Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

A Sunday afternoon picnic.
It’s such a simple pleasure in life.


I packed up a tasty little lunch in my watermelon picnic basket.


Avocado and cucumber sandwiches.
Hummus and radishes sandwiches.
Strawberries and grapes for dessert.
Lemon water 

Lovely place for a photoshoot at the old mill ruins by the Grand River.

Old Mill Ruins

Picnic 3A sun bonnet serves two purposes: protection from the sun and a feeling of a nostalgia like I’ve seen in romantic movies from days gone by.

sun bonnet This white skirt with layers of lace has delicate daisies; it was a sample skirt that I bought in Manhattan two years ago.

Version 2

A walk along the river.

Grand River by the old mill

Just what the doctor ordered–a simple life.


Have you been on a picnic lately?

❤ carmen

https://einfachtilda.wordpress.com/2016/06/22/es-ist-sommer-geworden/Mathilda from Germany has amazing photography of flowers, this daisy is my favourite.




My first linkup with SISTER ACT. You are invited back next week for a special Sister Act post.


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13 Responses to Old-fashioned Picnics and the Simple Life

  1. Inese Poga Art plus Life says:

    Such remarkably beautiful settings and hostess!

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  2. Susan says:

    Oh, I have the perfect little purse to go with that outfit!! Ugh. Maybe it’s leather. I’ll check. Wouldn’t it be nice if we were near enough to swap and share? I love your picnic! I have a major thing for radishes 🙂

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  3. Bob says:

    I have not been on a picnic for a long time. However, I have made (and eaten, haha) avocado and cucumber sandwiches. I have made hummus sandwiches….must make some with radishes.

    The old mill ruins are enchanting and are a popular venue for wedding photo shoots.

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  4. ToryBri says:

    Great post Carmen. Now days a picnic for most people is load up the cooler, your music device and likely a bunch of electronic to keep the kids busy. An old fashion picnic was more about enjoying someone else’s company, enjoy your surroundings and enjoying the meal you’ve packed in your picnic basket. Great pictures of your old fashion simple life picnic. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  5. Ralph says:

    A beautiful post dear Carmen. I have not been on a picnic for years, anyway some people think that I am a sandwich short of a picnic 😉 ❤

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  6. utesmile says:

    You look gorgeous, I so love that delicate skirt and hat. But the best I think as all others find is the melon Picnic Basket, So cute, and the food looks simple but so yummy. It does not have to be complicated as you show, enjoy the easy, simple but beautiful times. Beautiful backdrop too! I so wished I could be there with you!

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  7. josep-maria says:

    As I like to share a picnic with you! With all these wonderful details: the tablecloth, cups, dishes, fruit, basket, landscape and, especially, your beauty, your elegance … It is impossible to dress more wonderful way for a romantic picnic in the countryside! Everything is perfect, everything, lace skirt with “your” daisies, the top of a wonderful color that highlights all the delicacy of your skin, trim waist and neck, the beautiful pamela (thou dress like nobody ), and, as always, over any outfit or look: you, your figure, your smile, your personality … I really love nature, you already know, but you turn it into something wonderful.

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  8. The skirt is not only cute and sweet, but so delicate and radiant that I have absolutely follen in love with is. Your hat adds this misterious feel. And of course THE BASKET 😉 just fantastc. Happy picnics and have a great week . Cheers – Margot 🙂

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  9. Maggie says:

    Always enjoy looking at your posts, everything is so beautiful, your fashion, your pose , your pretty face , your smile and all the others pretty things . Thanks for sharing! 😘💕❤️

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  10. Your picnic basket is mouthwatering!! Who shared your lunch? Your photographer?? It looks just as scrumptious as that frilly daisy skirt.

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  11. einfachtilda says:

    😊😊 Thanks ❤❤

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  12. MMm. Your picnic sound delicious and refreshing! No, but I am tempted to. We sometimes go to a park nearby with the pups as we can look at the lake while enjoying a picnic lunch. Love your delicate skirt with the buttery yellow colored top. You look so pretty, Carmen, and that watermellon basket is perfect!
    jess xx

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  13. Love that watermelon picnic basket! So cute!

    The weather has been perfect for picnics lately, but we haven’t gone out for one.

    You look lovely.


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