Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Multi Use Picnic Basket

A couple of weeks ago I won a picnic basket in a give-away over at Appalachia and Beyond.  Tim and Robin wasted no time packing this beauty up and mailing it out to me in time to use on our trip to Kentucky Lake. 

As promised, one of the first things we did was head over to our favorite picnic beach, Cousin Hill.  Chablis got busy setting out our picnic supplies and posing for pictures.  We spent a little mother/daughter bonding time while sitting and enjoying the beautiful view.

The basket is made of lightweight aluminum and easy to clean canvas.  It was crammed full of durable picnic supplies like multi colored plates and matching cups, silverware, that adorable checked tablecloth, a frisbee, napkins and 4 extension marshmallow sticks.  Robin even tucked in a jar of her special homemade jelly.  I'd show you a picture of the jelly but I already ate the whole thing!!

One evening we filled the basket with all the goodies needed to make S'mores over a campfire.

Every time we went out on the boat we grabbed the basket and filled it with drinks and snacks.  It fit perfectly underneath the pontoon dashboard.

The zipper top made for easy access.
Another evening we loaded it up with hot dogs and polish sausage, buns and all the fixings and had some friends over for a weenie roast after dark.

The basket also doubled as a handy carry all for my Tervis mug, my camera bag and my wallet.

We even toted it down to the dock when we were sun bathing or kayaking and it easily carried all our drinks and sun tan lotions.

I've never owned a picnic basket, so we had a lot of fun stuffing this one with different things.  We used it every single day of our trip.  There is just something about a picnic basket that screams "old fashioned fun!"   You might want to think about picking one up the next time you see one.  I guarantee you will enjoy it.  You might even find yourself looking for new opportunities to get out just so you can use it.

Thanks again to the folks at Appalachia and Beyond for sending me this great gift.  We really enjoyed it!


  1. With all your outdoor activities, I can't believe you've never owned a picnic basket! I have a whole collection of them, including one from the 50s that looks like a little metal suitcase. It opens up and has legs that come out and make it into a mini-table. Your's is adorable and honey, you've certainly put it to good use!


  2. I want a new picnic basket! Mine has had it. The smores look yummy, too...haven't had one forever. At least it seems like it!

    What a great picnic spot!

  3. Kim,

    We are so glad you and the fam is loving the picnic basket package. You're definitely putting it through it's paces that's for sure. We hope it continues to bring joy, happiness, and most of all, versatility. :P

    Take Care,
    Tim and Robin


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