Ten Takes On Picnicking

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer picnics are one of life’s simple pleasures, aren’t they? Every year, I look forward to those long breezy days when I can simply pick up a basket of fresh berries, a bottle of cooled wine and a French baguette on the way to our local park. Usually Balazs meets me there and we spend the afternoon on our blanket, barefoot, eating, chatting, reading or my favourite: playing a cloud shapes guessing game. Bliss!

Our old blanket got totally used up in recent years, so last week I went on a hunt for a lovely replacement. Here are the ten blankets and throws that totally tickle my fancy:

1. Anorak - Kissing rabbits.
2. Terrain - Pendleton travel throw.
3. Scandinavian Design - Anna throw.
4. DWR.
5. Scandinavian Design - Polka wool throw.
6. Cath Kidston - Check blanket.
7. Steven Alan - Tilden blankets.
8. Fine Little Day - Albertus blue blanket.
9. Crate&Barre - Hailey teal throw.
10. Chance - Turkish fouta.

(Also, silly little wish of mine is to be able to keep the next blanket intact for as long as I can, so I can pass it onto our future children as a special treasure and a memory of our fun times as a family).

Loves, do you picnic during summertime? Where do you go? Any of the blankets above caught your eye? Do tell! xo

P.S: How about this uber cool picnic box?
P.P.S: And those Mason jar meals would be great for picnics.

(Top photos by The Jewels of NY via Everything Fab and Max Wanger. Layout of the last image by exPress-o)


Natasha Fatah said...

Love picnics, never get to go on enough of them. :)

~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Tinacious Me said...

great picks!
Tina @ www.tinacious.me

Jess said...

I have been searching through Goodwill trying to find a cute quilt for picnicking... I may just have to suck it up and buy one full price though!

HiLLjO said...

We got a picnic set for our wedding and it was one of the cutest gifts ever. We might use it on our anniversary! LOVE!

Vintage Market Place said...

oh I think we will have a great picnic this weekend on the beach.
How inspiring :)

Ma Belle Paris said...

It is coming into winter here and although I am enjoying all the lovely parts f winter, being cosy and curling up with a lovely book, I do miss sitting in parks in the sun 'sigh'

Polly Rowan said...

Oh I love Anorak Kissing! Number 3 looks more practical though, as it's patterned and not too light so it won't show dirt! I love picnics so much, it's really hot here in England this week, I love it x

m_b said...

what a sweet idea about passing the picnic blanket on! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Jess, a cute quilt is a great idea too:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, HiLLjO that is a brilliant wedding gift idea. I must remember that!

Diana Mieczan said...


Diana Mieczan said...

Ula, stay cozy and Polly, such a good point!

Lisa said...

Oooh, I adore picnics! I used to go all the time with my friends in Vancouver. xx

Lisa said...

Oooh, I adore picnics! I used to go all the time with my friends in Vancouver. xx

Le said...

Thanks for the reminder about the cloud game. Exce
Lent idea of passing the blanket on to children, and I pick #3.

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