As I made my way into Lowe’s the other day, a row of picnic tables out front greeted me with, BUY ME. Not as depressing as a puppy store when you feel guilty not taking all of them home, but there they were in the sweltering heat asking to be picked up. I’ll be back for you, I said. You’re all raw and bare in your current state, but I’m taking one of you home and giving you a fun life by painting you (haven’t decided color) and hosting a bbq in your honor. Welcome to the family. Since Summer finally decided to pay us a visit (thanks, you’re more than fashionably late), I’ll be coming up with picnic table settings while everyone else is preparing for Fall.

I Love You.

Here are some inspirational images to get the wheels turning.

https://www.countryliving.com/media/cm/countryliving/images/CLX0708Pennington133-de-77996873.jpg

Pretty flowers and simple setting.

https://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/images/blueberry-table-de.jpg

Move girl, you’re ruining the mood. Just kidding. You can come to my picnic bbq party.

https://atfirstbite.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/05_chriscourt-via-shannon-fric_rect540.jpg?w=374&h=500

https://biz96.inmotionhosting.com/~desig162/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/countryliv-picnictable.jpg?w=234

An indoor picnic table – work it. Always a fan of turquoise, and individually seat cushions are a good call.

https://www.elledecor.com/files/web/imagecache/pch_gallery_detail/files/web/images/Outdoor_Room/interior-design-MH0609_Karmin3_015.jpg

Smooth and semi-glossy. You’re an option.

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Simple flowers in old glass jars/vases. I can do this and so can you.

images via country living, at first bite, beachy in the city, Elle Decor, Mary Ruffle