woodland picnic for glitter guide

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It's been a while since I have posted, I promised myself I would post more often but life gets busy and my blog ideas pile up.  So here I am posting about a fun shoot I did three months ago - last August - for Glitter Guide.  A sweet woodland picnic...inspired by my love for all things Selina Lake
I thought it would be fun to head into the woods, just a few minutes from our home and set up a picnic using vintage finds, beautiful flowers and delicious food.  Cioffi's Meat Market & Deli supplied the charcuterie platter (it was amazing), Vancouver Pie Hole made the mini cherry pies (tiny & delicious), the flowers were from the Flower Factory (perfect as always) & that incredible cake was made by Coco Cake Land !
The kids were so excited to be in the forest (really just a wooded area near a busy park)...it felt magical, especially when we set up a hammock!  Beckett is playing Dave's childhood guitar.
We had a lot of sweet touches like the deer (I have a bit of a collection happening) from Heather Ross & the "Be Happy" banner was custom by Confetti & Sparkle (now hanging in Zoë's room).  I'm in love with the chair from The Cross - it's perfect - the pillows, birds, dishes and gold forks were also from The Cross.  My good friend Nikki Renshaw brought a carload of treasures...like the baskets, vintage throws, books...her eye is incredible. 
This tiffin carrier is so good.  We filled it with berries, wouldn't it be fun to pack a lunch in? It's from The New Domestic.

It really was a lovely day...if only this was reality!  Ha!  Quite a lot of fun to put together...all made possible with help from my friends...Nikki, Linnea, Emily Jo & Olivia.  Kyrani Kanavaros photographed the entire afternoon....I could post a lot more photos!!
I'm a big fan of vintage wooden crates, we have them all over the house filled with toys - they are prefect for Beckett's HotWheels collection!  These ones are from Stepback
It's hard to believe we did this three months ago, feels like yesterday.  The great thing about picnics is they aren't just for summer...you could easily do this in fall...I better hurry before the rain really starts here in Vancouver!
I have decided that I need a hammock in my life...this one is from Target. The pillow is The Cross and the bedding (sigh) is St. Geneve and very dreamy.
Happy trails.  xx


Coco Cake Land said...

Such a beautiful photo shoot - what, you mean you don't LIVE in the forest like that every day!? hehe ... your kids kill me with their cuteness. Love that Beckett is playing his dad's childhood guitar... and storing his toys in a vintage wooden box is genius - style + storage! Thanks for having me as part of this project, it was fun Tamara! xo

Vintage Home said...

...so much fabulousness!

Margarita @ WestCoastMama.net said...

This is such an amazing photoshoot! Everything is so so lovely and magical!

bettyann said...

wonderful images..your children look like they are having a wonderful time...we had such a great summer.

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