Style Blueprint: September Must-Haves
We love the way September evenings cool off and invite us, once again, outdoors.
Written By: Liza Graves & Elizabeth Fox
Liza Graves and Elizabeth Fox of Style Blueprint 100% Cotton Hand-Woven Napkins
These napkins have such great texture and are perfectly at home at the dinner table or in the picnic basket. They are oversized which is a key need when dining outdoors and away from home. Made in Ethiopia and available at AshBlue. ($58 per set of four).
Don’t worry about having real candles on your picnic as they are hazardous. These flameless wax candles look and feel real, but are really made with a small LED bulb and come with a remote control. Set them up all over your blanket for beautiful light as the sun goes down. Available at Spruce Living. Candles start at $16.50.
Gourmet Food, to-go
Leave the cooking and assembling to someone else with food by The Corner Market. Available at both their store in West Meade and at The Produce Place in Sylvan Park. Sandwiches, spreads, salads and more. Add some wine and your meal is complete.
Collapsible Picnic Basket
Wooden baskets are so classic, but they take up precious space and are rarely used. This Market Tote is perfect as it works for picnics, grocery shopping, returning books to the library and more. It takes up little room when not in use, which you’ll find isn’t often! Available at Available at Custom Embroidery, with monogram. $40.
Keep your white wine chilled, or reuse that wine bottle for a pre-mixed cocktail with this ingenious gadget. Freeze and insert into the wine bottle as it also replaces the cork! Keeps your drink chilled for hours. Available at Something Special.
Picnic in style with these beautiful melamine plates. Created to look just like Italian pottery, these plates are gorgeous without the weight and breakability of the real thing. Available at Ibiza Fine Gifts. Plates start at $14.
It's the perfect month for an evening picnic. We plan to enjoy September with picnics at Bluebird on the Mountain and Music in the Vines at Arrington Vineyards. Grab an old quilt and some of these items and you are set. It really can be this simple! Follow us on StyleBlueprint.com for more of our favorite finds.
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