{scrapbook: a countryside picnic}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}



countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

8countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

countryside picnic, photography by p for {this is glamorous}

. . . spending most of our summer weekends away in the countryside, markets and antique shops on saturday mornings, leisurely dinners that last until nightfall and, most wonderfully, a summer picnic on a perfect july afternoon, deep green leaves flickering in sunlight, intermingling with battenburg lace and the scent of sweetheart roses, champagne and the glimmer of vintage cut crystal, fine floral print china and fresh strawberry tarts, and most of all, the air filled with a dreamy and magical light . . .

{p.s.} our last picnic

{images: photography by p & this is glamorous © august 2010, image five - excerpt from a quote by henry wadsworth longfellow, also used here}

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Blogger The Bella Life said...

Those pictures are amazing. I love everything about them. The only thing I don't love? How they remind me that I'm stuck in 100 degree heat today {sigh}.


August 11, 2010  
Blogger a blonde and a brunette said...

these pics make me want to run outside immediately, but then i remember it's 100+ degrees where i live:)

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

What a lovely way to spend a day...just perfect!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Priscila Peters said...

Congrats on this post. It's very nice. All the images are dreamy!!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Hannah said...

This is so lovely! You have had some amazing posts this week!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Lupi said...

this is so dreamy! it would be just great to spend a day like this...champagne, sweets, roses...perfect! thx for sharing!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger C said...

What a pity summer's slowly fading, I'm tempted to do a picnic tomorrow. Its been ages since I last spent the time so leisurely...it must be wonderful to bask in that sun!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Miss Gray said...

Ohhhh this makes me wish I was outside enjoying the beautiful sunny weather!!

Such beautiful pictures!

Miss Gray


August 11, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post! You inspired me to plan a picnic party :)

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Punctuation Mark said...

Since I'm still on vacation in NY I can't help but think i would love to have a picnic in Central Park... have a nice one!

August 11, 2010  
Blogger SBG said...

so pretty!


August 11, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

a blonde and a brunette – think you might as well – soon it will be winter . . .

priscila peters – thank you!

Hannah – thanks so much! so happy you’re enjoying them

lupi – was such a lovely day

c – you must! while there’s still time . . .

miss gray – thank you! the charming bf took all of the photographs

anonymous – sounds lovely!

punctuation mark – you as well, and a picnic in central park sounds fantastic

August 11, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

hello everyone!

can hardly believe it’s nearly thursday – thanks so much for all the wonderful comments about our summer picnic – has been a while since we posted a few personal photographs, so it's always lovely to hear your thoughts...

hope you’re having a fantastic week,

August 11, 2010  
Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Your picnic is absolute perfection, how gorgeous! I'm mesmerised by your style and the beauty that you share with us all. What a cute dog too! In Rome, I had a few picnics like this and now I'm inspired for more. :)

Thank you for your lovely comment today by the way, you are so inspiring!


August 12, 2010  
Blogger Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Oh my, these are stunning photos Roseline! Amazing and ethereal. Sounds like you've had a fabulous summer!!

August 12, 2010  
Blogger charmaine said...

Oh my heavens, this is absolutely beautiful! These images are filled with ROMANCE! They are so dreamy! That picnic basket is divine, I love it!

Today would have been a perfect picnic day, but I enjoyed watching sail boats go by. That was fun! I think tomorrow I'll be having a picnic too. Thanks for the inspiration! Hope your having a lovely week so far!

God Bless,

August 12, 2010  
Anonymous FXOX said...

Oh lovely, lovely, lovely, Miss R. Bring on the R & P photos

August 12, 2010  
Blogger Ruth said...

ow, these are SO beautiful. I actually used that quote for my summerdiary (some Henry said that, if I remember it good)

August 12, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gorgeous!!! the light is beautiful and the photos have such a relaxing feel.

where can i find a picnic basket like yours? it is ever so lovely.

August 12, 2010  
Blogger Carissa said...

beautiful, makes me want to go on a picnic too :D

August 12, 2010  
Blogger Slices of Beauty... said...

Love these, simply magical and dreamy indeed!

August 12, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

rachel – you are so lovely and so wonderfully thoughtful – thank you! and of course, a pleasure for the comment – thanks again for the wonderful award xo

ruth – thanks, lynn! and also for the fun parcel in the post! and yes, it has been a stunning summer…

charmaine – thank you so much! and watching the sail boats go by sounds like a perfect way to spend an afternoon – hopefully you’ll have time for a picnic as well

felicity – why hello miss felicity! and thank you :)

ruth – it was henry wadsworth longfellow, and yes, one of my favourite quotes – have also used it here:


anonymous – thank you! the picnic basket is vintage, but
williams-sonoma has a similar one, or you could also try here

August 12, 2010  
Blogger The Lil Bee said...

Your life is a fairytale and I love it!

August 12, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

awww, you're always so lovely -- thanks, bee! and so sorry hadn't had a chance to answer your previous comments re: nyc -- will send along an e-mail now!

{p.s.} thanks also for the wonderful comment at our previous picnic!

August 12, 2010  
Blogger escapade said...

So lovely!

+ how adorable - is it your dalmatian? What's his name? :)


August 12, 2010  
Blogger Leigha said...

I wish my picnics looked (or even tasted) as delicious as these photographs.

August 12, 2010  
Blogger beauty comma said...

these photos are so gorgeous! you must have had a wonderful time. it's so good to see 'real' images now and then! and henry w. longfellow is perfect for the occasion!

August 13, 2010  
Blogger Olivia said...

yes please!!!! love this.

August 13, 2010  
Blogger Dustjacket Attic said...

Perfect, crystal on picnics is a must and just adore the glimpse of your dog, how beautiful. Loving the battenburg lace too.

August 13, 2010  
Blogger Sarah Klassen said...

Such pretty images that you've captured! I love the tone, the layers, and of course, the dog -- the perfect little touch of fun with such a romantic setting. Lovely :)


August 14, 2010  
Anonymous Abby said...

These pictures are definitely dreamy and magical. I wish I was there.

August 15, 2010  

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