Friday, June 3, 2011

Romantic Picnic Ideas


Côté Est
This is the time of year for alfresco dining and moveable feasts.
I love the idea of packing a picnic and heading to the beach, the river, or even the park!
The photo above is my favorite picnic idea. Pure fantasy!

Picnic at Ascot
I've gathered more picnic idea photos to inspire you to haul out your basket and make some potato salad!

Campagne Decoration
This one was the inspiration for my failed attempt to picnic by the river.
Just add the trout!

How Romantic!

One of my favorite romantic picnic settings was this one styled by Julio of Beaux Mondes Designs. Set up at the base of an old elm tree in the park, he even brought the Waterford Crystal!

Country Living
But not all picnics need to be enjoyed on the ground. This 1958 Nash Rambler gives new meaning to the term, "moveable feast!" Hence, the All-American tailgate picnic!

Not all picnics have to include the proverbial potato salad either.
A little cheese, a little fruit, wine and thou!

Country Home
So haul out your picnic basket and pray for warmer weather!
It looks like more rain is on the way, but in the meantime, I'm dreaming of a romantic moveable feast.

Thinking of our daughter Ashley, who is celebrating her 25th birthday today.
My free spirit, she is on the road today, to a new adventure in Taos.
Wish her luck!

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17 comments:

Marlis said...

Wishing her not only luck but praying for travel mercies! Taos is fabulous, it will all be good. thanks for the inspiration on the moveable feasts.. been thinking of trying one myself.... now to find a basket! Happy Weekend!

MARCO PASHA said...

Love the picnic idea. I already made the potato salad. Happy Birthday and safe travels to your daughter...

Jeannine said...

Husband and I didn't have much money when we first got married. We would pack a picnic in our picnic basket and go visit a national park in Oregon(where we lived at the time) and have a picnic. Great day off. Thanks for sharing these fabulous baskets and picnics.

Kathysue said...

Hi D, I have not been on a picnic in years. I think it is time to have one, maybe at the ocean, my fav place?!! Happy weekend,Kathysue

Christie said...

Delores, I immediatiely came over when I saw 'picnic!' I love the photos you have shared! I am planning a 'Picnic Party' for the near future! June 18 is International Picnic Day and the month of July is National Picnic Month! I love, love, love to eat outside!! I hope you will join in and share with us some more of your impeccable taste! I will keep in touch! Thanks! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

cityfarmer said...

I love the wine and thou part ...

great post
be blessed this beautiful weekend
cheers

Fabiana said...

Delores, these images are divine. There's nothing quite like a picnic, is there? My favorite is the old station wagon. I could just jump right into that picture right now and be happy! It looks so quiet and peaceful.

ciao!

cityfarmer said...

oh and happy birthday Ashley ... your mama loves you so.

lanakwaustin@att.net said...

You're just the best! Thank you for the lyrics/link. I listened to Pavarotti and many others singing that awesome Neapolitan Sorrento song all day yesterday!
;)
And, I'm on the look out for a fabulous picnic basket just like some of these you've shown!

Hugs,
Lana

Designs By Pinky said...

This put me right ion the mood for a picnic! Probably Sunday as we have dinner group tomorrow night at friends. Thanks so much for the inspiration and good luck to Ashley! XO, Pinky

Sarah said...

Delores, I adore picnics. I still have the wicker picnic basket that my dad gave to me the year I left home to attend the university. It's small and not as fancy as ones outfitted today, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. ;-)
Great inspiration photos. And I most definitely wish Ashley all the best on hr 25th. Taos is a delightful area. ~ Sarah

Shirley said...

Dear Delores,
our picnic time starts the first saturday after the fourth of July. It's just a small picnic my hubby and I enjoy at our 'growing up' Park when our bandstand concerts starts.
I cant wait...thanks for the good idea's...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Picnics are a great year round tradition! I just love all the crative and beautiful picnics you shared! Julio's picnic is so memorable I was in awe the frist time he posted it!
I live where the summers can be opressive and humid. My favorite time of year to picnic is spring and fall.
Wonderful and creative... I am carrying away some very good ideas.
xo Yvonne

FABBY'S LIVING said...

We love going on picnics by a big gorgeous river that runs thru the town where we live and I have a beautiful English picnic basket we bought so many years ago to go to the mountains for lunch with my girls. I must admit we haven't gone to one in 4 years! I want to make one to share with you all. I'm loving your post! Thanks. Enjoy the weekend. FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

We love going on picnics by a big gorgeous river that runs thru the town where we live and I have a beautiful English picnic basket we bought so many years ago to go to the mountains for lunch with my girls. I must admit we haven't gone to one in 4 years! I want to make one to share with you all. I'm loving your post! Thanks. Enjoy the weekend. FABBY

Tamra said...

I agree, the best picnics are just a bottle of wine, some cheese and bread.

Beautiful pictures!

sajith said...

Hey your post is really great. Lot of nice pictures on picnic. Your post truly vibrate your feelings, your pleasure and happiness. You are really a picnic expert.
Note: I came here while I was gathering ideas and information for my new post Romantic Picnic Ideas. I was really amazed on this blog.
Congratulations and wishing you many more happy picnic

Regards
Sajith

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