pm on September 10th
JunkArchitect writes:
Lani, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many cool retro/vintage pieces in one post before. Great table setting and fantastic photos.

Jim

Posted: 10:15 pm on September 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I know you are a black and white kind of girl, Lani, but I am loving your touches of retro red in this post! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pleasure chest!

You truly make things look effortless!
Candy Posted: 8:42 pm on September 10th
whitetrash writes: Great Set-up!!! I have that cooler and I use it for a floral display with sunflowers...the candle holder/slicer is to die for! Posted: 6:48 pm on September 10th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: LANI,
When I saw your arrangement, It made me hungry. You did a great job setting this up.Robert. Posted: 4:43 pm on September 10th
fellowjunker writes: ABSOLUTELY LOVELY LANI!!!! EVERYTHING looks amazing!!
xojanis Posted: 4:38 pm on September 10th
DreaminBoutJunk writes: I absolutely love the set up! Great job! Posted: 3:11 pm on September 10th
grannijo writes: Lani...love the picnic set up!...really neat vintage pieces..love any thing old and rusty!!...I too have lots of vintage pieces but would never look that yummy!....lol..thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 2:53 pm on September 10th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great Lani, I too am attracted to all the vintage metal pieces! So fun mixed in with your black and white. Laurel
Hope all is well at The French Flea today :) Posted: 1:48 pm on September 10th
RustyDiva writes: Beautiful display Lani. The pictures are great and oh the lighting...........just gorgeous! I love all the punches of red (including the steaks ~ yummy) Looks like a great meal. Thank you for letting us be a part of it! Posted: 12:31 pm on September 10th
bensonstreet writes: So awesome! I love how everything went together just perfectly! You have so many wonderful pieces. I love metals with vintage print on them. I agree with monakent, you picnic should be featured in a magazine! Posted: 10:47 am on September 10th
monakent writes: Lani, this deserves to be featured in a magazine, for many more to enjoy. As usual, your post is absolutely perfect!!! All your items seem to call the viewer in to participate and become a part of your festivities. I can only guess when you throw a party, everyone is ready and waiting to see what's on the table......literally.

I adore it all. From the "Pleasure Chest" right down to the ice cream maker and glass tray. You've done yourself proud, my friend. This post is a keeper!!!! gailmarie Posted: 10:32 am on September 10th
SnowmanHill writes: This is just absolutely fantastic!!! I love all of your great finds, and you put them together perfect, super job. Posted: 10:27 am on September 10th
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