When it’s warm outside, our favorite thing to do is to bring the indoors outside and the outdoors inside. We’re leaving the doors and windows open, and bringing a bit of the garden inside. We’re also taking our rugs and pillows outside for summer soirees and dining al fresco. Here are some of our favorite ways to summer!
Flowers and Plants: bring them inside!
(L) Handcrafted scissors from the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam; (R) Vintage brass from Mumbai, India
Brass candle stands from Mumbai, Vintage tumbler from Mumbai, Antique brass vase from Mumbai
Light your Night: oil lamps and candles are so perfect for summer nights.
Vintage oil lamps from Hanoi, Vietnam
Summer Blues: Whether you’re dining al fresco or staying indoors, blue will remind you of summer days by the ocean. Don’t forget the bread basket!
1. Vintage indigo tai tapestry from Hanoi, Vietnam; 2. Baskets from Hanoi; Vintage indigo river Tai pillow from Hanoi
Table lines from Oaxaca, Mexico; Blue ceramics from Oaxaca, Mexico.
1. Handwoven basket from Marrakech, Morocco; 2. Hand carved fruit bowl from Oaxaca, Mexico; 3. Blue Ceramic bowl from Oaxaca, Mexico
Or if blue isn’t your color, go bright with stars and stripes. We love these vintage pink pillows from Hanoi, Vietnam, which look just as good inside as outside.
Large silver and brass trays are perfect for both indoor and outdoor picnics!
Pillows from Hanoi, Vietnam; Brass tray from Malacca, Malaysia; Silver trays from Marrakech, Morocco
If you are planning a picnic, these vintage striped frazadas and mantas make the perfect blanket.
Happy summer to you!