Thursday, January 5, 2012

Lanterns Light My Way

Lanterns in decorating are a big hit.  I love them tall, short, chunky, round, square and on and on.  There are so many options.  Lanterns are extremely versatile and can be used indoors or out.

Here we have three differant styles and sizes of lanterns to create a gorgeous vignette.  For the larger lantern in the back, the topiary in the terra cotta pot is highlighted with the tea candles surrounding the base. 

Beautiful grouping displayed with natural materials and creamy white candles.  Simple but elegant. 

I found a great selection of lanterns at Old Time Pottery.  So many styles and I can imagine them decorated with candles and fillers. The prices were extremely reasonable with the largest size being 29.99.  The galvanized would be gorgeous on a screened porch or sunroom. 

This idea from Nell Hill takes my breath away.  She placed lanterns outside so that they sparkled through the windows.  Wouldn't this be gorgeous on a cold, snowy night.  Does that woman ever have a bad idea???

Nell Hill

I'm crazy about this idea - again from Nell Hill - for placing an urn on a garden planter and dressing up with ribbon and greens.  This is stunning and could be easily duplicated for maximum appeal. 
Nell Hills
I'll be making a trip back to Old Time Pottery soon...I'm trying to decide which style and sizes I want.  I think you will agree that I can't go wrong with any choice I make. 

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love that last one, Anita, with the lantern on the urn! They have a great selection at that Old Time Pottery. I noticed that Hobby Lobby has an abundance of lanterns to pick from. You could go crazy just trying to narrow down size and style!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

they are all terrific but I too like the last one.
I think we all outta get together and go to OTP for a shopping tour.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I looked for a lantern (or two) at HomeGoods when we were in Florida and they didn't have any. I'm going to keep looking, but I want a really good deal! The Nell Hill photos are stunning.

southerninspiration said...

Oooooh, so many great choices!!! I would have a hard time choosing!!!

Dixie said...

I'm so glad you found my blog! I love the lanterns & enjoyed my visit to your blog.