30 July 2009

giveaway: picnic set

today marks the summer season giveaway finale. (more weekly giveaways will showcase near the holiday months, contact me if you have something fabulous to feature.) lady of many talents and owner of the paris house boutique, michele, emailed snapshots of this charming picnic basket & accessories to me a few weeks ago. i had to double check with her, all of this is included?! really, truly? it's such a darling set, am wishing i could keep it for myself. it would make the best wedding or anniversary gift too. pack a blanket, find a hillside and picnic with the stars.

the paris house boutique is offering one m.writes reader this lovely picnic set; complete with oversized tin, sectional basket, ruffly white porcelain dishes, a thermos, a tea towel and utensils. just add cheese & grapes! simply leave a comment to enter to win. list your favorite dish to take to a picnic. since i'm skipping town this weekend, comments are open only until tonight at midnight, mountain time. a random winner will be announced tomorrow. (the winning number will be chosen by anne, my darling niece who is coming to town for a slumber party. i can hardly wait.)

thank you, michele!


I'm Michele (aka Bunny) and am a party planner/designer. I work out of our 200 year old stone and clapboard house, where I live with my husband, three sons and a handful of pets. I have an online lifestyle magazine and blog that gets updated everyday with new recipes, party and craft ideas, garden tours, custom jewelry, travel and much more. Much of our designs and work are based on our travels around the world. Our philosophy is that we only have one life to live and we feel it is important to live it beautifully. I strive to surround myself with loving people, meaningful things and live each day to the fullest.

170 comments:

Vixel said...

My favourite dish to take on a picnic is home-rolled sushi, usually with marinated chicken and avocado, mixed peppers and cucumber fillings, though sometimes I like to go less traditional and try things like strips of grilled steak and mushroom, or smoked salmon and cream cheese!

This is a really adorable and generous giveaway!

KaylaDanielle said...

My favorite picnic dish is anything from the grill.. steak, hot dogs, etc. Along with grapes, apples, etc. And of course, some homemade brownies and cookies :)

Gorgeous picnic set, lovesss!

Kelli said...

I love this kit! I love to take fruit salad on a picnic.

Buctweeta said...

Gorgeous basket! I love to take a crisp fresh cucumber salad!

Leslie said...

This picnic set is so neat! Love it! My favorite dish to take on a picnic is pasta salad.

em said...

how topical, the boy and I were discussing having a picnic this weekend.
I shall definitely be taking hummous with lots of mini veg to dip in it....yummy. x

Krista said...

i love this! i always love to bring a fresh salad with greens and summer fruit tossed with a homemade dressing of course.

Lauren said...

My favorite dish to take is fresh fruit--watermelon, strawberries, whatever is in season!

Nessa said...

Favorite thing to take to a picnic is a bottle of ice cold white wine. Crisp - refreshing and easy to share.

Julie said...

My favorite thing to take on a picnic is a huge assortment of fruit. We clean and chop everything, spread out the blanket and enjoy!

Mandi said...

Love this basket. Fried chicken typically plays a part in our picnics along with delicious fresh fruit.

--r said...

what a grand finale!
i would have to say a pan of s'more brownies are a bit of a must.

mindy said...

mmmmmm, for sure potato salad! Yum!
Crossing my fingers to win, you don't know how much I bug my husband to take me on a picnic,this would be the perfect set to make him say YES!

ashleyrwatts said...

What a beautiful picnic set! I would love to win this so that I could finally convince the boyfriend to go with me on a picnic! lol

Let's see...my favorite 'dish' has always been just your basic sandwiches and fruit. But my mom makes a mean potato salad I wouldn't mind bringing along! :)

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

ryan and melissa said...

So cute. I want! When I go on picnics I like lots and lots of fresh fruit. And peanut-butter sammies.

Mary said...

what a lovely set! my newfound picnic favorite is from the ever-trustworthy smitten kitchen, called blueberry boy bait. Kids call is blueberry cornbread, husbands call it blueberry cake, but no matter what you call it, you can't stop eating it! :)

Jamie said...

What a beautiful set! A picnic just isn't a picnic for me without my grandma's potato salad.

Karen said...

My favorite dish on a picnic is an elaborate sandwich - the kind I'm usually too lazy to make at home.

LOVE this basket! Hopefully miss anne will choose my number!!!

Kristina said...

how adorable!
I would bring my potato salad. I've finally perfected my recipe and it's been a big hit (finally!).

Donna said...

My favorite dish to take to a picnic is potato casserole...small frozen,cubed potatoes mixed with a little sourcream(which you can't taste) salt and pepper...baked in the oven with shredded cheese on top and finishing off with French's caramelized onions (crunchy)! It goes perfect with any main dish - burgers, chicken, hotdogs, or fish!!!!

OTJenH said...

I love to bring a corn salad with cherry tomatoes...yum. I love picnic baskets for real and for play picnics. When the weather doesn't cooperate, my kids and I spread out a "picnic" right on the living room floor. Irresistibly fun!

aly said...

Good finale! I like curried chicken salad with grapes for a picnic. It's great paired with crusty bread.

jeffrey said...

my favorites to take on a picnic include sliced watermelon, chips of some kind, chocolate chip cookies, ice cold water, and an amazing veggie topped sandwich (turkey, cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, red pepper, green onions, sprouts, and either a cream cheese or mayo spread). yum. now i need to go on a picnic:)

sarah said...

CUPCAKES. Especially ones w/ diamond rings decorating them like my boyfriend- err, FIANCE- used to propose 2 weekends ago. Needless to say, I love picnics... I'm crossing my fingers!!

Holly & Helen's Hassack said...

my favorite picnic meal is peanut butter & jelly. i love pb&js but my diet doesn't, so it's the perfect picnic treat. brings me back to simple days of childhood <3

maryirene said...

sorry, a previous comment that says it was posted by jeffrey was me, maryirene. sorry about that.

Molly said...

I could use this to take my husband on a romantic picnic for our anniversary. Oh this is too beautiful!!! Have fun this weekend!!
~Molly P

Cara said...

My favorite picnic food is a corn salsa with feta cheese and chips. So good.

ellen said...

my favorite thing is any dessert!

Ms. G said...

I love to take chips with various different types of dips.

Crystal Johnson said...

My 2yr old is really into picnics, so our are usually pb&j, fruit salad and dried veggie chips.

A Toast to Kos said...

I live one block away from Prospect Park in Brooklyn, and I have really, really wanted a picnic basket for our concerts in the park. No such luck yet. If I won this, you bet your bottom dollar I would use it daily. Seriously. We go to the park that much.

So adorable!

Tiffany Rushforth Photography said...

Love it!
I am hooked on spinach salads with goat cheese, strawberries, nuts and craisins~ Balsamic dressing~ YUMMMMMALISH!!! Perfect for picnics!

steph-a-ronie said...

How sweet!!!!

My favorite picnic food is a sandwich on fresh, soft, puffy bread. :-)

Julie said...

The picnic set is my favorite color-red. Its so pretty. Potato salad, hamburgers, salsa and tortilla chips are favorites for a picnic.

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lacey said...

this set is so very much me. i would love to do on a picnic with it filled with salads...esp watermelon, goat cheese, adn fresh mint salad!

Lisa said...

I usually either cheat, and bring takeout pizza, or we do a finger food (cheese, crackers, fruit,)picnic for the kids, since that's basically all they'll eat.
iluvchrisnlevi@aol.com

carrie said...

oh la la! I was just imagining the other day that I was in Paris and for my picnic I got some fresh cheese and a warm baguette. Just perfect

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

That is darling! Count me in.
My favorite dish to take on a picnic is a traditional sandwich.

Jamie said...

Wow! That is awesome!!! It makes me want to go on a picnic right now!!! A favorite dish to take to a picnic would be...pasta salad with fresh broccoli and yummy little tomatoes.

Kelly said...

this is sad, i just realized that i've never been on a REAL picnic where a basket or anything was involved! if i were to go on on i think i'd pack pressed sandwiches - portable and delicious.

xo
kelly

project simple life said...

Wow! How fantastic...I would love to pack fruit and sandwiches for a picnic with my fella.

Martha H. said...

That picnic set screams FUN!

agirlwrites said...

My husband and I usually grab lunch at chili's and then go to the park and sit under the tree where we carved our names when we were dating. Sadly it's hard to see the initials but the heart shape is still there.

GEL-Oh said...

Muffleta sandwiches. Dry crusty rolls, with a bit of EVOO, fresh herbs, cheese & possueto. They are not very healthy so it ends up being a special treat.

audrey said...

I love taking something special to linger over like a bottle of sparkling apple cider or something.

Michelle said...

What a great giveaway! I love to make pasta salad for a picnic. Bowties, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, feta...it actually sounds really good right now!

Hillary said...

hmmm, my favorite dish to bring would have to be potato salad...or watermelon.

Katie - My Paisley Apron said...

That's a gorgeous set! I don't think a picnic is really a picnic unless there's a pretty basket and set of dishes involved, and of course yummy foods, especially fruit salad!

{natalie} said...

i love fruit and chicken salad.


that red picnic basket is amazing, i would love to win it.

thanks for all the great giveaways!

Jessica said...

My favorite picnic is a mix of hummus, good cheese and bread and crackers. How fun to read what everyone else likes to take, great ideas! I think we'll have to go on a picnic today!
What a fun giveaway!

Jess said...

Oh, I LOVE that! Pick me!!! We love brie and baguettes for picnics, and can't forget the salad!

Em said...

Wow - too fabulous!

Chilled Curried butternut squash soup. Wins me accolades every time.

crissy said...

What a darling set!
I like to take a homemade pasta salad. I add mozzarella balls and cherry tomatoes along with all my other regular ingredients. Delish!

lovely be said...

My favorite dish is marinated sweet potatoes with caramelized onions and goat cheese on a multi grain bun - so delicious!! YUM!

What a lovely giveaway :)

Christie said...

I think I need to win because I always bring dessert wherever I go, and any dessert would look so pretty in that set!

deidra said...

A bottle of sparkling lemonade makes everything else in the picnic basket seem classy, no matter what it is.

And I love throwing in the red-checkered cloth napkins I got at a bridal shower. Nothing says picnic like red-checkered gingham!

The Mighty RandR said...

Darling! My favorite picnic basket treat is either fresh fruit (berries or melon) or cheese & fresh bread. Delightful!

Cheryl said...

Fruit is my favorite thing to take to a picnic.

Kristin said...

OOh! I LOVE picnics! That was my birthday gift to my boyfriend this year! We went on a picnic complete with kite flying and lazing on the blanket reading books!

My favorite picnic dishes (sorry couldn't just pic one) are baked sweet and spicy chicken (cold) and my caprese salad (3 types of tomatoes in chunks, fresh mozzarella chunks, fresh chopped basil. a pinch of salt and cracked pepper, with a splash of olive oil and balsamic!).

Yum!! Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

I'm always looking for a reason to have a picnics, and with this set I could just pick up and leave and have a lovely picnic with no worries of forgetting plates, utensils etc!

campsusie said...

How fun and festive is that?
My favorite items to take on a picnic would have to be simple things ~ like homemade sandwiches, chips, grapes, cheese, ice cold water and some yummy chocolate chip cookies.

anna jo said...

so is the giveaway over? did I miss it??

jessica said...

I've had my eye on this basket for a while now. I love everything about it. I love to do a long french bread sandwich for picnics.

Alicia said...

Love this red picnic basket! Cool giveaway!!

missy said...

i'm headed to a picnic this weekend and was thinking about taking some broccoli salad... though it looks like my sister mentioned s'more brownies.. and wouldnt those be good?

the hogan's said...

I have never gone on a picnik with a real live picnic basket, how dreamy! I imagine going with simple sandwiches, fruit and sparkling cider!

MelancholySmile said...

Fresh fruit salad and Pellegrino on ice! That basket looks divine.

tarable said...

I love to spend the extra time on a fancy pasta salad that I don't make often. It has fresh sweet peapods, zucchini, and a homemade viniagrette that is loaded with mustard seeds.

Picnic season doesn't come to Arizona for another few months, but I would love to have a beautiful set like this to use in our mild November.

Marci said...

Picnics make me feel like a kid again. I like to take along some childhood faves: pb&j, carrots, apple slices with carmel dip, and popsicles.

nycgirl said...

I love picnics. My favorite item to bring is macaroni salad and some sort of treat.

sunnygirlsf said...

hmmm..good question. I haven't picnicked in years! But I've met someone special who likes to picnic..so I need to decide on a good picnic dish. All I can think of now is an American picnic (sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit, cookies) or a more European one (baguette, good cheese, fruit, wine).

Would love to win the picnic basket + goodies to make this first picnic quite special.

Lynn said...

I would love to say I picnic a lot, but I really don't. However, I think every picnic should include good chocolate!

hannah said...

Melons are required on any picnic packed by me. What a darling picnic set! My picnic-obsessed children would love it!

Sam and Livi said...

I love your blog. I was surprised to find that you too live in ID. For a picnic, I always bring my mom's potato salad. Only potato salad I will eat along with my mother in law's.

luke & sammy said...

Right now I think I would have to say avocado, black bean, and corn salsa. It is delicious. I am in love with that basket!

Ann Marie said...

my favorite picnic dish is nothing special: a new fine cheese to try, fresh fruit, homemade baguette, and mom's homemade grapejuice.

we LOVE picnics!

Desiree said...

I love bringing some fresh thinly sliced prosciutto with sharp provolone on a crisp baguette. That with some pasta salad is scrumptious!! This is a beautiful picnic set!

Christen Krumm said...

Oooh please pick me! I LOVE picnics. When we were dating, my husband and I would make fun little sandwhiches and baggies of chips, thermoses of koolaid and have a picnic by the river! oh so much fun!! :)
xoxo,
christen

Cat said...

I love picnics! I love to bring finger food so that the kids don't have to stay seeted too long. Veggies and dip, chips and salsa, small sandwiches, fresh fruits... nothing too complicated!

Krista said...

oh my! that is just about the most dreamy picnic set i've ever seen. i would love to win and in fact, i just found a boy to take with me for its inaugural use. now if i could just get him to ask me out. :)

Lettie said...

Fried Chicken, Fruit Salad and Rolls are my favorite.

Chrissy said...

This is so perfect! My favorite picnic dish is cucumber rolls, with a canteen of mimosas. Yes, yes. I think I need to have a picnic this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rachelle said...

oh, it's so pretty! red is my favorite color!! love love love this.

my favorite dish to take to a picnic is pasta salad. it has curly pasta, apples, red and green grapes, celery, chicken, and cashews. it's yummy yummy.

ok, i'm crossing my fingers + toes + anything else. i love this!

hope you and your niece have a great time! sounds like a blast - now i want to have a slumber party with my nieces too! have a good one -

the dibers said...

such a great basket!
i would love to make egg salad on hawaiian rolls to take on our picnic..yummy!

Tyler said...

Nice colors! Pulled pork BBQ sandwiches would fit nicely into it...

Karie said...

That's so adorable! How picturesque!

My favorite thing to take to a picnic is pretty simple...RICE KRISPIE TREATS! They just feel like Summer. They're so easy, but always a hit.

Jenn said...

I love to have homemade pasta salad at a picnic with fresh steamed veggies in it.

pghjezebel said...

Such a beautiful set!

My favorite picnic dish is an assortment of cheeses and fresh italian bread. Toss in some roasted red peppers, fresh pesto and garlic stuffed olives. Then for dessert I like to include some really good chocolate and some fresh fruit. Yum yum!!

Tiffany =] said...

I love love love this picnic basket! We go on a picnic almost every weekend! In the mountains or on the beach, it a great time to spend with friends and family! My favorie dish is cranberry, cream cheese, and turkey crossaints! Let me tell you they are yummy in my tummy! =] Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

Scott and Melissa said...

This picnic basket is seriously great! I love to take chicken salad sanwiches!! So yummy!

Stacey B said...

I could seriously just live on Brie and crackers....but I would be happy throwing some macaroni salad in there.

Amy said...

I usually only take things bought from the store, because if a picnic is too much work, it isn't a picnic!
But I make an exception for potato salad.

Erin said...

Nothing says summer so well as going on a picnic, especially with a basket as gorgeous as that! I would love, love, love to have it. I would give it to my best friend, Emily, who lives in France and is currently battling breast cancer. We have big plans to go on a picnic together next summer when she is cancer-free. On the menu: freshly baked baguette, brie, grapes and strawberries, lemonade, and a bar of dark chocolate. Mmmmm! It would all taste even better in a basket that looks like that!!!

Hanna said...

I like to take caprese w/ sourdough bread or crackers and cheese.

tara said...

i love picnics, but am, sadly, not too good at planning ahead. so a good ol' pb&j works out great :)

Amber said...

Favorite picnic dish... anything that will keep for the ride there. Seriously I love picnics and have been lusting after this set for ages! I'd fill the thermos with wine, pack a large wedge of brie, some crusty bread and an edameme salad...oh and probably some olives too. Now I'm hungry.

Jennifer said...

my favorite picnic food is cowboy caviar and tostitos scoops. my sister got me hooked on it a few years ago. this picnic set is fabulous!

Rachel said...

a picnic isn't a picnic without potato salad and chips. Those plates are adorable!

debby said...

i think that chicken salad is a great standby picnic meal.

Diana said...

There's nothing better for a picnic than red grapes, crackers, and some wonderful cheese. Mmm...

Megan said...

So cute! I'm a fan of the good ole staple of sandwich, fruit, and crackers!

Megan

rlrho said...

I wish I could say I would bring something healthy, seasonal and beautiful, but truthfully fried chicken wins out everytime. My grandmother's fried chicken simply tastes like summer and childhood. And after all isn't that what picnics are about?

Nancy said...

I love this! So adorable! When I go on a picnic, it seems that I always have requests for my special Rice Krispie treats and fruit salad. I love a good picnic. Would love it even more if I won! :]

brooke said...

I love those scalloped white plates! I'd love to win this--the husband wouldn't know what got into me if I actually packed us a picnic--winning this would be the motivation I need.

Jay said...

My fave picnic dish is a mish mash of grapes and cheeses and wine and crackers. Just laid back, relaxed and delicious! Thank you for the chance! jj10bower@shaw.ca

Stephanie said...

I make a Farali Batta Baji, (potato, peanut, spice stir fry) which is my staple summer picnic food! Always a hit!

{lauryl} said...

My group of friends likes to get together and bring our picnics to Shakespeare in the Park. I already get made of fun of (in a good way) for my adorable picnic basket and pretty blanket, so the beautiful set you featured would surely make my life complete. My husband and I don't bring "dishes," we bring things to nosh on-- hummus, pita, veggies for dipping, fresh fruit, homemade cookies, and of course a bottle of red wine with wine glasses-- no styrofoam cups for us!

KK said...

At a picnic, I love a cold diet coke.

juliaipsa said...

well if that isn't the most stinking cutest most darling littlest cutest set ever. perfect to tote along to central park.

atout said...

hello awesomeness! my favorite thing to take on a picnic is smoked mozzarella pasta salad. it's heavenly.

Loren said...

would love to take this on picnics near and far. i love to take grapes and cheese along on a picnic.

alex said...

adorable picnic set!
i'm easy to please with picnic food - fresh fruit & a good sandwich.

megan and melissa said...

What a great giveaway. To me summer isn't really summer until I go on a picnic. It is one of my favorite things to do in the warm weather and this is a perfect set to take with you. My favorite dish to take when I go on picnics would have to be chicken salad sandwiches...my moms recipe is the best.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

tawnya said...

My favorite is cole slaw from all homegrown ingredients and a lovely vinegrette instead of a mayo based dressing.

Lovely set!

beck said...

My favorite thing at a summer picnic is watermelon. I could probably eat a whole one myself!

I love the picnic set!

A. said...

I love Emigration Market sandwiches. They are the best! They would look so cute in this little picnic basket. And it's red: my favorite color!

Natasha said...

What a darling picnic set! White chocolate dipped strawberries are a picnic pack must for me and mine!

Marianne said...

I love, love this basket! One of my favorite things to take is yummy, juicy watermelon!

Stephanie & said...

My favorite picnic dish is Sesame Noodles that have been super chilled. I make them the day before so they soak up all the flavors. My fiance and I spend most weekends in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, picnicking, reading and people watching. This basket is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! I need it!

neko03 said...

Wow, how cool is that!
Fav picnic dish-I like twice baked potatoes, yummy! Some fruit, sunflower seeds, juice. Sounds perfect!
KawaiiNeko2008 at aol dot com

Sarah said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I like taking pulled pork and huge rolls to make sandwiches with. And fruit. Definitely fruit.

Karen said...

My favorite picnic dish is potato salad. My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for Asian-inspired potato salad and EVERYONE who tastes it loves it. Plus, I potatoes are my favorite vegetable and potato salad just screams outdoor picnic to me. :)

Through the Looking Glass said...

Love a fancy cheese, baguette, some pears or apples and dark chocolate. Do it up Euro style!

Emily said...

Love our fruit salad: grapes, mandarins, granny smith apples tossed with vanilla yogurt and lime zest!

This would be perfect for late summer hikes. Thanks for the giveaway!

lisa.jane said...

My favorite item to bring to a picnic is my Taco Dip - it's simple, good, and I never have to worry about dragging leftovers back home! ~Lisa

Amanda B. said...

favorite dish to bring to a picnic... it's nothing fancy but consist of a bowl overflowing with fresh seasonal fruit. nothing seems more refreshing on a warm picnic day.

Pink Sky said...

What a gorgeous and generous giveaway! I love a curried chicken salad with good cheese, a hearty whole grain (preferably homemade) bread, and some fruit for dessert.

For Your Inspiration said...

My favorite picnic dish is Paula Deen's broccoli salad. I'm not sure why. It just seems picnic-y to me :)

Carrie K said...

wow...what a fabulous giveaway!

I always take potato salad to a picnic! my moms recipe thats been tweaked and perfected over the years...straight up comfort food :)

summer said...

there is no doubt in my mind.. deviled eggs.

what a sweet little basket. i really need to take grant on a picnic sometime.

Pamela Alexis said...

My fav picnic item to take is Trader Joes bruschetta and bagel chips!

Kerry said...

The ideal pincic dish: muffaletta. Not only is a delicious, jam-packed, meal-in-a-sandwich, but it is fun to say.

MOOO-fuh-LET-uh

Marie + January said...

j'adore le frozen bluberries! i eat them like candy and throw a few into my lemonade!

Carpenters said...

I love to bring fruit salad, or watermelon cut in slices so that you can hold it in your hand and eat it. This picnic set is so awesome.

MORAL VOICES, INC.™ said...

Fantastic basket, and I hope you do a follow-up post with some of the recipes referenced in the comments. I think this is the first time in history I read all the comments! My pick would be oven-fried chicken made from an Epicurious recipe and fancy potato salad with artichokes, roasted red peppers, and no mayonnaise.

KJ said...

anything sans mayo that doesn't require utensils: southwestern wraps, homemade oreos. sparkling lemonade. salt and vinegar kettle chips.

T said...

Garden tomatoes, nectarines, cheese, and a baguette - something just right for a newlywed picnic! Now all I need is a picnic basket!

Sarah N said...

picnics are perfect with yummy, fresh finger foods/fruits, something for the barbecue and a big huge blanket to lie on under an even bigger, more huge shade tree. and you must go barefoot, of course.

Lisa said...

I am a long-time lover of potato salad. It's a classic that I will always have a place for in my ... stomach.

Wurtz Gang said...

This basket is so adorable! My favorite thing to take on a picnic is a veggie salad that reminds me of NZ and my grandma. Fresh tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, and sliced onions all mixed together with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a bit of salt and pepper. Yum!

melissa kaye said...

Oh this picnic set is too adorable! And, I love that its red. :) My favorite thing to bring to a picnic would have to be a fruit salad medley.

~Melissa
melissak7481@yahoo.com

Kenny said...

Bread & cheese. And olives. Is that a dish???

erica said...

my favorite food to bring to a picnic is a fruit salad!!! YUM! :)

erica

P.S. said...

Ooooh I have a secret picnic spot that me and the hubby like to go to.
This darling picnic set would be a perfect new addition!

Thanks for all the fun summer giveaway's Mart!

Judith said...

My favourite dish to bring to a picnic would be quite simple: just some bread and very good cheeses. Lovely to munch on all day...

Joby said...

I always make a Quiche lorraine with good bacon and a fresh homebaked crusty loaf. I adore picnics, occasionally we just take our usual dinner out to a local park and eat there instead of at the kitchen table.

Thanks

Kathy Reid said...

Grapes are a perfect picnic food

Carla said...

this set is just perfect!
my favorite picnic is cheese and grapes, just like you said! with some delicious crackers.
keeping my fingers crossed!

Elizabeth said...

Adorable!
My favorite is pasta salad.

Heather said...

Definitely my mom's potato salad and some fried chicken to go along with it.Yum.

Brian and Whit said...

i know there are already over 150 comments, but that picnic set is darling! how fun, a tin picnic basket, or not basket i guess -- picnic tin? anyway, my favorite thing to take on picnics: rice crispy treats! they don't melt (well, just get a little soft - but the perfect softness) and they're just the right amount of sweet to wrap up a perfect picnic!

ann said...

that set is absolutely amazing! my favorite thing to take on picnics is always potato salad - who doesn't love potatoes and being on a picnic feels like a good time to have something devilishly creamy.

Dansie Family said...

love it! picnics at the park are the kids favorite thing to do year round here. i have a great recipe for buttermilk fried chicken and a great simple salad that would be great at a picnic. i've made it for in house dinner, but never for a picnic. if i win, i will try it.

Christine said...

I love this. The best picnic food is good bread and cheeses, and maybe some grapes or other fruits and something fun to drink...

Janet said...

my favorite thing to take on a picnic is chicken pasta salad. my girls love this salad with juicy purple grapes mixed in. i like plenty of icy cold drinks. love this picnic set!

megs said...

my favourite dish to take to a picnic is definitely potato salad. In fact I wish I was picnicking right now!!

holtkamp said...

frozen lemonade and fresh pineapple!

Jessica said...

Mmmm... favorite picnic dish... pb&j's with some really good cherries on the side. And maybe some Jones sodas.

Jill said...

I like to bring boursin cheese and a yummy baguette.

Simply Stork said...

my favorite picnic dish is cheese and crackers :o)

~simply~

Adam and Laura said...

I love chips and homemade guacamole and salsa and sparkling lemonade.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I'm bad with time...I don't know if I'm late on this or not, but I'll try. For a picnic, I love lemonade and just a good sandwhich.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Cass said...

i love all bite sized fresh fruit, so that's a must!!

Shooting Starchild said...

What a beautiful picnic set! I love the basket/bin thing.

Krista said...

fruit kabobs, homemade chicken salad sandwichs on crossiants, and some sparling lemonade!

Mary said...

Oh my! What a lovely set! Wouldn't Mr. Knightley be impressed if Emma packed cucumber sandwiches and tea in this bright red tin? My favorite picnic menu is definitely chicken salad on fresh baguette, grapes, black and white cookies and Aqua Panna!

Bon Apetit!

Stephanie :) said...

anything chocolate...such a fun basket!

carly k said...

Oh goodness! That is too darling! I love simple picnics of cheese, fruit and olives with some sparkling lemonade:)

MYSUESTORIES said...

BAR-B-QUE chicken!

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