A good old-fashioned campfire is one of the best parts of summer. Each time I gather around the amber flames, the smell of burning logs and roasting hot dogs brings me right back to my childhood summers at camp with friends, singing songs and dodging mosquitoes.
Having a bonfire of your own requires just a little bit of planning for a whole lot of fun.
[From top left: Campfire Stamp by Nicole Strasburg; Vintage Plaid Shirt from Paisley Face Vintage; Bonfire Scent Wax Melt from KehoeNaturals; Campfire Perfume from ripeshop; Matches from JenPearsonDesigns; Rucksack from FrenchVintageShop; Vintage Coleman from OutrageouslyOriginal; S’mores Treat Bags by ampersandink; Campfire Card by smockpaper]
On our farm, my husband and I have our fair share of campfires. They’re usually pretty impromptu and are comprised of some good music, a few blankets for when the sun goes down, and enough marshmallows to go around.
[Clockwise from top left: Blanket from RobinCottage; Kettle from vintagehillbillies; Campfire Song Book from RubiesandRemnants; Roasting Stick from ClawSkinz; Firestarter from thehumblehedgehog; Vintage Marshmallow Tin from thehoneysuckleshop; Stool from confettiriotshop; Flask from LiquidCourage]
I like to imagine the fun we’ll have around a campfire in future years with children and their friends — helping kids with sticky hands, rescuing wieners that fall into the flames, and singing the songs we knew as children.
[Clockwise from top left: Flannel Shirt from alacloth; S’mores by LusciousLoafBakery; Red Wing Boots from theragmuseum; Sandwich Toaster from CuriousitiesCupboard; Camp Stool by SuzisCornerBoutique; Firestarter from RemingtonsTreasures; Bugspray by KehoeNaturals; Lantern from VintageSilverLining]
So get fired up! Go out, gather some cozy goods and create some summer memories, whether you’re headed to camp or not.