dining al fresco

elephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioThere is nothing like squeezing out the last days of summer with a picnic in your own backyard and while I am still in our lovey dovey Anniversary mode, I thought it would be fun to create an intimate picnic for two. Just the ticket for a date night in or to celebrate something special.

elephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioelephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioPattern mixing is always a fine idea by me, and I set the scene by combining my A Sunny Afternoon linens and boards with the Elephant Landing table cloth and pillows. A textile match made in heaven.

elephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioelephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioelephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioelephant landing + a sunny afternoon // smitten studioNow all you need is your loved one, some champagne, and to light up the candles, and you’ve got the beginnings of a simple but special evening.

Images by Caroline of Woodnote Photography

Sources: Serving Boards by A Sunny Afternoon // Table Cloth by Elephant Landing // Napkins by A Sunny Afternoon // Pineapple Pillows by Elephant Landing // White pillows from Target // Sheepskin by Ikea // Rugs by Ikea // Gold Flatware by West Elm // Plates by Target // Candle Holders by A Sunny Afternoon // Gold Goblets, vintage

  • So sweet! How did you create the table?

  • Jade Sheldon-Burnsed

    Oh my, this is perfect…

  • kristin

    beautiful — love the eucalyptus.

  • Chelsea

    What a gorgeous setup! We didn’t have a single picnic this Summer and I’m thinking we NEED one before Fall.

  • Oh my gosh, what a beautiful space! I love the various shades of blue and white, that tablecloth is beautiful. I also love how you mixed it up and had a low table so you could sit relaxed on the ground. I hope you had a wonderful dinner.
    xo Nan – Simply Elegant Blog

  • Hi Kerrie, I used our outdoor coffee table that I snagged from the patio area.

  • Yes Chelsea! Must fix that ASAP! :)

  • Looks wonderful. And I really want a piece of baguette right now…

  • April Nemeth

    This is absolutely lovely (as are all of your photos)! We are currently creating dinner napkins in the studio with our Plaid, Chevron and Feather patterns. Let us know if you need props for anything like this in the future. Thanks Shescorts!

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  • Karen | Char Co.

    You really put this together well. I like the idea of having rugs to sit on. Looks so relaxing and beautiful!

  • This is so dreamy, can’t wait to do something sweet like this for fall! Thanks Shescorts!

  • Beautiful! Do you know what kind of ivy is covering your wall?

  • Hi Mar, It is actually Bougainvillea, it is just trimmed back with no flowers at the moment.

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