As much as I love a table decoration, a bunch of flowers in an old jar, a trip to the seaside, and a fish on a bar-be-queue, I LOVE a picnic…
There are so many lovely food carriers… like this little ‘tiffin-ette’ from Oliver Bonas, ceuuuute (I just wish that my portions could half-fit into that…maybe I need two):
I also love this proper Tiffin, in luscious ice-cream colours, from those lovely JohnLewisers:
I am the proud owner of a rather lovely vintaaaage (by ‘vintage’ I mainly mean second-hand – don’t we all)..F&M Hamper, it looks rather like this:
I’ve been meaning to line it with some nice fabric, and sew-in little cuttlery holders.
I toyed with triffling with total twee-ery from Kath Kidston:
…or something from the heartstoppinginlygorgeous (and, I think, a little bit overpriced) Cabbages and Roses;
I will probably stick to Liberty though, really, because buying there is such a joy, maybe some lovely Lucy Locket…
And once the basket is lined, and I have edged a boiled-wool blanket with the same (I have just the blanket, once soft lambs wool, now a bit holey and a bit cardboardy)…I shall drag bofo (possibly kicking and screaming) to one of these, the English Heritage Picnic Concerts at Kenwood House or Audley End… what would be finer?