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Summer Dining Fit for Mother Earth: Eco Picnic Basket for Two

Eco Picnic Basket

I hit the mother lode in green summertime dining with this one! Not to mention I’ve come up with the perfect summer date with the hubby (our anniversary is coming up). I’ll say up front that while it doesn’t necessarily qualify as home decor, it could dress up your backyard in eco-chic style for an intimate afternoon or evening meal.

The Eco Picnic Basket is deserving of its name, unlike so many other products that wear the “eco” label dishonestly. Every item in the basket, and the basket itself, has green qualities, from recycled wine glasses to bamboo plates and flatware. No landfill-clogging disposable plates or napkins here.

I’ve mentioned before how much my family likes to spend time outdoors in the summertime. We also enjoy having our meals outdoors, though we don’t do it very often. We can thank the wasps and flies that seem to love the burning bushes leading up to the front door for that. This basket might encourage us to venture out into the yard more often. I don’t know that I’d want to sit under the noon sun just for the sake of using it, but I can’t think of a better place to have dinner with my husband on our anniversary than our front yard.

Why It’s Green:

  • Basket is handmade of natural willow, and cotton lining is dye- and chemical-free (though not organic)
  • Plates, cutting board and flatware made of rapidly renewable bamboo
  • Wine glasses made of recycled glass
  • Embroidered napkins made of natural, undyed cotton (though not organic)

Price: $120

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.

1 Comment

  • Marlene
    July 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    That is really cute. Can you imagine how romatic and green a picnic I would have with that picnic basic and wares?

    I have to put that one on my wishlist.


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