19 February 2014

Lanterns




A little wonder in the garden is fun.  Our St. Francis statute with three iron quail encircling him makes me smile.  These lanterns that my spouse hung outside the sleeping porch make me smile too, because they remind me of old stories.  I'm a little bit of a romantic.








Electrical lanterns would have been expensive and out of the budget, but these are from IKEA.  Each  lantern was eight dollars, and we hung them on four dollar rods from Home Depot. 















In our warm, spring evenings these lanterns will look magical with flameless pillars.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. XOXO I have to use faux candles, because the day time temperature melt wax.

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  2. Beautiful, I love those details in IKEA, Perfect at your house

    Marina

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    1. Thank you, Marina. I love IKEA's simplicity. XOXO

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  3. They look gorgeous Susan - beside those beautiful French doors - a perfect solution !
    XOX

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    1. Thank you, Suzan. :) The day time temperatures outdoors melt wax candles. I tried for years, but I would always forget them and leave them out in the day, and find them a melted mess from the sun.

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  4. The lanterns are wonderful and I love the hangers! were they in the garden center of Home Depot? I could use those for all sorts of things.
    I have the same talavera pot- don't you love talavera?

    Laura
    WSP

    I will be doing a post on the pico de gallo garden-
    I planted cilantro, serrano peppers, a little onion, and soon I will be planting my tomatoes.

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    1. Hi, Laura. Yes, the hangers were in the garden center of Home Depot.

      I love talavera and that's one of my favorites.

      I planted some jalapenos, so I'm going to look for serrano. I will look forward to reading your post on your pico de gallo garden. We love it, and it would be nice to make it with our own harvest. XOXO

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  5. Great idea to use the flameless candles in them. I have the same lanterns on my porch.

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    1. How neat! They must be perfect on your porch. XOXO

      I have to use flameless. Most of the year, it is too warm for outdoor candles. For years I tried to keep them outside, but every now and then I would forget and ruin them all. I love that they make fake candles now. The prettiest ones I've seen are PB, but I can't use them because the outside is wax!

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  6. Very nice! They will really add to the enjoyment of being outdoors! :)
    xo,
    Lin

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    1. Thank you, Lin. I prefer real candles, but they melt in our weather. XOXO

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  7. pretty! I bought those same lanterns :)

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    1. That's neat, Anne. I have to use fake candles, because they melt in our daytime temperatures. XOXO

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  8. Very pretty! I love the shape...and I am a romantic, too! ;)

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  9. A little light in the dark outside always makes wonder! I have little tealights in glasses on my window sills! But I'm dreaming of lanterns for later!

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    1. Sometimes I have tea lights in my kitchen window glasses too! Lanterns would be perfect for your cottage.

      I have to use faux candles with batteries, because daytime temperatures melt them. I've left too many outside over the year.

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  10. Visiting with you from Laura's Décor To Adore blog. Your lanterns are very nice and I like that they are affordable.

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  11. Oh, those lanterns are just perfect!! ~Angela~

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  12. The lanterns look amazing! Great price, too!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  13. Brilliant idea! Have you seen the remote control candles? I really like the brackets you used, too.

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    1. I just googled it. They have some on Amazon, but the outside is wax.:( They are a good deal, because they are kind of like PB's wax ones which look pretty lit.

      I don't care for plastic, but the first day I forget to bring them in, the wax ones will melt due to the day time temperature. I did that when I use to put out outdoor candles! Which reminds me that my spouse took my candles out of the outside refrigerator... I saw them lying in the potting shed.

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  14. Sitting on the patio with those lanterns aglow sounds wonderful.

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    1. Something like that would look adorable in your yard!

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  15. The lanterns look pretty on your patio.

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  16. Such a gorgeous classic look! xoxo Jen

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    1. Hi, Jen. Thank you. Sometimes the easiest solution is the best on an old house.

      I wanted to ask if I could feature your wondrous Horseback Outing on Saturday. I would post the seventh photo: the horse standing in the green door and then link back to your blog. I don't know if you do, but a watermark is good, because people pin photos to Pinterest. Su

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    2. Just saw this...sorry...crazy busy...argh! I will watermark...gotta figure out how to! Ha! Thanks for the tips! xoxoxoxo Jen

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    3. I put a copy of the photo into Picmonkey (free) and choose text, and then I type on it.

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  17. The lanterns look great, and will definitely add so much ambiance to your patio! I have an almost exact duplicate of that beautiful Talavera pot on your patio. Got it in a little town close to El Centro, CA when we lived in Yuma. It looks pretty no matter what I plant in it!

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    1. Carol, I was told that the patterns are sort of unique to the shop in which it came out of, so that's why it would be similar. They are so beautiful, and not as easy to find these days.

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