Red picnic blanket and basket
pretty red wool plaid blanket and basket in a sunlit grassy meadow with warm light of the setting sun. This is one of a set of images of picnic baskets, blankets, straw hats and mats in fields and meadows.
Picnics in one form or another have been around for centuries, but the picnic basket featured in this series of images was a wedding present from some very good friends. It’s a traditional wicker basket – very sturdy – with two lids and some very fetching irregularities in the surface. It may not be as practical as a folding insulated tote, but it evokes a sense of what a picnic feels like – or at least what we’d like it to feel like!