I think the weather has finally figured out that it's June. We had a beautiful day today and my thoughts turned to picnics. One of my favorites was at Ravinia which is an outdoor concert venue near Chicago.
We've been fans of the Moody Blues since the early 70's and have attended over 20 of their concerts so you can imagine how nice this was for us!
It's a beautiful venue with gardens, places to eat, shop and a wonderful Pavilion with traditional concert seating.
Many of the picnic spaces had the same small table that we have and simple centerpieces with tablecloths that helped to make the evening special. The little plastic jug with flowers and a red tablecloth added a bright pop of color to this picnic. Inexpensive, easy to transport, and the snacks looked yummy! Candles of all types (including Citronella) are encouraged and added a cozy touch to the evening.
Sarah told me that during some of the concerts (orchestras, etc) the picnics take on a more "upscale" look and silver candelabras like this are the norm. I loved the combination of paper plates, bags of chips and the fancy silver together. This group was really having a good time.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach