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Why it's never to early to plan your 2014 vintage picnics
What do picnics mean to you? Retro Romance? Fresh air? Good old fashioned family get togethers? Sunsets? Beach BBQs? Vintage Baskets and Blankets? Now that January is here we just love to plan for Spring and Summer picnics, getting dates in the diary for when everyone can meet up and thinking up places to go. We already have our picnic basket and blanket in the car, as that's the best place to keep it!
When it comes to picnics yay retro! have lots of great vintage accessories including 1960s Gaydon Melamine - quite simply a must-have on any picnic, in your VW camper, caravan, or when camping or glamping! Right now we have orange, blue, yellow and hazelnut Gaydon cups and saucers in, plus some amazing red Melaware tea plates. For those of you with plenty of picnic basket room, we also have salt and pepper pots, butter dishes and jugs.
We always like to keep some picnic baskets in our online shop too, and our current stock includes a beautiful round open wicker basket (which could be used for shopping and storage as well as picnics). Plus we also have a small rafia and larger wicker polka dot lined picnic basket.
All of our items tend to be one offs, this is why planning ahead makes sense. If you see a basket or set of retro Melamine in the yay retro! shop that you like, it's best to buy as soon as possible, as we will almost certainly not get another basket in which is the same, and we only get melamine picnic ware in from time to time - and who knows which colour we will or will not find!
Finally what vintage picnic would be complete without a bit of 60s Tupperware? We have a nice set of original Tupperware for sale at the moment, which includes some cute sandwich boxes...Why not plan your vintage picnics now? Dream of Spring and Summer days, blue skies egg & cress sandwiches, crisps and cupcakes - let us know where you might go and your favourite picnic foods!