Anthropologie Vintage Picnic Bicycle Inspired Table Design

This past summer, I had the privilege of collaborating with LaVonne of Adorations Botanical Artistry on a tablescape for San Diego Style Weddings magazine. The issue is out on newsstands now, so I am excited to share our sweet, simple and charming design.

Jen of Green Wedding Shoes was so wonderful to feature our shoot on the blog today. Thanks Jen!


We new we wanted to go for a simple, outdoor picnic feel infused with some vintage and anthropologie style flair. The beautiful wood tables and benches are from Classic Party Rentals and we added some simple fabric around the cushions to make it more unique. This is an easy DIY project- you would be amazing how far a little bit of fabric can go to give an otherwise generic piece of rental furniture a blast of style.

I made the table runner out of one of my favorite Amy Butler Fabrics and we took a lot of inspiration from it’s fun summery print. LaVonne’s arrangements, utilizing gorgeous pink peonies and crespedia balls, were so adorable! I just loved what she came up with.


We incorporated in a “bicycle built for two” theme and Karrie of Posh Paperie did an amazing job on the adorable stationary. A big thanks to LaVonne for coming through last minute and finding us a vintage bicycle and even bringing a vintage tub. I love those touches!

Each napkin had a different ring treatment. The napkin rings were a fun DIY project. I got knobs from Anthropologie, clipped off the screws so that they would lay flat, and then created the ring by using two different types of ribbon (including that beautiful vintage velvet ribbon I found on etsy) and hot gluing the knob to the ribbon. Super easy and super cute.

We also used some additional knobs on the table to add a little extra charm.



The lemonade station was one of my favorite touches.

We do not have a close up shot of it, but LaVonne created a beauty of a bouquet to go with the table as well:


A big shout out and thank you to all of the wonderful people involved in the shoot:

Design: Joyful Weddings & Events and Adorations Botanical Artistry
Venue: La Costa Resort & Spa
Floral Design:
Adorations Botanical Artistry
Stationary: Posh Paperie
Plates, Glassware and knobs used on napkin wraps and loosely on table: Anthropologie
Linens: Wildflower Linen (napkins) and Joyful Weddings & Events (runner and bench cushion fabric)
Photography: Schnack Studios
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Originally published in San Diego Style Weddings, fall 2009 edition

7 Responses to “Anthropologie Vintage Picnic Bicycle Inspired Table Design”

  1. Help! I’ve fallen in love with your lemonade stand and especially the galvanized “thermos”. What’s it called? Where can I find one?!

    P.S. You do such beautiful work! It’s quite inspiring.

  2. I love this! The bicycle with the flowers in the basket is adorable. I want it sitting on my porch in the spring! Such a great design.

  3. Hi Megan,

    Thanks so much! The beverage dispenser is a vintage Igloo container. It was a lucky flea market find by my sister in law. I suggest checking out antique stores and flea markets, or maybe even etsy or ebay. Good luck!

  4. What a perfect tablescape! I love all the beautiful details. It´s to perfect! Oh and by the way, love the new blog…just love! Thank you!

  5. Thanks Courtney. I’ll have to keep my eyes open. What a lucky find!

  6. [...] to hear from the coordinator and creativity behind the whole project, go over to Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events site.  She has each and every detail of how it all was put together so [...]

  7. I was searching for digital photography when I found your site. Good post. Thank You.

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