Can you believe summer is about to be over? It feels like we were just celebrating the Fourth of July?! Crazy how time flies. And I guess most people think summer is over once school is back in session and Labor Day passes…
But it’s not over guys! We have a couple more days left! I’m going to soak it up for all it’s worth. 🙂 And then I’m going to soak up fall because I do love pumpkins and cinnamon and all the goodness that comes along with that season…but I digress and that will be another post. 😉
Our town holds Summer Concerts in the Park where everyone hangs out and picnics while we listen to a band rock out. Well these concerts ended a few weeks ago but they got me thinkin’…fancy picnics! Well, it wasn’t just me, but myself and a couple girlfriends started chatting about doing a fancy picnic for the last concert. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out, BUT this past weekend was the last weekend of summer so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a fancy picnic and celebrate the end of summer.
Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. I thought this picnic would be set against a beautiful setting sun and instead it was set against clouds and chilly weather. But that’s okay because it still turned out beautifully and we had a great time!
Most of my decor I had laying around our place. I bought some linens and cloth napkins at the thrift store (LOVE thrift store finds!) and the greenery and food from Trader Joe’s (another thing I LOVE!!). It was fun putting it all together and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
The pallet I found at work and thought it would be the perfect table. It was.
The stitching on these napkins is adorable. I used the napkins as a runner. :)
The awesome thing about picnics is that they can really be whatever you want them to be.
I used a planter box which my husband made me and I have yet to use for plants (sorry husband!) but it worked perfect as a little table to hold the charcuterie board.
I found this cake stand awhile ago at a local thrift store. Isn’t it beautiful?
And it really doesn’t have to be fancy, just whatever your heart desires. I just thought it would be fun to use REAL utensils and plates. Whaaaat?! I know crazy huh. Also, candles…ummm romantic!?! Although the dang wind kept them from being lit the whole time. Boo! But it’s all in the details peeps.
Have fun planning your fancy picnic! 😉 Enjoy the last few moments of summer. I know I will. xo, Jenneke Rose