Is it just me or does it seem like there are at least 10 times as many lightning bugs fireflies in Wisconsin this summer? I drove through the country earlier this week on a perfect summer evening, windows down, hair blowing in my face, music turned all the way up. It was the time of day that I guess is considered post-sunset, dusk maybe? When the sky is still light blue but exploding with pinks and oranges and the ground sort of has that yellowy afterglow, just before being consumed by another inky summer night. The fields were simply glowing with fireflies. Something about the juxtaposition of the yellow grass, fading blue sky and millions of tiny lights, blinking their silent omens reminded me of summers at my grandparents when I was a kid, catching tons of those little buggers in glass jars.

The evening completely inspired me, so I created a little, grown-up styleboard based on a nighttime picnic and the notion that you're never too old to catch fireflies. 

Pink Lemonade Cocktails via MyRecipes
Antique Style Lanterns from Target
Woven Basket from Crate & Barrel
Picnic Blanket from World Market (I have. And love.)
Seraphine Romper from Alice By Temperley
Essie Nail Polish in Golden Nuggets
Flora and Fauna Dessert Plates from West Elm
Blue Mason Jars With Lid (for catching of course)

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