The other day my husband dug through our shed in an attempt to find summer toys and outdoor items for the kids. It's like we've been waiting for the warm weather to arrive (and stay around) for so long that when it actually seems to have... we're sort of baffled at what to do to enjoy it.
The girls were of course thrilled to play in the kiddie pool and would have been able to jump through the sprinkler for hours without stopping, but me? I looked around our weather-beaten deck and thought how much nicer it would be, as well as how much easier it would be to entertain, if we had anything that could be deemed springtime furniture!
I'm really not asking for something large and elaborate like a fancy gazebo or a those outdoor daybeds that do look cozy and comfortable... but don't they end up soggy and dirty? And does my husband really need an excuse to fall asleep while we're outside as much as he already nods off sitting on the couch inside?
With family coming into town in one week, I just think it would be nice if there were deck chairs to sit on and maybe an end table or two to rest a tall glass of lemonade. No need for complete patio furniture sets or a large, extravagant grill, just a relaxing, inviting spot to put your feet up and have a conversation.
From the looks of things, I'm probably dreaming. I'll be lucky if the deck is swept, let alone there being enough seating for everyone. Someday, maybe...
Do you like do entertain outdoors? What would you change about your space if you could?