While buying Brianna an end of the school year present, I came across a little end of the year present for myself. Imagine that! The Our Generation picnic set was calling me. I am a big fan of the book The Wind in the Willows, and the luncheon basket is a lovely part of the story!
The Rat brought the boat alongside the bank, made her fast, helped the still awkward Mole safely ashore, and swung out the luncheon-basket. The Mole begged as a favour to be allowed to unpack it all by himself; and the Rat was very pleased to indulge him, and to sprawl at full length on the grass and rest, while his excited friend shook out the table-cloth and spread it, took out all the mysterious packets one by one and arranged their contents in due order, still gasping, ‘O my! O my!’ at each fresh revelation. When all was ready, the Rat said, ‘Now, pitch in, old fellow!’ and the Mole was indeed very glad to obey, for he had started his spring-cleaning at a very early hour that morning, as people WILL do, and had not paused for bite or sup; and he had been through a very great deal since that distant time which now seemed so many days ago.
To start your picnic you need a doll in an English garden.
Once you set the food on the blanket, there isn’t really room for any girls to sit, so you might need to call in additional blankets, such as Saige’s picnic blanket. If you don’t have enough room on the blanket you may end up inadvertently sitting on your mustard pot like dear old Mole!
This set has a lot of charm for a pretty reasonable price, generally well under $20.00.