Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Impressionists' Picnic


I had the good fortune to be invited to an Impressionists' Picnic this Sunday.  I didn't manage to finish my Tissot-ish gown in time for the event, which may have been for the best given there were some muddy spots and mud and silk don't mix.  So I wore my old "dotty bustle" with a new hat and a bit more trim instead and was fairly pleased with it. 




The weather was perfect - sunny and warm but just cool and breezy enough that we weren't too hot so long as we stayed in the shade.  I had a wonderful time relaxing with old friends and meeting new ones - including fellow blogger Cait from Curse Words and Crinolines, who looked marvelous in pink and white.  There were three tables of shared food and drink (all very good I might add!) and much lounging, picture taking, sleeping, chatting and yes,  painting!

And one very silly game of 9 pins.

This reminded me of Renoir's "The Boating Party"


Baby got Back!

The Groaning Board



Straight out of a painting

The picnic



10 comments:

  1. This event looks absolutely fantastic! Right out a painting, I love it. I am just getting into historical costuming and one of my goals is to make a fabulous summer bustle dress and be invited to a picturesque picnic like this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. It does look straight out of a painting! How lovely!

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    1. I couldn't stop taking pictures it was such a pretty scene.

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  3. What gorgeous photographs! You gals do look like you're straight out of a painting!! : D

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  4. What a lovely group! The weather seams to have been perfect and the setting too.

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    1. It really was perfect weather for us, if it had been any hotter it would have been a bit much.

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful photographs~
    Mary
    http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome! It was such a lovely day.

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