Wednesday, July 7, 2010

VTT: Picnic Memories...

AAAAAaaaaahhhhh! Summer!  The scortching heat, the laziness, the smell of freshly cut grass, the promise of a 3 color pop-sicle, the joy of a picnic!

I remember my mom fixing some 'Pigs in a Blanket' with Pillsbury crescent rolls, Kraft process cheese slices and hot dog sausages. She would cook them and when lukewarm put them in an old Lion's Club Fruit Cake tin . We would pack drinks and head up to 'the Mountain'.

The 'mountain' in Montreal is Mount Royal. It's really a hill sitting in the middle of the city. It's green and lush and the lung of the city. It would be my fave place to hang out. I would go there on sunday with my dad to pick wild flowers (before we thought of protecting species-remember it was the 70's).

I also have great picnic memories with my cousins (all big Martha Stewart fans). We would make gourmet fare, meet an have a picnic on a beach in Ste-Adele.

So imagine my surprise when my Dad gave me this beautiful Picnic Basket!



Splendor in the grass....



This one was made in England in the late 50's or early 60's by Sirram.
It is brand new. Vintage yet never been used.

  

Everything for 6 and the tags are still on!



Look at all those fab containers! And 3 thermoses!

I'm so grateful my Dad gets me and shares my love of sweet vintage. This wonderfull Picnic Basket came from the wonderful Mrs Silverstone's shop in Park Ex.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Suzanne from Colorado Lady for more VTT Fun!

23 comments:

LV said...

Wonderful gift from your dad filled with loving memories. Very nice vintage showing for today.

Beth said...

That's a great picnic basket, and I also love your previous post about vacations in 1948. We are so fortunate now to be able to travel; it's not just for the wealthy! Have a great week!
Blessings, Beth

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fabulous vintage picnic basket and so much better since it's from your Dad. How wonderful that he does get you and what you love.

Coloradolady said...

This is amazing....I just love it. I really like the knives, they are so cute! Have a great VTT!

The Decorating Diaries said...

Picnics are just so romantic. The basket is fabulous.

Janet

Maureen said...

Wow! It looks like it's in mint condition! What an amazing find.

P. said...

Wow!! What a great picnic basket, full of such fabulous stuff! So have you used it?

Postcardy said...

That's a beautiful picnic set. I hope you use it and enjoy it.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun to have that awesome pinic basket and never used WOW!! Hope you have a GREAT week my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

王名仁 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you lucky duck! what a wonderful gift from your dad! I do have the basket but of course without the cups, saucers, flasks and spoon!.. happy VTT

Douce France..... said...

I just love it! Great gift!
I have a basket too and I filled
it up with a vintage set of Corelle dishes.

Stay Cool!

seenonflickr said...

Gorgeous!!

Miri said...

This is an absolutely beautiful picnic set!WOW!

Great gift...lucky you!

Pam said...

Beautiful picninc basket. The colors of the thermos and containers are great.

Diann said...

OMG! That is an amazing picnic set! Way to go Dad! I love it. What a wonderful treasure.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a beautiful picnic basket. Your Dad is a sweetheart!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a PERFECTLY wonderful picnic basket! Your Dad is a sweetheart :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I had the pleasure of going to Montreal for the Expo in 1967 - it was a whirlwind trip (just three days) and I was young. I don't remember much but I do remember what a beautiful city it was. Wishing you lots of new picnic memories with that gorgeous set! Gosh, that's lovely! I'm smitten with the thermoses.

Happy VTT!
Sally

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

So fab! how could no one use that? omg

Olive Cooper said...

Your Dad does "get" you. This is a wonderful vintage object that is full of delightful objects! ♣olive

Rebecca Everett said...

What a nice Daddy you have. This is the prettiest picnic basket I have ever seen.

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh my God, it's so gorgeous I could faint, your Dad obviousy has a great eye for what you love :-)