Tree peonies, the fleeting and ethereal, are here gracing us with their beauty for only the smallest window. While summer sometimes in New England feels quite the same, here for a few short months and then back to barren trees and crunching leaves before the snow sets in. Luckily, we’re just at the beginning of the anticipated warm, sun-flooded season. We’re ready for outdoor dining in the garden, sun tea, homemade pickled veggies and blooms springing up intermittenly through the next couple of months. We put together an intimate gathering using our favorite dining essentials including the timeless coupe line by , old weathered wooden cutting boards and classic for brewing tea and pickling vegetables. We hope this post inspires you to get outdoors and dine with friends and family while appreciating the beauty and love that surrounds you.