Who says a picnic has to be during the day? Those of us who are pale-skinned lovelies eschew the sun’s rays when possible, but that does not mean we must forego the joy of dining in fresh air, surrounded by the verdant countryside. With twinkle lights nestled in the nearby greenery, we set up an enchanting evening picnic in a secluded corner of our own backyard.
We have a big all-weather ottoman out back. Topping it with a vintage quilt made it really comfy to perch on. A bluetooth speaker allowed us to stream music from a smart phone.
A lightweight bed tray with side pockets and a little wooden tool caddy provided the means to easily tote all of the necessary items outside. The napkins, dishes, napkin rings, and sherbet dishes were chosen to harmonize with the colors in the quilt.
See the large garden pot on the left? It’s one with color-changing LED lights, adding another fun touch to the layout.
My chimenea is one that I painted about 15 years ago. It’s held up well, and the aroma of the burning pinon wood was captivating. (If you don’t have an outdoor fireplace or chimenea, order some pinon incense from Amazon.)
Did I mention I hung a small crystal chandelier from a tree branch? Well, I had one and it wanted to participate, so why not.
In the picture above, you see the whole tableau. Doesn’t it look inviting? Any evening, any season, when the surrounding is pretty and the weather is mild is a candidate for an outdoor experience.
We had a magical night that began with an enchanted evening picnic. I think I almost saw fairies flitting in and out of the lights.