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10 Easy Pieces: Picnic Blankets

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 03, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Janet Hall last modified Jul 02, 2013

After you have located your perfect picnic spot, you'll need a blanket to serve triple duty as chair, table, and decor. Here's a roundup of our favorites.   Above: The  New Domestic Striped Picnic Blanket  is large (59 by 86 inches) and lightweight, a blend of linen and cotton. The machine washable blanket is available in a red/navy or ocean/navy stripe; $110.   Above: Woven of yarn-dyed cotton with hand-twisted fringe, the  Rustic European Picnic Blanket  measures 39 by 59 inches and is machine washable; $39.99 at Williams Sonoma. Above: The hand-loomed cotton Pyramids Travel Throw measures 55 by 82 inches and is available in brown (shown) or sea coral; $68 at Terrain. Above: This Ethiopian Cotton Beach Blanket  in gray and linen stripes can do double-duty as a picnic blanket. It measures 39 by 71 inches; $60 at Aneelo.   Above: West Elm's 100 percent cotton  Tassled Picnic Blanket  is hand-loomed in India. It measures 60 by 72 inches and is available in three colors including india ink; $34.99 to $39.99 depending on color.  Above: The Coyuchi Rustic Linen Throw is backed with cozy cotton flannel. Available in a variety of colors, the 60- by 43-inch throw is $158.   Above: The embroidered cotton  Anywhere Beach Blanket  from RCVA with tassels measures 55 by 88 inches; $52 at Need Supply.   Above: Based on the traditional Mexican blanket, the Pendleton Serape Blanket is made of a wool-cotton blend, measures 64 by 79 inches, and is available in a variety of colors; $180. Damp Deterrent Picnic Blankets Above: Not until I lived in London and enjoyed summer picnics on damp grass did I appreciate the nylon-backed picnic blanket. The classic Pendleton Roll-Up Blanket is made of nylon-backed, 100 percent virgin wool. It measures 60 by 70 inches and is available in eight Pendleton plaid color combinations; $118.    Above: Modern Cabin makes a Waterproof Chevron Picnic Blanket in a variety of colors and patterns (shown in reed chevron) that is backed with nylon and quilted for soft seating. It measures 52 by 82 inches and includes a large hidden zipper pocket; $155 through Modern Cabin's Etsy Shop.   Above: Straight forward, modern and practical, the Fruitsuper Design Roll Up Picnic Blanket is made of double-sided water-repellent fabric and includes an attached shoulder strap and snaps for easy carrying. Available in dark gray with lemon-lime straps and stitching or light gray with tangerine straps and stitching. It comes in a convenient 58-inch-square size; $98. Pair your blanket with the Perfect Picnic Basket .  Considered Design Awards: Vote for Your Favorites in Each Category Once a Day Remodelista Reader Finalists Remodelista Professional Finalists Gardenista Finalists Best Dining Space Best Dining Space Best Architectural Feature Best Office Space Best Office Space Best Indoor Garden Best Kitchen Space Best Kitchen Space Best Urban Garden Best Bath Space Best Bath Space Best Edible Garden Best Bedroom Space Best Bedroom Space Best Outdoor Room   Best Children’s Space  






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