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swedish Picknick items on summer picnic

When the weather is good Summer is the time to get outside, breath the fresh air and enjoy the outdoor dining experience of a picnic.

Is there anything better than lugging a hamper to a lovely spot and laying out the picnic rug for an excellent al fresco lunch in the open air?

In the 1950's, the Swedish designer Marianne Westman believed this too, so she created her 'Picknick' design that has stood the test of time. Originally made for the Swedish porelain company Rorstrand in Lidkoping, the design became so popular that it was soon used on textiles and other home items. 

Today, original pieces are sought after collector items and many items have been in constant production ever since, such as those produced by the textile company Almedahls in Kinna, Sweden and available in the UK from New House Textiles.

 

picknick design cotton bag  oicknick design oil cloth for picnics

summer cotton bags and printed oil cloth

picknick design paper napkins  picknick design paper napkins full design for picnics

Picknick paper napkins

picknick design cotton linen tea towel  swedish Picknick classic design drinks tray

Picknick drinks tray and tea towel 

picknick print kitchen apron in cotton  picknick heatproof pot holder

Kitchen aprons and heat-proof pot holders

picknick dill laminated chopping or serving board  picknick hors d'oevre serving boards

Laminated chopping boards and Hors D'ovre trays

 

The above designs are all in Marianne Westman's original colours, but a few years ago she approved up-dated versions in new colours that are also avaiable :

 

blossom coloured picknik design oil cloth for picnics  picknick design tea towel in blossom colour

Cotton fabric and oil-cloth as well as tea towels

blossom colour picknick design tray  blossom colour picknick design round trivet

Trays and round trivets

 

Despite being over 60 years old, Picknick still looks great and is a marvelous adition to any kitchen and of course a picnic!

 

 

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