A Regency Picnic

There was a picnic too! The day after the ball we met up for some al fresco dancing,  eating, and social intercourse… We are fortunate to have a royal park (or I should say parks, for there are several) in Stockholm. King Gustaf III (the one who was shot at the masked ball) created the Haga park in the 1780´s in the English style with soft rolling hills, neoclassical temples and pavillions. Today the park is open to the public and a popular place for outings. The circa 1805 palace is the official residence of the Crown Princess of Sweden and her family.

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The Royal Pavillion at Haga.

 

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We all contributed to the feast. Our brave hosts Ylva and Jacob brought their vintage blue and white china and linen table cloths.

 

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Yours Truly in Tailcoat and breeches with makeshift boots and straw hat. I have used the boots on many occasions, but they are not all that period. The hat was a lucky find from the local charity shop near our summer house. An old souvenir from Spain I think, but is totally acceptable with some vintage grosgrain ribbon around the crown. Note to self: remember to strenghten the middle seam on the breeches. It is put under considerable  strain when sitting on the ground (or mounting a horse).

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Ladies in their picnic gowns. The Navy was present.

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Of course we danced. Here we are getting ready for Rufty Tufty.

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More dancing in the lovely Temple of the Echo. It was built in 1790 as an outdoor summer dining hall for the royals.

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2 thoughts on “A Regency Picnic

  1. Thanks for the photos. The palace and pavilion look so inviting! The company looks wonderfully attired. I’m sure everyone had a memorable time.

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