When I think of summer dinners, I think of fresh ingredients, slow eating and casual, long conversations. The days seem longer – less frenzied and rushed – leaving plenty of space for leisurely chats and open invitations. And of course, little nights feels more summery than al fresco dining on a patio surrounded by fresh air and leafy greens. Yet sometimes, summer heat sets in and the evening meal calls for the comfort of a luxurious A/C unit, al fresco or not.
Picnic and outdoor dining tables are so functional, but can be so… plain. Why not dress up your existing spread with a painted table runner down the center?