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Summer Picnic

#EntertainBeautifully with the Perfect Picnic Essentials from GEARYS!

The warm days of summer won’t be here for long, and we hope you’re taking time outside to appreciate the blissful rays of the sun. From poolside entertaining to beach trips and outdoor concerts to picnics in your favorite park, there’s no better way to spend summer than outside enjoying it. In fact, July will be a celebration of National Picnic Month, making it a pastime you shouldn’t ignore. At GEARYS, we know finding the perfect accoutrements to pack in your picnic basket can be a task—after all, no one wants to take their cherished ceramic or porcelain plates outside—and because of that, we’ve paired some of our favorite durable dinnerware together with tasty summer recipes to make your picnic planning a breeze. Whether you’re arranging a romantic meal outdoors or looking for a beautiful view for your family meal, a picnic is just what your summer plans are missing.

The first step to packing the perfect picnic basket is the linens. Be certain to grab your favorite blanket to sit on and enjoy your meal, as well as the Red Festival Linen Napkins from Sferra Brothers. The bright shade adds a vibrant touch of whimsy to any meal.

If you’re drinking something light—like homemade strawberry lemonade—or a beverage with a bit of bite—such as a Lime Mojito—you’ll need a resilient pitcher and colorful glasses to drink from. The Palla Pitcher from Mario Luca Guisti has the delicate beauty of a crystal and porcelain pitcher, with all the durability of one crafted from acrylic and melamine. From the same design house, the Whiskey Highball comes in an array of colors and is picnic-approved as they’re made from a high-quality acrylic, which means you won’t have to worry if one slips from your grasp. If you’re bringing along a hearty drink, the matching Scotch Tumblers are just the thing for your favorite drink.

Keeping your dinnerware stylish at a picnic doesn’t have to be a chore thanks to the Pacific Melamine collection from Royal Doulton. The cereal bowls are just the way to store your potato salad, or coleslaw if you’re enjoying a more casual lunch or dinner. The playful blue and white pattern differs on each of the four bowls and lends a uniqueness to your dinnerware—even if you have multiple sets. With matching salad plates perfect for a fresh radish salad, the last pieces are the dinner plates to serve up delicious chicken and ribs. Don’t forget stainless steel flatware from Robbe & Berking, then you’re all set to have an excellent meal out in the summer sun!

If you’re looking for a simpler, grab-and-go option, we suggest the Somerset Picnic Basket. This double-lid willow basket features genuine leather straps, plush corduroy interior, and deluxe service for two with stainless steel flatware, porcelain plates, napkins, wine glasses for a toast, an insulated wine duffel to keep your favorite Chardonnay chilled. It also features a hardwood cutting board, waiter-style corkscrew, salt & pepper shakers, an insulated, zipper-top cooler, 2 food storage containers, and an acrylic fleece blanket to lay down once you reach your picnic destination.

For more outdoor dining needs or recommendations for hosting a poolside party, be sure to take a peek at all our perfect pieces for outside entertaining.

Yours Truly,
Tom and the GEARYS Team