03.04.15

GREENHOUSE PICNIC

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this gloomy winter weather has us aching for sunnier days, so we thought we would dream up a playful “ode to spring” picnic in anticipation of warmer temps. we packed up our stuff, picked up some wine, and headed to a friend’s greenhouse for some fun!

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for the foundation of this set-up we decided to play around and create our own custom picnic blanket. we sourced a very basic and inexpensive painter’s drop cloth and created a sweet botanical pattern on it. we used acrylic paint, but fabric paint or even sharpie will work! these drop cloths are thick, durable, and the perfect neutral base for any design. the possibilities are endless here! throw a couple blankets and pillows on top and you have the perfect base to lay around for hours.

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next, we brought along simple finger foods like fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, cheese, bread, and chocolate. and, don’t forget to pack a deck of cards or even a book. the key is to relax!

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the greenhouse at driftwood provided the perfect backdrop for a picnic. we loved the dreamy desert landscape surrounding us. it’s a great way to escape from the city for a few hours.

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for this brunch we teamed up with some of our favorite creatives for this project. Trilby Nelson provided the cutest dresses, Mia Carameros painted the beautiful drop cloth, Antonelli’s Cheese graciously donated the cheese, Kate LeSueur snapped the dreamy photos on film.

entertaining story by: bird dog wedding

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    i would love to spend some time in a green house. my skin is so dry from this cold winter and the humidity would be lovely — never thought i’d hear myself say that!

    Dana says:

    aaahhh, Bri. You´re Blog is full of surprise again. I love it.

    🙂
    Dana

    Dana says:

    PS:
    I need time in a greenhouse. Because in Berlin is it soooo cold today.

    Duyen says:

    LOVED this post! The greenhouse, the picnic, the styling, the DIY, the photographer! This post was on point in so many ways!

    Brittany Bly says:

    Great photos. That dropcloth looks just like a Dress Your Tech that you featured recently!

    arin says:

    omg, this is seriously adorable!! i want to join!!! HeartofChic.com

    Margery Ho says:

    Beautiful photography! x

    Blog A Girl with a Camera

    lavivavera says:

    Oh my gosh so nice! I love this place (I am mad about green plants). It reminds me of the botanical garden post which I posted on my blog last month: http://bit.ly/1FeyVzk
    Have fun! xoxo

    This is so idyllic! I want to be there, now!

    Thanks so much for showing off our dreamy picnic, Bri!! Was a blast, and thanks to everyone who pitched in :).

    I’ve been wanting to have a picnic in so long. What a great inspiration!

    http://www.ireallylovethis.com

    Katie Jurina says:

    I need that macrame-esque necklace! Where is it from?

    Veronica says:

    That looks like so much fun! I love going to greenhouses during the winter to recharge.

    Trilby Nelson says:

    Such a lovely shoot! So happy to be involved. The rope piece is actually part of the dress @ Katie Jurina. Its a Nelson Project dress. http://www.nelsonproject.com

    Trilby Nelson says:

    Oops! I mean http://www.nelsonproject.us @ Katie Jurina

    Candice says:

    I love the idea of setting an event in a greenhouse – such a fresh idea!

    This is too perfect. Love the handpainted picnic blanket, that would make a gorgeous gift!

    Tyler Anne says:

    What a great date idea! This is adorable!

    Charly says:

    Such beautiful pictures. This is my ideal kind of get to gather!!

    al zabir says:

    its a real post,love to love

    Laci says:

    This is so cute! You should do a styling workshop!

    http://www.solacilike.com

    joelyne says:

    My idea of h e a v e n !!

    Mia says:

    Such a great idea to spend winter day in place like this. Looks that it was really fun 🙂

    Sarah says:

    The blanket is beautiful and I’d love to try making one myself! Is the material water resistant at all? Also, is it machine washable/dryer? And lastly, did you use a stencil for the lovely botanical prints, or just freehand then? Appreciate any help for this craft novice!

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