A late Victorian 'en route' fully fitted picnic set for four, late 19th century, retailed by Drew & Sons, Picadilly Circus, London, case inscribed "J.H.R.Y",

A late Victorian 'en route' fully fitted picnic set for four, late 19th century, retailed by Drew & Sons, Picadilly Circus, London, case inscribed "J.H.R.Y",

Brocade Pop-Up Hamper      This clever little laundry bin collapses to the size of a  thin platter and expands to hold a full load! Wired spiral spring.  Ziptop with buttontabs. Flocked polyester. 15x24".        VTC Exclusive!

Brocade Pop-Up Hamper This clever little laundry bin collapses to the size of a thin platter and expands to hold a full load! Wired spiral spring. Ziptop with buttontabs. Flocked polyester. 15x24". VTC Exclusive!

*VICTORIAL TOLE COAL SCUTTLE:   Metal, Decal + tole painted coal scuttle w/ handled insert, demilune shape hinged lid, side handles + three decorated feet, late 19th c.

*VICTORIAL TOLE COAL SCUTTLE: Metal, Decal + tole painted coal scuttle w/ handled insert, demilune shape hinged lid, side handles + three decorated feet, late 19th c.

During the Victorian Era, picnics were often elaborate and creating a suitably "rustic" ambience might require more effort than a formal banquet. Hampers full of special delicacies were carried to remote outdoor locations along with a bewildering array of china and glassware, chairs, cushions, ground covers, tents, sunshades, games and amusements—plus all the children, pets, and any guests who happened to be visiting.

During the Victorian Era, picnics were often elaborate and creating a suitably "rustic" ambience might require more effort than a formal banquet. Hampers full of special delicacies were carried to remote outdoor locations along with a bewildering array of china and glassware, chairs, cushions, ground covers, tents, sunshades, games and amusements—plus all the children, pets, and any guests who happened to be visiting.

Paneling conceals storage and hampers

Paneling conceals storage and hampers

I was told when I bought these wicker flasks that they were originally part of a Victorian picnic basket.   "Think Downton Abbey," she sa...

I was told when I bought these wicker flasks that they were originally part of a Victorian picnic basket. "Think Downton Abbey," she sa...

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