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Picnic Gentleman’s Essentials

~ summer adventures ~ camping ~ picnics ~

Whether you plan to host a picnic or an outdoor dinner party, Pencil Shavings Studio has stress-free entertaining advice—and fitting IKEA USA inspiration—to make any summer soiree spectacular.

this past Saturday, March i was able to participate in my sis, Mary Ann's , ~ Vintage Tea Room's Virtual Tea.

Taking care of the small things!

picnics summer// sensual mindful outdoor cooking/food preparation and eating.

What a great why to start your day...a breakfast picnic!

What a sweet picnic idea! Coffee and doughnuts. Picnics are for breakfast, too. I want to go on a morning picnic.


caprese tea sandwiches (link does not work, but these look like mini-pitas with mozarella, tomato, basil (maybe a drizzle of balsalmic?

Victoria magazine ~ My perfect luncheon.

A few weeks ago, I shared this beautiful tablescape inspiration from Victoria magazine, which was my inspiration to do an outdoor tables.

Portable Picnic Utensil Roll / doubles as Placemat

Kitchen Organizers

Portable Picnic-Utensil Roll With a few straight seams, a piece of fabric becomes a portable case for picnic cutlery. Unrolled, it doubles as a place mat. How to Make the Portable Picnic-Utensil Roll